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De Kloof Estate

De Kloof Estate

Located in Swellendam, the third oldest historical village in South Africa, De Kloof Luxury Estate is a five-star boutique hotel in one of the Overberg’s most secluded valleys. The Cape Dutch architecture of the estate goes back to 1801 with the original manor house. A restored South African national monument, De Kloof boasts typical thick white-washed walls and ornately rounded gable. The estate’s outward elegance continues indoors with contemporary simplicity, a romantic French flair and original floors and ceilings.

Hotel amenities include complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel, pillow library, small gym, swimming pool, guest lounge, fireplace, and elegant on-site dining options. Courtyards surrounding the house encompass indigenous trees, old oaks, and verdant gardens . . . the perfect place to enjoy an alfresco lunch or tea. In the middle of the rose and herb gardens, koi flourish in a small pond, and guests enjoy taking part in the daily feeding of these magnificent fish.

Various accommodation options cater to a range of needs and price points. Luxurious amenities common to every room are spacious en-suite bathrooms, mood control lighting, bathrobe, slippers, heated towel rails, XL extra-length, posture-pedic beds, fine percale linens, flat screen TV, and fully stocked in-room bar.

Not only is De Kloof Luxury Estate a spectacular escape, it is also an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Several full and half day tours provide exciting excursions, from the Bontebok National Park sundowner tour to the Whalewatching De Hoop Nature Reserve tour to exclusive heritage and winery tours. The picturesque town of Swellendam has the Drostdy Museum, Wildebraam & Youngberry Liqueur Farm, Sulina Faerie Sanctuary, and the famous Bukkenburg studio pottery of David Schlapobersky.

A drive through Tradouw Pass thrills travelers with its unsurpassed beauty, one-of-a-kind geological features, and abundant birdlife. Other popular outdoor activities include walking, hiking, cycling, and enjoying game drives where opportunities abound to see bontebok, zebra, hartebeest, baboon, ostrich, wildebeest, eland, springbok, zebra, duiker, kudu, impala, and many smaller mammals.

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