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About Arumvale

Arumvale is a country house situated in the Hermitage Valley, offering self-catering apartments and separate cottages in a pastoral ambiance just 2 km outside Swellendam. Our guest units boast indoor hearths for winter evenings gazing upon the snow-capped mountain peaks, and barbecue facilities for those who wish to enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the late summer evening sunsets. We also have a rustic farm cottage on our premises overlooking a dairy herd field adjoining the Klippe River, with gas heated hot water and paraffin and candle lamps for a old world experience.

In addition to being surrounded by peaceful untrammelled nature, Arrumvale offers numerous outdoor activities within walking distance, including rock climbing, mountain hikes, bird watching, mountain bike trailing, canoeing, field rambling, swimming in the rock pools in the mountain gorge, horse riding in the Marloth Mountain Reserve, and historical heritage walking trails in one of the oldest towns in South Africa.

Further afield in the region, but within an hour’s driving, is the De Hoop Coastal Reserve, where pristine flora and fauna exist abounded by the Indian Ocean and from May until September the Southern right whale can be viewed, the region's famous coastal resorts of Arniston, with its turquoise sea waters, and Cape Aghulhas, the southern-most point of Africa.

We look forward to hosting you at our special country home.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 13 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 48 Reviews


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
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  • Self catering suites Self catering suites Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 These rooms are self catering suites with separate bedroom , living room with fire place and DSTV , kitchen , and bathro... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Television see more Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Television, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Rooms Adults
      • Self catering rustic cottage Self catering rustic cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering The Garden cottage is a quaint farm cottage situated on its own across a small bridge oa double bed oa shower/toilet... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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          • Anneline Garden Cottage Anneline Garden Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering The Anneline cottage is a standalone double storey cottage with a superb uninterrupted view. oan equipped kitchen with... see more
            • Adults
              • Standard self catering room Standard self catering room Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering This suite has a queen size bed in bedroom with cable TV, a single size bed/couch in adjoining living room , a shower... see more
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Arumvale

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                  Reagan Christians
                  28 June 2021

                  The peace and quietness of nature

                  Peta Lakay
                  28 April 2021

                  Brilliant little place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Also perfect for a cold night as the fireplace warms the lounge area up nicely.However, the place does need a good clean, and could do with a refresh and some maintenance. The bed was extremely uncomfortable as it was well worn. The couch was also well worn and not worth sitting on. Because you have other guests staying next door to you and above you, you can hear everything. Be it when the guests above you are walking around, going to the bathroom or just having a chat.Establishments response:Good day Peta, Please acce...
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                  Tanya Booyens
                  11 February 2021

                  It was a lovely experience for our 4 year old.Picking fresh veg from the garden and collecting eggs for our breakfast. Beautiful location and the pool a bonus.

                  Anndrea Bezuidenhout
                  27 August 2020

                  We had a wonderful stay for 3 nights. The cottage was beautiful and very comfortable. The perfect place to unwind with stunning views! The perfect breakaway at the perfect place! The staff were so welcoming and friendly, highly recommend for some downtime!

                  Michael Daniels
                  19 August 2020

                  From the location, to the friendly owners and staff, made this getaway feel so homey. The views over the meadows of grazing cows at the foot of the snow capped mountains, from the comfort of our rooms, out of perfectly placed windows, was exactly what we didn't even know we needed. The accommodation is ideally placed to tackle the beauty of Swellendam. After three days of fun, I still feel like there is so much left to see and still to do and I am very sure I'll be back at Arumvale very soon.

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                  Arumvale is 1.4km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 202.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling