Enjoy a Magical Family Getaway at Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

Nestled in a lush green valley, bordering on the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountain, Somerset Gift Getaway Farm is a little piece of paradise.

Just twenty minutes from the historic town of Swellendam, this beautiful tranquil farm is a perfect place for a relaxing getaway for the whole family.

The setting is idyllic. The Buffeljags River, with stunning waterfalls and rock pools, runs the length of the farm.  A serene lake, fed by a spring, mountain views and green pastures where cattle and horses graze, all add to a wonderful sense of peace. 

Accommodation at Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

The farm offers five charming self-catering cottages and a manor house, all set in manicured gardens and with a large grassy area where children can play.

The cottages are well spaced and set apart from each other to create privacy, but close enough should you wish to socialise.

The pristine accommodation is spacious, light and airy, and tastefully appointed with antique and Cape cottage furniture, creating an authentic and relaxed farm house atmosphere. 

Each cottage comprises a fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms, indoor fire place, uncapped WiFi, a covered patio with seating, dining and braai facilities as well as a wood fired hot tub.

Something to look out for are their mid-week special rates.


Whether you just want to relax on your patio, or partake of the many activities that are available, Somerset Gift Getaway Farm has something for everyone.

On site activities include, swimming, canoeing, zip lining, fishing, hiking mountain biking, forest walks, bird watching, a children’s playground, hiking trails and horse riding.  For golfers, there is a nearby golf course.

Somerset Gift also offers space to host functions, corporate events, weddings, special occasions and retreats.

Contact Details

For more information or to make a reservation call 076 508 7188 or email

info@somersetgift.co.za Follow them on Facebook.

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm may be found at Sparreboch Road, Swellendam, Western Cape.  Find them on Google Maps, click here.


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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

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Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

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To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

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Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


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Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

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