Aan de Leisure Blog

An honor and a Privilege – PART TWO

Fleur Van Eeden, Cathy’s daughter is a pretty special person, she’s our local celebrity, a very successful South African stunt performer. She grew up in Swellendam, 218-kilometers drive from Cape Town. From the age of two, Fleur was climbing trees, in her teens she took up white-water rafting, and horse riding and, as a young […]

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An Honor and a Privilege – PART ONE

Aan de Oever Guest House recently enjoyed the company of two very special visitors. We’d had an invitation to request Cathy Van Eeden from Swellendam Tourism, to come and photograph and do an information blog about our establishment. It was Cathy’s idea to personalise it, by focusing on the people who make it all happen. […]

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Out of a dirty old window at Aan de Eike

Aan de Eike’s building is in full swing. Fienie and I popped to Aan de Eike “construction site” last week Thursday and what a beautiful site it was!! Wolf and his team are breaking down walls and putting in windows. There is dust and cement everywhere you look. It is truly changing by the minute […]

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Day Tripping

‘With my favourite ally, fully loaded we’ve packed snacks and supplies’ Vera Gildenhuys and I, Carol de Bruin attended a Revenue Optimisation Workshop in Hermanus on the 21st of August 2018 with Revenue Resolutions, Theresa Prins and her team. Driving from Swellendam to Hermanus the best route is definitely through Stanford! What a wonderful little […]

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Teambuilding Workshop

Aan De Oever Guest House is one of the most popular Guest Houses in Swellendam. We are privileged to enjoy the beauty of nature every day and we are lucky to be able to work in such an incredible environment. We want all our guests to feel welcome and we strive to make their stay […]

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Surprise Visitors

A few days ago we had the pleasure of these wonderful surprise visitors. A swarm of honey bees descended on our breakfast deck at Aan de Oever Guest House, decided to move in, making themselves very comfortable under one of the outside deck tables. Realising this was not an option as we had guests milling […]

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Building Projects and Expansions

Aan de Leisure Collection has had many new projects and ventures in the past two years. As most of you already know, the original Aan de Oever Guesthouse, which consisted of seven bedrooms, was expanded to thirteen bedrooms. The new extension was officially opened just in time, for us to host two groups of cyclists, […]

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A few of my favourite things!

Driving from Swellendam along the Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay, just over 300km along the N2 with some amazing stops along the way. As a Namibian born and bred, ‘road tripping’ is in my blood. A few of my favourite stops include La Bella Deli & Restaurant just outside Riversdale, 85km from Swellendam, a wonderful […]

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A wonderful experience!

Aan de Leisure Collection joined Travel Marketing Experts, South Africa, at Fancourt on May 18th 2018. Their Mission: Connecting people in the travel industry. Our Mission: To grow our client base, market our brand, build new relationships and maintain already established operators and agents. In such a competitive environment, we need sales and marketing solutions. […]

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