Country Houses

Calitzdorp Country House

Nestled amongst the vineyards overlooking Calitzdorp is the magnificent Calitzdorp Country House. Built in the style and luxury of a country residence, Calitzdorp Country House boasts every amenity you would expect from a top, luxury guest house. The rooms are furnished in South African Karoo style and graced with a fabulous collection of original South African paintings. Original Oregon timber floors add to the overall elegance of the house. The luxurious feel extends to the elegant and spacious dining and sitting rooms, which flow out to a flagstone-paved courtyard, ideal for fresh morning breakfasts or al fresco dining.The courtyard’s restful water fountain looks over the long view westwards across a blue sparkling swimming pool and gazebo, green vineyards and lush orchards, with a backdrop of the stark and dramatic Swartberg Mountains. The cool shade of a verandah surrounds three sides of the house, inviting you to relax and enjoy a feast of bird life in the trees surrounding our small dam.

The Retreat at Groenfontein

A Victorian farmhouse set in 560ha of the beautiful Groenfontein Valley Conservancy, bordering on the 129 000ha Swartberg Nature Reserve. The house, filled with yellow-wood and mellow Oregon pine, has a lounge and dining room – each with its own ceramic fireplace to keep them cozy on chilly winter evenings – leading onto a wide verandah, overlooking the sweeping gardens and majestic Swartberg mountains.