Jan Harmsgat Country House

Jan Harmsgat Country House

Jan Harmsgat Country House R60, Swellendam,South Africa Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning traveler's needs: Space, charm and an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history. Guests are treated to understated elegance and comfort, combining the power of its original meter thick walls, yellowwood details, and authentic "Overberg" style while every modern convenience available. The indulgence does not stop with the accommodation but is carried throughout your experience.Are you traveling through South Africa?Jan Harmsgat Country House is the perfect stop-over on your journey. A 2-Hour drive outside of Cape Town on the R60 highway, off the N2, as you head into the Garden Route. Discover the historic charm of 5-Star Guest accommodation that comprises of 10-exclusive rooms - Double, Twin & Family Rooms plus a romantic honeymoon suite. With breakfast included and a fine-dining restaurant on-site for dinner, we grow our own produce for the table. Just across the road, explore our 680 hectare working farm with hand-picked cultivars that make our single-block JHG Wine's - tastings & sales available. And let us know if you would like to book a picnic! Jan Harmsgat is proudly Fair Trade accredited. We look forward to meeting you!  n 1674, east of the current town of Bonnievale, on a farm nestled under the towering Langeberg Mountains, Johannes Harman Jansz Potgieter was born. Johannes married in 1714, and the farm appears on the grant of 1723 as Jan Harmansz Schat (treasure) from which it was apparently corrupted to Jan Harmsgat. In 1731 we find the grazing rights being granted to a famous hunter, Jacobus Botha. His hunting career was brought to an end a couple of years later, when he shot a lion, and the lioness (which he had not seen) attacked and mauled him, leaving him for dead. Botha recovered but was never able to hunt again, and in 1734 Governor de la Fontaine made a freehold grant to Botha, for services rendered, of the farm Jan Harmans Gat which he was then occupying. The farm was described as 'vier uur te perd van die dorp Swellendam' Jacobus Botha lived to the age of 90, dying in 1782, and his 12 sons gave him 190 grandchildren./www.janharmsgat.com Fluid Films

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