• Comfort. Grace. Tranquillity.
    Comfort. Grace. Tranquillity.

    Luxurious Guest House and Self-Catering Cottage in Swellendam

  • Garden Cottage
  • Cottage

    fully self-catering and equipped.

  • Lounge and Library in Manor House
  • Cozy fireplace in Cottage
  • Lounge around
De Oude Pastorie Guesthouse in Swellendam is on South Africa's world-famous Garden Route

The Victorian style parsonage which is a National monument built in 1904 and was home to the various ministers serving the old Mission church next door until 1972. Here in Swellendam the majestic Langeberg mountains embrace you while the long lazy summer evenings entertain you with spectacular sunsets and sweet scents from our garden.

Come and experience modern luxury in the two Victorian-style rooms situated on the top floor of the historic manor house. In addition, the self-catering Garden Cottage offers three en-suite rooms with garden views - each with a private entrance. Take a stroll in our lush gardens, look out for the Cape dwarf chameleon and Sunbirds, as well as many other bird species. Observe the Koi fish in the pond at the Garden Cottage, or simply relax at the swimming pool with a classic novel from our library.

Scrumptious breakfasts and warm hospitality with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere will entice you to linger longer. Our personal attention will ensure your stay is a memorable one.

Book your Stay

Experience the views in Swellendam, and book your stay in modern luxury in the two Victorian-style rooms.

Guest Reviews

  • Perfect choice in Swellendam

    My husband and I stayed here for two nights and we were really pleased we did. We stayed in a suite in the main house which was beautifully furnished and very spacious, comfortable and clean. We were made to feel very welcome and the owners were so kind making dinner reservations for us and giving us suggestions of places to visit in Swellendam. The location is excellent -within walking... Read this review



  • Great stay and lovely hosts

    We spend a lot of time on the road, but seldom do we see such lovely hosts! Every detail was perfect, it started raining in the night, and we found umbrellas at our doorstep to walk to breakfast! Breakfast is served in a beautiful room, and is delicious. Definitely coming back 😄



  • There is no better!

    This was our 2nd stopover at De Oude Pastorie. We were greeted as old friends, slept the comfort and luxury, had a superb breakfast and will repeat our support as often as we need to on our annual trips to Knysna. It it not cheap - but worth the additional cost

    Mike F

    South Africa

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