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About Arumvale

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.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 27 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
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Reviews for Arumvale

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Johan Prinsloo
25 March 2018

Small touches like a braai (barbecue) ready to be lit and farm-fresh milk in the fridge put the cherry on top of a good find - we enjoyed our stay and Arumvale's Anneline Cottage lived up to expectations! Oh and the views of those mountains!Note that this is on a working farm and the cottage abuts a public gravel road - didn't bother us at all, just added to the charm!

Diana Hamilton
16 February 2018

Everyone at Arumvale was happy and content. The views are outstanding and the accommodation was perfect for our needs.

izak Van Zyl
04 January 2018

We had a very pleasant stay at Arumvale. The cottages are well kept and cool in the warm summer days. We had all the amenities we could want. We appreciate that the place is pet friendly. We will certainly be back!

Manfred Thieroff
19 July 2017

Stayed overnight in the Rustic Cottage a memorable experience. Beautiful vista. Overlooks pasture rather than garden.....positive, divorced from the main complex....positive, welcomed by Samantha.......positive, Wi Fi connection only if you are in the kitchen with your cell phone against the window.......positive, resulting in a lot of reminiscence. Firewood and indoor heating welcomed with rain throughout the night and the amazing sight of snow in the morning. Knowing that there is only a two plate gas stove available will assist in planning meals. There is a fine balance to maintain when...
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Caroline Jacks
18 June 2017

We loved everything about the place but there was no hot water in the rustic cottage but besides than that we loved and enjoyed our stay.

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Arumvale Map

Arumvale is 1.4km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 202.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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