Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

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  • This stunning luxury lodge sleeps six to eight in three large bedrooms all en-suite, large lounge and dining room flowing onto a huge House and Leisure like undercover furnished patio with unsurpassed views of the spring-fed lake, mountain and green pastures.

The lodge is lovingly furnished with genuine Cape Cottage antiques creating an authentic and relaxed farmhouse atmosphere

Fish Eagle lodge has a fully equipped kitchen, indoor fireplace and outdoor undercover braai.  All linen and bath towels are supplied - guests need to bring their own swimming towels.

For peace and tranquillity, this really is the ultimate place to unwind with family and friends.
  • Fish Eagle Lodge patio.
  • river
  • Cottage exterior
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  • cottage exterior
  • Mountain pools.
  • This picturesque cottage sleeps four to five in two bedrooms (both en-suite as from mid May 2008), large new indoor living area leading onto a lovely all weather patio. Rose Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, indoor fireplace and outdoor undercover braai.  All linen and bath towels are supplied.  Guests need to bring their own swimming towels.
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  • Facilities
Somerset Gift Getaway Farm lies in a beautiful valley bordering the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountains, just 16 kilometre from Swellendam. Combining an idyllic and peaceful setting, with stunning mountain views and green pastures dotted with Hereford cattle and horses, a spring water lake, and the Buffeljags River skirting the length of the farm, waterfalls and rock pools.

There is a choice of four gorgeous accommodation options to enjoy it all from: Fish Eagle Lodge (sleeps six in three spacious en-suite bedrooms), Loerie Cottage (two bedrooms)and Rose Cottage (two bedrooms both en-suite) both sleep four, and Olive Cottage (one bedroom), sleeps two. Common to all the above are fully-equipped kitchens, indoor fireplaces and outdoor undercover patio braais - firewood is available for sale (50 pieces are supplied free of charge). All linen and bath towels are supplied, but remember to pack your own swimming towel.

With an activity list longer than your arm, much of it water-based, you won't have a moment to spare: swimming in the lake, river or mountain pools, fishing and canoeing (it's possible to paddle to the Buffeljags Dam, an 8 kilometre return journey), easy walks through cool indigenous forest to the waterfalls and deep mountain pools, taking in the rich birdlife along the way.

Mountain hikes through majestic valleys also leading to waterfalls mountain pools. There is also an 10km mountain bike trail, a foefie slide and a pub on the water fitted with DStv. What's more, Swellendam and the coast is just up the road, with their own platter of restaurants and activities. "I think it is one of the most idyllic places I have yet discovered... it is a piece of paradise right in our back yard." (CEO Cape Town Tourism, Nov 2007)

Please note: A minimum of 2 nights during weekends and School holidays and a minimum of 3 nights during long weekends.
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

9 Reviews on Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

Fantastic getaway place. Will definitely return. Our friends agree that it’s a place we should come back to soon. So much for the kids to do and places for the adults to “chillax”. Nice and close to Cape Town. Hikes were incredible, views breath-taking. Didn't give 5 stars because the bathroom in Loerie Cottage needs an upgrade (I believe this is currently being attended to).


04 July 2013

We were very warmly welcomed and enjoyed the breakaway. Everything was as in the pictures. We will be returning shortly.


21 August 2012

We spent the weekend in the Rose Cottage, five adults and a baby, and absolutely loved it. The cottage felt very private and all you could see was the meadows with cows and horses, the trees on the river bank and the mountains. We enjoyed swims in the river and the dam and had a go on the foefie slide into the dam, but didn't get a chance to use the canoes, do some fishing or take a walk to the waterfalls. Next time we'd like to try the Fish Eagle Lodge as, while not as private, looks more spacious and is right by the dam. All other facilities were great, such as the excellent braai facilities including wood and firelighters, comfortable beds and a well-stocked kitchen. We look forward to going back.


30 January 2012

This was a superb holiday venue, and very tranquil.


09 January 2012

Breathtaking views


24 November 2010
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Fish Eagle Lodge x 1

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This stunning luxury lodge sleeps six in three large bedrooms all en-suite, large lounge and dining room flowing onto a huge house and leisure style undercover furnished patio with unsurpassed views of the spring-fed lake, mountain and green pastures. Fish Eagle lodge has a fully equipped kitchen, indoor fireplace and outdoor undercover braai. All linen and bath towels are supplied - guests need to bring their own swimming towels.

Loerie Cottage x 1

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This lovely cottage set on the spring-fed lake sleeps four in two bedrooms, it has a spacious lounge and dining area opening out into a large veranda. Loerie Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, indoor fireplace and outdoor undercover patio braai. All linen and bath towels are supplied. Guests need to bring their own swimming towels.

Olive Cottage x 1

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This quaint cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedroom, 1 double bed and 2 singles,it has a sizable lounge and dining area with an awesome all weather patio. Olive cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, indoor fireplace and outdoor undercover braai. All linen and bath towels are supplied. Guests need to bring their own swimming towels.

Rose Cottage x 1

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This gorgeous cottage sleeps four in two en-suite bedrooms, large indoor living area leading onto a lovely all weather patio. Rose Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, indoor fireplace and outdoor undercover braai. All linen and bath towels are supplied. Guests need to bring their own swimming towels.

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