View from the cottage towards the Langeberg Mountains.

View from the cottage towards the Langeberg Mountains.

A beautiful luxury two bedroom, self-catering guest cottage, recently renovated, in a delightful country garden for those who like their own space – halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route in South Africa.

Set in the garden of the Heritage House Bukkenburg, in the historic heart of Swellendam, which is also the home, studio and gallery of prominent South African Studio Potters, David Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter.

Some of the key features:

  • 2 double en-suite air conditioned bedrooms, one with queen bed and one twin, air conditioned for cooling in summer and heating in winter. (extra beds, maximum of 2, can be arranged for children sharing with adults)
  • Attractive sitting room with log burning fire for the winter, full bouquet satellite television, spacious kitchen with microwave, 2 ring cooker, fridge and appropriate pans, crockery and cutlery.
  • 2 patios, beautiful views of the mountains.
  • Portable barbeque available
  • Wi-Fi included

The environment:

Some local and regional attractions.

  • Close proximity to several prominent local restaurants (booking essential during the summer season)
  • Walking distance to the shops, Museums, other local heritage sites and places of interest
  • Bontebok National Park – 5 minutes by car
  • Marloth Nature Reserve for walking and stunning mountain hikes – in town
  • Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve – 35 minutes by car
  • De Hoop Costal Nature Reserve – 50 minutes by car
  • Gorgeous drives into the farmlands including many well-known, and lesser known vineyards and wine estates

Swellendam is located at the foot of a dramatic mountain range, the Langeberg (long mountains), that bring abundant rain to the region.  The excellent climate and lush vegetation made the region home to the earliest human inhabitants of the continent – the San and Khoi peoples – and later to European settlers who constructed the third oldest of South Africa’s magisterial districts.  It remains a wonderful pastoral setting for people, plants and animals.

The house and property, “Bukkenburg”, located in the heart of the old part of the town, was built more than 120 years ago in the Cape Victorian style.  Our renovations and developments are intended to create an environment in which family, friends and visitors find themselves welcome.

A wide range of attractions and places of interest are within easy walking distance.  These include:

  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Shops
  • Essential Services – e.g. medical, auto repairs etc
  • Museums
  • Nature Reserves and National Parks (some require a road trip)
  • Well know vineyards and estates (requiring a road trip)

Breakfast is available by arrangement, and at an additional per person cost.

A great stopover, halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route.


Please contact us regarding rates, availability and other details


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