Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Our splash pool to relax and unwind in the warm summer days. Photo taken 12 November 2013.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Berry Festival 29 November - 1 Desember

We still have 2 luxury rooms and 2 family suites available for the berry festival in Swellendam.

29 November - 1 December 2013

Lots to see and do. E-mail Lana at info@ahilltop.co.za for more information or give her a call +27(0)28 514 2294.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Canola Karnaval & Berry Festival

Canola Karnaval & Berry Festival

29 November - 1 December 2013


Book today!! info@ahilltop.co.za / +27(0)28 514 2294

Friday, 20 September 2013

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Don't forget to book today for the Canola Carnaval 2013:

29 November - 1 December

in Swellendam



are running a special starting from 22nd August until 14th September, Beef sirloin with mushroom cream sauce(porcini mushroom) chicken schnitzel, served with fried potatoes and fresh vegtables, dessert:trifle, tea/coffee R95pp


Specials in Swellendam,


Special plat du jour:  Springbok loin wrapped in Parma ham Sautéed in Butter and sauced with sweet mustard-winter florets and fingerling potatoes  R 155.00 Kudu Carpaccio –Biltong salad-Warthog samoosas  served le plat with breads and pate  R125.00   Vegan Fresh and home grown salads le vin –pumpkin corn herb and winter vegetables ragout crème mozzarella R 100.00 Cocktail lounge special MARGARITAS R 20.00Plus our STEAK and CURRY specials


All hours 082 430 8188 Koornlands@swellendam.com Koornlandsrestaurant.co.za

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Special offer:

***Weekend special*** Stay at A Hilltop Country Retreat 16-18 August for only R340pp self-catering or R390pp B&B.
Please e-mail info@ahilltop.co.za or call +27(0)28 514 2294 for more information.


Thursday, 18 July 2013

BIG BEE FESTIVAL 8-11 Aug 2013


Big Bee Festival 8-11 Swellendam

Visit www.bigbee.co.za to book your shows.

E-mail info@ahilltop.co.za to book your room / call 0285142294

Restaurant specials:



to end July- From the Hibachi- Flame Grilled  450g T-Bone  Chips & Salad R95.00- 300g Sirloin with all the trimmings R80.00 – Cape Malay Chicken Curry R 85.00 


Special Family Time is between 18h00 & 19hoo with  Children friendly meals- A fillet of Chicken Burger and chips R 45.00 or  various pasta dishes R45.00


Reservations are always appreciated on all hours All hours 082 430 8188 restaurant 028 514 3567 www.koornlandsrestaurant.co.za       koornlands@swellendam.com

Monday, 1 July 2013

Powell House Dinner Special 13 July 2013 - book today!

With the Tour de France underway and Bastile Day on 14th July, we are celebrating with a French evening.  Let's not feel "Les Miserable" this winter evening, wear your beret, feather boa or neck-kerchief and enjoy a 4-course meal for R135 per person.


Saturday 13th July 2013  at 7.30 for 8.00pm



French Onion Soup


Cheese Souffle with herb and mustard sauce


Coq au Vin  (Chicken in wine)

Pommes Parisienne and vegetable


Creme Brulee





Booking Essential - phone early to secure your place
 028 514 3243 / 082 882 4466

Monday, 27 May 2013


Winter specials not to be missed  

  • Save 20% on your accommodation in any luxury double room

  • Free breakfast - stay 2 nights and receive a stocked fridge for breakfast both mornings

-must mention special offer when booking is made
-not valid with any other special offer
-valid for bookings May - September 2013 only

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Romantic getaway...

Whisk you partner away this winter for some well-deserved relaxation...
-2 night stay at A Hilltop Country Retreat B&B
-3 course dinner & bottle of wine at Powell House Restaurant
-Couple's Massage at Rain forest day spa
-Sparking wine on arrival

e-mail info@ahilltop.co.za for more information / or call +27 (0)28 514 2294 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +27 (0)28 514 2294 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Winter specials:


3 Course Set Dinner menu:  This special menu will feature a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts with an added incentive of no corkage fee

3 Course Set Dinner   -  R185  -  NO CORKAGE

Sunday, 14 April 2013

our view...

this is our view from reception....

winter warmer @ Mattsens, Swellendam

Starter: Home made bean soup / Mussels /Pita Bread
Main course:
Grilled Chicken stack: A tower of grilled chicken, pineapple and cheese sauce, served with potato chips and onion rings   

Grilled Calamari Steak: Calamari steak served on a bed of sweet peppers prepared in  white wine and lemon garlic       

200g Fillet Steak: Done to order, served with chips and onion rings

Dessert: Malva Pudding/Whiskey Dom Pedro/Baked Cheesecake
R165 per person
Booking: 0285142715

Dinner Special


3 Course Set Dinner menu:  This special menu will feature a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts with an added incentive of no corkage for local Swellendammers.

Tonight’s menu: 3 Course Set Dinner   -  R195  -  NO CORKAGE

Starters: Parma ham and Mediterranean black figs with hazelnuts and a honey and lemon dressing / Franschoek oaked smoked salmon trout roulade with pickled cucumber, crostini and a mustard and fennel dressing  /Marinated beef medley with cornichons, baby Rosa tomatoes, pea shoots, shaved Parmesan and a wholegrain mustard cream

Mains: Slow roast free range belly of pork with red wine lentils, spiced onion puree’, creamy mash and a white wine jus

Fillet of Black Angus beef with portabella mushroom, balsamic roasted cheeky red tomatoes, shoestring fries and garlic butter

Free range chicken supreme with red pepper ragout, Parmesan polenta and thyme jus


Crème Brulee  / Dark chocolate brownie with hot fudge sauce and whipped cream /Vanilla ice cream with toffee sauce and toasted almonds

A la Carte menu also available

Book your table at 028 514 3430 or 082 081 7942

Monday, 8 April 2013

Keep warm this winter

Family suite with built-in fireplace

WINTER SPECIAL: May - September 2013

Book at A Hilltop Country Retreat for 2 nights and receive a free stocked fridge for breakfast BOTH nights!!!

-must mention special offer when booking is made.
-only valid from May - September 2013
-2 or more night bookings only

Monday, 18 March 2013

Lana & Jane will be there to welcome you at reception!

**April special**

Only R400pppn, sharing. Stocked fridge for breakfast included. e-mail info@ahilltop.co.za for more information.

-must mention special offer when booking is made

Monday, 4 March 2013

4-10 March **Special rates**

Come stay at A Hilltop Country Retreat from 4-10 March for only R350pppn,sharing.
e-mail Lana at info@ahilltop.co.za for more information or call +27 (0)28 514 2294

Friday, 8 February 2013

Valentine Menu:

Field and Fork Valentine Menu

‘’Love is not finding someone to live with, its finding someone you can’t live without’’


Red Rose
Glass of bubbly
Gazpacho Andaluz with fresh mint
Parma ham and goats cheese medley with
roasted beetroot, toasted sesame seeds
and watercress
Saddle of lamb with parmesan polenta, char grilled
aubergine, balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes and a
white wine and thyme jus
Duck a l' Orange with sautéed pak choi and
boulangere potatoes
Dark chocolate mousse tart with Crème fraiche
Crème Brulee
            Booking essential
              082 081 7942
              028 514 3430



Monday, 4 February 2013

Valentine's special

Only R450pppn, sharing. Stocked fridge for breakfast included & free bottle of wine

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Book now for your June & July holidays

Book today for your June & July holidays for a special price of only R350pppn, sharing.

  • book before the 31st of March 2013
  • must mention special offer when booking is made
  • luxury double rooms & family suites included
  • limited rooms with fireplaces available
  • all rooms with DVD players & a selection of dvd's available at reception
E-mail Lana at info@ahilltop.co.za to book your room

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Review from Nov 2012:

Absolutely the best welcome we've had! Friendly and helpful service and willingness to go the extra mile, with a smile -thank you Lana! Loved the decor and interiors. Linen and towels were ample and luxurious. The bed was spacious and super comfy. Loved the pets, adds a very homely feel. All the small extra's go a long way, the stocked fridge, the lotions etc. Tranquil and peaceful surroundings with breathtaking views of the hills and overlooking the town. This was the perfect getaway from the city. I cannot fault anything at this establishment, we will definitely return!
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple

Comments from some of the guests who stayed with us