Facility Fact Sheet

In suite / cottage facilities

 Additional bed
An additional single bed may be placed in the Carol Suite and Malette Suite. An additional amount is charged per adult. Children under the age of 12 years are welcome to stay for free. Please indicate your need for an additional bed on our online reservations form.

✘ Air-conditioning
Suites, room & cottage are not air-conditioned.

 Area information booklet
A detailed area information booklet is provided in all suites and cottage.

Private bathrooms are provided for all suites and cottage.

Bathrobes are not provided but may be purchased from the Rain shop in Swellendam.

 Bathroom towels supplied
Bathroom towels are provided. 

 Bed linen
All bed linen is provided.

 Braai / BBQ facilities
A Weber kettle braai / BBQ is provided for each accommodation unit.

 Cleaning Materials
Cleaning materials are provided in all guest accommodation for dish washing and bathroom cleaning. Suites are serviced once a day. However, guests are required to do their own dish washing.

 Clock radio
Alarm clock radios are provided in each suite but not the rustic Garden Cottage.

 Emergency toiletries
A small supply of emergency toiletries are available for purchase at reception.

✘ Disabled equipped
Unfortunately, due to architectural constraints, we are not yet fully disabled equipped but we are working on it.

 DVD Players
DVD players are provided in each of the suites along with a selection of DVDs. DVD player and television is not provided in the rustic Garden Cottage as it is not equipped with mains electrical power.

 Emergency Horns
In the unlikely occurrence of an emergency, each accommodation unit is provided with a loud emergency air horn that could be used to summons assistance.

A fan is supplied in every suite but not the powerless Garden Cottage.

A hairdryer is supplied in every suite but not the powerless Garden Cottage.

Electrical heaters are provided provided in all suites but not the rustic Garden Cottage.

 International Plug Adaptors
An international plug adapter is available for loan upon request.

Free wifi internet access is available in each suite but not the rustic cottage.

An iron and ironing board is available upon request.

All suites are provided with fully equipped kitchens with electrical appliances including a refrigerator, oven & hob, microwave, kettle and toaster. The Garden Cottage has gas appliances and solar power.

 Patio / verandah / balcony
All guest accommodation units have private patios, verandahs or balconies.

 Room service
Room service is not provided as Arumvale is self-catering.

 Safe for valuables
A safe for valuables and laptop computers is provided in all guest accommodation units.

✘ Smoking
Smoking is not permitted in guest accommodation units.

 Tea and coffee facilities
Complimentary tea and coffee facilities are provided for guests in each unit.

Mobile telephone reception from most cellular service providers is available at Arumvale although signal strength may fluctuate at times.

Free to air public television is available in all suites but not the powerless Garden Cottage.

✘ Wheelchair friendly
Unfortunately, our suites are not yet wheelchair friendly but we are working on it,

On site facilities & services

 Child friendly
Arumvale is largely child friendly, however it is close to a working farm and rural public road so caution and adult supervision / guidance is required.

✘ Childcare / babysitting service
Childcare / babysitting services is not provided by Arumvale Country House, however we can recommend some reliable local people who are prepared to babysit your children.

Guests are welcome to use Arumvale's beautiful gardens and the deck under the old oak tree.

✘ Laundry service
Laundry service is not provided at Arumvale, however there is a laundromat and dry-cleaners in the village that operates during normal retail trading hours.


Secure off-street parking is provided for one guest vehicle per guest accommodation unit.


An Arumvale staff member is available to assist guests during office hours.

✘ Smoking

Smoking is not permitted indoors.

 Swimming pool

A swimming pool is currently being installed and will be fully functional by the end of October 2012.

 Tour assistance

We are able to provide assistance, guidance and information in finding a tour company or planing your tour route.


Transfers to and from the local Swellengrebel airfield may be arranged upon request.

 Wake up calls

An alarm clock radio is provided in all suites for self-setting of wake up calls.

Languages Spoken

 English and Afrikaans is spoken at Arumvale Country House.

Credit Cards

 Credit card payments are accepted at Arumvale.

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