Roosje van de Kaap is perfectly situated in beautiful and richly historic, Swellendam. Neighboured by the old Drostdy museum and with stunning views of the “Langebergen”, it’s quite possibly the best location in town. Everything is within walking distance, even Marloth Nature Reserve!

The 4 Star Hotel can be described as a decorative dance between past and present. All 14 rooms are furnished with antiques and include the necessary modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. The main building dates from around 1790 and here you’ll find our award winning restaurant. We invite you to a mouth-watering menu, ranging from traditional Cape Malay fare to classic French tastes.

Our rooms are designed to be comfortable and homely. Antique furniture is used throughout, keeping history’s touch present. All the necessary modern amenities are included. Rooms are located in the main building and garden. Each with beautiful views of the Langeberg mountains.
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At Roosje van de Kaap, the restaurant adds heart and soul to your stay with us. The low reed ceiling, thickly plastered walls and soft candlelight takes you back to bygone days of the 18th and 19th centuries. Setting the scene for the tastes and flavours to come. From Cape Malay cooking styles to classic French fare, the menu is inspired by the rich history of our beautiful town and region.
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Activities



Museum


Explore the rich history of Swellendam. The Drostdy museum is a highlight.


Hiking


Pack your hiking shoes and sunscreen. Marloth Nature Reserve is situated just about 1,5 km from town.


Golf


Situated at the foot of the majestic Langeberg mountains, Swellendam's golf course is a player's favourite.


Cycling


Swellendam is a bicycle friendly town and the surrounding area offers great trail discoveries for mountain bikers.


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Testimonials


  • Perfect country retreat
    This lovely property is located in the historic part of Swellendam. It's just across the road from the Old Drosdy Museum and other historic venues. The hospitality and service of the owner run B&B is impeccable. There is such attention to detail in all aspects from room decor, comfort, meals and amenities. Swellendam is steeped with history, offers excellent restaurants and has many outdoor activities on their doorstep for nature enthusiast's. I can recommend Roosje and hope to return soon.
  • Very nice atmosphere
    Nice cozy place with tasty breakfast & friendly staff! We've been travelling to Port Elizabeth from Cape and stayed for a night only, however I would love to stay longer and enjoy hotel facilities like pool & overall area. We stayed in family room with 2 bedrooms, very nice atmosphere!
  • Quiet Getaway
    This was such a lovely place. beautiful, quiet, stunning rooms and a great pool. Located close to the entrance to town, has a good restaurant and very friendly staff. We stayed two nights and loved it.