Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life to Kwetu Guest Farm. Situated on a peaceful farm in Buffeljagsrivier – 11kms outside Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa. “Our home, our place”, is how the Swahili word “Kwetu” translates. A simple word, with a sense of belonging.
Kwetu is a refuge for nature lovers. Derived from the name “Atelier Kwetu”, this long gone island of peace provided shelter for single mothers in Lullingu, on the eastern corner of the Congo; run by eccentric Spanish nuns, it gave hope and comfort to those who needed it most.
Long gone but never forgotten, we wanted to keep its memory alive and gave our farm the name in memory of those ladies of courage who went the extra mile for the less fortunate and believed in a better, more welcoming world.
Enjoy a Relaxing stay with us
Relax & Enjoy Great Times at Kwetu
Things to do on the farm:
We offer self-driven game drives, picnics, fishing. We guarantee that you will see all of these animals on our farm: Springbok, Bontebok, Giraffe, Eland, Wildebeest, Kudu, Waterbuck, Reebok, Sable, not to mention countless birds and other smaller mammals. Game drives: Self Drives – R250 per vehicle Picnic R200 pp (complimentary bottle of wine for picnic of 2 people or more)
Check availability and rates for the accommodation options that best suit your needs and book online instantly. If you have special requirements or want to host an event at Kwetu Guest Farm, please contact us directly.
All our self catering stay options come with great facilities. These are just a few provided.
Fully Equipped Kitchens
All our kitchens provide for comfortable self-catering, equipped with gas stove, hot plates, fridge/freezers, microwave ovens, all the crockery, cutlery and utensils you will need.
Kwetu has two wood burning fireplaces in all our cottages for a romantic atmosphere and keeping you warm in winter.
Covered verandahs at the cottages overlooking the majestic Langeberge, with an outside eating area with braai facilities. The farm has carefully considered picnic areas and cleared walkways to make sure you are connected to nature and experience the Kwetu Magic.
Brimming with pure mountain water, access to a jetty for the more adventurous with a raft to attempt. Kwetu has three dams and many water springs to discover
Events / Functions
Celebrating special moments that matter
Kwetu is ideal as an extraordinary venue for small intimate weddings or special celebrations such as birthdays, family gatherings, bachelor’s parties, and even corporate functions or team-building events.
Kwetu caters to the young, old and in-between by offering bird watching, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, paddling and even a foefie-slide (zipline) for the less faint-hearted! For those less active, a leisurely read in a hammock alongside a shady stream amongst the pin oak trees should do the trick.
60 Bird species have been identified at Kwetu, including Stanley’s Bustard, Secretary bird, our National Bird the Blue Crane, and Fish Eagle.
Kwetu Farm is home to a variety of antelope, including kudu, sable, eland, waterbuck, wildebeest (including a seldom-seen golden wildebeest) and 2 very special giraffes.
The recreational dam within walking distance to the cottages is a favourite spot of Kwetu for water activities. The dam holds a variety of fish. The dam caters for summer and winter recreation.
Kwetu was a huge surprise – only 2.5 hours from Cape Town with a game farm feel. Easily 4 varieties of buck and wildebeest roaming free , dappled grey ponies and 2 elegant giraffes made this an accessible safe and affordable experience for a young family keen on cycling and exploring for a 2 day quick getaway from the city. Kwetu provided us parents with a sense of security to be able let their 8 and 7 year olds explore the 80 hectares of rugged hills and scrubland surrounding around the perfectly appointed cottages – complete with towels , loo paper , percale linen and super warm and light duvets – all with a gorgeous view of the mountains turning intense colours as the day progressed and the sun moved across the valley. A magical and special place – very organized yet relaxed hosts – and so generous with the free range eggs for a morning ‘ s breakfast ! Great for friends and families to book out all 3 cottages. We’ll be back for some more of this special place. Thank you for making us so welcome.
Germaine & family
Restful stay in the countryside
The guest house is set up with really comfortable furnishings. After a busy two weeks traveling it was great to come here and watch all the animals passing by the house.
Thoroughly enjoyable family getaway!
Our stay at Kwetu Quest farm was so enjoyable. Accommodation was clean, beds super comfy and showers were amazing! We ran through the farm (and animals) whilst the kids rode their bikes.....LOVED it!!! Will definitely be back.....
Enjoyed our stay!
The farm is very nicely located and surrounded by the horses, dogs, giraffes and all other cute animals. It’s nice having a little stroll or swim in the little lakes. Our room was spacious, very clean, nicely decorated and well equipped.
We enjoyed our big terrace and the veranda where you can have a fire/bbq. Our host was extremely friendly, welcoming and laid back. He took us to feed the giraffes, picked passion fruits for us and we had some nice little chats.
Great stay, exactly what we had hoped for. Great feel for the way so many people in Swellendam
Friendly warm welcome. Great picnic prepared for us to enjoy through the afternoon and evening. Access to the farmland to visit their wide range of non-dangerous wild animals inc 2 X giraffes. Great value for money, we would definitely visit again if the opportunity ever arose.
Disliked · We went to visit Kwetu when the temperature was around 30 degrees and we needed to use the fans provided to keep cool. Coming from the UK we are not used to trying to sleep with the ceiling fan going all night, but we would still go there again next time we visit SA