Jan Harmsgat Country House

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The Jan Harmsgat Country House is located between Ashton and Swellendam in the Western Cape of South Africa. This getaway destination is the perfect place to enjoy a long weekend or a place to stop at as you start your journey along the Garden Route.

Just a 2-hour drive out of Cape Town along the picturesque R60. The historic charm is sure to relax you alongside the 5-Star accommodation that comprises of ten exclusive rooms, a double, twin & family rooms as well as a romantic honeymoon suite.


A substantial quantity of the food served is produced on the premises with breakfast included in your stay and a fine-dining restaurant on-site for dinner which can be booked at an additional cost. Explore the 6.8 square kilometres of working farm, which follows the hand-picked tradition of making proudly Fair Trade accredited wines. Enjoy time wine tasting the selection of estates wine, followed by a picnic under the pecan-nut trees.

Accommodation and Facilities

The choice of accommodation is suitable for all who enjoy the comforts of luxury furnishings each offering vistas of the surrounding farmland or mountainous views. With the Classic Quarter Rooms located in the original Cape Dutch style buildings, dating back to 1723 covered by a natural thatched roof over the four-bedrooms and two spacious communal lounges. A private courtyard is there for you to relax in next to the cooling salt-water pool.

The lovingly restored Superior and Executive Suite are located above the original wine cellar and feature the original meter-thick walls, an updated-thatch roof and original quality wooden doors, furnished with comfortable luxurious fittings.

The Executive Family Suites was built in the 1800’s with the original wooden flooring emitting the quality charm of days-gone-by. Its adjacent to the main building, its newly built suites having their own private entrances, top quality fittings and plush comfortable furnishings.


  • King size bed
  • Lounge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Jan Harmsgat Country House

  • Hiking trails
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wine cellar

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