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Hermitage Huisies

230km from Cape Town
Smallholding on the edge of town with four cottages - 2km from Swellendam
  • Rose Cottage
  • Guinea Fowl Kitchen
  • Guinea Braai
  • Aardvark
  • Aardvark Kitchen
  • Cottage Manual
  • Entrance
  • Farm Dam
  • River Cottage
  • Aardvark Braai
  • River Cottage
  • River Cottage
  • River Cottage
  • Rose Cottage
  • Rose Cottage
  • River Cottage
  • Rose Cottage
  • Guinea Fowl
  • Aardvark
  • Aardvark and Guinea Fowl
  • Guinea Fowl
  • Tree house
  • Farm Road
  • Farm Dam
  • Farm Animals
  • Rusks
  • Good Coffee
  • Wood
  • River Cottage private swimming pool!
  • Swimming Pool Finished!
  • Our Swimming Pool!

Rate Guide

From R350pp - R450pp for two nightly. Additional adults R100 - R160 pp nightly. Kids 0-2years R50 nightly, 3-12 R80 nightly.

Budget Getaways Review

A picturesque smallholding just outside Swellendam, Hermitage Huisies has a certain quality that many guests find irresistible.

There are four cottages, the original Rose Cottage, and its younger sibling, River Cottage. These have now been joined by two brand new studio units, Aardvarks Burrow and Guinea Fowl.  

Rose Cottage is a century-old farm cottage made postcard-perfect by the milieu of flowers, horses, quarrelsome ducks bobbing on a dam, green fields and dramatic mountains. Inside, Rose has two bedrooms with a double bed, two single beds and a comfortable sofa bed in front of the indoor fireplace. There is a flat-screen TV, so feel free to bring the decoder along.

Sitting on its own, about 200m down the way is River Cottage. Again, the setting is pastoral bliss: a trickling stream fringed with arum lilies, cropped green grass, a shady avocado tree, a braai spot made of pebbles, frolicking horses, a vista of green meadows and Langeberg peaks. River Cottage features one bedroom with double bed, and a comfortable sofa bed in front of the indoor fireplace.

Guinea Fowl and Aardvarks Burrow are two pretty studio units. Both have open-plan living/sleeping areas featuring Queen beds (plus a sofa bed in Aardvarks), spacious showers, private patios and those magnificent views spilling out all over the place. If have to, there's also free WiFi on tap.

All of the cottages have luxury pocket spring mattresses, 200-thread count linen, towels, private braai areas and seating, and tea/coffee facilities - talk about luxury!

The smallholding itself occupies a hub of potential activity, with horse riding lessons, berry picking in season and liqueur and deli tasting at the adjacent Wildebraam Cellar - not to mention a refreshing dip in the newly built swimming pool! Swellendam is just over the hill, yet conveniently out of sight. The local golf course is within walking distance and the beautiful Marloth Nature Reserve is a mile or two along the dirt road (by bike, foot or car).

If all this sounds like just too much hard work, do as so many before you have done – toss bread to the Indian Runner ducks.

Quick Facts

Where
2km from Swellendam
GPS
S 34°01'11''
E 20°25'22''
Sleeps
5,4,4,2
Equipped
Yes
Linen
Yes
Towels
Yes
Fireplace
Yes
Braai
Yes
Meals
many restaurants nearby
Pet-Friendly
No
Activities
birdwatching, farm animals, golf, hiking, mountain biking, restaurants, stargazing, walking, wine routes
Guest Reviews
Overall Rating (based on 4 reviews)
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"We arrived at a farm on the outside of Swellendam and it was everything you would expect of a farm - peace, quiet, nice clean air and a perfect river cottage under the trees with horses roaming around in the back. It is so much more than a person living in a fast paced town can ask for. We found our cottage in a nice clean setting with wood, firelighters, matches waiting on you ready to start your fire and relax. The kitchen was well equipped with all the necessary equipment needed. The duvet on the bed was more than sufficient and was nice and warm. There were more than enough 2 point plugs for all your day to day techno gadgets - I took my own and ended up not needing mine. Well done on a perfect quiet setting and cottage. We will definitely go again for a visit. "

"We had a really lovely stay on this small farm. We stayed in the flatlet and while it was simple it was lovely and private. We really enjoyed the setting in the valley and all the horses grazing in fields around us. Nadya, our host, was warm and welcoming. We also liked that you could go for a walk straight from the cottage but at the same time we were close to Swellendam. We would definitely return."

"The River Cottage is ideally situated at the back of the farm with the most spectacular views of mountains and farm life. The air is so fresh and the stillness deafening. The little cottage is very cosy with all the necessary comforts for a weekend break. It was so awesome we could have our dog with us for the weekend. We had such a terrific time."

"We have stayed at Hermitage Huisies twice already! Once in Aardvark, and once in Guinea Fowl. It's a beautiful and peaceful setting surrounded by mountains, and waking up to horses grazing right in front of our 'stoep'! The houses are clean, very well equipped, with gorgeous views and very warm and welcoming hosts. We will definitely be back!"

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Hermitage Huisies, Swellendam, Western Cape
GPS: S -34.0196   E 20.4227
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Rose Cottage (sleeps 4 - 5)
(sleeps six, minimum stay one night)
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River Cottage (sleeps 4)
(sleeps four, minimum stay one night)
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Guinea Fowl Cottage
(sleeps two, minimum stay one night, discounts for children)
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Aardvarks Burrow (sleeps 3 adults / 2 adults & 2 children)
(sleeps four, minimum stay one night, discounts for children)
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