How to get to Jan Harmsgat Country House, Swellendam

Jan Harmsgat is located in the heart of Swellendam, an oasis filled with the natural beauty of the Cape.

Situated a leisurely half-hour's drive through beautiful farm lands, from Swellendam; 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 an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history.

Steeped in nearly 3 centuries of pastoral history, the Western Cape in South Africa has a rich heritage, and while it’s original settlers have long since moved on, their spirit is still evident.

Many of the vineyards, currently undergoing revival, produce some of South Africa's finest wines. Distinctive blends from all the noble cultivars and classic styles may be sampled and most farms readily welcome visitors for wine tasting.

You're in the heart of the South West Cape: the Robertson Wine Route, Montagu (with its hot mineral springs), the Breede River, Bontebok Park, Cape Agulhas, the De Hoop Nature Reserve, and the delightful town of Swellendam itself.

How to get there:

Driving up the Garden Route from Cape Town in the Western Cape, South Africa, continue for approximately 180 kilometres, past Caledon and through the town of Riviersonderend. After Riviersonderend, continue for about 20 kilometres (12 miles) on the N2 until the town of Stormsvlei. Turn left onto the R317 (sign posted Stormsvlei/Bonnievale).

Set the trip counter to zero at this point and at 16 kilometres (10 miles) turn right (sign posted Gelukshoop Pad/Drew). At 30 kilometres (18.6 miles), turn left (sign posted Drew/Swellendam) and cross the low level bridge over the Breede River.

Continue straight until you reach a T-junction (36.5 kilometres (22.6), sign posted R60 Ashton/Swellendam). Turn left onto the R60 to Ashton. At 38 kilometres (23.6) turn right into the farm gate, sign posted Jan Harmsgat Country House.