Jan Harmsgat Country House Restaurant in Swellendam
We welcome you to an award-winning dining experience.
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Jan Harmsgat Country House in the Overberg at a glance...
Jan Harmsgat Country House is the perfect stop-over on your journey. A 2-Hour drive outside of Cape Town on the R60 highway, as you head into the Garden Route.
Discover the historic charm of 5-Star Guest accommodation that comprises of 10-exclusive rooms – Double, Twin & Family Rooms plus a romantic honeymoon suite.
With a 3-Course breakfast included, plus enjoy a fine-dining experience at our on-site restaurant for dinner – we grow our own produce for the table.
Just across the road, explore our 680 hectare working farm of Pomegranates; Vines & Pecan Nut trees – let us know if you would like to book a picnic! Jan Harmsgat is proudly Fair Trade accredited.
Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning traveler’s needs: Space, charm and an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history. Guests are treated to understated elegance and comfort, combining the power of its original meter thick walls, yellowwood details, and authentic ‘Overberg’ style while every modern convenience available. The indulgence does not stop with the accommodation but is carried throughout your experience.
Welcome you to an award-winning dining experience. Now open for Sunday lunches, booking is essential. As winter chills set in, join us in front of the fireplace for special Saturday night food & wine pairings, or settle in on Sundays with our Family Style Menu.
Our Chef creates dishes that deserve the national recognition they receive. The lunch & dinner menu’s change frequently as the kitchen utilizes fresh produce grown in our garden, along with choices like rack of lamb, pork belly, aged beef or our famous kudu fillet.
It is often said desert should be eaten first as it is not to be missed. Our Pecan Pie is made from the organically grown pecans from the farm and topped with homemade ice-cream.
The wine list features our hand-picked cultivars that make our single-block JHG range – wine tastings & sales available and let us know if you would like to book a picnic.
We look forward to meeting you!
1. TWO COURSE MEAL per person, excluding drinks = R230.00
2. THREE COURSE MEAL per person, excluding drinks = R310.00
3. FOUR COURSE MEAL per person, excluding drinks = R345.00
Tomato based soup with a secret ingredient (ripe banana)
Spicy Butternut Soup
Butternut soup with spices and coconut cream (butternuts from the farm)
*All soups served with various home baked bread
Blanched waterblommetjie, mixed with goats cheese and tucked into homemade puff pastry tarts served with a garden & cape sorrel salad & tzatziki
Handmade ravioli filled with juicy orange & apricot duck leg meat, topped with a brown butter sage sauce, roasted pumpkin seeds, parmesan cheese & edible flower.
Sticky Slow roasted Pork Belly
Slow roasted ginger, star anise, honey & soy pork belly served with leak mash potatoes, butternut tarts & trio of vegetables
Locally aged beef fillet served with a wild mushroom sauce, potato wedges & vegetables from our organic garden
Kudu fillet served with a red wine reduction, potato croquettes, caramelized onions and garden vegetables.
Curry & ginger marinated ostrich fillets with coconut sauce served with basmati rice, veggies and sambals.
Grilled fish with a sparkling wine sauce served on a bed of mashed potatoes & vegetable slithe.
Trio of homemade ice-cream
3 Scoops of creamy homemade cinnamon, orange & blue-gum/lavender ice-cream
This is a very rich but oh ’so delicious pecan pie – we use the pecans from the farm and make our own sweet crust pastry case.
Steeped in nearly three centuries of pastoral history, the Western Cape has a rich heritage, and while its original settlers have long since moved on, their spirit is still evident. Many of the vineyards, currently undergoing a revival, produce some of South Africa’s finest wines. Distinctive blends from all the noble cultivars and classic styles may be sampled and most farms readily welcome visitors for wine tasting.
You’re in the heart of the South West Cape: the Robertson Wine Route, Montagu (with its hot mineral springs), the Breede River, Bontebok Park, Cape Agulhas, the De Hoop Nature Reserve (offering exceptional whale-watching in season), and the delightful town of Swellendam itself, the third oldest town in South Africa, and well worth exploring. The region offers a vast array of pleasurable pursuits to suit all tastes, within a concentrated area.
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