GourmetGetaways Swellendam

GourmetGetaways Swellendam Thank You

I’m sure that you’re all tired of hearing about the GourmetGetaways, but this is a quick thank you to all that joined us. Thank you for your appreciation, your enthusiasm and your support! They were a roaring success and truly assisted us in making it through these very quiet winter months. Thank you to our partners too… Olivedale Vineyards (do yourself a favour and visit Carl in his tasting room, he is as interesting and refreshing as his wines), La Sosta, Sijnn, Kleinhoekkloof, Arendsig, Jan Harmsgat, Tredici and Grace+Merci. We will be running the GourmetGetaways in Swellendam again next year ...
Gourmet Getaway Swellendam

Gourmet Getaway Swellendam

Our first Gourmet Getaway Swellendam at the end of May was a roaring success! We were so thrilled at the positive energy and feedback that surrounded it. Cannot thank you all enough for the wonderful response! We’re hoping to make them a monthly occurrence every winter every year, but for now, we have one at the end of July and another at the end of August. Part of the glorious feedback that we received was a great idea for a shuttle service so that guests didn’t have to drink & drive after lunch or dinner. We listened and have included ...
Team for Traveller's Choice Awards

TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards

Covid has been shitty. So shitty in fact, that we assumed that TripAdvisor would not give out Traveller’s Choice Awards this year. I mean, whose really travelling? This would’ve broken our 8 (eight!) year streak. But look! They did. We made it again. Traveller’s Choice Awards 9 years in a row! Of course, this would not have been remotely possible without the beautiful energy of our guests. THANK YOU for supporting us during this time! For being understanding and kind and generous. And our amazing (much-reduced) team that have stuck with us. Thank you for being understanding and kind and ...

The Cake Faerie

In this house, we love cake. I mean, we really love cake. Luckily, we have a 12yr old that loves baking! Fae has completely taken to creating in the kitchen and she is truly talented. Truly. We are super proud. She bakes the most divine gooey chocolate brownies for our Afternoon Teas quite regularly, but she also bakes cakes, cookies and has completed quite a few birthday orders already. Here she is making the most delicious lemon cake. My favourite! The more lemony, the better! In the interest of full disclosure, she does bake with a mask on, but we ...