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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!
“We can't say enough good things about Colleen's top cottage and the farm. Highly highly recommended. We loved the location, the facilities at the cottage (including access to lovely relaxed barbecue space with loungers and a fire pit overlooking the valley) and the picnic space at the river. Great place for families with young children. We will dubbeltjie be back!”
- Andrea van der Merwe
Heritage Cottage - Beautiful, peaceful nothing to do - but you!
- Elmarie Brown
We loved our time at Swaynekloof in the Top Cottage. All your senses were telling us that we were in country/bush. Our windows looked out over green hills and trees which swarmed with birds. We heard Lions roaring at night from the farm next door.. Peacocks strolled by and a zebra came past our cottage much to my dog’s delight. The air was clean and had the faint smell... Read More
- Diane Erasmus
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