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Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

N 2 Near Sparrenbosch, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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This breathtakingly beautiful farm is situated just outside the historical town of Swellendam (the third oldest town in South Africa) in a lush green valley bordering the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountain.

The setting is simply idyllic, with stunning views of the mountain, green pastures where cattle and horses graze, a serene spring-fed lake, and the lovely Buffeljags River which runs the length of the farm.

The farm has ownership rights to a few thousand hectares of pristine mountain ground with trails through indigenous forest and fynbos to magical mountain valleys, waterfalls and rock pools.

This truly is a paradise for all.

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"I think it is one of the most idyllic places I have yet discovered... it is a piece of paradise right in our back yard." (CEO Cape Town Tourism, Nov 2007)

"Perfect where the road ends........ owner Dion Wright has ticked all the right boxes when it comes to creating my perfect country escape....." (Sunday Times review of Somerset Gift Getaway farm by Richard Holmes, 3 February 2013)

Somerset Gift Getaway farm has four charming self-catering accommodation options, Fish Eagle lodge, Rose cottage, Loerie cottage and Olive cottage. The cottages are tastefully appointed with Cape cottage furniture, set about 50m apart and staggered for privacy so individually private yet close enough to be convenient for group bookings.

The accommodation is extremely spacious and designed to take advantage of the magnificent settings with large outside undercover furnished living areas for all weather comfort. All the cottages have manicured gardens with large open grassy areas for the kids to play.

The 'Bushbuck pub' is set on the water where guests can socialise, watch a game of rugby or cricket while keeping an eye on the kids swimming, fishing, canoeing and having fun on the zip line. The 'Bushbuck' can seat 24 at mealtimes so it is a great place for large groups to get together on the farm. Please note; I do not sell alcohol.

Somerset Gift can accommodate a maximum of 25 guests.... however for a group booking of adults/couples that do not want to sleep more than 2 per room, the numbers will be limited to 18.

Fish Eagle lodge

This stunning luxury lodge sleeps 8 or 9 in three large bedrooms all en-suite. Two of the bathrooms have showers and one has a bath. It is ideally suited to sleep two families consisting of 4 adults and 4 kids. One of the bedrooms has four single beds in it, however the beds can be moved around to suite the client. Other options would be three couples or three young families with a small child per family sleeping in their parent's room.

The large lounge and dining room flow onto a huge House and Leisure like undercover furnished patio with a fireplace. The lodge is elevated giving it unsurpassed views of the valley, over water and green pastures finally resting on the majestic softness of the Langeberg mountain. Relax in comfy chairs and watch your kids frolicking in the water below. There is seating for 16 at mealtimes for those occasions when friends and family have booked other cottages on the farm and are joining you for a gathering..... however there is also a little 'pub' on the water for entertaining larger groups or just getting together to braai and watch a rugga game.

The lodge is lovingly furnished with genuine Cape Cottage antiques creating an authentic and relaxed farmhouse atmosphere. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is a large indoor fireplace and outdoor undercover braai. All linen and bath towels are supplied as well as kitchen and bathroom consumables, firewood, blitz, braai grid and tongs. Guests need to bring their own swimming towels. For peace and tranquillity, this really is the ultimate place to unwind with family and friends.

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Free parking
Lazy river
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Doug S wrote a review 19 Feb
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This was our third stay, this time in Little Bushbuck Cottage as a couple. Just as pleasant. The cottage was well appointed and very comfortable, and the outlook across the lake to the mountains was really special. This time, as we are getting older, we didn’t tackle the two more challenging walks, but spent time swimming and just relaxing. I’m sure we’ll be back for our fourth visit on one of our trips from the UK.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Wayne wrote a review 01 Feb
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Somerset Gift is a beautifully looked after property with clean accommodation that too is well looked after. One can totally relax there and or go on a few walks or hikes. It really is a gem of a place. Tanya & Marlien are a pleasure to deal with.
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gmosbr796440 wrote a review Jan 2024
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a wonderful spot on earth. So quiet and so close to nature. We felt very comfortable and were very well looked after. The drive to the cottage was a pleasure, as was hiking in this wonderful natural setting.
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Michelle E wrote a review Jan 2024
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We stayed in Fish Eagle cottage with our son and daughter and a few of their friends joined us. This was our 3rd visit to the farm. Facilities are great! Beds very comfortable, fur kids welcome and had a ball, beautiful dam with kayaks, a river and also there are wonderful waterfalls and rockpools a short hike a way. Nothing was too much trouble for Tanya, the farm manageress. She went out of her way to make us comfortable and that we were happy. We needed a few days of peace and quiet before going back to work and that is exactly what we had - with some fun and sun in between - we'll definitely be back! :-)
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AndreaK1985 wrote a review Jan 2024
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
The setting is absolutely magical, unbeatable! We went as a family of 4, and the farm is very well suited to kids of all ages. All activities are easily accessible - you can take a quick walk down to the river to fish, the horses and cows are nearby, and the swimming area including the canoes and zip line are right in front of the cottages. We stayed in Olive cottage - while it has all the basic amenities you need, it is more rustic than I was expecting. The space is quite small and dark, and we found the beds in both rooms to be very uncomfortable. All linen and towels are also very worn and in need of an update. Overall we had a fantastic stay, and the views and farm charm outweigh the underwhelming accommodation.
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iramel293039 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Somerset Gift Farm is one of the most pretty and relaxing place I have ever been. We had a short visit unfortunately, because there is so much you could do. Our cottage, the Rose Cottage, was the prettiest with a view of the waterfalls or of the pastures from the patio . I hope to be back for a longer stay soon
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MikeHallauer wrote a review Dec 2023
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An absolutely picture perfect magical paradise nestled in a valley below towering mountains. We stayed in Fish Eagle lodge, which is situated on the elevated slope with unsurpassed views down the valley and overlooking the mountains. The lodge was spacious and well appointed with private ensuite bedrooms and very large central living area and wrap-around verandah to enjoy the views and peace and quiet. The hot tub was also a welcome delight. Lovely walk through indigenous forest to the waterfall pools, but keep dogs on a leash to avoid altercations with the resident baboon troop!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alison C wrote a review Nov 2023
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Amazing location, wonderful hot tubs, great stocked kitchen in Fish Eagle Lodge. Great hikes, canoes and fishing. Would recommend for anyone needing to recharge the batteries and wanting some peace and quiet.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Meander44995303777 wrote a review Oct 2023
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We stayed at the Manor House at Somerset Gift Farm and it was incredible. The natural beauty of the farm combined with an incredible home and multiple facilities made for a dream vacation. We loved the hot tub, the horses visiting us each morning and the cosy and clean home. It was an absolute treat and we will be back.
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T6227DYseanh wrote a review Oct 2023
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For families with children, this retreat is nothing short of a haven. The sprawling grounds offered a children's paradise, with ample space for them to run, play, and explore. If you're seeking a retreat that offers peace, tranquility, and a little piece of paradise all in one, Somerset Gift is an idyllic choice.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Somerset Gift Getaway Farm
What are some of the property amenities at Somerset Gift Getaway Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and a lazy river.
Which room amenities are available at Somerset Gift Getaway Farm?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Somerset Gift Getaway Farm?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Somerset Gift Getaway Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Somerset Gift Getaway Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paradise Organic, Rolandale Farm Stall & Restaurant, and Oude Post Bistro.
Are pets allowed at Somerset Gift Getaway Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.