Cabin in Swellendam

Swellendam , Western Cape , South Africa


This lovely cute and basic cottage lies in a remote mountain valley near the historical town of Swellendam.

Patathuis started life as a stable. It was converted to a farmworkers cottage after the war and the new century saw it upgraded to a two bedroom cottage. It is decorated in a rural style in keeping with its history.

Important: Our properties are protected by SUPERHOG, the digital trust platform that enables hosts, operators and guests to confidently transact in the short-term rentals space. Please note that once you have booked, you will be required to verify yourself with SUPERHOG.

Smoking is Permitted

  • Outdoor Balcony/Porch
  • There is no smoking inside but the property is 420 friendly. ( Smoking on the lawn or pation )


  • Full Kitchen
  • Free Parking

About Your Host:

Domestic water - off grid, potable, gravity feed from storage, limited resourceEnergy - electricity, EskomRolling blackout schedule online blackout schedule app - LP gas - noneEnergy - illunimating parafin, vintage lamp on kitchen tableSewerage - off grid septic tank, off grid grey water soak awayAccess roads beyond the R60 - privately maintained gravel single laneSecurity - swing gate at the R60, control with remote on keyset or with mobile phoneSolid waste - separate into biodegradable (black bucket next to the stove) and other waste (flip lid bin next to stove)Mobile signal - weakWi-Fi - none

Host's Views on Cannabis

I grow a few plants recreationally, but do not use any products myself

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2 nights minimum stay

About the Neighbourhood

Address is provided after the booking is confirmed.

Our local town, Swellendam, is 20 minutes to town, 25 back by bicycle.Sulina Fearie SanctuaryDrostdy Museum complexDutch Reformed churchMarloth Nature reserveBontebok National ParkGrootvadersbos Various restautantsSuurbraak, Buffeljags, Barrydale, Bonnievale, Robertson, Montagu are all close byThe coast is an hour away driving. We like road trips... Parrie in Struisbaai is a favourite.

Additional Details:


Good day, Your mobile number as provided on the booking system is programmed to control the entrance gate to Wolfkloof Boerdery for the duration of your stay. Once you arrive at the gate please place a call to +27824076343. As soon as your number is identified the call will be dropped at no cost and the gate will operate. Your number have control from 15:00 on the day of arrival till 11:00 on the day of departure. Any phone capable of outward dialing is suitable. You are welcome to use the G-Remote app from Select "AS13_SolarHek" from your devices to control it. Please drive slowly Google Maps: For a view of the road follow this link or Thank you for visiting Beneke and his magnificent team

Check-in : 03:00 PM

Check-out : 11:00 AM


Please make sure you have read and understand the directions to the farmPlease make sure you have read and understand the instructions to operate the security gatePlease note that the farm is accessible with 4x4 and Avis Rental vehicles onlyPlease drive slowly on the gravel farm road - the single lane is used by other guests, residents and domestic as well as wild animalsPlease light fires in designated areas onlyPlease do not light candles or any other type of naked flames inside any buildingsPlease do not smoke inside any buildingsPlease do not place cigarette butts in fireplaces, braai areas, konkas, flower beds, flower pots, lawns, toilets, basins, under beds or on window sillsPlease note the establishment is not pet-friendlyPlease note we do not allow day visitors or extra guests - speak to us if you would like to invite people overPlease do not speed - twenty is plentyReduce, re-use and recycle - please make use of the waste bins for organic material placed in all kitchens on the farm. Your unused/discarded food is used as animal foodThank you for treating our farm, our home, respectfully and without harm to man or nature


Guests have the right to a full refund if cancelling within 24 hours of booking. Within 14 days of arrival , Guests receive a 50% refund. After this time, the full cost of the booking will apply.


Don't forget to bring your government issued, photo ID as your host may want to check it.


  • No parties allowed
  • Pets live on property