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.