Urban chic with a warm country feel: Bloomestate will be your guesthouse in Swellendam, South Africa! On an estate of 2.5 hectares Bloomestate matches the balance between architecture, beautiful nature surrounds and eclectic design. Seven spacious and bright garden rooms and a large separate guest lounge with covered terrace will pleasantly surprise you. A modern styled accommodation managed by the owners during 24/7.
A high standard of service, sufficient privacy, a mellow atmosphere and a well-composed modernist decor to inspire the mind and give energy to the body is offered. This guesthouse or often mentioned as a boutique hotel in Swellendam will offer a stay in a luxury environment with all the comfort you could wish for.
The Guesthouse Swellendam as your Preferred Accommodation
Bloomestate will be a comfortable base from which you can explore Swellendam and the surrounding area, which has enough to offer to make it worthwhile to stay for more than just a night.
The luxury garden rooms have a comfortable sitting area with flat-screen TV, DVD-player, Ipod-docking station, wireless internet, minibar and coffee and tea facilities. King size, extra length beds, with pure percale cotton linen and custom made Alpaca woolen throws. Luxurious en-suite bathroom with double bath and separate walk-in shower, bathrobes, slippers and amenities from "Rain" bath and body products. Heating and air-conditioning and in room safe.
French doors open onto a private patio, bordering the lavender fields and with views over the landscaped gardens with a tranquil dam, heated saltwater pool, outside Jacuzzi and mountains. With a maximum of 14 guests privacy, attentive service and supreme comfort are assured.
The perfect hotspot to relax and unwind. Breakfast will meet top hotel standards, with fresh ingredients from local farms and suppliers. Dinner can be arranged at several very good restaurants nearby, some within walking distance.
Bloomestate and its Swellendam surroundings offer much to do and to see and have really something to suit all tastes. You can be supplied with several day trip suggestions, including maps, brochures and "inside information"!
Bloomestate is a retreat - a place to inspire the mind and relax the body. Doze in the sun at the pool or on one of the idyllic sittings in the gardens. Enjoy the views from the terrace of the lounge or from the patio of your room. Have a drink in the bar or curl up on the sofa with one of the international magazines displayed. Spoil yourself with a pampering massage or a beauty treatment in the treatment room of the Sun lounge.
Swellendam is a bustling country town and the third oldest town in South Africa. In the lush green streets you will find many beautiful old buildings showing off the history of Swellendam with the Drostdy Museum and the Mother Church as highlights. The Drostdy museum is at 3 minutes to drive from Bloomestate. It's also a nice area to browse around, with small art galleries, potteries and boutique shops, as well as a few nice restaurants and cafes. Culinary experts can find their way in Swellendam, as there is a variety on good restaurants, and two within strolling distance from Bloomestate. Don't forget to taste the local wines from the area.
Swellendam is not only known as the biggest wheat growing area but also for its young-berries. In the part of Swellendam which is known as the Hermitage Valley you can visit Wildebraam Berry Estate for tastings of liquors and jams, in season you can pick (and eat) your own berries. Enjoy the canola fields in August and September, which colors the landscapes yellow and produces the healthy canola oil.
For the young ones there is the world renowned fairy tale garden of Sulina Faeri Sanctuary to visit.
Active golfers won't be disappointed by playing the 9 holes golf course (soon to be a 18 holes), beautiful situated with spectacular views over the Langeberg Mountains. A hidden gem for routine golf players and you will feel welcome to play there.
Horse riding can be organized in the nearby Langeberg Mountains, tailor made tours available for experienced and first time riders!
Swellendam is a paradise for hikers, trained or untrained and we will supply you with tailor made suggestions. On the door step there are the mountains of the Marloth Nature Reserve, with walks to waterfalls and an abundance of wild flowers. Also nearby there is the Bontebok National Park, cradled between the Langeberg Mountains and the Breede river. The park is home to rare bontebok, but there are also zebras, rheboks, grysboks, red hartebeests and a variety of bird species. Swimming and picnics are possible on the banks of the river. Enjoy swimming also in the dam in the Hermitage Valley, and in the Buffeljachtsdam. Here you can also enjoy sunset "cruises" on a double- decker wooden raft (weather permitted and by arrangement).