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A Hilltop Country Retreat

7 Bergsig Avenue, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Travellers' Choice
4 star luxury self-catering accommodation on a superb location. A Hilltop Country Retreat is located in the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, yet close to the town centre, where you get the best of both worlds ... 360' views and no traffic. A Hilltop Country Retreat offers a complete experience far superior to that of a mere stop-over. Our rooms are spacious and luxurious featuring finishes and furniture made by local entrepreneurs and artists. The delightful calabash radios, created by South African artist Soloman, are just one of the beautiful, unique and mostly handmade elements we have chosen to enrich your stay. Our accommodation offers great value for money. All the rooms come with en-suite bathrooms and fully equipped self-catering kitchens. You can dine inside or on the patio while enjoying the magnificent and inspiring view of the Langeberg Mountains and the town below. Pick some fresh herbs from our garden to prepare your own special meal or dine out at one of the many exquisite restaurants Swellendam has to offer. Here you can relax and unwind surrounded by breathtaking landscapes in a restful environment far from the hustle and bustle, but convenient to Swellendam's many attractions. A Hilltop Country Retreat treats you to high standards of hospitality throughout, but it's also a great base for trips and excursions. Book today, and come and experience the delights A Hilltop Country Retreat has to offer. We offer guests the option of a fully stocked fridge for breakfast, so you can enjoy your morning meal in the privacy of your own room or patio whenever it suits you. Breakfast includes: bacon, eggs, tomato, toast, butter, jam, muesli, yoghurt, juice, coffee, tea, sugar, milk and a variety of fruit. **DSTV now available in all the rooms
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids pool
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Sonyabotha wrote a review 07 Jan
Suider Paarl, South Africa6 contributions3 helpful votes
What a stunning place! The hostess Jane, was next level - very welcoming and friendly. Showed us around and helped us to settle in. Everything (room, garden, and swimming pool) was in perfect order - clean, neat, organized. Even wood for the braai was ready for the new year celebrations. Will definitely recommend it to future travelers.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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elphia2021 wrote a review Dec 2021
Durbanville, South Africa1 contribution
We stayed in the seperate 2 bedroom home with stunning mountain view! Private braai area in lovely garden Everything was perfect from friendly staff to tastefulle decorated unit Close to stunning golf course Will definitely visit again!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
LewR wrote a review Dec 2021
Cape Town186 contributions97 helpful votes
Swellendam has always been a favourite stopover of ours. We have previously stayed in some fine boutique hotels and guest houses in and around this historic, scenic and interesting town and surrounds. Well worth more than just a 'one night stop'. We most recently did some research, and wanted to spend a few days there self-catering, which provided us with privacy and space, and one has access to some of the great dining options available. A Hilltop Country Retreat enjoys a peaceful location at the top end of the town with views of the Langeberg Mountains. Privately owned we liaised with GM Lana Groenewald on our booking and then met this terrific person on our arrival. Lana we found to be a warm welcoming host, hugely competent and with a great team. We had been allocated Room 9, which proved to be a superb suite with high ceilings, contemporary design, and encompassing a very comfortable bedroom (think king size bed, fine linens, an endless supply of towels and absolutely every amenity you could wish for). The bathroom includes a glorious walk in shower. The fully equipped kitchen with 'state of the art facilities coupled with a great dining and lounge area (a fireplace too), with some very special art on the walls. We had our own private patio, leading on to a lawned area, and overlooking one of the two swimming pools on the property. Should you wish to have your fridge stocked with a complete breakfast, it is arranged, and a chef is called in if you wish to dine in. It has been a very long time since we have experienced such an impeccable eye for detail, and it would certainly be my first choice for future visits. We were supplied with maps and guides (all current), outlining the many activities on offer around Swellendam. Seek it out, and the of course an added factor, this is high end delivery at an affordable rate!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: No. 9 and No. 2 are very special, but then it depends on your needs and the number in your party,...
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marthezefamily wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
We had a great time at A Hill Top Country Retreat. The service, staff including the management and the facilities was 5 star. An excellent self catering retreat. Lovely hiking facilities plus Lana provides a detailed inventory of the going on in the town.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: All rooms are good
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Rachel B wrote a review Nov 2021
Grabouw, South Africa3 contributions
Exceptional place Good service friendly staff I always go back. The scenery mountains are breathtaking . Child friendly rooms 👌🏻 Thank you Lana always lovely to break away wilth my family to A Hilltop. Love R
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Date of stay: October 2021
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US$40 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Hilltop Country Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to A Hilltop Country Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (0.8 km), NG Kerk Swellendam (0.9 km), and Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Galley & Guest Cottage (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Hilltop Country Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drostdy Restaurant, Field & Fork, and The Garden Shack.
Are there opportunities to exercise at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Does A Hilltop Country Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.