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 Walkers at Schoone Oordt

The owners of Schoone Oordt

Well, that was 2020… We’re still reserving judgement on 2021. How are you feeling about it? The owners of Schoone Oordt are back… We realised, when sitting down to write this, that our last diary entry was Christmas 2019! How crazy is that? Quite a lot has happened since then (hasn’t it just?!). The most newsworthy of which, I imagine, is that we, the owners of Schoone Oordt, are back and managing it ourselves again. Even though we have always been very much involved in the property, it is now truly a family-run business again…. Kids, dogs, cats and a ...