Situated just a short walk from the old, historic part of Swellendam, De Kloof Luxury Estate is in a lovely, leafy residential street and opens onto an enormous garden with beautiful views of the Langeberg Mountains. Originally built in 1801, the Cape Dutch guesthouse has been carefully renovated by the owners and stylishly decorated with antiques and artefacts from the couple's travels to the East and time spent living in West Africa.

Spend your days exploring the area, practicing your golf swing at the guesthouse driving range, or relaxing beside the 12m swimming pool. In the evenings, you can enjoy complimentary wine tastings. Head out along the scenic Route 62 to experience the Langeberg Mountains and the route's stunning wineries. Organise a day trip to the Bontebok National Park, or play a round of golf on the nearby picturesque Swellendam golf course.


  • Historic boutique guesthouse in Swellendam
  • Walking distance to the old, historic district
  • One of the oldest buildings in Swellendam
  • Stunning views of the Langeberg Mountains
  • Various spacious guest buildings on the estate
  • Perfect accommodation for romantic getaways

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Practice your swing on the estate's driving range and putting green - clubs and equipment are available for your use, or cool off and unwind at the large sparkling pool with its stunning views of the Langeberg Mountains.

Enjoy a fine cigar and a drink, before or after dinner, in the manor's private lounge & library, while also perusing the shelves for an exciting fiction or history book.

Maintain your daily workout at the small gym, equipped with pilates balls, and yoga mats.

General Facilities

    Private garden
    Concierge service
    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Laundry Service
    Secure Parking
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Wi-fi available


Meals at De Kloof are a delectable experience, starting with delicious breakfasts of fresh fruit, daily baked bread, and eggs prepared to your liking.

Lunches are light and typically include sandwiches and salads which can be enjoyed on your suite's terrace, by the pool, or in one of the rose gardens.

Dinners include tapas platters or dishes from the à la carte menu, and are served under the stars at a candlelit table in a secluded spot on the estate’s lawns.

Luxury Room

De Kloof Luxury Estate has several rooms or suites to choose from that are located in various buildings on the estate. Each of the rooms is individually decorated with interesting touches, but all of the rooms offer extra length beds and the finest linen, as well as a private entrance and an outside area for relaxing.

Situated in a separate guest building, the Standard Luxury Rooms offer a blend of natural textures and luxurious amenities, all with either garden or mountain views. The en suite bathrooms have rain showers, and dual vanities.


    Air conditioning
    Mini bar
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Wi-fi available in room
    En-suite shower only

Other Room Types

Located together in an enclosed private zen garden, the Deluxe Garden Suites are exquisite in design. These suites offer more space than the Luxury Rooms to include the built-in leather couches and the flat screen TV. The large en suite designer bathrooms offer a separate bath, large rain shower, and dual vanities.

Situated in the original manor house, the Manor XL suite combines the historical with modern, eclectic elements. The main room is outfitted with a stabilised king-sized waterbed, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, while the bathroom features a Jacuzzi tub, dual rain showers, double vanities, and under-floor heating. The suite offers a private patio with stunning mountain views.

The Grand & Honeymoon Suites are private and set aside from the rest of the suites. The main area features a fireplace, a stabilised super-king-sized waterbed, a chandelier fixture, faux fur rugs, candles and fresh flowers. The designer bathroom is just as exquisite, with a Jacuzzi bath and separate shower. The suites have a secluded private terrace and an interlinking staircase to create a two-bedroom family suite.


  • Day tours
  • Golf
  • High tea on offer
  • Picnics
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Shopping
  • Wine tasting
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Sep 2018 $95 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Suite,Deluxe Suite,Manor XL Suite,Honeymoon Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • De Kloof - lovely interesting place!

    Lorraine Gross, September 2012
  • The accommodation was fantastic, the food was great and the people were friendly.

    Sue Jones, May 2012
  • De Kloof Luxury Estate was beautiful and we were thrilled with our rooms in the old carriage house as well as the beautiful dinner delivered to our room late in the evening. We had arrived late and tired and our host kindly brought dinner to us, which was so beautiful we photographed it!

    Deborah Duncan, March 2012
  • We really liked this one, very professional in their attuide. A great breakfast and a very clean place. Rating 10/10

    Darell Ainsworth, September 2010
  • This was a fine place to break journey.

    Lesley Prais, August 2009
  • De Kloof - Upon arriving at this gem in Swellendam, I thought to myself that the owners are going to have to evict me from the premises. I am surprised that I did not barricade myself in my room (Roy and Marjolein put me in the Loft space in the annex building that is separated from the main building). Earlier I vowed not to rank one property over the other, but a small confession: De Kloof ranks the highest of them all. The Loft suite I stayed in is a perfect apartment for a single person like myself. I was completely, utterly, happily at home. Everything about De Kloof is spectacular; the property reflects Roy and Marjolein's expert attention to detail and exceptional taste in design, room layout, quality craftsmanship, colors, furniture, bedding/lines, towels, etc. EVERYTHING. Simply ... the best.

    David Whitney, August 2009

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