From R800 per Unit

Swaynekloof Farm

From R800 per Unit



Swaynekloof Farm is a lifestyle farm set in the Botrivier Valley in the Overberg, 4.5km north of Botrivier Town. Botrivier Town is 30 minutes from Somerset West along the N2 or a little over an hour's drive from Cape Town CBD.

At Swaynekloof Farm, we have created an animal and plant sanctuary which we love to share with other country-loving folk. So far, we have built an 11km game fence around a large portion of the farm and already have eland, Springbok, zebra, ostriches and a few 'zen-like' nguni within the enclosure. We also have a few sheep to keep our grass short on the slopes and to provide free-range meat for the farm. Our bird life is amazing with a wonderful assortment of raptors, weavers, water birds, hoopoo and many more. The Gardens are literally a cacophony of noise during the day while the still, quiet nights are broken by the occasional 'hoot hoot' of our resident owls. On top of all this, we are trying to recover the renosterveld on the hills behind the farm and have seen improvement after many years of over-grazing and neglect.

Our self-catering guest cottages overlook the very pretty Bot Rivier Valley and offer a tranquil get-away from busy city life. You can enjoy a family braai, a picnic lunch on the river bank, or if you really need to do something, remember we are just 10 minutes from Houw Hoek Inn, 30 minutes from Kleinmond, Caledon, Villiersdorp and 20 minutes from Grabouw/Elgin. All these beautiful spots offer hiking, biking and horse riding, as well as whale watching and the normal beach activities in the summer.

Back at the farm, our neighbours on one side have an unusual collection of animals, including lion, cheetahs, rooikat, and hyena which you can view on request. Our other neighbour rears beautiful Appaloosa horses. So much to do and so close to the 'bright lights', yet a haven to restore the soul and rejuvenate the senses. As one guest commented, 'one night on the farm and I feel as if I have had a month's holiday!'


Room Facilities

  • Small Pets

On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Wine Route




  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 6 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Bot River Valley, Swaynekloof Farm has been voted Best Establishment in Bot River Valley for 2017Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Bot River Valley, Swaynekloof Farm has been voted Best Value for Money in Bot River Valley for 2017


Van Der Stel Pass Road , Bot River

Map Swaynekloof Farm in Bot River Valley  Overberg  Western Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

We had a lovely time at Swaynehuis. Nothing modern, furnishings are dated but everything is clean and tidy, very spacious and peaceful. It has all the necessary appliances and lots of crockery to cater for a large group. The fact that there is no internet and hardly any cellphone reception (some of us got lucky... walking up the hill) was great and gave us, a family of 16 (including visitors from New Zealand), the chance to bond and spend time together as a family. There were lots to do...playing in the swimming pool, boardgames galore, long walks or an early morning jog, kids playing in the river or lounging in the hammock, enjoying the lovely surroundings and sounds of nature, watching the many birds building their nest on the dams and at night one could hear the contented humming sounds of the lions on the neighbouring farm.
Coleen and Peter Simmonds are the perfect hosts and went way beyond our expectation by giving us Heritage cottage as well which was perfect for a couple. The litte cottage is over 100 years. It is very quaint, rustic and has everything you need.
Staff are very friendly and most helpful, especially Ronald.
Thank you so much for a great time.


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