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
"Lunch disaster"
30 Jan 2023
By StuWB, Swellendam
"We arrived to deserted restuarant at 1pm. This should have been our first hint. I walked into the kitchen and asked for service. We where served by Zimbabwean girl who apologised in advance that this..."
"Paradise in the countryside"
27 Dec 2022
By Asorocram
"An awesome getaway im that’s remote enough to make you feel like you’re away from everything. The accommodation is really fine star and so is the food in the restaurant. It seems a little under..."
"Disappointing experience"
22 Dec 2022
By Curiosity822628
"We were booked for 1 night on 10/12/22. We were well received by the lady in reception and booked into room 5 above the restaurant . We attended a wedding nearby (different location) that night. On..."
"An absolute gem!"
12 Dec 2022
By m_dalziel, Plettenberg Bay
"One of the best properties I have stayed at in South Africa! The service was impeccable!!! Leandra went the extra mile with everything, from allowing us to choose which room we would like when we..."
"Never again"
18 Nov 2022
By abarna766658
"This establishment is located on a farm and female guest was left on her own overnight (no other guests) while staff went home to neighbouring farm! Management could at least have warned her in..."
"Fantastic service"
04 Oct 2022
By jdevri287007
"My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Jan Harmsgat recently. We were the only guests there for the evening and the staff went way above and beyond to make our stay a fantastic one. They really..."
"Beautiful and peaceful."
26 Sep 2022
By Pat O, Worcester
"Beautiful setting near Swellendam. We were part of a group of about 25. I think this made service slow, very slow. Power outages made things worse. Felt sorry for the kitchen. Staff tried hard..."
"Mother's 86th Birthday"
15 Sep 2022
By DanellWP, Reno, Nevada
"From the moment we arrived until we left your beautiful property, we were treated like Royalty. The outstanding service, delicious foods, incredible customer service, the team at JHC is top notch..."
"A very tired and run down guesthouse trading off it’s name and now too close to a major highway!"
25 Jun 2022
By Escape26681327498, Hout Bay
"I sent the email below to Jan Harmsgat management 2 days after our stay and still have not even had a role or acknowledgement of our experience. Dear all, We have just returned to Cape Town after..."
"Jan Harmsgat stay"
06 Jun 2022
By sandyI3354CL, Shaka's Rock
"Did not feel the room was good value for money at all. It was dark, no bath, just a gaudy shower which detracted from the decor style. Expensive for what we got!! When we returned at 9.30pm, we..."