Well-behaved pets are welcome at the owners risk.
NB: Always check with the getaway about taking your pets, so make your intentions clear when you send an enquiry.
Swaynekloof Farm is a lifestyle farm set in a river valley in the Overberg, 4.5 km north of Botrivier Town. Botrivier town is 30 minutes from Somerset West along the N2 highway or a little over an hour's drive from Cape Town CBD. Swaynehuis, the main farmhouse, has been renovated and offers 4 bedrooms, sleeping 12 guests and 3 sleeper couches. The farm is not suitable for bachelor/bachelorette parties or any parties with loud music or noisy quad-bikes etc. We are surrounded by expensive animals which are highly sensitive to being disturbed. Best for a relaxing break away from city life.In addition to the large house, we have four well-maintained and clean self-catering guest cottages which overlook the beautiful Botrivier Valley and Bot River. Plentiful birds and small mammals abound. You can have a truly relaxing break, just sitting by the river and enjoying your picnic lunch or if you feel like doing something, we are just 30 minutes drive from whale watching in Hermanus, playing on the beach at Kleinmond, enjoying a relaxing warm swim at the Spa in Caledon, picking apples in Villiersdorp or 15 minutes to Houw Hoek and Grabouw, where you can enjoy hiking or biking in the Overberg. Game viewing - our farm has not been farmed on for almost a decade to allow the natural renosterveld vegetation and small animals to return. We have built an 11 km game fence around a large portion of the farm and already have eland, springbok, ostriches, zebra and a few zen-like Nguni within the enclosure. We allow our visitors to either drive around the park slowly in their vehicles or walk among the animals, taking responsibility for their own safety. Dogs must be on leashes for their own safety. A bonus - the owner enjoys taking interested parties on a tour to discuss the wonderful history of the 'Schuldpad' at the bottom of the farm. Our small dams are stocked with large mouth bass and the river has small mouth bass. Fishing in our dams is on a 'catch and release' basis, please. No licence required but bring your own gear and worms.In addition, our neighbours, Cornelskop, have a great collection of animals, lions, cheetahs, hyena etc. which you can view on an appointment basis only - no wandering!