arumvale country house

self-catering & relaxing in Swellendam's countryside

Bethel Street, Hermitage Valley,
Landline: +27 (0) 28 5143545
Mobile: +27 (0) 83 2606241
Facility Fact Sheet

In suite / cottage facilities

Additional bed

An additional mattress with bedding may be placed in the Carol Suite and Malette Suite on the floor . 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 mattress on our online reservations form


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. The Malette Suite is the only unit with a bath and a shower. All units have showers

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. Extra wood is available

Cleaning Materials

Cleaning materials are provided in all guest accommodation for dish washing. Suites are serviced once a day. However, guests are required to wash their own dishes

Disabled / wheelchair friendly

Unfortunately, due to architectural constraints, we are not equipped for wheelchairs

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


All units have a standing fan


A hairdryer is supplied in every suite


Electrical heaters are provided in all suites


Free wifi internet access is available in each suite


An iron and ironing board is available upon request


All suites are provided with fully equipped kitchenettes. Appliances include a refrigerator, oven & hob, microwave, kettle and toaster . All crockery, cutlery, pots etc are provided

Patio / veranda / balcony

All guest accommodation units have private patios, verandas or balconies

Room service

Room service is not provided as Arumvale is self-catering

Safe for valuables

No safes are provided


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


Satellite television is available in all suites but not the Garden Cottage

On site facilities & services

Child friendly

Arumvale is broadly speaking child friendly, however it is adjacent to a working farm and it has an unfenced swimming pool - so caution and adult supervision is required.

Childcare / babysitting service

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

Gardens and Vegetable Garden

Guests are welcome to use Arumvale's beautiful gardens and the deck under the old oak tree. Guests are welcome to pick from our vegetable and herb garden.

Laundry service

Laundry service is not provided at Arumvale, however there are two laundromats in the village( no dry cleaning services ) that operate during normal retail trading hours.They charge roughly R 45per kilo for wash and dry. We are happy to drop off and collect your laundry for you at a 50% surcharge service fee, but we take no responsibility for losses or damages


Secure off-street parking is provided for one guest vehicle per guest accommodation unit. We can accommodate a trailer or a caravan.


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


Smoking is not permitted indoors.

Swimming pool

Our swimming pool is a salt water pool. It is not deep enough for diving. The pool is not fenced and parents must take full responsibility for their children. Pool towels are provided

Tour assistance

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


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

Languages Spoken

English and Afrikaans is spoken at Arumvale Country House.

Credit Cards

Credit card payments are accepted at Arumvale.
Anneline Cottages

Malette Suite
Carol Suites
Samantha Room
Rustic Cottage