bloomestate Swellendam offers luxurious and stylish, contemporary accommodations, somewhere between a boutique hotel and a b&b. Although inspired by the sober, classic Dutch Cape architecture it is decidedly modern – even Zen minimalist like. Expect to findsome classic retro pieces – Mies van der Rohe’s iconic black leather and chrome chairs, and Eileen Gray’s circular glass and chrome table.
6 rooms are set in two low, modern buildings in a verdant park-like garden separated by neatly cut lawns, towering trees and beds of lavender, They come with air conditioning, an iPod docking station, a satellite TV and a bathroom with underfloor heating, tub and walk-in shower, plus complimentary Karoo Lavender amenities. The extra spacious Red Cloud Room is set separately.
South African and European delicacies made from fresh local ingredients can be enjoyed for breakfast served in the light and airy breakfast room with its tall windows . Although there is no restaurant as such, though lunches and dinners can be made on request, one can be found right next door and there are several in the pretty town.
A deck by the dam, a secluded Jacuzzi, a saltwater pool, strategically-placed hammocks, a pampering day spa… every element of the guesthouse has been crafted to create a soothing and natural experience. Special attention is given to the environment to sustain both the estate and the surrounding natural beauty of the region, As many locally-made or Fair Trade products are used as possible. Local fruits and organic vegetables are served, and jams from the many different fruit trees growing on the estate. There is energy-efficient lighting and bio-degradable cleaning products are used. Hot water is solar-heated and waste is composted.
Your hosts: The owners and hosts Calvin and Cheré du Plessis, along with their friendly staff, will always ensure distinct, personal and professional service. With a passion for the hospitality industry and many years of combined experience working within unique upmarket lodges in the North and South of South Africa, Calvin and Cheré made their dream come true with bloomestate. Now together with their little son, Donovan, they want to share it with you.
✅ free Wi-Fi • 7 rooms ✅ free on-site parking • Swellendam Golf Club: 3-minute drive • Drostdy Museum: 5-minute drive • Marloth Nature Reserve: 5-minute drive • Bontebok National Park: 5-minute drive • Cape Town Airport: 2-hour drive • 24-hour front desk • concierge service • laundry service