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Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming country hotel in Swellendam South Africa, with 10 luxury bedrooms set separately from the Manor House in lush gardens, an intimate Conservatory restaurant, a sparkling saltwater pool
and a passion for people, family, food, wine and the environment.
The emphasis here is on unpretentious unaffected luxury, elegance, quality, love and attention to detail. True aspiration is evident in every aspect.
The six Luxury Rooms are positioned around a fragrant rose garden, peaceful fountains and landscaped shrubbery. There is a single sofa bed, ideal for a child of up to 10yrs of age and space for a cot (pre-booked) in each room.
The Honeymoon Suite is tucked away on the edge of a shady forest with the Koornlands River gurgling along at its perimeter. The honeymoon suite is unashamedly romantic with its large hearth, exquisitely carved four-poster bed and oversized bathroom.
The family cottage is at the top end of the property, private, cosy and set apart from other guests. Our Family Cottage has 2 extended length single beds in an upstairs loft area with an extended length king bed for parents downstairs.
The 2 Standard Rooms are upstairs overlooking the grounds, accessible from the back entrance and have an inter-leading door via a balcony. There is a single sofa bed, ideal for a child of up to 10yrs of age and space for a cot (pre-booked) in each room.
Food as philosophy
Dining at Schoone Oordt
Meals at Schoone Oordt are made with love. Schoone Oord’s country food is good, unpretentious and served with true Schoone Oordt flair and style. The Country House sources the freshest best quality produce from small local suppliers as organically and ethically as possible with fresh herbs and vegetables out of the garden, or finding treasures at the local farm markets. It is the talented Chef Obakeng’s dream and passion to follow in his mentor, Chef Wander’s footsteps and to build The Conservatory into one of the finest of Swellendam Restaurants.
The Conservatory as venue for Beautiful Breakfasts or Delectable Dinners.
Breakfasts at The Conservatory, one of the finest restaurants in Swellendam, are made with ♥ as a gourmet 3-course set menu affair and our country hotel has developed quite a reputation for them.
Beginning with a continental buffet of cereals, Alison’s famous granola, natural yoghurt, seasonal fruit salad, cheeses and a fresh bake of the day. Followed by Chef’s choice of one starter, usually a unique, interesting baked, poached or sautéed fruit and one main. These change daily, so if staying more than one evening, guests can look forward to a surprise each morning. Traditional bacon and eggs are always available for those that prefer.
Complimentary afternoon tea with home-baked savoury and sweet goodies is served overlooking the garden on sunny summer afternoons. In winter, complimentary snack platters and a warming welcome drink are offered on arrival.
Delicious dinners either in the gorgeous Conservatory or more privately, in the manor house’s cosy Dining Room. Here guests can enjoy a carefully prepared, by Chef Obakeng himself, sophisticated South African menu with wines paired with every course. These locally sourced vintage wines are hand-picked by from the celebrated verdant regions surrounding Swellendam, Robertson and Hermanus.
The menu evolves seasonally, depending heavily on Chef Obakeng’s inspiration and seasonality of beautiful produce, but be assured that it will always be honest, unpretentious and delicious….
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