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Guest Houses in Swellendam

High up on the list of most attractive towns in the Cape Province, Swellendam lies in the shadows of the resplendent Langeberg Mountains and alongside the Cape’s largest water source, the Breede River.

The town is the third oldest in South Africa and at one brief stage in its his... read more

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27 Guest Houses in Swellendam. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Aquaelberg Place

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Swellendam

Auaelberg Place is a large home with spacious and tastefully furnished rooms, each with their own bathroom. each suit...

Braai Area
DSTV
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R520.0

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Elianthe Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Swellendam

Elianthe Guesthouse is a Victorian building over 180 years old, which has been renovated to become a country retreat ...

Swimming Pool
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TV

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R600.0

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Impangele

Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Swellendam

The three en-suite rooms in the main house are beautifully furnished in contemporary style, each one is uniquely them...

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
TV
Braai Area
WiFi
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Internet access

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R450.0

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Guesthouse LaRachelle

Guest Houses in Swellendam

The non-smoking en-suite bedrooms have an ambience of tranquility and style. Each unit has a separate entrance openin...

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R530.0

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Old Mill Guest House and Restaurant

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Our rooms are situated in delightful gardens, with tranquil surroundings and the gentle sounds of babbling water - wh...

Parking on Premises
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Laundry facilities
Wheelchair Friendly
Internet access
TV

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R965.0

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Cornfields River Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Swellendam

Cornfields River Bed and Breakfast is situated in the charming town of Swellendam, in the Cape Overberg. We certainly...

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
TV
Braai Area
WiFi
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DSTV

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R600.0

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Marula Lodge Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Swellendam

Marula Lodge is a modern,african styled Guesthouse with a friendly atmosphere, situated in the picturesque town of Sw...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
WiFi
TV

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R1020.0

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Gaikou Lodge

Guest Houses in Swellendam

The luxury units with their great feeling of space will invite you to relax to the cooling sound of bird song and run...

WiFi
Aircon
Conference Facility
DSTV

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R1300.0

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Moolmanshof Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Situated along the N2 National Road, midway between Cape Town and George on the ever popular Garden Route, lies Swell...

Swimming Pool
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DSTV
Braai Area
WiFi
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Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R900.0

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Windmill Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Swellendam

A hidden gem in the historic town of Swellendam

Situated just of the main street of Swellendam, the Windmill Guestho...

Swimming Pool
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DSTV
Braai Area
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R650.0

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Bergview

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Bergview has two luxury, self-catering, en-suite garden suites - "Wedgewood" and "Jade" - with a continental breakfas...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
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R650.0

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Schoone Oordt Country House

Guest Farms, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming country hotel in Swellendam South Africa, possibly the best of Swellendam a...

Swimming Pool
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R3000.0

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Langeberg Guest Lodge

Guest Houses in Swellendam

The Lodge has seven spacious garden cottages with private entrances and verandas. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, ...

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TV

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R700.0

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Aan de Bergen Guest House

Guest Houses in Swellendam

Set on the grounds of a rare plant nursery in the historic town of Swellendam, is Aan de Bergen Guesthouse. With moun...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
WiFi
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R450.0

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De Oude Pastorie Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Flawless elegance in a stately manor house.
Victorian luxury with lavishly appointed furnishings.
A spacious garde...

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R1000.0

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Aan De Oever Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

If you want a perfect setting for a holiday, honeymoon, business trip or a base from which to travel, we offer you an...

Swimming Pool
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DSTV
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Gym

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R660.0

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de Companjie

Guest Houses in Swellendam

The guesthouse features a mix of old and new complimenting to the wonderful ambience of the 3rd oldest town in South ...

Braai Area
DSTV
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R1315.0

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Swellendam Country Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Hotels in Swellendam

Swellendam Country Lodge is a four star Guest House with 6 garden rooms. All the rooms have a private entrance and a ...

Swimming Pool
DSTV

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R1030.0

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Old Thatch Lodge

Guest Houses in Swellendam

The Cape Dutch Style Guest House was the townhouse of Francis William Reitz (* 5th October 1844 in Swellendam, 27th M...

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Impangele Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Impangele guest house lies near the base of the Langeberg mountain range. It offers superb accommodation, furnished i...

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
Aircon
Braai Area
Pet Friendly
Internet access
Parking on Premises
WiFi

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R410

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Augusta De Mist Country Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Houses in Swellendam

2 cottages (king beds), 2 garden suites & 1 family unit, set in 1.5 hectares of luxuriant gardens with indigenous flo...

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Aircon
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Gym
TV
WiFi
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R1650.0

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Bloomestate

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

-Cubist cool and colourful chic-
On an estate of 6.5 acres the balance between architecture, beautiful nature and ecl...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
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Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
Bar
Jacuzzi
DSTV

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R1875.0

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Gapa House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Accommodation at GAPA House is spacious and luxuriously appointed with en-suite bathrooms with showers or shower and ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
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Braai Area
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
TV
Jacuzzi
DSTV

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R1750.0

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Aanhuizen Guest House

Guest Houses in Swellendam

Aanhuizen has 10 rooms, all elegantly furnished with luxury linen. All rooms have their own entrances and en-suite ba...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Conference Facility
TV
Parking on Premises
Bar
Pet Friendly
Internet access

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R540.0

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Vrede Vallei Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Swellendam

Braai Area

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Flametree Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Set in Swellendam, 5 km from Bontebok National Park, Flametree Guesthouse features free WiFi access and free private ...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
DSTV
Braai Area
WiFi

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R830

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De Wagenhuis Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Swellendam

De Wagenhuis sleeps up to 40 people in seventeen luxurious rooms, and offers a large swimming pool with outside relax...

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Wheelchair Friendly

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R800

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More info about Swellendam

High up on the list of most attractive towns in the Cape Province, Swellendam lies in the shadows of the resplendent Langeberg Mountains and alongside the Cape’s largest water source, the Breede River.

The town is the third oldest in South Africa and at one brief stage in its history was an independent republic until the British colonised the country and dismantled the feeble structure.

Swellendam was established in 1740 and named in honour of the Dutch East India Governor Hendrik Swellengrebel and his wife, Helena ten Damme. The town was the administrative centre and magisterial district for the entire region, a thriving settlement until a fire and devastating drought led to its demise. However, Swellendam remains an important wool producing area and an enjoyable stopover for travellers on their way to the Garden Route.

There are over 50 buildings with national heritage classification, many of which are designed in Cape Dutch style. And the monolithic Dutch Reformed church dominates the skyline.

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Swellendam

1. Your first stop should be the Drostdy Museum, a series of buildings showcasing a typical 18th century farm scene with old craftsmen tools on display and an old gaol, now used as a restaurant.

2. Hikers will enjoy the hiking trails laid out in the Marloth Game Reserve. The routes pass rock pools, a waterfall and an ancient forest. The two peaks called 10 o’clock and 12 o’clock are both over 1km in height, enough to see the ocean 80km away!

3. Youngberries are grown in Swellendam. Visit the tasting room at Wildebraam Berry Estate to try the various berry liqueurs and pick up a bag of fresh berries. Youngberry picking takes place at the end of the year and the public are invited to pick their own and pay by the kilogram.

4. The Breede River is a fishing hotspot, expect to catch carp, bass and catfish. This vast river runs for 322km, plenty of space to find a quiet, shady tree.

5. The Continent of Sulina, billed a fairy (faerie?) sanctuary, is filled with all sorts of magical characters, from trolls to gnomes, and spread throughout their gardens. The facility has a meditation centre. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

6. Swellendam boasts a number of fabulous eateries located in lovely settings; some alongside a stream, and others in historic homes. Most offer breakfasts and light lunches to cater for the passing traveller.

 

Transport

Swellendam is precisely equidistant from two airports, Cape Town International and the domestic George Airport, both located 105km away. Several car rental agencies are based in Swellendam and at the airports to hire a vehicle, or you could order a rental online. There are a number of metered taxi companies in the town. Shuttle service operators transport visitors between the airports and Garden Route towns.

 

Did you know?

Swellendam residents will tell you that they can tell the time based on where the shadows fall from the Langeberg mountain peaks high above the town.

The nearby Bontebok National Park was established in 1931 to conserve the Bontebok antelope after it was found that only 17 existed throughout the Cape. The buck has since recovered and there are now over 200 in the park.

About Guest Houses

For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.