Swellendam Country Lodge is a well-liked base to explore this beautiful part of South Africa. But is it also a perfect place to unwind, a place to discover and enjoy. The Guest House has many repeat visitors and it is a recommended place-to-stay in various travel guides.
The guest rooms are situated in a beautiful landscaped garden where you will enjoy the wide range of birds, trees, fruit and flowers. Each room has a private entrance and veranda, fan, mini bar, satellite TV etc, and quality beds with pure cotton linen. On warm summer days, the large sparkling swimming pool is a refreshment not to be missed. A generous breakfast is served outside on the veranda of the Guest House, or indoors near the fireplace on a colder winter morning. Parking on the property. Wireless internet. English, Afrikaans, German, Dutch spoken.
For lunch or dinner you can stroll to the terrace of one of the restaurants next door. Other excellent restaurants and shops are nearby. Nature parks, museum, wine tasting route, golf, horse riding, and a variety of interesting day trips to choose from.
Four-Star Guest House - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
Superior Quality - Automobile Association South Africa.
Luxury / Great Comfort - Portfolio Collection, benchmark of the best.
Activities and day trips
Swellendam Country Lodge is a comfortable stopover on your way between Cape Town, and destinations along the Garden Route or the Route 62.
Swellendam is one of the oldest towns of South Africa and has much to offer to visitors: charming historical buildings, the famous open-air Drostdy Museum, a beautiful golf course, excellent restaurants, shops and art-and-craft projects are just a few examples.
On the fringe of the town, you will find the Bontebok National Park and the Marloth Nature Reserve; nature parks that provide various possibilities for hiking, horse riding, and bird watching.
There is an endless selection of activities and day trips to choose from. A visit to the De Hoop Nature Reserve to see the whales, or a drive to the southernmost point of the continent in Cape Agulhas. Canoeing on the Breede River, or a day trip through the Little Karoo with its charming rural villages.
A wine tasting trip through the towns of Robertson, Bonnievale and Ashton is also recommended: flower fringed roads, spectacular vineyards and world-class wines. This Robertson Wine Route represents about 50 wineries - from small family owned boutique wineries to medium state-of-the-art estates and large modern wineries.
Swellendam Country Lodge offers detailed route descriptions and other services should you need assistance in planning your day trips.
All guest rooms are situated in the garden - surrounded by yellowwood trees, fruit trees and palms. A friendly environment with a variety of colourful South African plants and birds to enjoy.
- A private entrance and veranda overlooking the garden
- Bathroom en suite with 'walk-in' shower, or bath and separate shower
- Towels and toiletries
- Quality beds with pure cotton linen
- TV (Dstv / satellite)
- Tea / coffee tray
- Hair dryer
- A selection of magazines
- Detailed information on day trips and things to do
- Park-like garden with a wide range of birds, trees, fruit and flowers
- Large secluded swimming pool
- Parking on the property
- Restaurants at walking distance
- Wireless internet - laptop available
- Credit cards (visa, master)
From the N2:
Take the turn off Swellendam West/Ashton, Worcester R60. After almost one kilometer, you arrive at a four-way stop where you turn right - into the Voortrek Street of Swellendam. Our Guesthouse is the third house on your left hand side.
From the R62/R60:
At the four-way stop when entering the town of Swellendam, you turn left - into the Voortrek Street of Swellendam. Our Guesthouse is the third house on your left hand side.