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
"Exceeding expectations"
09 Jan 2019
By salvic68, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Unique place for our New Year’s Eve. We had free farm tour and wine testing, tasting dinner and amazing room under roof ???? The service we received exceeded our expectations. This property is highly..."
21 Dec 2018
By Escape68588996930
"We had a wonderful stay with our little son. Great surroundings and very friendly and attentive service. Good food and wine and Johannes’ favourite Pomegranate Juice;)Really, the only little..."
"Lunch en route to Cape Town "
18 Dec 2018
By LindaHorning, Durban
"We stopped for a leisurely lunch en route from Knysna to Cape Town. We allowed ourselves just one stop and it was such a treat. The staff are warm and welcoming. Amazing food and a pecan and..."
"What a wonderful place for a one night stopover!"
07 Dec 2018
By BobbyJimF, Brighouse, United Kingdom
"My wife and I stayed here for one night on Sunday, 28th October, 2018 as part of our Garden Route self-drive holiday. We are so pleased that this property featured in our itinerary. On arrival we..."
"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..."