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Jan Harmsgat Country House

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Country Estate
5 star
South Africa
Western Cape
R 60, Swellendam, 6740, South Africa

Jan Harmsgat Country House

Jan Harmsgat Country House – Cosy Winter Warmer Special – Valid June, July, August and September 2018

  • Book a weekend, 2 nights minimum stay
  • Come and enjoy the change in seasons & snuggle up in front of the fireplace
  • Receive a bottle of JHG Shiraz
  • Receive 2 x starters OR dessert on one of the evenings

Rates from R 2176.00 per night, bed and breakfast.

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Welcome to Jan Harmsgat Country House

Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning traveller’s needs:

  • Space
  • charm
  • and unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history

The farm appears on the grant of 1723 as Jan Harmsz Schat (treasure). It was then renamed to Jan Harmsgat. The original wine cellar and old slave quarters were retained, the thatch was later replaced by corrugated iron. This has subsequently been changed back to thatch and is the form in which the buildings now exist.  Jan Harmsgat became famous for its oranges, which thrived in this climate. Four giant old orange trees, which had been planted by Hermanus Steyn, de Oue, produced wagonloads of oranges for 150 years, but were then cut down by van Eeden, and 5 dozen orangewood chairs made from the timber.

Rates at Jan Harmsgat Country House Include:

  • Complimentary wine tasting per couple (all wines)
  • Mountain Bicycles available – 1 on site trail (without a guide)
  • Delicious Full Country Breakfast
  • Complimentary minibar

Accommodation at Jan Harmsgat Country House

Classic Quarter Suites

  • Spacious double suites
  • Coffee & tea facilities
  • Flat screen tv’s
  • Selected satellite channels
  • Underfloor heating
  • Classic Quarter Exclusive offers a suitable option for families wanting 4 rooms together.

Superior Suites

  • Open plan bed & bathroom
  • Coffee & tea facilities
  • Flat screen tv’s
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private patio

Executive Suite

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Open plan bed & bathroom
  • Flat screen tv’s.

Executive Family Suites

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Flat screen tv’s
  • Air-conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Coffee & tea facilities
  • Porch area / Executive Suite Family Occupancy offers a suitable option for families wanting inter-leading rooms

Jan Harmsgat Wine Collection:

The philosophy is to create delicious single-block wines – this is the smallest production unit for vineyards and may not exceed six hectares per cultivar. The unique position borders with the dry conditions of the Karoo as well as the cool sea breezes from the Coastal Regions.

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage

2 500 to 4 900 bottles produced per cultivar

JHG Pomegranates

Pomegranate fruit is recognised as an ancient fruit. People all over the world are attracted by its rich and complex antioxidants. The JHG Pomegranate Juice is 100% pomegranate juice. Farmed with 38 hectares of the Wonderful varietal.

Dining at JHG

All overnight guests are treated to a Jan Harmsgat Breakfast, which includes fresh fruit parfait topped with homemade muesli and yogurt, followed by a hot breakfast of their choice, freshly squeezed juices and delicious coffee or tea.

Lunch and dinner menus change daily, as the kitchen utilizes fresh produce grown in its own garden. Diners are sure to be pleased with choices such as the rack of lamb, duck confit, aged beef fillet, or our famous kudu fillet. All pastas are handmade and salad is picked fresh daily.

When at Jan Harmsgat Country House, an absolute ‘must try’ is the Pecan pie. This delicious treat is a specialty made with the organically grown pecans from the farm and topped with homemade ice cream. Try it picnic style under the Pecan Trees

Activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming pool
  • Backland farm tours
  • Lounge with a good book
  • Mountain biking
  • Bocce ball and Crocket

Additional Services:

  • Babysitting can be arranged.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi coverage throughout all Country House areas, including rooms and dining area.
  • Mountain Bicycles available

Policies of Jan Harmsgat Country House

20% deposit on confirmation. Balance 40 days prior to arrival. For bookings made within 40 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation. Cancellation Fees apply. Refunds, if agreed, are subject to a 20% administration fee.
Children of all ages are welcome. Children from the ages of 9 years and younger will stay at no charge. Cots available on request. Children between the ages of 10 to 18 years will pay 50% room rate

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