about us


Bloomestate is a 6,5-acre refuge with all the conveniences, balancing a crisp and clean décor and contemporary architecture with wide open and natural spaces. Each of the seven garden rooms has a spacious bathroom, walk-in shower, bath, a private terrace and calming garden views.

A dock by the lake, a secluded jacuzzi, a saltwater pool, strategically-placed hammocks, a pampering day spa...Every element of your guesthouse has been crafted to create a soothing and natural experience.

Nestled in the foothils of the Overberg mountains on the fringe of the historic town Swellendam, bloomestate is your perfect home base from which you experience the region's highlights: whale-watching on the Indian Ocean, wine-sipping in the estates of Robertson Wine Valley, wandering the trails of the Langeberg mountain range, communing with the wildlife of the Nature Reserves of Marloth and De Hoop.

To help sustain both the estate and the surrounding natural beauty, we strive to use as many locally-made or Fair Trade products as possible.We serve local fruits and organic vegetables, use energy-efficient lighting and scrub with earth-friendly cleaning products. The hot water is solar-heated and waste is composted. Imbedded in the community, we also take great pride in supporting local initiatives such as the Swellendam Bursary Fund.

We look forward to welcome you at bloomestate.


ask your questions to Carla and Maarten


Carla and Maarten

The owners and hosts Carla and Maarten van der Ven, along with their friendly staff, always ensure discrete, personal and professional service. Well-travelled and with a background in tourism and hotel management and catering Carla and Maarten made their dream come true with bloomestate. Now they want to share it with you.

We look forward to welcoming you to bloomestate - whether in Afrikaans, English, French, German or Dutch (we are also well-versed in body language).

Feel free to contact us if you have any question.


ask your questions to Carla and Maarten






get in touch

+27(0) 28 514 2984 info@bloomestate.com

bloomestate luxury retreat guesthouse

276 Voortrek street, Swellendam, 6740, South Africa
coordinates 34°02'15"S 20°25'36"E
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