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Situated on a working dairy farm between Montagu and Swellendam, lies the charming Jan Harmsgat Country House. Offering understated elegance and an authentic country atmosphere, Jan Harmsgat offers modern convenience while still retain its farm-style charm.

Here, you can relax by the pool with a book from the extensive library, or explore the farm's fruit, nut, and olive orchards. The region offers a vast array of activities to suit all tastes. Places worth a visit include the Robertson Wine Valley, as well as museums and heritage sites in nearby Swellendam.


  • Near to Robertson & Montagu wine farms
  • A charming countryhouse on a working estate
  • Magnificent dining experience with local produce
  • Fair-trade accredited
  • Explore fruit, nut & olive orchards


  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Scenic drives
  • Day tours
  • Wine tasting
Its understated luxury and elegance as well as historic charm makes this one of my favourite country retreats. Indulge and unwind in style
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Ramona Cilliers

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Classic Quarters Suite

There are 4 comfortable rooms in the farm's original slave quarters, featuring en suite bedrooms and an adjoining lounge. The 2 loft bedrooms, perfect for honeymoons or romantic getaways, also feature spectacular mountain views.


Relax beside the guest house pool with a book from the extensive library, or explore the farm's fruit, nut and olive orchards.

Head to the Roberston wine valley for a wine tasting and cellar tour, or explore the area on a hike, bird watching excursion, and horse ride.

Go for trips down the Breede River or take a leisurely bike ride.


Jan Harmsgat offers an excellent dining experience. The restaurant has won various awards and is most famous for its baked goods and preserves.

Choose to dine in the formal dining room, on the terrace, or enjoy a picnic under the pecan trees.

Expect top-notch service and excellent wine. Breakfast includes a fresh fruit parfait with homemade muesli and yoghurt, followed by a cooked breakfast with fresh juice and fresh coffee or tea.

The delicious lunch and dinner menu changes often, and makes use of produce grown in the garden.

Dinner features delights such as rack of lamb, seared tuna, aged beef fillet, or the popular kudu fillet, while pasta dishes are made from scratch. Be sure not to miss out on their famous pecan pie, made from organically grown pecans and topped with their homemade ice cream.

General facilities

  • Private garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service available
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant


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Dates Board Price
2022-05-01 — 2022-09-30 Bed only $60
2022-10-01 — 2022-12-14 Bed only $65
2022-12-15 — 2023-01-10 Bed only $75

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Jan Harmsgat Country House

Rachel Ramsey

"We were delighted by Jan Harmsgat at Swellendam - it was very quiet and charming and just what we needed. We went for a long walk around the farm and couldn't get over the scenery and the richness of the land."

Jean-Sebastian Bres

"We finally had a real Christmas dinner there on 25/12 at candle light. The food was good and very nice environment. I would definitely recommend for one night stop on the road 60."

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