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Nestled between oak trees at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, Aan de Oever Guest house offers accommodations in Swellendam. Offering a private entrance, each room at this Cape Dutch-style guest house is elegantly furnished and has an private bathroom. Guests can start their day with breakfast and end off with a sundowner from the honesty bar. Aan de Oever features a swimming pool, deck and BBQ area. The guest house is within walking distance of the Drostdy Museum, restaurants and shops. Aan de Oever Guest house is halfway between Cape Town and George.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Swellendam, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
Number of guests
2 twin beds
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 king bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Morris
    United States of America United States of America
    It is a beautiful property! Very peaceful. Just down the street from nice shops. There is also a beautiful nature reserve up the road.
  • Simonds
    United States of America United States of America
    Lovely little guest house, beautiful location and easy to find. Wonderful breakfast.
  • Van
    South Africa South Africa
    Lovely view and having a shower and bath is very rare and was a pleasant surprise.

Managed by Aan de Leisure Collection, Accommodation Made Perfect!

Company review score: 9.4Based on 1,159 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

The vision to build a leisure company started in 2007 when we acquired our first property Aan de Oever. We wanted to share more of our beautiful town, Swellendam, with guests and travelers from all over the world and gradually the Aan de Leisure Collection evolved to 37 rooms to date. We are an ever evolving and growing company and our dream does not stop here. We have a passion for hospitality and strive to create spaces for guests where they can relax and feel at home. We pride ourselves in delivering excellent service at world class standards. Respect for our community and each other as well as the opportunities we create and work hard for, is the foundation to our success. With our ongoing development, we are creating job opportunities, putting food on family tables and adding pride and passion within the people who work with us. We are proud to be part of an ever developing, respected and progressive company.

Property info

Located on the banks of the Koornlands river, at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, Aan de Oever welcomes you. Aan de Oever is a house built in the Cape Dutch style, an iconic style in historic Swellendam, the third oldest magisterial district in the Cape. If you want a perfect setting for a romantic getaway, holiday, or stop over to or from the Garden Route or Route 62, we offer you an unforgettable experience. Aan de Oever has exquisite accommodation in thirteen elegantly furnished bedrooms and suits, each with its own bathroom and private entrance. Our country style breakfast is served on our sunny enclosed patio overlooking the mountains. Breakfast includes fresh fruit juice, a selection of quality tea and coffee options, a hot plated meal and cold breakfast buffet. The buffet selection includes a choice of cereals, fresh fruit, a variety of muffins, yogurt and a selection of breads.

Neighborhood info

Swellendam has plenty of attractions and activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are a foodie, hiker, cyclist, golfer, wine connoisseur, history lover or just looking for a break to a picturesque town, we have something for you. For starters Swellendam has some of the best cycling routes in the Overberg district. We also have spectacular hiking trails, said to be a ‘must’ on any hiker’s bucket list, During your stay, enjoy our swimming pool, deck and ‘braai’ area with a sundowner in hand for golden hour, “cheers-ing” to the setting sun! A visit to Drostdy Museum. This former government building, an architectural treasure in itself, is now a museum containing some impressive artifacts. Photograph the Dutch Reformed Church. Rumour has it, it is the most photographed church in South Africa. Take a hike in Marloth Nature Reserve, the Duiwelsbos hiking route’s distance is a steep 1km and will take about 2 hours, depending on your agility. There is a beautiful deck at the waterfall, remember a snack for a mini pic-nic. Sulina’s Fairy Sanctuary will make every child’s and even grown ups fairy tale dreams come to life. Stroll through Swellengrebel Street beneath the lush oak trees and take a look at the wonderful shops and have a bite to eat at one of our lovely restaurants. If you are looking to explore a bit further, our surrounding towns welcomes travelers with open arms. We have a few day trips we can recommend that can be explored from Swellendam.

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Area info

Amenities of Aan de Oever Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Horseback riding
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/out
    • Express check-in/out
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Key access
    • Safe
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Electric blankets
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Tile/Marble floor
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Family rooms
    • Hair/Beauty salon
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Pool with view
    • Shallow end
    • Pool/Beach towels
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    Languages Spoken
    • Afrikaans
    • English

    Sustainability initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    Aan de Oever Guesthouse takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM


    From 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Crib upon request
    12+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    ZAR 200 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Aan de Oever Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 06:00:00.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

    FAQs about Aan de Oever Guesthouse

    • Yes, Aan de Oever Guesthouse is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Aan de Oever Guesthouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Golf course (within 2 miles)
      • Horseback riding
      • Walking tours
      • Live sports events (broadcast)
      • Swimming pool
      • Live music/Performance
      • Bike tours

    • Room options at Aan de Oever Guesthouse include:

      • Double
      • Twin/Double
      • Family

    • Guests staying at Aan de Oever Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Buffet

    • Aan de Oever Guesthouse is 0.7 miles from the center of Swellendam. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Aan de Oever Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Aan de Oever Guesthouse is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.