The SpaceAll four bedrooms are master bedrooms, two en suite, the other two rooms share a wet-room & Wc with twin basins.
The living area is large barn style lounge, with a fully equipped kitchen with a 5 burner gas stove & oven, microwave, dishwasher espresso machine etc,.
It has a large 13-KW wood burning stove for those cold winter nights. The kitchen area has a long large wooden table with seating for in excess of 20 people,with lots of space for that leisurely coffee and breakfast.
There is a small utility/laundry room at the side of the house with a washing machine, double fridge, small sink and chest freezer.
Leading from the kitchen is a large covered stoep with a built in Fire place and Braai, there are two 6 seater garden tables, plus 2 cushioned day beds.There is also a 8 meter x 4 meter salt water pool housed within a large wooden deck. The front of the house has a private tree shaded small lawn with citrus trees and a court yard area with a bench seat. Off street Parking for up to 3 cars Guest AccessAll parts of the house and facilities The NeighborhoodSwellendam is the Gateway to The Garden Route it is the 4th oldest town in the Republic of South Africa, a town with 17,537 inhabitants situated in the Western Cape province. The town has over 50 provincial heritage sites most of them buildings of Cape Dutch architecture. Swellendam is situated on the N2, approximately 220 km ( approx 2 hour drive from both Cape Town international airport and George.
The town has numerous restaurants, coffee shops, shopping centre and all major banks.
Field & Fork & The Trading post restaurants are within a short walk of our home and are housed in the historic Old Goal, they serve good quality fine dining most evenings, local wines and have a pizza & salad menu during the day with local craft beers “on Tap”
In June 2011, the Swellendam Municipality area, which includes Barrydale, Suurbraak, Malgas, Infanta and Stormsvlei, re-declared itself a Republic. This republic is dedicated to the principles of the New South Africa, and celebrates rural life, racial harmony, respect for nature and wildlife, and aims to promote sustainability and an "unplugged" way of life for all to enjoy.
Three nature reserves are situated near Swellendam, Marloth Nature Reserve, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Bontebok National Park. Bontebok National Park is where the rare bontebok was protected when it was close to extinction. The population has increased from 17 individuals in 1931 to a sustainable number today.
The area is home to many wild flowers and fynbos. The 250ha indigenous forest at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve|Grootvadersbosch is the most noteworthy in the southwestern Cape. Woods like these are rare to find in the Cape this far west of the Knysna forests.
Wildlife such as the formerly endangered bontebok and Cape mountain zebra inhabit the area. Other species include bushbuck,klipspringer, grey rhebuck, Cape grysbok, baboon, mongoose, genet and the occasional leopard, as well as a species of ghost frog and a unique forest emperor butterfly. Over 200 bird species found near the town include waterfowl, the crowned eagle, black eagle, Narina trogon, paradise flycatcher and the Knysna woodpecker.
The Robertson wine route is a 30 minute drive
The De Hoop nature reserve (whale watching) is approximatley 1 hrs drive away, as are The white sandy beaches of Arniston & Cape Agulhas
Witsand, a small coastal town about 50 km from Swellendam is one of the best whale viewing spots on the South coast as it is the largest whale nursery in South Africa. Getting AroundSafe to walk anywhere