African Shades
African Shades is a unique Guest House located in the beautiful, historic town of Swellendam, right across from the Drostdy Museum. Expect a warm welcome, clean, spacious rooms, super comfortable beds and luxurious cotton percale linen.

We offer 6 en-suite rooms all with separate entrances and private patios.

Our swimming pool has stunning mountain views and offers welcome relief for those hot, summer days.

African Shades Restaurant is the ideal place to stop over for a meal. With plenty of garden & outside
stoep seating on offer for those long hot summer afternoons and a roaring fireplace inside for those
chilli winter days.

Using only the freshest available ingredients, we always take pride in ensuring that every plate of food
looks and tastes great.

As a family run business, we pride ourselves in always providing friendly, personal service.

Accommodation at African Shades:
Twin Rooms (Rooms 1 – 4):
The four twin rooms are individually decorated and all have en-suite bathrooms with showers.
(Room 1 offers the added luxury of a large, semi-sunken bath.)

Luxury Room (Room 5):
A huge king-size bed, a comfy 2-seater couch and an en-suite bathroom with shower & sunken bath, makes this room ideal for that special get-away or luxurious stop-over. Located right at the back of the property, close to the swimming pool, this room offers peace, quite and privacy.

Family Cottage (Room 7):
Sleeps up to 5 people. For the family on vacation this is the perfect accommodation. It has two rooms and a bathroom. In the main room there are twin beds and a sleeper couch. In the second room we have two bunk beds for the kids (up to age 15).

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Cots available
  • Curio Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Tourism Information Desk
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Swimming Pool

African Shades Activities:

- Drostdy Museum
- Hiking
- Mountain Biking
- Horse Trails
- National Park
- Nature Reserve
- Fairy Sanctuary
- Berry Farms

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