Swartberg Country Manor

Swartberg Country Manor

Off R328, Cango Valley, Matjiesrivier 6620 South Africa
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Off R328, Cango Valley, Matjiesrivier 6620 South Africa
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George Airport
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Jess Says wrote a review Feb 2022
Sedgefield, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at Swartberg Country Manor after a long drive from Cape Town, jumped out of the car and threw ourselves into the swimming pool with a tall glass of deliciousness. Luckily, I had a friend who had arrived earlier, checked us into the manor house and had put in our order for dinner at Patat Restaurant. We lazed like lizards on the comfy pool loungers and sunned ourselves in the gentle late afternoon rays.

We headed back to our rooms to get ready for dinner, and I nearly didn’t make it out as I flopped down onto my fabulously comfortable king size bed and struggled to leave it. Our rooms were luxuriously appointed, the decor stylish while in keeping with the period of the building. The rooms were all slightly different, some a little bigger, some a little smaller, some with slightly different views, but each one offered a unique, comfortable and lush feel.

The property is surrounded by gardens where fresh herbs, vegetables, flowers and fruit abound. It is an oasis of calm and tranquility, the perfect place to feed the soul… and the belly!

Dean, Dylan, Morne, Riaan and Leoni all took wonderful care of us and no request was too much for them. They even let me help myself to a tray of delicious figs straight from the garden (happy husband!).

Make sure to take a round route when visiting Swartberg Country Manor and stop in at Kruisrivier Gallery to see the wonderful works of Roger Young, his pictures tell a thousand stories.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Paul S wrote a review Jan 2020
Ringwood, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an unexpected pleasure to find.
Great restaurant and wine list that surprised us.
Would definitely recommend to have a nice quiet time of relaxation. It is in a valley overlooking mountain ranges that change colours over the course of the day.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vacation49177455057 wrote a review Mar 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful place, breathtaking view, friendly staff and they are so accommodating - especially with big groups. The rooms are spacious, with everything you need. The food is divine. There is so much to do in the area, or you can just spend your time in this wonderful setting, lounging by the pool and drink in the tranquility. Our second time here and we will be back again!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kenton64 wrote a review Dec 2020
Swellendam, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked and paid in advance stay here for the last night of our honeymoon. When checking in we were advised that the hotel had not yet been paid by Hotels.com. I provided them with a copy of the confirmation from Hotels.com confirming room booked and paid for 9 days previously, but this wasn’t sufficient.

I ended up spending 3 hours on what was supposed to be a romantic evening, trying to sort this out.

This was hampered by the fact that Hotels.com were unable to contact the hotel as no one was answering the phone. I provided them with the mobile number for the manager which Hotels.com read back to me. They claim they rang this number three times and it rang out, which they confirmed by email. The barman said the manager was at a party and the manager the next day said no call was received. Clearly someone was lying and we were stuck in the middle. The hotel manager was clear this was our issue and not hers. The result was, we were made to pay a second time for the room.

If this wasn’t enough, apart from the check-in no other staff member at the hotel wore face masks the entire evening. The waiter and waitress were moving from table to table without PPE and when the chef came out he too was maskless. No wonder the COVID infection cases are rising in this area.

Regarding dinner, the food ordered was different to that which was ordered. Where there should have been fondant potatoes there were boiled new potatoes. When the chef was questioned about this response was not far from comical. Apparently because his assistant was off, he was, to quote is own words “out of his depth”.

Breakfast did not seem a vast improvement. Despite informing the hotel that my husband does not eat meat, fish or eggs they had not considered what to offer him. One suggestion was to have the cheese that was served on the cold meat platter with some toast. Firstly the cheese was contaminated by the meat and secondly this was a poor suggestion from a guest house that is listed as 4 star.

I should have realised this was going to be a challenge before I ordered, but I ordered two medium poached eggs and not surprisingly two solid eggs were delivered.

So apart from the room, which had the most spectacular view I would say this was a very disappointing end to our trip and I certainly wouldn’t entertain staying there again or recommending it to anyone unless changes in attitude and behaviour of staff were made.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Culture48547279137 wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Went for lunch Swartberg Country manor at the foot of the Swartberg mountain. Peaceful, exceptional meal and dessert, friendly staff, topped off by n great view of the mountains. Ideal for a overnight stay (or three) if you are passing through the area.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Henda d wrote a review Mar 2024
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Home away from home. 5 star stay with best food ever. All the stories … walk down memory lane. Staff amazing and helpful in every way possible. Worth the drive to come spend time with friends….Vanderbijlpark Hoër Reunion! Thank you Cobus Gerdi Leoni and staff🥰❤️
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ulfert wrote a review Feb 2023
Dransfeld, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Eine sehr schöne und gepflegte Lodge mit einem schönen Pool. Das Restaurant in der Anlage ist einladent und gemütlich. Das Essen hervorragend!
Die Zimmer sehr gut ausgestattet, geräumig und gepflegt. Von der Verranda hat man einen traumhaften Blick auf den Swartberg.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sam Pelteret wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing views and a lekker location!

Had the best stay at SCM with the best hosts, Leoni and Riaan ♥️

So many things to do, and you’ll meet so many wonderful people along the way.

Will definitely come back again for a non-movie-making getaway! Xx
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Luca L wrote a review Aug 2019
Arese, Italy
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Leggendo su parecchi siti di viaggi che lo Swartberg Pass meritava assolutamente una visita , ho cercato un hotel dove trascorrere la notte. Lo Swartberg Manor ha confermato quanto il sito prometteva. Una location splendida dove riposarsi dopo aver visitato lo splendido Swartberg Pass. Proprio davanti alle montagne, dove potersi godere un tramonto mozzafiato. La camera in stile dotata di ogni comfort, il personale pronto a soddisfare ogni richiesta , la terrazza dove sorseggiare un caffe attendendo il tramonto. Relax totale immersi nella natura . Il mattino seguente ci è stata servita una colazione totalmente fatta in casa , molto buona e ricca . L'hotel vale il prezzo pagato, a mio avviso.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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