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1 room, 2 adults

A Hilltop Country Retreat

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
7 Bergsig Avenue, Swellendam, Western Cape, 6740, South Africa

Mountain guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Dutch Reformed Church Swellendam
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Got a free room upgrade to a family suite. A little too big as there was only 2 of us,…Jun 8, 2018
  • The Retreat is conveniently located, the facilities are clean and you have all the…Aug 3, 2020

A Hilltop Country Retreat

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$76
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Luxury Double Room
  • Deluxe Family Suite
  • 2 Bedroom House (no children)
  • Family House, 2 Bedrooms

What’s around A Hilltop Country Retreat


  • In a national park
  • Dutch Reformed Church Swellendam - 8 min walk
  • Bukkenburg Pottery Studio - 14 min walk
  • Drostdy Museum - 14 min walk
  • Swellendam Golf Course - 17 min walk
  • Marloth Nature Reserve - 27 min walk
  • Bontebok National Park - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 131 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • South Africa may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

A Hilltop Country Retreat’s small print

Also known as

  • Hilltop Country Retreat House Swellendam
  • A Hilltop Country Retreat Guesthouse
  • A Hilltop Country Retreat Swellendam
  • A Hilltop Country Retreat Guesthouse Swellendam
  • Hilltop Country Retreat House
  • Hilltop Country Retreat Swellendam
  • Hilltop Country Retreat
  • Hilltop Country Retreat Guesthouse Swellendam
  • Hilltop Country Retreat Guesthouse
  • A Hilltop Retreat Swellendam


Guests receive provisions each day for preparing their own breakfast.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 350 per stay

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 80.00 for adults and ZAR 80.00 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for A Hilltop Country Retreat

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at A Hilltop Country Retreat?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near A Hilltop Country Retreat?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Barrel & Blues (8-min walk), Old Gaol (9-min walk), and Mattsen's Steakhouse (10-min walk).
  • What is there to do near A Hilltop Country Retreat?
    Recommended spots to visit include Dutch Reformed Church Swellendam (8-min walk) and Bukkenburg Pottery Studio (14-min walk), along with Drostdy Museum (14-min walk) and Swellendam Golf Course (0.9 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 31 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Best Hilltop stay
Lana was a excellent hostess. Great property , well kept and very friendly, accommodating team. I suggest having the braai on site as you can order in sides from Lana and go to the local butcher for great meat. Get Great experience and you get to sit to sit at a fire with a glass or two of wine. Fun time!! I would highly recommend staying here s we will be back for sure.
Ken, ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Luxurious accommodations and very helpful managem!
Beautiful accommodations! Lana, the manager, very helpful with advice on what to do and where to eat! Great recommendations!
Anne, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful room
We loved our stay at Hilltop. The service was exceptional. The front desk was very helpful. We were greeted with a map of the local area and recommendations on where to eat for dinner. The room was extremely spacious. The wood stove was a highlight.
Candice, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful Place
It is a very cosy and beautiful place. Every detail has been looked into intricately. I just stayed here for a night but wished we could have extended it.
Dhiraj, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful Place.!!! All what you wish.... And very quiet! We come again!
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our 140 m apartment.... with 2 bedrooms. Stunning!! The place.... really on the hilltop.... with amazing views down The Valley and very close to the beautiful.... hills!
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing place - loved it!!
Absolutely amazing place! Really pretty with loads of homely touches. Very reasonably priced for the stay - loved it and will 100% stay again. Eating recommendations provided and the restaurant was delicious. Thanks!
Eleanor, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly welcome, property has a lot of character - a cozy and very pleasant place to stay!
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Comfortable room
We stayed only 1 night, arriving after dark, the accommodation was comfortable and we enjoyed our time there. Staff were friendly, and the room was clean and well equipped.
Robert, ie1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful lodge with beautiful views
This little find was perfect for our night stay. The room was so lovely and had all the little touches to make our stay perfect. It was a little cold but the open fire made it wonderful and cosy. On our arrival we popped to the store and had a bbq as all the equipment is there for your use. The internet was possibly the best we had in SA on our trip. I cannot fault this place it’s a perfect little lodge. One thing to note is that if you go for bed and breakfast then you have to make the breakfast yourself and they will just pop the items in your fridge.
Nesreen, gbRomance trip

A Hilltop Country Retreat

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