Located in the Overberg region in the town of Swellendam is Klippe Rivier Country House, a gracious Cape country homestead built in the 1820s, and now a national monument.

The main complex at Klippe Rivier Country House is crammed with Victorian and Dutch antiques in the original owner’s style and there is a labyrinth of rooms with period pieces, fireplaces and ancient coffee table books to while away those lazy Sunday afternoons.

Surrounded by vineyards and peach orchards, you can enjoy spending quiet days taking in the sunshine and your beautiful surroundings. Relax in the pool, play a game of croquet and spend an afternoon birdwatching at one of the two hides.

Taffy, the corgi, and Magic, the black cat, are the chief receptionists, greeting you on arrival and leading you up the steps to the wide veranda that overlooks the dam and mountains beyond.

Klippe Rivier Country House is located on the western outskirts of Swellendam in the Whale Coast & Overberg region, and is just 2hrs from Cape Town.

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