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The Western Cape Hotels

Klippe Rivier Country House

Pros

  • Historic architecture
  • Walking distance to the Breede River

Cons

  • No small children allowed
  • Resident dog could be a problem if you're allergic

Updated 11/07/2014

Fodor's Review

Amid rolling farmland 3 km (2 mi) outside Swellendam, this guesthouse occupies one of the Overberg's most gracious and historic country homes. It was built around 1825 in traditional Cape style, with thick white walls, a thatch roof, and a distinctive gable. Guests stay in enormous rooms in the converted stables. The three downstairs rooms are furnished with antiques in Cape Dutch, colonial, and Victorian styles. Upstairs, raw-wood beams, cane ceilings, and bold prints

set the tone for less expensive Provençal-style rooms with small balconies. Some public rooms have trouble supporting the sheer volume of antique collectibles, which gives them a museumlike quality. The delectable three-course dinners are table d'hôte and prepared with fresh herbs, vegetables, fruit, and cream from surrounding farms.

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Hotel Information

Address:

On dirt road off R60 to Ashton, Box 483, Swellendam, 6740, South Africa

Phone:

028-514–3341

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 6 rooms, 1 cottage
  • Breakfast

Updated 11/07/2014

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