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Martin was outstanding. The people, the places and the country were great.

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- G & D Hillegass, United States, June 2013

Our guide, Davis, was excellent. His knowledge about finding the tree-climbing lions, leopards and hyenas of Ishasha meant we saw them all, whereas we are aware...

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- J Wilson & R Dunham, United Kingdom, June 2013

Stella, both you and Jimmy are a credit to your vocation, your industry and your beautiful country. Our hearts are very sore at the thought of leaving so soon. ...

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- H Wallace & D Ash, Australia, December 2011

Reviews about Journeys Discovering Africa

Schoone Oordt Country House


Safari Highlights

Schoone Oordt Country House stands amidst a fragrant rose garden, peaceful fountains and landscaped shrubbery in the small town of Swellendam.

Schoone OordtAttention to Detail

Owned by Richard and Alison Walker since 2003, this delightful manor house has been lovingly renovated to combine historical charm with luxurious modernities. Handmade linen, goose-down duvets, pure wool carpets, open hearths and under-floor heating complete the stylish aesthetics. The house and annexes comprise stunning standard, luxury, family and honeymoon rooms.

Swellendam Mountains

Historically Rich

Swellendam is a small town with a rich history. Take a walk down the 'golden mile', enjoy the unique, specialist shops and work spaces, including a honey shop, pottery studio as well as quaint cafes. Drostdy Museum is a must if you are interested in the cultural history of the area, and if you would like to learn more about Swellendam, historical tours of the town are available with Adriaan, a local expert.