The Bloom Estate in Swellendam marries a traditional ranch-style building with unashamedly modern and funky décor. Strong hues dominate: lime greens and vibrant pinks, with Barcelona chairs and those elements of 70s design that are making such a comeback these days. As you might expect, iPod docking stations, DVD player and WiFi are standard issue, as are private patios with wonderful views. If you want to unwind, choose between a dip in the Jacuzzi or a visit to the resident therapist for a massage, and start your day with a superb breakfast, all ingredients sourced locally. If you like modern, funky places to stay, then this really is the choice for you in the Overberg region.