Swellendam Family Accommodation
We are so thrilled to introduce you to our new Family Suite, our new Swellendam family accommodation (which in true Schoone Oordt style was meant to be open in May, but finally opened in July!) We’ve taken what was planned to be a small conference venue, but instead was an empty shell used to hang dry linen, and turned the space into a beautiful, sunny and spacious family room.
As usual, Richard took on the renovation himself, together with our resident handymen/gardeners/car washers, Cuthbert and Charlie. From tiling, sanding of doors and ceilings and even building custom bunk beds for the new suite’s children’s room – Richard and his team did it all.
Of course no Schoone Oordt renovation or construction would be complete without its perils. Richard very nearly ran out of time and was busy with the last of the finishing touches on the first day that the room was booked. As Murphy’s Law would have it, it poured with rain, leaving Richard working out in the wet with Cuthbert & Charlie holding up umbrellas! We had to take a picture for the chuckles that come after the stress had settled down.
This family room is perfect for larger families, comfortably sleeping two adults and four children in the bunk beds, with loads of space for a cot (or two) in the main bedroom area for babies or toddlers. We love the separate children’s room in this suite and can just imagine the laughs and delightful stories that’ll be shared between those bunk beds long after bedtime. During the day parents can watch over the children playing on our circular lawn from the room’s large terrace while enjoying afternoon tea or a snack.
Our goal with this room was to really make it really fit for a family with children by adding a few special touches like an additional, lower basin for our tiny guests, a separate room for the children and a spacious lounging area.
There are so many family oriented activities and breath-taking places to see in and around Swellendam, it’s the perfect family getaway. Spending quality time with family is so important and with this additional room we’re hoping to share countless precious family memories with you.
Thanks as usual to Elana van Zyl for the pictures of the completed room!