We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jan Harmsgat Country House

R60 District Bonnievale/Drew, On the R60 between Ashton & Swellendam, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (182)
Room & Suite (28)
Dining (26)

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#9 of 24 guest houses in Swellendam
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Jan Harmsgat Country House offers ten beautifully decorated rooms which are situated in three different buildings. Flat screen TV’s with a selected DSTV package is featured in all rooms plus free Wi-Fi. Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning traveller's needs: Space, charm and an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history. Guests are treated to understated elegance and comfort, combining the power of its original meter thick walls, yellowwood details, and authentic 'Overberg' style while every modern convenience available. The indulgence does not stop with the accommodation but is carried throughout your experience. Jan Harmsgat is registered and has been awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism S.A Trademark.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Children's playground
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Meeting rooms
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

R60 District Bonnievale/Drew, On the R60 between Ashton & Swellendam, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
Jan Harmsgat Country House
356Reviews0Q+A45Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 267
  • 51
  • 15
  • 12
  • 11
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
Martin_purdy wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom39 contributions7 helpful votes
+1
Such a beautiful place and setting. Staff were wonderful and couldn’t do enough. Highly recommend this hotel and you have to dine at Just Amy, the onsite restaurant as it’s fabulous. Our room was very spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable. Amenities excellent too.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Ineke wrote a review Nov 2023
Groningen, The Netherlands84 contributions30 helpful votes
- Wonderful hilly surroundings, but nothing to do within 30 km. Neither on the location itself - It’s called a 5* property, but we wonder how this is possible - The window had only a luxaflex, which made a lot of light came in the room in the morning - Water pressure was low. Not nice to shower - Separated taps for hot and cold water - WiFi was very bad (availability and speed) - Very spacious room and terrace, but a bit outdated - The staff was amazingly friendly, especially the waitresses in the restaurant
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
James M wrote a review Nov 2023
Frome, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
What an unforgettable stay! We stayed in the honeymoon suite and one of the other suites and we had the best time! The staff were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The food was hearty and the wine exceptional (we should’ve bought more when we left!). It’s such a beautiful farm. It was such a highlight for us after a beautiful few weeks in Namibia. Everyone at Jan Harmsgat makes you feel like a part of the family. Many thanks once again and we’ll definitely be back!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
ulisa241346 wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
Our stay in Jan Harmsgat was very enjoyable. Most of it was due to the location, which offers some peace and quiet away from everything. The whole farm area is beautifully laid out. In addition to the location, the service was a big plus. The staff were totally lovely and welcoming. We felt very well looked after. The food also deserves all the Michelin stars. One minus point, however, was our room, as we had a few insects in it. There were guests next to us on the first night and we could hear them loudly so we didn't get any sleep. Nevertheless, it was a nice room.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Stuart Wallis-Brown wrote a review Jan 2023
Swellendam, South Africa3 contributions
We arrived to deserted restuarant at 1pm. This should have been our first hint. I walked into the kitchen and asked for service. We where served by Zimbabwean girl who apologised in advance that this was her first day. Why don't you train your staff? The menu is plain and very unimaginative. We asked for wine list. we were told that there where only two wines, white and red and they only served by the glass R45. No bottles, no champagne. We ordered red, no name and it was served cold ?? We then got told after two glasses of red that its actually R75 glass. We ordered the chicken schnitzel special, we were told that its R105 with mash and veg, then for told its R175 and then got chips. We never saw a manager, the poor waitress tried hard but come on! who runs this place !?
Read more
Date of stay: January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Asorocram wrote a review Dec 2022
89 contributions45 helpful votes
An awesome getaway im that’s remote enough to make you feel like you’re away from everything. The accommodation is really fine star and so is the food in the restaurant. It seems a little under staffed but the staff that is there is super friendly and efficient. The surroundings are beautiful.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Quite close to the highway so can be a little noisy Far from the nearest town so make sure you...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Curiosity822628 wrote a review Dec 2022
We were booked for 1 night on 10/12/22. We were well received by the lady in reception and booked into room 5 above the restaurant . We attended a wedding nearby (different location) that night. On our return later that evening there was a party with loud music in the restaurant. The party only ended at 01:30 the next morning! We were very unhappy with this occurance: how can you book guests into the room above the restaurant while you know there is a party? It was quite an unpleasant stay. Therefore we requested the booking agent for a refund. It is now 2 weeks later and we have had no reply. No one is willing to answer our emails or phone calls. Very poor and disappointing service.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
m_dalziel wrote a review Dec 2022
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the best properties I have stayed at in South Africa! The service was impeccable!!! Leandra went the extra mile with everything, from allowing us to choose which room we would like when we arrived (after already making a booking), doing a special wine tasting and tapas at the pool, accommodating our every need. The ambiance created in the lounge felt like something from the story books. I cannot wait to return to this spectacular and special place.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2022
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
abarna766658 wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
This establishment is located on a farm and female guest was left on her own overnight (no other guests) while staff went home to neighbouring farm! Management could at least have warned her in advance!
Read more
Date of stay: November 2022
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
jdevri287007 wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Jan Harmsgat recently. We were the only guests there for the evening and the staff went way above and beyond to make our stay a fantastic one. They really spoiled us. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are quite well equipped and comfortable, and the food at the restaurant was great. It's a pity that the property is so close to the highway, so road noise is a consideration, the service, however, more than made up for that.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Swellendam area.
PRICE RANGE
R 2,340 - R 2,778 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

JAN HARMSGAT COUNTRY HOUSE - Now R 1 903 (Was R̶ ̶2̶ ̶5̶5̶0̶) - UPDATED 2024 Guesthouse Reviews & Price Comparison (Swellendam, South Africa) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Jan Harmsgat Country House
What are some of the property amenities at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.