Fodor's Expert Review De Kloof Luxury Estate

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

In beautifully manicured gardens, De Kloof Luxury Estate is a chic boutique hotel that offers five-star accommodations in one of the town’s oldest Cape Dutch manors. The handsome house, which has been lovingly restored, has original wood ceilings and floors and stylish décor 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 spacious private balcony. Deluxe rooms are in a walled garden and have private patios. The restaurant, 18 Zero One, serves a four-course dinner either inside the dining room or in the garden.

PROS

  • lush and tranquil setting
  • breathtaking scenery
  • lovely pool area

CONS

  • prior approval is needed for children under 8
  • Egyptian geese tend to break the silence
  • only a prix-fixe menu option for dinner

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Romantic
Sophisticated
Countryside
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 028-514–1303

HOTEL DETAILS

8 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

What’s Nearby