Jan Harmsgat Country House

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What We Say
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
"Outstanding hospitality"
30 Oct 2018
By GoPlaces311800
"I had the wonderful opportunity to host a group of media for lunch at Jan Harmsgat Country House. We enjoyed a delicious picnic meal in the pecan orchards, and received excellent service - from..."
"Great experience"
21 Oct 2018
By FrikL6
"We stayed for one night only and what an excellent experience. The friendly reception from Francois (GM) and Sophia who assisted him and being our hostess for dinner was superb. The room was spacious..."
"A wonderful weekend of peace and scenery"
14 Oct 2018
By N460JXjuliaa
"Unexpected treat while visiting South Africa me some family here as a half way point between cape town and hermanus. Stayed a beautifully converted barn with 2 bedrooms and a sitting room. The staff..."
"A HIdden Gem in the Robertson Valley Western Cape"
13 Sep 2018
By BlueBear2014, Cape Town Central
"Thank you so much for arranging our wonderful stay at Jan Harmsgat. What a fabulous place you have. We loved the experience and ambiance of this 5 star guest house and felt privileged to enjoy the..."
"Beautiful property and great wines"
05 Sep 2018
By lschul749167
"We stayed at Jan Harmsgat when we were on our way to Cape Town coming from the North. We had a very nice time there: we got a tour through the vineyards, a delicious wine tasting and a great dinner..."
"Mr & Mrs P Carolin 2nd Aug 2018"
12 Aug 2018
By pcarol870270, Stellenbosch
"Our quick stay was great ... but, as reported to the receptionist on our departure, the shower in room 6 was terrible. I suggest that a new showerhead is fitted. The water pressure was also an..."
"Problems we experience"
16 Jul 2018
By awo2018
"Room service poor, room not cleaned properly, they forgot someone else dirty wet towels in our room, they dit not replace dirty cutlery, coffee plunger was broken only replace it the second day. Very..."
"Highly overrated"
27 Jun 2018
By dave1NL, NL
"Booked this hotel based on the many good TA reviews as part of a 3 week visit to South Africa. Fortunately only for one night! We stayed in one of the original buildings, in a room with the bath next..."
"Weekend of Superb Hospitality. "
25 Jun 2018
By PMyson, Cape Town Central
"We had a wonderful relaxing stay. The service was impeccable, I really can't rave enough as to how wonderful it was. The meals were prepared with fresh ingredients, delicious and visually appealing..."
"Comfortable and spacious"
20 Jun 2018
By ClemD2014, Cape Town Central
"We enjoyed our stay at Jan Harmsgat. The room was tastefully decorated and cozy. The welcome service was great. Road noise can be heard but it was not too bad. Knowing the history of the place made..."