Self-Catering Accommodation on a family farm in the Overberg, near Botrivier, Hermanus, Caledon, Elgin and Grabouw.
Swaynekloof Farm is a lifestyle farm set in the Botrivier Valley in the Overberg, 4.5km north of Botrivier Town. Botrivier Town is 30 minutes from Somerset West along the N2 or a little over an hour's drive from Cape Town CBD.
Important : we do not accept single night bookings, bachelor/bachelorette/noisy parties.
At Swaynekloof Farm, we have created an animal and plant sanctuary which we love to share with other country-loving folk. So far, we have built an 11km game fence around a large portion of the farm and already have eland, springbok, zebra, ostriches and a few ‘zen-like’ nguni within the enclosure. We also have a few sheep to keep our grass short on the slopes and to provide free-range meat for the farm. Our bird life is amazing with a wonderful assortment of raptors, weavers, water birds, hoopoo and many more.
The gardens are literally a cacophony of noise during the day while the still, quiet nights are broken by the occasional ‘hoot hoot’ of our resident owls. On top of all this, we are trying to recover the renosterveld on the hills behind the farm and have seen improvement after many years of over-grazing and neglect.
The farm is particularly beautiful in the winter and the fireplaces in Swaynehuis and Top Cottage are very popular on those cold, wet evenings. In the summer, the pool at Swaynehuis and the plunge pool shared by the cottages offer a welcome respite from the hot sun. Alternatively, the Botriver (which never seems to completely dry up) is a great place to chill out. We have created a picturesque picnic/play area at our favourite spot!
Pristinely nestled on the Botrivier mountain slopes, one will find a farm sporting magnificent scenery and and a variety of colourful bird-life. Your hosts could not be any nicer - Colleen and Peter go out of their way to make you feel "at home". The cottages are fully kitted out and even have a fan and heater should the Mother City weather sneak around the abounding hills. The Farm... Read More
- Glynn Leeuw
We had such an absolutely wonderful weekend at your beautiful farm and loved every minute of being there and we hope you’ll let us come back. The children had a full weekend of outdoor fun with minimal interference from us, which is fantastically good for them and so restful for us. I could have sat and watched the birds all day and in fact that’s pretty much what I... Read More
- Lisl Robertson Lain
Lions roaring, birds singing, cosy cabin. The river cabin is really comfy and secluded and was perfect for us. The river was unfortunately not running as it would in winter but that didn’t detract from the lovely stay we had in the cabin. We were already talking about returning in the winter months when everything will be green and ‘rivery’. Colleen and Peter were great too! Can’t go wrong... Read More