Monday, 14 December 2015

Book directly with Lana

Book your accommodate directly with Lana and save up to 15% on your accommodation.

p: +27(0)28 514 2294

T&C apply. 15% - min of 2 nights / must mention special offer when booking is made

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all our family & friends

We hope 2016 will be a wonderful year for you all.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

planning a trip to Swellendam?

visit the website for things to see and do in Swellendam.

2hours / 1 day / 2 days / 1 week  we have your trip planned.

+27(0)28 514 2294 /

Friday, 29 May 2015

Handmade by Maggie Jo products available to buy @ A Hilltop Country Retreat

Why not have breakfast in the privacy of your room or on your patio?  We offer guests the option of a fully stocked fridge @ R60pp:


bacon I eggs I tomato I toast I jam I butter I juice I muesli I yoghurt I coffee I tea I sugar I milk I rusks I fruit

Enjoy breakfast at a time convenient for you and your family.  We take care of the dishes. 

Please let us know if you would like to make use of this offer?

Under the Oaks Markets - Swellendam

This Saturday, 30. May from 9 am till 1 pm
Weather forcast: sunny
Atmosphere: lovely locally
Get your farmfresh veggies here, stay for vegetarian asian healthy food, enjoy freshly squeezed juices, stock up for your garden and just meet the Swellies folks

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

MAY 2015: special offer

Mother's day month @ A Hilltop Country Retreat - Swellendam

"all that I am or hope to be,
I owe to my mother - abraham lincoln"
all Mom's stay for free for the month of May / 028 514 2294

-when sharing with a family / min 2 nights / must mention special offer when booking is made / direct bookings only / valid for May 2015 only

Friday, 17 April 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015

Special offers:

booked directly with us and save up to 20% on your accommodation this winter. Contact Lana,

p: +27 (0)28 514 2294

must mention special offer when booking is made. valid: winter 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015


Feb 2015: Latest reviews from Airbnb website:

"Extraordinary hilltop lodging! We were stunned by the beautifully designed grounds and the extremely tastefully decorated accommodation providing every possible amenity (every unit has its own little terrasse with small "garden" boasting a Braai facility, fire basket, hanging rail for clothes, etc. etc.). The rooms were welcoming us with several lovi...ngly arranged details (such as a stuffed rabbit on each children`s bed) whilst we were provided with a helpful map with things to do and places to see/eat at in Swellendam - we will certainly be back!"

"We had a wonderful stay at the Hilltop Retreat. As we arrived we were immediately greeted by Lana who took time to explain local attractions that are worth visiting on our stay. Swellendam has so much to offer! We immediately felt at home in the luxurious surroundings, and will be sure to return for a longer period in the future. Thank You Lana and Jane for such a lovely stay in you very well run establishment. See you soon! "

"We stayed at accommodation #3 during our last 2 days in South Africa! Very nice interior design (every accommodation looks a bit different, but all very comfortable) & everything you need after 2 weeks on the garden route! The Hilltop Country Retreat is a very relaxing place, with a nice pool in the middle of the green directly in front of the accommodations - & as a perfect extra: the great view on the mountains (and the stars by night)! Since it is really on the top of the hill, next to the mountains, it´s very quiet & peaceful. Very friendly staff, who knows many recommendations for the area! We highly recommend staying there! "

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Valentine's special offer for the month of February,

save 15% on your accommodation (direct bookings only)
sparkling wine & chocolates on arrival
add a special 3 course dinner Powell House Restaurant

for more information e-mail / 028 514 2294

-must mention special offer when booking is made / min 2 night stay / pp sharing only

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

last minute deal

valid until end of Jan 2015 - save 15% on your accommodation. pp sharing.

must mention special offer when booking is made.

latest review Jan 2015:

Reviewed by: HashiemC from Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed on: 01/07/2015 for their stay in 01/2015
505731 - A Hilltop Country Retreat self-catering Swellendam
We fully enjoyed our stay at the Hilltop Country Retreat. The villa was exceptionally clean, well furnished and we loved the rustic theme. This is the perfect setting for small families; and our kids loved the splash pool. The welcome and hospitality of all staff is commendable. We will certainly be back soon.