Jan Harmsgat Country House

5.0 star property
Luxury country house in Boesmanspad with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Jan Harmsgat Country House

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Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe
Property grounds
Game drive
Children’s area

Overview of Jan Harmsgat Country House

9,2 out of 10 Superb
9,2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
R60 Between Ashton & Swellendam, District Bonnievale/Drew, Boesmanspad, Western Cape, 6740
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles
  • 24-hour room service
  • Spa services
  • In-room childcare
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Executive Suite

  • 94 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Suite

  • 125 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Double Room

  • 49 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Double Room

  • 49 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Suite

  • 125 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Double Room

  • 49 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Comfort Double Room

  • 49 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Suite

  • 94 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Double Room

  • 125 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Suite

  • 94 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area


  • Bonfrutti - 4 min drive

About this property

Jan Harmsgat Country House

When visiting Boesmanspad, Jan Harmsgat Country House is a great choice to consider. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in massages, facials, or body treatments. Other highlights at this luxurious country house include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and free bike rentals.


Afrikaans, English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1723
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials and body treatments.

Awards and affiliations

Eco-Certified Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 55–100 for adults, and ZAR 55–100 for children

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts major credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Jan Harmsgat Country House Boesmanspad
Jan Harmsgat Country
Jan Harmsgat Country House
Jan Harmsgat Country House Swellendam
Jan Harmsgat Country Swellendam
Jan Harmsgat Swellendam
Jan Harmsgat Boesmanspad
Jan Harmsgat House Boesmanspa
Jan Harmsgat House Boesmanspad
Jan Harmsgat Country House Boesmanspad
Jan Harmsgat Country House Country House
Jan Harmsgat Country House Country House Boesmanspad

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Jan Harmsgat Country House?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at Jan Harmsgat Country House and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking and hiking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the country house's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Jan Harmsgat Country House also has a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Jan Harmsgat Country House?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

An incredible property outside of Cape Town. We were there only one night but it would be great for 10 friends to go for the weekend and relax.
Andrew, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything was brilliant, there was nothing we disliked. The room, the service, the food, the wine were all the best, with the "add-on" of a tour of the vineyard. Fantastic!
1-night trip with friends
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Truly wonderful
Truly wonderful staff and food and a very peaceful place to be
Nigel, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great getaway.Tranquil and great food
We had an amazing stay .The general manager , Francois and his team went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and cater to all our needs.The food and service was excellent and the attention to detail was excellent.
Karen, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful, relaxing weekend.
We had a wonderful relaxing stay. The service was impeccable, I really can't rave enough as to how wonderful it was. The meals were prepared with fresh ingredients, delicious and visually appealing. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed. We look forward to visiting again.
Paul, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Country style with a difference
Staff excellent. They even cleaned my car without asking which was a lovely surprise as the car was very dusty after lots of off road miles. Very comfortable place to stay. High quality. Accommodation old Victorian style but spacious and high quality. Fair trade business who genuinely care about the product they are selling. Staff are treated with the same principles and are valued in the Jan Harmsgat business.
Paul, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff at JHG were incredibly friendly and made us feel very special.As surprise for our honeymoon the room was beautifully decorated. We will definitely come back to this beautiful and peaceful place.
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous historic guesthouse in the country
Not only is Jan Harmsgat gorgeous , the staff are so friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. We loved our stay and will be back.
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10/10 Exceptional

Charming country atmosphere
The staff greeted us immediately upon arrival. The chef came out with a delicious description of the dinner he was preparing. The walk to our 'house' was through a grape vine arboretum past the pool. The house was charming and well appointed. The dinner (extra cost) was well worth it and we had a wonderful breakfast. The dining area had a lounge area that was just right for after a relaxing after dinner drink.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

This guest house could be so much better
Beautifully situated hotel, it would have helped if they had alerted visitors to the closure of the road from Swellendam! The piped music in the restaurant was somewhat irritating particularly the breakfast selection. The staff were friendly but the service at dinner was extremely slow. We felt that there was nobody there with enough presence to be alert to enough to see when things were going wrong.
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