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About Arumvale

Arumvale is a country house situated in the Hermitage Valley, offering self-catering apartments and separate cottages in a pastoral ambiance just 2 km outside Swellendam. Our guest units boast indoor hearths for winter evenings gazing upon the snow-capped mountain peaks, and barbecue facilities for those who wish to enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the late summer evening sunsets. We also have a rustic farm cottage on our premises overlooking a dairy herd field adjoining the Klippe River, with gas heated hot water and paraffin and candle lamps for a old world experience.

In addition to being surrounded by peaceful untrammelled nature, Arrumvale offers numerous outdoor activities within walking distance, including rock climbing, mountain hikes, bird watching, mountain bike trailing, canoeing, field rambling, swimming in the rock pools in the mountain gorge, horse riding in the Marloth Mountain Reserve, and historical heritage walking trails in one of the oldest towns in South Africa.

Further afield in the region, but within an hour’s driving, is the De Hoop Coastal Reserve, where pristine flora and fauna exist abounded by the Indian Ocean and from May until September the Southern right whale can be viewed, the region's famous coastal resorts of Arniston, with its turquoise sea waters, and Cape Aghulhas, the southern-most point of Africa.

We look forward to hosting you at our special country home.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 43 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • Self catering suites Self catering suites Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 These rooms are self catering suites with separate bedroom , living room with fire place and DSTV , kitchen , and bathro... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Television see more Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Television, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Rooms Adults
      • Self catering rustic cottage Self catering rustic cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering This cottage has a double bed in a living room with gas lit hot water and cooking facilities , oil lamps , bed linen ,... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        • Adults
          • Anneline Garden Cottage Anneline Garden Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This is a 2 storied cottage with 2 separate shower toilets, patio's , a double bed in bedroom , 2 single or a double... see more
            • Adults
              • Standard self catering room Standard self catering room Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering This suite has a queen size bed in bedroom with cable TV, a single size bed/couch in adjoining living room , a shower... see more
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Arumvale

                  43 guest reviews Reviews of

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                  Madelein Stoffberg
                  31 December 2019

                  A fantastic countryside experience with friendly and welcoming hosts. The cottage is well equipped, is private and has a fantastic view over the mountains and farm activities.

                  Roxanne Petorius
                  26 May 2019

                  George was great! He had such a warm and inviting feel. The room was romantic and the private patio was really needed. The views are great and the cows in the distance really makes it. I would highly recommend Arumvale

                  Riana Ackermann
                  05 November 2018

                  Owner and staff went out of their way to make our stay special. Staff extremely polite and helpful.

                  Charlien Claase
                  10 July 2018

                  We had a lovely stay in the cottage with the most beautiful views of the pasture and mountains.

                  Johan Prinsloo
                  25 March 2018

                  Small touches like a braai (barbecue) ready to be lit and farm-fresh milk in the fridge put the cherry on top of a good find - we enjoyed our stay and Arumvale's Anneline Cottage lived up to expectations! Oh and the views of those mountains!Note that this is on a working farm and the cottage abuts a public gravel road - didn't bother us at all, just added to the charm!

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                  Arumvale is 1.4km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 202.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling