The Glenfruin Estate Hermanus
Glenfruin Meadows was originally incorporated in the farm Glenfruin, owned for over half a century by the Musson family who lived across the river. The Onrust River which runs through Glenfruin 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.
The river is home to many bird species that either live here or visit during the year: Egyptian Geese have their home here as do Yellow billed ducks, also seen are the Coucal (Rain Bird), Giant and dwarf Kingfishers, Nightjars and Hoopoe. The area is also home to Owls, Hadeda Ibis, Heron, over 150 Guinea Fowl and Francolins, who live on both sides of the river, along with Peacocks. We have a lot of weaver birds down on the water and there have been sightings of Mongeese, Meerkats, Porcupines, Tortoise and small buck, and last but not least the Cape Clawless Otter.
One can walk right around the estate and there are benches strategically placed along the river, a walkway that is lit up at night time and quite a bit of green belt. The estate is built on 45 hectares, with only 20 houses in all. There is also a livery stable on the Estate.
Self Catering Villa
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.
- 4 Star Luxury Self Catering
- FREE WiFi
- 2 Indoor fireplaces
- Fully equipped and serviced accommodation
- Landscaped gardens
- Sparking swimming pool
- Spacious accommodation
- Satellite television
- Full security