Set amidst the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, on the banks of the mystical Breede River surrounded by fynbos, milkwood and giant aloes.
These luxury villas with their stylish interiors and breathtaking views of the mountains and river complete the mood of eternal elegance.
Stonehill is approximately 240kms from Cape Town and halfway to George on the Garden Route, situated in the Overberg region, a stones throw from Swellendam, the third oldest magisterial district in South Africa.
An ideal base to explore the historical town of Swellendam, surrounding nature reserves, wine, brandy and art routes.
Whether you are a nature lover, adventure seeker or romantic, Stonehill River Lodge has all the ingredients to ensure an unforgettable stay
Activities/Facilities Close By
Swellendam Golf CourseResort Facilities/Activities
Oppie Stoep Cafe
Sulina Faerie Sanctuary
Hermitage Liqueur Farm
Two Feathers Horse Trails
Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve Indigenous forest to be explored by foot or mountain bike
Wildebraam Berry Estate Berry picking - Youngberries, Blackberries, Blueberries - November/December
Swimming PoolUnit Facilities
Hiking Trails The Green Trail starting at Chalet No. 1 is about an hour long circular river/picnic trail (approx 2.5 km) - moderate fitness required. The Red Trail joins the Green Trail - about 2 and a half hour (approx 6km) - need to be reasonably fit and enjoy walking. Red Trail is the Game Trail. It is also a circular route
Mountain Bikes R100 for Full day bicycle rental.
Fishing Fishing rods and reels for hire R30.00 per day (subject to change). Spinners, hooks, sinkers are available to buy at reception
Backpack with picnic utensils and blankets at reception should guests wish to picnic down at the river
Scrabble, Rummikub, Dominoes and cards at reception
Croc Paddling 1hour 30min to 2hour croc paddling trip down the Breede River.
R150.00 per person (including children). Trips are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - bookings to be made in advance. Saturday trips need to be booked and paid for on a Friday. If no bookings are made on a Friday for the Saturday there will be no trip available. There are no trips on a Sunday. All trips are subject to weather conditions.
Game Bontebok, Eland, Springbok, Zebra.
Wireless Internet (free) please take own laptop
Kitchen Fridge/Freezer, Oven/Stove, Microwave, Cutlery, Crockery
Cleaning Service (excl. Sundays, Xmas New Years Day)
Barbeque/Braai (Wood braai 2br/6 - Gas Braai 4br/8)
Linen, Bath Towels (please take your own swimming towels)
Hairdryer (Master bedroom)
Lounge Television SABCTV 1,2,3, ETV, DSTV (Selected Channels)
Dining Room Table (4 bedroom - 8 sleeper)
Breakfast Bar (2 bedroom - 6 sleepers)
Covered Parking with the exception of Units 8 and 9
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN THE UNITS
Note that GPS co-ordinates and Google maps are inaccurate.
Directions from Cape Town +-240km
If you are coming in on the N2 it is not necessary to go into Swellendam town
Carry on, on the N2 heading in the direction of George for another 9km s until you see the BP garage (with farm animals) on your right
Turn right here (You will see a red and white Stonehill board on the wall)
You will cross over a railway line, then you will see a Malgas sign board - just keep on going straight - do not take the Malgas turn
You will pass a school on your left and the road changes from a tar road to a gravel road
Keep travelling straight on for a further 2.6 km s and then you will see another red and white Stonehill board on your left
Turn left here and carry on up the hill
You will then see another red and white Stonehill board advising you that you have a further 3km to travel to our gate
When you are at the gate call the no. that has been given to you from your cell phone and the gate will open. (DO NOT PUNCH IN THE NO. ON THE PAD)
You will see a brown thatch house on the hill - this is not part of the Lodge - please stick to the road and follow it down to the river
Here you will see a paved area and a small thatch reception office
If you are coming from Cape Town on the N1 - meet up with the N2 and then follow above directions
Directions from George side
10Km s before Swellendam town you will see the BP garage on your left
Turn left here and then follow direction above