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About Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm lies in a beautiful valley bordering the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountains, just 16 kilometre from Swellendam. Combining an idyllic and peaceful setting, with stunning mountain views and green pastures dotted with Hereford cattle and horses, a spring water lake, and the Buffeljags River skirting the length of the farm, waterfalls and rock pools.

There is a choice of four gorgeous accommodation options to enjoy it all from: Fish Eagle Lodge (sleeps six in three spacious en-suite bedrooms), Loerie Cottage (two bedrooms)and Rose Cottage (two bedrooms both en-suite) both sleep four, and Olive Cottage (one bedroom), sleeps two. Common to all the above are fully-equipped kitchens, indoor fireplaces and outdoor undercover patio braais - firewood is available for sale (50 pieces are supplied free of charge). All linen and bath towels are supplied, but remember to pack your own swimming towel.

With an activity list longer than your arm, much of it water-based, you won't have a moment to spare: swimming in the lake, river or mountain pools, fishing and canoeing (it's possible to paddle to the Buffeljags Dam, an 8 kilometre return journey), easy walks through cool indigenous forest to the waterfalls and deep mountain pools, taking in the rich birdlife along the way.

Mountain hikes through majestic valleys also leading to waterfalls mountain pools. There is also an 10km mountain bike trail, a foefie slide and a pub on the water fitted with DStv. What's more, Swellendam and the coast is just up the road, with their own platter of restaurants and activities. "I think it is one of the most idyllic places I have yet discovered... it is a piece of paradise right in our back yard." (CEO Cape Town Tourism, Nov 2007)

Please note: A minimum of 2 nights during weekends and School holidays and a minimum of 3 nights during long weekends.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 43
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 28 Reviews


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Cosy
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Check in times are 2pm Monday to Sat and 6pm on Sundays.

Check out times are 10am Monday to Sat and 4pm on Sunday.

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  • Fish Eagle lodge Fish Eagle lodge Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering The lodge is lovingly furnished with genuine Cape Cottage antiques creating an authentic and relaxed farmhouse atmospher... see more
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      • Loerie Cottage Loerie Cottage Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering This lovely cottage set on the spring-fed lake has two bedrooms, it has a spacious lounge and dining area opening out... see more
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          • Olive Cottage Olive Cottage Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering This adorable cottage has two bedrooms, it has a cosy lounge and dining area with an awesome all weather patio. Olive... see more
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              • Rose Cottage Rose Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This gorgeous cottage has two bedrooms both en-suite, large indoor living area with fireplace leading onto a lovely pati... see more
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                  • The Manor House The Manor House Sleeps 14 Includes: Self-catering The luxurious Manor House has magnificent views, a spacious patio perfect for outdoor dining and entertainment and huge... see more
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                      • Little Bushbuck Little Bushbuck Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering
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                          Reviews for Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

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                          Chantelle Tiran
                          13 July 2021

                          We absolutely loved our stay on the farm! If I had to find fault – I would have liked a bedside lamp for reading, an axe to chop wood would have been super handy (I will take my own next time). EVERYTHING else was PERFECT, crisp linen, fully equipped kitchen, magnificent view, friendly horses, Tanya happily sacrificed her Sunday to help us with a water problem... We will definitely go back as soon as possible.

                          Des Van Vuuren
                          19 June 2021

                          Magical Hike to Waterfall

                          Matthew Scholtz
                          14 September 2020

                          The valley itself is idyllic, with the sound of waterfalls in the distance. There is so much to do and see and I will definately be back to try one of the hikes that we didn't have a chance to try.

                          Michael Ball
                          12 February 2020

                          What an amazing place we had a great time. We were the only couple on the farm. Accommodation fantastic and staff. We will be back.

                          Nadia Saud
                          26 November 2019

                          We had the most amazing time at the farm, the cottage is thoughtfully and beautifully furnished. There was plenty to do on the farm, hiking, canoeing , ziplining... which we enjoyed thoroughly, young and old! Tanya, the manager of our cottage was very hospitable and friendly. We absolutely loved every minute and are looking forward to be back again

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                          Somerset Gift Getaway Farm is 17.2km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 199.4km (George Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling