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About Jan Harmsgat Country House

Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning traveller’s needs: Space, charm and an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history. Guests are treated to understated elegance and comfort, combining the power of its original meter thick walls, yellowwood details, and authentic "Overberg" style while having every modern convenience available. The indulgence does not stop with the accommodation but is carried throughout your experience. We have 10 beautifully decorated rooms which are situated in three different buildings, all have Flat screen TV’s with selected DStv package and free WiFi.Restaurant 1723: All overnight guests are treated to a Jan Harmsgat Breakfast, which includes fresh fruit parfait topped with homemade muesli and yogurt, followed by hot breakfast of their choice, fresh squeezed juice and fresh brewed coffee or tea. Lunch and dinner menu changes frequently as the kitchen utilizes fresh produce grown in its own garden. Our Restaurant is open to the public. With the Jan Harmsgat chefs creating 4-course dinner menus, every guest is sure to be filled with delight.Jan Harmsgat is registered and has been awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism S.A Trademark.This exclusive country house is on an historic, working wine, fruit and game farm, situated between the towns of Swellendam and Ashton on the R-60, at the foot of the mighty Langeberg Mountains.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)


  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.


20% OFF 20% Midweek Special

Stay between 13 Nov 2017 and 14 Dec 2017 and get 20% off. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .

  • 1 night min stay (check-in between 13 Nov 2017 and 14 Dec 2017)
  • A minimum booking amount of R2847 is required.
  • Book before 13 Dec 2017 to receive this special.

Stay for 3 nights, pay for 2 nights Stay 3, Pay 2

Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 nights between 13 Nov 2017 and 14 Dec 2017. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Sun. .

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 13 Nov 2017 and 14 Dec 2017)
  • A minimum booking amount of R2847 is required.
  • Book before 13 Dec 2017 to receive this special.

Important Information

In order to secure a booking made in High season (Dec & Jan), Festive season and Public holidays we require a 50% non refundable deposit on the accommodation rate, on conformation and the balance 30 days before arrival of guests. If the booking is made less than 30 days off arrival we require the full payment (non refundable) on...

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Reviews for Jan Harmsgat Country House

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Ridhaa Ahmed
02 October 2017

Really enjoyed the hospitality and the space to explore the farm. Beautiful accommodation made all the better by friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely be back. One area for improvement could be the breakfast/supper options but overall we had a great time.Establishments response:Dear Ridhaa Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful review on SafariNow! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to provide the best guest experience and for all our guests to feel at home and relaxed. We have very recently appointed a new chef who is in the process...
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Christiaan Mouton, South Africa
24 January 2010

Lovely ambiance in bucolic surroundings and with great owners and staff. This was our second stay and we shall definitely return! Due to work commitments, we only stayed for one night on 22 January 2010.

Jan Harmsgat Country House Map

Jan Harmsgat Country House is 25.6km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 179.8km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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