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Swartland Bistro Bar/Kroeg Guest House Wedding venue She is one of the grand old dames of the valley; a 100-and-something year-old manor house that guards Riebeek Kasteel’s south-eastern entrance on Hermon Road. Her exact age is a mystery, courtesy of a fire that destroyed the building plans at the Malmesbury municipality in the early part of the 20th century. ﷯ She’s been sleeping guests, feeding strangers and quenching thirsts for almost two decades and as far as we can gather we are the fourth set of owners to open her doors. In doing so, we gave her a complete facelift. ﷯ We not only re-christened the old bag, but also donned her in new colours. Known as a bit of a party animal, we enlarged the bar – and then added another one. ﷯ ﷯ We have re-vamped her from head to toe and decorated her with our eclectic mixture of art and collectibles that we have accumulated from around the world. ﷯ ﷯ ﷯ Don’t be phased by chairman Mao looking down at you in the dining room. Be prepared to rub shoulders with Piet Retief in the passage or salute Mohammed Ali in the garden. In the bar a Vietnamese iron fist crushes an American B-52 bomber. ﷯ Our chicken sleeps on the piano and the dogs are part of the family. ﷯ Welcome to Red Tin Roof – one of the most alluring, fascinating and welcoming destinations in the Western Cape.

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