Jan Seun Swart arrived in the Cape in 1695 after a long voyage from Hoorn in Holland. He was the first Sick Keeper “Sieketrooster” in Stellenbosch and lived in the famous Jan Katz building.
His son Pieter asked Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel for grazing rights in the Gansbaai area in the early 1700 and the Swarts have been here ever since. Blomerus was purchased in 1912 and our Forefathers mainly farmed with cattle, vegetables and Proteas.
Gansbaai falls inside the Cape Floral Kingdom and consists of Fynbos with species so unique it is only to be found in this part of the world. The area is also known for its ancient Milkwood forests with trees of up to 1000 years old.
Enthusiastic owners Corne & Lejean moved to the farm in 2019 to take over the reigns from his parents and enjoy the peacefulness of farm life. They are already running two successful businesses in Tourism and the incorporation of the family Guest house is a natural transition.
We hope to make your stay memorable!
Corne & Lejean