Jan Harmsgat Country House

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Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning travellers needs: Space, charm and an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history. Guests are treated to understated elegance and comfort, combining the power of its original meter thick walls, yellowwood details, and authentic "Overberg" style while having every modern convenience available. The indulgence does not stop with the accommodation but is carried throughout your experience. We have 10 beautifully decorated rooms which are situated in three different buildings, all have Flat screen TVs with selected DStv package and free WiFi.Restaurant 1723: All overnight guests are treated to a Jan Harmsgat Breakfast, which includes fresh fruit parfait topped with homemade muesli and yogurt, followed by hot breakfast of their choice, fresh squeezed juice and fresh brewed coffee or tea. Lunch and dinner menu changes frequently as the kitchen utilizes fresh produce grown in its own garden. Our Restaurant is open to the public. With the Jan Harmsgat chefs creating 4-course dinner menus, every guest is sure to be filled with delight.Jan Harmsgat is registered and has been awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism S.A Trademark.This exclusive country house is on an historic, working wine, fruit and game farm, situated between the towns of Swellendam and Ashton on the R-60, at the foot of the mighty Langeberg Mountains.
TripAdvisor ® Traveller Reviews
"Fantastic weekend getaway"
27 Sep 2020
By KKQ66, Western Cape
"Only two hours from Cape Town and the best is to take Route 66 through Robertson where you can even see the famous desert flowers normally found way north of here. The hotel Has an incredibly warm..."
"Pleasant stay on a wine farm with a colorful history"
11 Sep 2020
By Dries K, Bitou Rsa
"A pleasant and personal welcome when we arrived. We stayed in one of the special rooms which was equipped with all one required. The Jan Harmsgat Cellar wines are exceptionally good, especially the..."
"Charming place to stay"
07 Sep 2020
By Charmaine D
"We stayed at Jan Harmsgat for two nights.  We had a huge bedroom with a luxury bathroom.  The room was clean and very comfortable. The Staff were friendly and very pleasant.    Francois, the host..."
"Relaxing Country Stay"
07 Sep 2020
By Shaunagh E
"We were warmly welcomed and kindly taken care of during our lovely stay at JHG. Although it is close to the district road, the farm is in a beautiful part of the country nestled up against the..."
"Wonderful romantic getaway"
25 Aug 2020
By 30lorab, Plettenberg Bay
"My husband and I booked for a night away at JHG. The service was outstanding! Rooms were nice, recently renovated. The grounds were well kept, unfortunately it was pouring with rain, so we didn't get..."
"Stunning accommodation and attention to detail!"
18 Aug 2020
By rintin532856
"We had a fabulous stay at Jan Harmsgat. The room was impeccable with all the bells and whistle. The attention to detail is amazing. Not to mention the very friendly staff especially Francois! We..."
"Above & Beyond "
14 Aug 2020
By MikeR5303, Cape Town
"At the first opportunity to beat the lockdown blues we booked Jan Harmsgat and could not have made a better choice, from arrival to check out you are look after in a very special way. Arriving a..."
"Loved every second!"
29 Jul 2020
By 481jackiew, knysna
"Stayed at the beautiful Jan Harmsgat for hubby’s bday in July. An amazing experience from the second we arrived! Francois, head of the hotel is awesome and made the experience even more special..."
"Hidden gem of a hotel."
04 Apr 2020
By Linda L, Norwich, United Kingdom
"Stayed for two nights in March. Very peaceful place. Enjoyed the tour around the pomegranate groves and walks through the pecan orchards and Olive groves. The wine tasting was delicious as was our..."
"An extraordinary South African experience"
10 Mar 2020
By rianas139, Wilderness
"What a wonderful experience it was to stay at this beautiful historical homestead. From the moment we were received by our charming host, Francois, we were treated as "special" guests. Our (huge..."