We Offer

  • 4 Star Luxury Self Catering
  • Underfloor heating
  • Fully equipped and serviced accommodation
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Sparking swimming pool
  • Spacious accommodation
  • Satellite television
  • Full security

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Swallow's Loft Self Catering Villa Hermanus

Swallow's Loft in the private Glen Fruin Estate is situated at the foot of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley in the beautiful town of Hermanus in the Overberg. The cottage offers spacious accommodation in 4 star self catering luxury set in a tranquil landscaped garden setting. Located only 2 kms from town centre, Swallow's Loft self catering or bed and breakfast offers an ideal accommodation choice for visitors to the Overberg wishing to explore the magnificent tourist attractions including whale watching or white shark cage diving in Gansbaai.
What we offer at Swallow's Loft Self Catering Hermanus.

  • 4 star self catering
  • magnificent mountain views
  • beautiful landscaped gardens
  • sparkling swimming pool
  • spacious double bedrooms
  • sleeps maximum 4
  • spacious living area
  • fully equipped self catering luxury
  • satellite television
  • fully secure parking

The Glen Fruin Estate in Hermanus

Glen Fruin Meadows was originally incorporated in the farm Glen Fruin, owned for over half a century by the Musson family who lived across the river. The Onrust River which runs through Glen Fruin Meadows is fed from the De Bos Dam in the Hemel en Aarde Valley (which literally translated means Heaven and Earth) and meanders under the national road to join the sea at Onrust Beach.

Amenities and Services


Are available for appliances which do not fit our standard electrical sockets.


Animals are not allowed at Swallows Loft.


There is a weber BBQ available to use at the pool and entertainment area.


There are several beauty therapy salons in and around Hermanus if you feel the need for a little pampering.

  • La Femme Skin Care Clinic & Wellness Day Spa
    Tel: 028 313 0660
  • Overberg Skin and Body Clinic
    Tel: 028 312 3529
  • Pamper Me
    Tel: 028 313 2368


Not in the mood to self cater? Why not try one of the many fabulous eateries on the Village Square or in town for a delicious breakfast while you savor the incredible sea views. (see our list of RESTAURANTS in Hermanus)

Check In/Out

Check In: From 14H00. Late arrivals (after 18H00) should make prior arrangements with management.
Check Out: 11H00. Arrangements for a late check-out can be made with management.


In the event of an emergency at night please dial Lesley on 082 777 5562.


Hairdryers are available for your personal use.


Heating panels have been placed throughout Swallows Loft.


We do laundry by prior arrangement alternately you are could use the services of:

  • Gateway Laundromat
    Tel: 028 3122141

Power Failure

In the event of a power failure, you will find a torch and candles in the kitchen and in each bedroom.


For dinner or lunch we will be happy to book you into one of the many restaurants in the area. See here for a list of fabulous restaurants in Hermanus and in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.


Please hand personal items to management for safekeeping.


Is not permitted inside the house. Ashtrays are provided in designated areas outside.

Swimming Pool

For safety reasons, there is no diving permitted. Unaccompanied children are not permitted at the pool.

Swimming Towels

No white towels are to be taken to the beach or to the swimming pool. You will find swimming towels in your bedroom cupboard.

Taxis & Transfers

  • Bernardus Tours and Transfers
    Tel: 028 316 1093 or 083 658 7848
  • Due West Shuttle – Neels Terblanche
    Tel: 083 327 2929
  • Splash Shuttle and Tours
    Tel: 028 316 4004 or 082 658 5375


2 tv's in cottage, one in lounge and one in main bedroom plus dstv channel.


Hermanus is a water scarce area. Please assist us in conserving our precious resource.


Directions from Cape Town

GPS Co-ordinates:


Come from Cape Town on the N2 to Somerset West, proceed through the mountains until you reach the glide off to Hermanus the R43. At the first traffic lights at Onrus go straight across ( you will see Kidbrooke Place on your left.) At the next lights turn left onto the Caledon road R320. Then first left after 50 metres between the Village Shopping Centre and Whalehaven winery, the very first little turn to the right will take you between Hornbill House and the Winery and you will see the big gates with Glen Fruin Meadows written on the wall straight ahead. Press 19 on the gate pad to the left and we will pick up the phone and let you in. No 19 is just to the left of the gate.

Google Map

The Villa

Living Area

Open plan, spacious and tastefully furnished with an 8 seater dining room table, couches and comfortable easy chairs around a cosy fireplace.

  • Main Bedroom
    King size extra length bed with en-suite bathroom (bath and shower)
    French doors leading out to pool courtyard
  • Bedroom 2
    Queen size bed with ample cupboard space shares full  bathroom
  • Bedroom 3
    Twin beds with ample built in cupboards sharing full bathroom
Pool Courtyard

French doors offers access to the wrap around patio area surrounding the pool where pool loungers and comfortable garden furniture are at your disposal to soak up the Overberg sun.


One in the front of Swallow Cottage through which you can catch a glimpse of the sea and a beautiful kitchen garden at the back.

Terms and Conditions
  • Regret no children under 16
  • Regret no pets