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About Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

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.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Check in times are 2pm Monday to Sat and 6pm on Sundays.

Check out times are 10am Monday to Sat and 4pm on Sunday.

Room availability and prices

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Reviews for Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

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Keith Mould, South Africa
26 October 2016

It's a great place and I'm just sorry we couldn't stay longer. Will definitely return.Being quite far out of town, though, and with us artiving late evening, a basic welcome pack with tea and coffee would be nice for when one forgets something like coffee as we did! Its pretty standard practice in my experience.

Libby Arnold, South Africa
09 July 2016

Somerset Gift farm is a lovely spot for a family holiday. Right on the Buffelsjagrivier with mountain pools nearby, and views of the mountains from the cottage. Olive cottage was comfortable, and we enjoyed the indoor fireplace and cosy bedding n the cold winter evenings. Dion was an attentive host.

Cathie Hart, South Africa
09 September 2015

We had an amazing time this past weekend.Everyone who has seen our photos wants to know where this beautiful place is. We are already trying to plan when we can come back again.The owners were so friendly and willing to help in any way. 

Jaco Stemmet, South Africa
08 September 2014

For a family of four with young boys, this was a great weekend getaway with enough activities to keep the kids busy. Beautiful hikes and great hosts, this farm stay will be one we will be returning to.

Gardie Judge, South Africa
04 July 2013

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).

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Somerset Gift Getaway Farm Map

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm is 17.2km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 199.4km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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