Cypress Cottage Swellendam
Welcome to host Historical Retreat One of Swellendam's proudest establishments. A magnificent experience in luxury and
elegance set in the glorious landscaped gardens reflecting all the moods of
country living. Come explore host historic splendour situated in the heart of
the Overberg. Sonya and Sean welcome and invite visitors to share a true
country experience. Wake to the sounds of birds in the comfort of your cosy
room, overlooking the majestic Langeberg Mountains.
ACCOMMODATION: Cypress Cottage Bed & Breakfast offers the discerning traveler the opportunity to indulge in the relaxed atmosphere and elegant comfort of an 18th century Cape Colonial homestead. Accommodation consists of four elegantly furnished and very spacious units with their own private entrances, steps away from the swimming pool. Be it the cozy Country Room (sleeps 4), the Mediterranean Room (sleeps 2 + 1), or a choice of two African Rooms (sleeps 2 & 2 + 1), all units have en-suite bathrooms and are fully equipped with comfortable beds, tea and coffee facilities, a television, m-net, air-conditioning, fridges and the personal touch of fresh flowers. Enjoy a generous cooked breakfast. Children welcome. Secure parking bays are conveniently situated at your doorstep.
During winter, when snow crowns the peaks of the Langeberg Mountains, hearty country breakfasts are served in the family dining room with a log fire to keep you company. During summer, the sparkling pool and beautiful garden replenish a weary body and soul.
ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS: Swellendam, the third oldest magisterial district in South Africa, nestling in the foothills of the majestic Langeberg mountain, is a charming town with a fascinating history. Strategically situated on the N2, approximately 240km from both Cape Town and George has much to offer visitors interested in heritage and culture, architecture, wildlife and outdoor adventure. It is also an ideal base from which to explore the neighbouring Southern Cape, Breede River Valley and the Klein Karoo. Visitors to Cypress Cottage are within walking distance from the many old buildings that have been declared National Monuments, one of the most interesting being the Dutch Reformed 'Moederkerk' with its eclectic architectural features and the famous Drostdy Museum Complex (1747) consisting of several historical buildings, a restaurant and gift shop. Visitors are welcome at the studios of well-known potters, the Sulina Faerie Sanctuary, preserved flower center at Stormsvlei and the Wildebraam Youngberry Liqueur Farm where the famous Braam liqueur is produced. Wildlife and outdoor adventurers are invited to visit the nearby National Park and Nature Reserves. Bontebok National Park (7 km from Swellendam) provides sanctuary for herds of bontebok antelope, as well as other small buck species and Mountain Zebra. A total of 126 different bird species have also been identified here. Marloth Nature Reserve is a botanist's dream with an abundance of wild flowers and fynbos. Hiking trails have been established. De Hoop / Potberg Nature Reserve has seven distinct ecosystems and is and excellent spot from which to view the Southern Right whales with their calves from June to November.
For the sports lover, there is the usual sporting facilities like tennis courts, a squash court and bowling greens. In addition Swellendam offers horse trails and mountain biking in the forests, canoeing and river rafting on the Breede River, various water activities on the Buffeljags Dam as well as sunset cruises on either the dam or the river, including an excellent 9-hole golf course.
Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy: on request
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
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