Schoone Oordt Country House

Schoone Oordt Country House: Information from the owner

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Type Country House
No. of rooms 11
Last updated 31-Oct-2017

Main description of Schoone Oordt Country House

Schoone Oordt C. House: Facilities

Property facilities Secure Parking
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complementary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fireplace, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heated Towel Rails, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Underfloor Heating, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Travel Desk
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Gourmet Picnic, High Tea, Massages, Adrenaline Activities, Art Galleries, Beach, Boat Cruises, Bowls, Canoeing, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Cycling, Fishing, Game Walks, General Sightseeing, Golf, Health and Fitness Centre, Hiking, Historical Tours, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Kayaking / Paddling, Mountain Biking, Museums, Quad Biking, River Cruises, Squash Court, Tennis Court, Walks (Self Guided), Whale Watching, Wine Tasting

Room types at Schoone Oordt C. House

Family Cottage

Family Cottage

The family cottage is at the top end of the property, private, cosy and set apart from other guests. Our Family Cottage has 2 extended length single beds in an upstairs loft area with an extended length king bed for parents downstairs.

Family Suite

Family Suite

The family suite has a private patio area overlooking the circular lawn and pool area - ideal to watch the children from while enjoying a picnic basket (arranged on request) on the patio. The spacious two bedroom suite sleeps two adults and up to four children with enough room for a cot (pre-booked).

Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite

The Honeymoon Suite is tucked away on the edge of a shady forest with the Koornlands River gurgling along at its perimeter. The honeymoon suite is unashamedly romantic with its large hearth, exquisitely carved four-poster bed and oversized bathroom.

Luxury Room

Luxury Room

The six Luxury Rooms are positioned around a fragrant rose garden, peaceful fountains and landscaped shrubbery. There is a single sofa bed, ideal for a child of up to 10yrs of age and space for a cot (pre-booked) in each room.

Activities at Schoone Oordt C. House

Bontebok National Park

Bontebok National Park

Situated on the banks of the Breede River the Bontebok National Park is just a 5km drive outside Swellendam. With a variety of wild life and birds a trip to the park will ensure excitement for young and old - pack a picnic basket (available from Schoone Oordt per request), drive all the way to the river bank and take in all the goodness of the great outdoors.

Bukkenburg Pottery Studio & Gallery

Bukkenburg Pottery Studio & Gallery

The creative colaboration between owners of the Bukkenburg Pottery Studio and Gallery, David Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter, started in 1973 and lead them to Swellendam in 1996 when they opened the studio. Bukkenburg Pottery Studio and Gallery is situated in Swellengrebel Street, a short stroll down the street from Schoone Oordt.

De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop Nature Reserve is a 50km drive from Swellendam where the Potberg Mountains meet the shore. The reserve makes the perfect location for a day-trip and has its own restaurant that is open daily. Activities at De Hoop Nature reserve are endless - you can hike through Fynbos plains, go mountain biking along the gravel backroads, laze on the beach or take a game drive through this scenic reserve.

Faerie Sanctuary

Faerie Sanctuary

A very unique activity that will elate everybody's inner child

Rain Africa - Flagship Store

Rain Africa - Flagship Store

Founded in Swellendam Rain Africa has become one of the town's proudest exports not only for it's international expansion but also for the ethical values and uplifting influence on the people of our town. Treat yourself with their luxurious bath and body products all made by hand from 100% natural ingredients of African origin.

Rain Forest Day Spa

Rain Forest Day Spa

Now an international brand, Rain is one of Swellendam's proudest exports with products made by hand, from natural ingredients all with an African origin. If you're looking to relax and recuperate Rain's Forest Day Spa sure is the place to go (booking is essential).

Rooiklip Nursery

Rooiklip Nursery

A superb family activity with plenty to do for the children and great coffee, meals and confectionery for every member of the family to enjoy. The nursery grows and stocks succulents, aloes and other rare plants.

Swellendam Golf Course

Swellendam Golf Course

Swellendam's 9 hole, par 72 golf course is open to visitors every day of the week. With low fees and the most beautiful setting Swellendam's golf course is a great activity for every golf lover, pro or amateur.

The Drostdy Museum

The Drostdy Museum

The landmark of Swellengrebel Street in Swellendam, better known as Swellendam's 'Historical Mile', the Drostdy Museum has been voted the best museum in South Africa and has become a landmark of South African heritage. Originally built in 1747 as headquarters for the town's magistrate after which various other outbuildings, a jail and a mill was added spanning over multiple hectare throughout the town all within walking distance from Schoone Oordt.

Wildebraam Berry Estate

Wildebraam Berry Estate

Swellendam's 'berried' treasure - Wildebraam is a berry farm nestled in the Hermitage Valley just 2km outside town. The farm offers tastings of their unique liquers, syrups and other berry products farmed and manufactured on the estate. In berry season (November to December) the estate also offers berry picking - a wonderful family activity which you can end off with milkshakes, coffee and a light meal at the estate's coffee shop.

Restaurants at Schoone Oordt Country House

The Conservatory

Meals are made with love. Our country food is good, unpretentious and served with true Schoone Oordt flair and style. We source the freshest best quality produce from small local suppliers as organically and ethically as possible as well as fresh herbs and occasional veggies from our garden or local market. Breakfasts are traditionally a gourmet affair and Schoone Oordt has developed quite a reputation for them. Complimentary snack platters with boutique coffee, tea, wine or beer are served overlooking the garden on arrival.Intimate, delicious dinners are served in the Conservatory or more privately, in the manor house’s cosy dining room. Here guests can enjoy a carefully prepared, by Chef Wander himself, sophisticated South African menu with wines sourced (by Sonette) from the celebrated verdant regions surrounding Swellendam; Robertson and Hermanus. Occasionally, a traditional South African braai or fun-filled music evening is offered. Talented Chef Wander is well on the way to building The Conservatory restaurant into one of the finest of Swellendam Restaurants. Our menu constantly evolves, depending heavily on Chef Wander’s inspiration and seasonality of beautiful produce, but be assured that it will always be honest, unpretentious and delicious…. Some picks from our menu sweetcorn velouté ginger, coconut, chilli, coriander, popcorn potato gnocchi roasted beetroot, local buffeljachts goats cheese, crispy sage dukkah spiced kingklip marinated tomato, pickled cucumber, potato mousseline braised pork belly noodles, mushroom, ginger broth overberg beef fillet potato pureé, trio of onion fynbos honey pannacotta chocolate soil, seasonal berries cape brandy pudding handmade vanilla icecream, rooibos anglais Do remember to book dinner with us.. We LOVE to cook for you! Please come and ‘kuier’ with us, soon..

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