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South African Dream
South Africa - Garden Route and Karoo
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After Cape Town and Stellenbosch, Swellendam is the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Laying at the foot of the beautiful Langeberg mountains this place is not only famous for its youngberries, but as well as for its architecture and its history. The town is situated halfway between Cape Town and George on the N2. Swellendam was founded by the Dutch East India Company in the year 1745.

The town and its district was named after the governor of the Cape and his wife, Hendrik Swellengrebel and Helena Ten Damme. In time, a village was established opposite the Drostdy, across the Koornlands River, where artisans, including numerous wainwrights, and traders settled. To travellers and explorers, the services of these village folk were indispensable, as Swellendam was the last outpost of civilisation on the eastern frontier.

The charm of a old house is infused into the walls of Cornelia’s Cottege, this delightful building dated 1838 in the traditional Cape Dutch architecture, which now houses La Sosta Guest House . 

All the rooms have en suite facilities and  are supplied with individual heating, satellite TV,  tea/coffee facility, hairdryer, magazines, fresh flowers, pure cotton linen .
The breakfast is served inside or in the garden in front of  your room and a dedicated menu is reserved at this time in order to turn breakfast into an unforgettable experience . 

The adventure begins in 2006 and from that date the goal is to interpret the Italian cuisine in a  modern and innovative key.
The research and the constant use of the best ingredients merged with the experience, allow Chef Cristiana reworking of traditional Italian recipes in a contemporary style, while maintaining the flavors and sensations.
The attention and the care to detail is also found in our wine list, extensive selection from across the Cape and some imported wines from Italy to suit our dishes.
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