Halfway between Cape Town and Knysna, Swellendam is the ideal place to break your journey along the Garden Route. This beautiful historic town at the foothills of the Langeberg mountains has some of South Africa's finest Cape Dutch architecture, and the surrounding hillsides are home to some of the country's best preserved fynbos.
For lovers of style, modern design, beautiful surroundings and the finer things in life: bloomestate should be your retreat of choice in Swellendam. On an estate of 2.5 hectares the balance between architecture, beautiful nature and eclectic design is perfectly matched. Seven spacious and stylish garden-rooms and a large separate guest-lounge with covered terrace will pleasantly surprise you.
This magnificent Zen inspired Luxury Retreat is tucked away in a quiet leafy suburb, whose peacefulness it shares. The layout of its four modern buildings, separated by neatly cut lawns, towering trees and beds of lavender, was inspired by the low, sober lines of classic Cape Dutch architecture. The design of bloomestate and its decor represent a complete break with tradition. Every corner of the colorful guest bedrooms and gardens has been designed with maximum aesthetic appeal in mind. bloomestate offers guests a stay in a luxury environment with all the comfort you could possibly wish for. A high standard of service and sufficient privacy is offered.
Swellendam is the ideal destination for a few days of relaxation and peace in the country. The town of Swellendam is ideally located to use as a base for day visits to places of interest during your vacation, for example Suurbraak (an old mission station at the foot of the Tradouw Pass), the mineral-rich hot water springs at Barrydale and Montagu, Malgas (where the last remaining hand-drawn pontoon ferry in South Africa operates) and the beautiful beaches at Witsand and Arniston. The Overberg area boasts a wealth of other historical and natural sites, as well as wine and art routes for the culturally inclined.
Surrounded by no less than four nature reserves, boasting unparalleled variety of Cape fynbos, wildlife and bird species, nature lovers will find themselves in paradise. Walks range from easy to strenuous and mountain hikes can even be undertaken over a period of several days, sleeping over in mountain cabins. Guided horse rides in the mountains are ideal as a family outing. Some of the many other activities available in the greater Swellendam area are: 4x4 trails, boating (including sunset and breakfast cruises), bowling, canoeing, cycling, a variety of day trips, fishing (river, dam and ocean), flight in a light aircraft over the area, game viewing, golfing (9 hole course), seeing artists at work in their studios, kayaking, motorcycling, swimming, visiting an ostrich farm, touring the local wine routes, whale watching from August to November and olive and youngberry picking in season.
Two themes, "Four Seasons" and "Three Elements" are the inspiration behind the decoration of the seven bloomestate luxury garden rooms. The Four Seasons rooms are modern and fashionably decorated and are each inspired by a different season. Each makes a clear color-and-season statement: fiber green, sun orange, purple-pink and Nordic blue. Earth, Wind & Fire are the themes for the other three The Elements garden rooms. With chocolate brown, grey-blue or passionate red as their main color, they each have their own unique atmosphere.
All garden rooms have a comfortable sitting area with TV, DVD, ipod-docking station, wireless internet, bar facilities and luxurious bathroom with a bath and a separate shower. French doors open onto landscaped gardens with a tranquil dam, heated saltwater pool, outside jacuzzi and mountain views. With a maximum of 14 guests privacy, attentive service and supreme comfort are assured.
To make you feel even more relaxed and pampered, bloomestate offers several wellness therapies. The therapies will take place in the relaxed environment of your room.