Fodor's Expert Review De Kloof Luxury Estate

8 Weltevrede St., Swellendam, Western Cape, 6740, South Africa

Situated in manicured gardens with breathtaking scenery, De Kloof Luxury Estate is a chic, upmarket boutique hotel that offers five-star accommodation in one of the oldest Cape Dutch manors in Swellendam. The house, which has been lovingly restored, has original wood ceilings and floors and stylish decor—colonial elegance with French flair. The most romantic room is the loft, housed in one of the detached buildings. It's decorated in white and silver, with an exposed thatch roof and a large private balcony. Deluxe rooms are in a walled Zen garden and have private patios. The restaurant, 18 Zero One, serves wine and tapas followed by à la carte dinner either inside the house or in the garden. This is the sort of guesthouse where you start the morning with a glass of Champagne and a massage, and end it with a cigar by the fireplace.

PROS

  • set in manicured gardens
  • swimming pool
  • family suite available

CONS

  • prior approval is needed for children under 8

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Countryside
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 028-514–1303

HOTEL DETAILS

8 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast; Some meals

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