Nestled in the lush green Hermitage Valley just outside the historic town of Swellendam, the EcoTreehouse is a spacious and fully equipped, luxury self-catering cabin for your retreat in nature. Nature, horses, peace, sauna, wood-fired hot tub, swimming, playground, cycling, hiking, birds, wildlife. We have built an off the grid sustainable living paradise and would like to share the space and if you are keen knowledge. We offer discounts for longer retreats, please enquire
“The Treehouse is incredible. It's obviously not super spacious, but also not cramped. A couple can easily stay there for many days. The bedroom is in the back where it's a lot cooler and has big and comfortable bed. There's a small bathroom with modern appliances. The kitchen allows for some light cooking and is well equipped. WiFi is available inside the Treehouse and worked pretty well. On the property that's shared with the owners, you find friendly horses, shady spots to hang out and a big pond to have a refreshing swim. It's all very peaceful. At night you also get to see a beautiful starlit sky. The property is just a few minutes drive from Swellendam, so although you're in the countryside, you're also not completely away from civilization. Marloth Nature Reserve is also very close where you can go on beautiful hikes. Our 4 night stay was an amazing experience. If you're looking for a peaceful down-to-earth stay, go here!”
The cottage is situated about 30 meters from the main house and 45m from the river. It is elevated and overlooks the BreedeRiver. Guests are welcome to make use of the two-man canoe or SUP at their own risk. There is rainwater to be used as cooking and drinking water. Please do not use the tap water for drinking water as this is pumped straight from the river. There is a TV in the cottage with Netflix connected. This is the place to relax and regroup. Enjoy!
“Our stay at the Riverdance cottage was wonderful. The setting is spectacular and we enjoyed our time swimming and rowing in the river. In the evenings we braaied and ate on the veranda overlooking the river. The hosts were incredibly hospitable and made us feel right at home. Highly recommended.”
Melk Houte Bosch Guest farm is located 34 km from Swellendam and 22 km from De Hoop Nature Reserve on a non tarred road. An ideal destination away from the city. Get spoiled by the most breathtaking sunrise. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that only a farm can offer in the comfort of a luxurious, fully-equipped, three bedroom farmhouse. Melk Houte Bosch is an active working farm . We offer hiking and cycling trails and a chance to fish. Watch farm animals, springbok and zebras graze.
“Perfect for families and groups. But also as a couple or with friends you'll enjoy the quietness and beauty of this place. Especially during the night; the starry sky is just amazing! The House itself is spacious and very well equipped. Sonja and her family are wonderful hosts. If you're smart: bring some food. Swellendam is some minutes away and the roads are 'special'. Also on the property you can use your regular car, but you're happy if you have an SUV.”