Godswindow • Swellendam, South Africa

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GodswindowSwellendam, South Africa

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Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from $ 2000/wk
What we like about this property

This is a truly jaw dropping and emotionally stirring location and this stunning residence inhabits the site in graceful harmony with the natural world. We love the dramatic architectural silhouette, the unification of form and function and the beautifully designed interiors that are a refined mix of vintage modernism and classic style. A dazzling and inspiring combination! 

Description

Set on two hundred and sixty six acres of pristine African wilderness and set against the imposing peaks of the Langeberg mountain range, this magnificent property boasts an awe-inspiring view into the heart of what the locals call “God’s Window.” Designed by Johannesburg-based architect Georg van Gass of Gass Architecture Design Studio and landscaped by Patrick Watson, the artistic achievement is eclipsed only by the breathtaking setting. Employing beautifully defined lines and structural compostion of masonry, concrete and glass, the U-shaped structure was designed to engage the surroundings with three distinct wings formed around the massive interior courtyard. 

The large glass facade of the main structure features a soaring roofline that is oriented towards the view and contains the central living area with an open plan kitchen and a walk-in wine cellar as well as the master bedroom, a music room, and state of the art entertainment and media room. To both sides of the main structure are two luxury guest suites that can accommodate up to six guests, each with ensuite glass framed baths that bring the environment in. Intimate and serene, the interiors feature a minimalist approach with a mix of vintage and contemporary furnishings and decor that’s sophisticated but unpretentious. 

The vast lush grounds stretch out before you and include a large pool and stables as well as private mountain and forest trails reserved exclusively for guests.  This is a magical place that invites you to experience a unique home and an enchanting land you won’t forget.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Optional concierge and tour services available: whale watching in Hermanus (considered the world’s best land based viewing) white shark cage diving and bespoke private game farm itineraries can be arranged to suit the needs of the most demanding tastes. Wifi throughout, state of the art BluRay home theater, housekeeping and laundry facilities. Fully stocked wine cellar of rare and fine South African wines. Fully equipped gym. 

AROUND

The name is not an exaggeration. This is a magnificent area dominated by the Langeberg  mountain range and deep verdant valleys just off the world-renowned Route 62, in the district of Swellendam. With private trails that follow the nearby river into the ancient forest that borders the Marloth Nature Reserve, there is much to explore directly from the property. Located in the heart of the Overberg, it’s a fifteen minute drive to the two main agricultural towns of Montagu and Swellendam. To the east, the famous Green Garden Route traverses the South African coastline and to the south is the De Hoop Nature Reserve along the coast. It’s a two and a half hour drive west to the “Mother City” of Cape Town and Table Mountain through some of the best wine land, and a two hour drive south east to the harbor and beach town of Mossel Bay along the Indian Ocean.

LOCATION

Swellendam, South Africa. Nearest Airport: Cape Town International Airport (203 km)

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Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Godswindow, Swellendam, South Africa | holiday lettings
Info & Rates
Bedrooms3 executive en suite
Bed TypeKing size
KitchenFully equipped gourmet kitchen
BathroomsFull large bathrooms in glass boxes
AccommodateMax 3 couples
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyYes
RatesRates are $2000 per week plus VAT tax
Minimum Stay1 Week
ViewStunning valley and mountain views
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3 Reviews

  • linda, June 9, 2011

    my husband and i spent our honemoon on the farm, best place to be if you like pampering and good food, and peace on earth

    linda

  • Psychicoctopus, January 1, 2011

    Nothing prepared us for the experience of this awesome place
    The majesty of a 1486m mountain ,an indigenous ancient forest ,the source of a river,waterfalls,and a private trail leading onto the Marloth reserve were topped by amazing wines and fine dining
    Reserved for a maximum 3 couples makes for exclusivity,not equaled any where at any price

    Psychicoctopus

  • , July 31, 2010

    if you want to visit gods garden that’s the place.
    the location is electrifing.
    spiritual sophistication in the most confortable,relexed,and cared for place.
    only two super luxurious suites build to the highest architectural standards.
    we can not stop thinking about the place and the experiance we had.
    this is a place for lovers and thinkers.
    the owners susan and sandy will show you the way….

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