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Restaurant / 4x4 Trail - 6 Luxury Rooms and 1 Cottage
TGCSA 5 Star
Weddings & banquets
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ABOUT Test Establishment

The country road winds past vineyards and orchards to Klippe Rivier,

a magnificent tranquil Cape Dutch Country House, circa 1820, on the outskirts of historic Swellendam, two hours from Cape Town and the Garden Route.

A warm, friendly welcome awaits from Taffy, the Corgi, and Magic the black cat. Once the family home of Free State Presidents Steyn and Reitz, recall the gracious past withfgh

h its spacious voorkamer and reception rooms where gleaming yellowwood floors enhance beautiful antiques.d

The original ‘waenhuis’ and stables have been converted into luxury air-conditioned bedrooms preserving much of the original ambience. test

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Downstairs, spacious bedrooms each have an open fireplace, dressing room and generous bathroom. Loft rooms upstairs under thatch offer mountain views and private balconies.

A secluded cottage is ideal for honeymooners. Relax at the salt water pool and enjoy the company of owls in the oaks, or spot water birds on the damhg

from a shady bench. Vi

sit the Drostdy Museum, Bontebok Park and nearby wine routes, or the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas. Horse riding arranged.

At the end of the day return to the peace of the farm and sample excellent country cuisine with select regional Cape wines. Awarded Fair Trad

e in Tourism SA (FTTSA) Trademark. Two nights recommended. South Africa’s first TGCSA 5-Star Country House.

TGCSA 5-Star Country House | Restaurant | Children 8+ welcome

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Single Room
Sleeps 1
1 Unit
From R 800.00 per unit
View room facilities
Double Room
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 500.00 p/p sharing
View room facilities
Family Room
Sleeps 10
1 Unit
From R 600.00 p/p sharing
View room facilities
Honeymoon Suite
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 1,800.00 per unit
View room facilities
Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 15:00

Check-out: 11:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


Visit three nights in January 2012
16 Feb 2012

"Excellent visit. Good accommodation, friendly and welcoming."

Robert Speirs from United Kingdom
Klippe Rivier Country House
15 Feb 2012

"We had only booked to stay for one night but regretted that we could not stay longer. The setting is wonderful and the house is superb. To be able to stay in a house with such a long history whilst enjoying modern comforts is very unusual. We were well taken care of and everything that we might need had been anticipated. It enabled us to have a very peaceful and relaxing night and then a delicious breakfast the next morning. Unfortunately we were not able to have dinner at the house but they did arrange for us to eat at a lovely local restaurant."

Phil and Chris from United Kingdom

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Directions from Cape Town

It is 220 km (2 hours) along the N2 to Swellendam.

As you pass the wheat silos on the outskirts of Swellendam you take the R60 turn-off (Swellendam\Ashton).

At the four-way stop (about 1/2 km) turn left and drive 2,2 km.

The tar road becomes a gravel road and crosses an old iron bridge and there is a left turn-off to Klippe Rivier.

Directions from Plettenberg Bay

From Plettenberg Bay take the N2 to Cape Town, (3 hours) passing George.

After the Bontebok Park sign, take the Swellendam exit.

Drive through Swellendam following the road right through to the very end of town, about 5 km to a 4-way stop.

Go straight on for 2,2 km to Klippe Rivier, the road becomes gravel shortly after the four-way stop and crosses an old iron bridge, look for the sign to Klippe Rivier and turn left.

GPS Coordinates

S34° 2’ 45.49” E20° 24’ 39.15”