The property is a well-preserved masterpiece that was built in 1801.The original floors, ceilings and white-washed walls are still kept to maintain an old-world feel. It stands as one of the oldest buildings in the town of Overberg, the 3rd oldest historical village in South Africa. It is between Cape Town and George and along the beautiful Breede River. It is declared as a South African national monument.
Schoone Oordt Country House Country House in Swellendam
Nestled in an elegant house dating from 1853, the hotel is a just 2 km away from the Marloth Nature Reserve.
The origins of the property is mysteriously unknown. Historical accounts say that in 1887, it was sold to Hymie Liberman and Abraham Buirski who were parterns in the firm Liberman & Buirski of Swellendam. They were prominent businessmen and buyers of wool and wheat. Abraham Buirski used it as residence with his wife and raised a family there. His son Eli went on to own the house until his death at the age of 54. His gravestone can be found on the reformed church yard. He was the mayor of Swellendam from 1953 to 1923 and a representative in the South African Parliament from 1924 to 1929. The house was rescued by Herman & Dulcie Moore in 1968 from a state of disrepair. Danie & Mercia Theron bought it in 1980 and have lived in in for 20 years until the current owners bought it in 2003.