Surrounded by beautiful gardens
this country lodge with its
authentic atmosphere
is a place to discover
a place to enjoy your time

Guest Comments

Swellendam Country Lodge has many repeat visitors and it is a recommended place-to-stay in various travel guides. Read the comments from visitors from all over the world, written in the guestbook and expressed on major travel and accommodation websites.

Guests from the Netherlands, December 2019

Jullie Guesthouse was een leuke ontdekking! Een rustige oase en een aangename stop tijdens de tuinroute. Bedankt voor jullie gastvrijheid, voor de tips en de goede zorgen. P.S. Jullie hebben een hele leuke hond!

Guests from the UK, December 2019

Such a wonderful stay. Lovely, friendly staff and excellent facilities! Happy New Year!

Guests from South-Africa, December 2019

What a very nice and hospitable place. Very good to relax for a few days! Thanks to the full team for the good care.

Guests from Germany, November 2019

Es war wunderbar! Wir haben ons sehr wohl gefuhlt! Wir wunschen euch viel erfolg mit eurem business!

Guests from the Netherlands, November 2019

Wat een mooie plek om te mogen zijn en wat een goede service. We hebben er intens van genoten. Dank voor jullie hartelijkheid!

Guests from Germany, November 2019

Thank you for the beautiful little holiday in paradise! We will come back!

Guests from the Netherlands, October 2019

Een mooie stop, wat een leuk guest house en wat een leuke tuin met al die kleine hoekjes die het heel prive maken. En wat een heerlijke gastheer en gastvrouw, vol belangstelling. Natuurpark De Hoop bezocht en walvissen gespot, wat wil een mens nog meer?

Guests from Italy, October 2019

We were very happy! It was perfect! Thank you.

Guests from France, October 2019

Un grand merci! “Comme a la maison”! A super stay during our travel through South-Africa. It was very relaxing.

Guests from Belgium, October 2019

Prachtige plek, vriendelijk uitbaters! Ongelooflijk lekker ontbijt. De gebakken eitjes zeer origineel opgediend. Super personeel.

Guests from Australia, September 2019

What a lovely reception and rooms. We are enjoying your hospitality tremendously. We will recommend the place to our travel agent!

Guests from India, September 2019

We had a nice and comfortable stay at your lovely place. Breakfast was very nice.

Guests from South-Africa, September 2019

Thank you for a wonderful and pleasant experience here at the lodge. Looking forward to be back! Splendid!

Guests from France, August 2019

It’s a beautiful place with trees, birds and nature. The breakfast is excellent with fruits from garden. The people are very sympathetic. I recommend this guest house!

Guests from Canada, August 2019

Thank you for having us in on such short notice! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the wonderful breakfast.  

Guests from Italy, August 2019

We want to thank you for this wonderful stay! It’s amazing. Breakfast was genuinely super! Really nice the composition of the fruits, cheese, ham, salami.. Also great staff. 

Guests from the Netherlands, July 2019

Hartelijk dank voor jullie warme ontvangst. Heel lekker ontbijt, mooie kamers, heel fijn, een aanrader! Dank voor de tips bij het uitzoeken naar activiteiten hier en in Kaapstad. 

Guests from Finland, July 2019

Thank you for this very nice spot! All the little beautiful things you do to make it special – i.e. the breakfast-to-go bag! We will recommend you to our travel agency.

Guests from Scotland, May 2019

Two very relaxing days at the end of our three week holiday in South-Africa! Wonderful, friendly hospitality.

Roel & Renata, the Netherlands, May 2019

Super fijn om eens lekker Nederlands te kunnen praten! Verder; het ontbijt is echt super goed! Met jam van eigen sinaasappels en vijgen. Groeten uit Nederland.

Mr. Palandy, France –  April 2019

It was a real pleasure to be here. Nice and friendly home.

Guests from Sweden –  April 2019

It was a peaceful Easter at your lovely place! We’ve enjoyed all the nice birds! Loved the breakfast.

Paul & Saskia, the Netherlands –  March 2019

We hebben genoten van jullie geweldige gastvrijheid en toewijding. Hartelijk dank daarvoor! Dit zal niet ons laatste bezoek zijn!

Guests from Germany –  March 2019

Thank you. Lovely stay and friendly staff with delicious breakfast. Will recommend to friends & family 🙂

Matt & Jaimy, UK –  February 2019

This is our first visit and it doesn’t disappoint. Lovely hosts and relaxed atmosphere. Many thanks.

P & J, the Netherlands –  February 2019

Prachtig verblijf! Zeer fijne ervaring! We hebben genoten van onze eerste stop.

Maria & Maurizio, Italy –  January 2019

Had a wonderful stay. The place is so cosy, relaxing… a dream! Thanks!

Kath & Tom, UK – January 2019

Had a lovely overnight stay. Comfortable & Cosy. Great breakfast, plum compote was very tasty. Thanks for your hospitality.

Mokopanele, South Africa – January 2019

You are great hosts and have a beautiful place, I will definitely come back again. Kind Regards. 

Mr and Mrs B, Cape Town – December 2018

Best Honeymoon anyone could ask for! Thank you for your Hospitality & Very Warm Welcome! World’s Best Breakfast and Topnotch Scenery.

Eugenia & Guiseppe, Italy – December 2018

Posto fantastico strepitoso. Grazie per l’accoglienza, speriamo di tornarci presto.
Bye Bye from Napoli.

German group – November 2018

From old Heidelberg, Germany, who were here. It was so nice. Thank you.

Anneke en Hans, Nederland – November 2018

Hartelijk dank voor de fantastische service, heerlijke ontbijtgerechten. Het was heel prettig verblijven in deze smaakvol ingerichte lodge.

Fam Jaeger, Switzerland – October 2018

Many thanks for a very pleasant stay and the excellent breakfast.

Charmain, Johannesburg – October 2018

What a wonderful oasis this is. Charming hosts. Truly comfortable accommodation and calm environment. Thank you Bettie and Heiko.

Emmanuel and Myriam, France – September 2018

Thanks for your hospitality. The Friends are Happy.‘Vive l’Afrique du Sud’.

Tamara and Oliver, Germany – September 2018

Thanks a lot for the lovely stay with you. We enjoyed it very much. Breakfast was phenomenal! See you again in 2 years with the next edition of Sasol Solar Challenge.

Guests from Australia – September 2018

Fantastic walks in Bontebok NP and a great drive on the roads to Witsand with Blue Cranes all along the way! Great accommodation and service.

Ted and Mary, South Africa – September 2018

Another lovely & unforgettable time spent at Swellendam Country Lodge. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

Familie De Groot, Nederland – August 2018

Heerlijk plekje! Prachtige tuin en een super ontbijt. De fruitschaal was een Plaatje.

Russian Tourists – August 2018

Thank you so very much! Was lovely experience!!

The Australians – August 2018

Had a lovely stay in your tranquil Guest House. Enjoyed our time and wished we had planned an extra day. The breakfast was wonderful. Thank you.

Freneat, France – July 2018

Thank you so much for your hospitality. The place is very nice and the breakfast is fantastic!

Maarten & Agnes, Nederland – July 2018

Goed verblijf gehad. Goede kamer, netjes, goed verzorgd. Goed ontbijt! Gastvrouw erg vriendelijk en netjes. Vooral zo doorgaan.

Sheila & George Nelson, Scotland – May 2018

Another wonderful stay – everything is superb! We’ll be returning again next year as ever.

Bertrand, Anja + Martin, Germany – May 2018

Ein sehr entspanntes Aufenthalt in sehr freundliches Atmosphäre! Dazu ein erstklassiges Frühstück. Wir empfehlen weiter. Danke!

Margareth & Duncan, U.K. – April 2018

Many thanks for a comfortable and very Luxurious stay. The breakfast was wonderful and your staff is very helpful.

Anne, Wolfgang, Sascha, Ben, Germany – April 2018

Great stay on our way through South Africa thank you very much.

Piet & Martha, Holland – March 2018

Super mooie plek! Super Ontbijt! Lieve gastvrije mensen! Thanks.

Peter & Rosemary Thomas, Wales – March 2018

Thank you for making us most welcome on this, our third stay. We will definitely be back!

Brian and Tobba, U.K. – February 2018

Thank you so much for a peaceful stay and a delicious breakfast.

Chris and Lucyna, Scotland – February 2018

Thank you for the warm welcome to your lovely house. It is like staying within the pages of ‘House & Garden’ a super luxury magazine of good living! The staff are also extremely helpful and utterly charming.

Marc & Veronik, Belgium – February 2018

Wat een fantastisch guesthouse, konden helaas maar 1 nacht blijven. Ontbijt ongelooflijk lekker en vers en heel mooie en nette kamers en supervriendelijke eigenaar!

Elida, Christiaan, Renate & Amarens, Nederland – Jan Feb 2018

Alweer een geweldige tijd op een schitterende plek met een fantastisch onthaal en idem zorg, baie baie dankie! en tot de volgende keer graag!!

Nina & Julian, Germany – January 2018

Heel erg bedankt voor jullie gastvrijheid. We enjoyed our stay very much: The garden, sunshine, bontebok at the Bontebok Park, yummy breakfast… Alles Gute sagen

Mike & Anelle Groenewald, South Africa – January 2018

Ongelooflik lekker! Baie mooi plekkie, baie goed versorg met gasvrye mense! Baie dankie vir die vriendelikheid en versorging. Baie lekker ontbyt!

Matt & Tash, London & New York – December 2017

Thank you for hospitality, we had an amazing time – best sleep & breakfast all week

Tony & Marianne Kemp, Germany – December 2017

We had a wonderful time. We liked Swellendam and its surroundings very much. Thank you so much for the great hospitality and kindness.

Isabel en Lukas, België – October 2017

Hartelijk dank voor de warme ontvangst prachtige omgeving en zalig ontbijt!

Honeymooners Chiolo, Italy – October 2017

Un posto meraviglioso per un servizio meraviglioso.

Tony and Sheila, UK – September 2017

Great location, wonderful breakfast and very efficient and friendly staff.

A pity we could not stay longer!

Jurgen, Kitty, Laura, Iris, Nederland – September 2017

Hele fijne plek. Heerlijk ontbijt met veel vers fuit. Mooie kamer en schitterende tuin. Hopelijk tot ziens!

Andrea and Francesca, Italy – August 2017

Thanks a lot for the excellent breakfast and beautiful room. Ciao

Prissy, Cape Town – July 2017  

Awesome Place – Host the best. Great place to revive & reflect.

Mark – Plett, South Africa – May 2017

What an excellent stay over as always. Excellent breakfast again. Hope to see you soon.

Mehrkens, Germany – May 2017

Vielen Dank für die tolle Unterkunft und den freundlichen Empfang. Wir empfehlen Sie gerne weiter!

McMillans, London – April 2017

Lovely peaceful place. Delicious breakfast and comfortable rooms. Thank you!

Oscar and Valeria, UK and Italy – April 2017

What a lovely place… Just fabulous!!! I like the birds. Semplicemente fantastico!!!

Dineke + Marleen + Cindy + Marleen + Anneke, Nederland – Maart 2017

Wat een geweldige plek om hier te overnachten. Het ontbijt en de gastvrijheid waren helemaal top!! Dank jullie wel. De dames van Travel Women hebben genoten!

John & Sherry, UK – March 2017

Beautiful garden, full of birds, comfortable spotless accommodation, friendly hosts, delicious breakfasts. Thank you for a great stay.

Guests from Portsmouth UK – February 2017

Excellent service, rooms and surroundings. A shame we were only here for 1 night. Best breakfast in SA sofar!! Many thanks to Bettie and Heiko and staff.

Froehlich family, Germany – February 2017

Toller Aufenthalt in einer nettem gruenen Oase genossen!

Simon and Elaine, UK – January 2017

Thank you for a wonderful stay during our travels in South Africa as we celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. We will certainly recommend Swellendam Country Lodge for peace, quiet, fabulous breakfasts, and your care and kindness.

Van Zyls, Bothas, Strausse, Suid Afrika – Januarie 2017

Heerlik gebly, ontspan en geeet.

Cole family, UK – December 2016

London feels a long way away! Thank you Heiko and Bettie for a truly wonderful stay in this heavenly place. Your service is second to none!

Elisabeth and David, Scotland – December 2016

Thank you for a wonderful nights stay – what a lovely patch of paradise you have. We will be back one day. Delicious breakfast. Thank you so much.

Frauke & Robert mit Freunden, Germany – November 2016

Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder. Sehr angenehme und gut durchdachte Zimmer und ein exzellentes Frühstück, Vielen Dank!

Linda and David, UK – November 2016

Beautiful stay, very comfortable, lovely beds + superb homemade marmalade.

The guys from the Black Forest – October 2016

Thank you very much for the amazing breakfast & your great hospitality! Wishing you all the best.

Carol and Marcel, Switzerland – October

What a breakfast. And that marmalade, just delicious. Thank you for a lovely stay and your friendliness.

Ken Angela Sue Colin, England – October 2016

Lovely stay. Wonderful property + rooms. Walked around garden which is delightful. Breakfast was fantastic. All in all a great find along our Garden Route journey. Would definitely recommend.

Annette en Andre, Nederland – September 2016

Een waar paradijs hier! Geweldige stek, prachtige omgeving, warm welkom en super gastvrij. De kamer is onwijs! Bedankt voor de goede zorgen!

Rico + Josine + Ruben + Bjorn, The Netherlands – August 2016

Wat een heerlijke oase van rust in een prachtige omgeving! Verrassend ontbijt, superfruit uit eigen tuin, hartelijke ontvangst, vriendelijke mensen, kortom we hebben genoten! De kinderen wilden hier wel de hele vakantie doorbrengen. Toppie. Bedankt!

Elwin, South Africa – August 2016

Best Stay of my life. Magical Atmosphere and Great People – Thank you.

Family H, Reunion – July 2016

Hello from Reunion. Best place here with wonderful BFast.

Patrizia & Paolo, Italy – July 2016

Place very beautiful, lady is very nice, breakfast is very good.

A. Dollery – May 2016

What a wonderful venue. We had a very enjoyable stay. Thanks for everything.

Caroline and Julian – April 2016

What a lovely place, even 8 years later! We are definitely coming back. Thank you for everything and keep going. Thanks.

Thibaud and James, France – March 2016

Lovely spot in a beautiful garden, with weather you could only wish for in Groningen!
We’ll be back.

Dave and Dianne, Canada – March 2016

Thank you for your hospitality. Breakfasts were very good and suggestions for restaurants, touring Bontebok National Park later in the day.

Lothar and Barbara Orth – March 2016

Thank you for your hospitality a nice clean and friendly house it’s a pity we had only a one night stay.

Willie & Anne McDonald, Scotland – February 2016

Another wonderful stay. Room extremely comfortable and it was lovely to wake up to the birdsong. The gardens and pool area were so restful. Last but not least the breakfasts were out of this world.

Maja + Aldo, Switzerland – February 2016

Liebe Bettie und Heiko. Jedes mal sind wir wieder überwältigt. So schön hier. We come back.

Peter en Mariska, The Netherlands – January 2016

Alles was heel erg goed. In een word ‘Top’. Geweldig bedankt!!!

Guest – January 2016

We loved our stay! Your place is so beautiful and tranquil – perfect for clearing the mind and stimulating creativity. Thank you.

Famille Varinot, France – December 2015

Merci pour votre super accueil dans votre gentile ambiance et votre tres joli jardin. Merci pour tout le personnel.

Rene Leonie and family – December 2015

An excellent place to be. The breakfast served is a joy. Very nice place to stay longer than one day, like we did

Louise en Werner, Suid Afrika – December 2015

Baie lekker gekuier, fantastiese diens, mooi tuine, vriendelike mense.

Keith and Julie, UK – November 2015

Faultless 100%. Thank you.

Fam Schroeder, Germany – November 2015

We enjoyed our stay here, but it was too short. Your staff is nice and friendly. We will recommend you.

Mike and Beverly, UK – October 2015

Fantastic stay – shame it was only one night. Hospitality was great and super breakfast. We will be back – promise.

Kathi und Emil, Schweiz – October 2015

Gepflegtes und sehr sauberes B&B. Wir danken den freundlichen Gastgebern un seinem Team für den ausgezeichneten Service.

Annika and Daniel, Germany – September 2015

Best breakfast ever! Awesome garden and room, very friendly hosts! Many thanks for the great stay.

Di and Graham, Australia – September 2015

Thank you for a warm welcome, wonderful rooms + fantastic breakfasts.

Oliver, Germany – August 2015

Dear Bettie, Heiko and Team,
Thank you for another wonderful stay with picture perfect breakfast. It felt like coming home again!
Good luck and all the best.

Vee, South Africa – August 2015

Always a pleasure staying over here. Rooms are beautiful, clean and comfy. The breakfast is the best and the service is absolutely great. Just love staying. Not the first time and won’t be the last.

Aquilina, Australia – July 2015

Lovely place, very nice host + well appointed rooms.

Femke en Brenda, The Netherlands – July 2015

Heerlijk verblijf en lekker warm. Bedankt voor de gastvrijheid.

Sophia and Kevin, UK – May 2015

Thanks for the wonderful stay! It is so peaceful here and the breakfast is fantastic.

David, Pretoria – May 2015

Great stay and grand hospitality – clean & friendly.

Schaller-group, Switzerland – April 2015

We had an awesome time in Swellendam Country Lodge. The place is beautiful with a very nice garden and we really enjoyed the breakfast, very fresh and delicious jams! Thanks to the staff for taking care of us.

George and Purity, South Africa – April 2015

Wow, what a wonderful place. We really enjoyed our stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely rooms. Loads of tasty and healthy breakfast. Best B&B Guest House I have stayed at. Hope to be back again.

Megan, Cape Town – April 2015

Thank you for the stunning stay! It was the first night of our trip and set a high standard. I will be telling everyone about your fig compote.

Brian and Shelagh, UK – March 2015

Thank you for your warm welcome. Everything here is wonderful and a credit to you all. Good luck in the future and hopefully a bright future to South Africa.

Keith and Marian, UK – March 2015

Wonderful stay again – very relaxing – the pool has been well used!

Maarten en Antoinette, Nederland – February 2015

Eén overnachting… smaakt naar meer. Wat een mooie omgeving – we hebben genoten van de mooie kamer, de tuin, het zwembad en het superontbijt. Dank

Roger and Susie – February 2015

We have really enjoyed our four days with you. Very comfortable and well fed!

Jilly, UK – February 2015

What a welcoming, relaxing place. Thank you both for your hospitality.

Bernd und Renate, Germany – February 2015

Es war uns eine Freude Eure Gastfreundschaft zu geniessen. Das Frühstück verdient eine Goldmedaille!

Michael and Roslyn – January 2015

Everything top notch, with precision and well being. We hope we come this way again. Thank you.

Nick & Sivanny, USA – January 2015

A most relaxing stay here after a long drive! Beautifully kept gardens and delicious pool. We must spend more time here.

Thomas + Lucy + Felicia + Franziska – December 2014

Thank you so much – it was a great stay here.

A little paradise.

Wonderful and delicious breakfast and very friendly people.


Laila and travel companions from Helsinki, Finland – December 2014

Again here and it was fantastic! Thank you so much and Merry Christmas + a Happy New Year 2015.

Johan and Astrid, November 2014

What a nice place to stay! Wonderful surroundings, wonderful lodge and service. Thank you so much.

Petra und Joachim, November 2014

Thank you very much for your kind hospitality, the very delicious breakfast and you support regarding our car.

Vielen Dank und alles Gute.

Familie van Loon – Nederland, October 2014

Een heel mooi verblijf gehad. Weer veel gezien. Heerlijk ontbijt!

Gastvrij ontvangen. Super.

Monika & Peter Fiolka – Germany, October 2014

Wir durften hier 4 sehr schöne Tage verbringen. Es war einfach perfekt, danke!

John, Angela – UK, October 2014

Thank you for a lovely, friendly stay.

Mark – South Africa, September 2014

Lovely relaxing place and excellent service.

Sabine and Joergen – Germany, September 2014

Hartelijk dank voor jullie warm welkom! We hadden een ontzettend leuk verblijf. Vielen herzlichen Dank!

Kehl family – Germany, August 2014

Thank you so much for the amazing accommodation and the lovely breakfast, we really enjoyed our short stay here in paradise.

Mr/s Conrad – South Africa, August 2014

Wow! Amazing stay, baie dankie! Heerlike ontbyt, ons gaan definitief weer kom kuier, en dit sal n plesier wees om dit aan te beveel vir enige iemand.

Peter & Jacqueline – The Netherlands, August 2014

Fantastische plek hebben jullie er van gemaakt! We kunnen het iedereen aanraden hier te vertoeven. Verwennerij ten top.

Veldtsman, June 2014

Hospitality brilliant & food excellent!

Sharon and Neil Weedon, South Africa, May 2014

Lovely, peaceful and very comfortable. Hope to return one day.

Juliane & Olaf, April 2014

Leider waren wir nur eine Nacht hier, aber es hat uns sehr gut gefällen. Vielen Dank für den tollen Restaurant Tipp + das leckere Frühstück. 

Valerie and Stuart – UK, April 2014

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and friendship. Making all the difference to our first time stay in South Africa

Lohse-family – Germany, March 2014

We came with our daughter to drive the garden route. We found this a comfortable and friendly B and B.  A very good breakfast with all what you can wish. Thank you for the friendly people.

Mrs and Mr Booker – UK, March 2014

Loveley 2 nights stop over on way to Cape Town. Very nice accommodation, lovely breakfasts + friendly hosts. Thanks for a fabulous stay. 

Yvonne en Harry – The Netherlands, March 2014

Thanks for all. Beautiful garden, fig tree and birds! Super breakfast. See you again! 

Charles and Penny from England, February 2014

A really lovely stay in a delightful B+B. Very clean, very comfortabe in a very beautiful garden. 

Maja und Aldo aus Zürich, February 2014

Liebe Bettie und lieber Heiko, es war wieder wunderschön hier. Trotz einem Tag Regen. Wir kommen immer wieder gerne zu Euch! Super Frühstück und die Marmeladen sind Spitze!!

Bernhard und Claudia Spiess, February 2014

Lovely, very helpful and friendly hosts, lovely guest house. A place to visit again. 

Ton en Ellen, January 2014

Helaas bijna het einde van onze vakantie. Wij hadden hier graag nog enkele dagen gebleven. Bedankt voor de gastvrijheid!

Natalie & Philippe – France, January 2014

A lovely place. We enjoyed it a lot, especially the swimming pool and the fantastic breakfast. Thank you for your kind attention!

Rodney and Pat – UK, January 2014

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay – and what a beautiful breakfast. We shall certainly return on our next visit to Swellendam.

Retera family, January 2013

Een nacht is te weinig: zeer mooie lokatie, uitstekend ontbijt, vriendelijk personeel.

Pierre & Nadia & family, December 2013

Nice and calm. Children loved the swimming pool. Had a good rest stop.

Beenaert family – Belgium, December 2013

Prachtige verblijfplaats, fantastisch onthaal, lekkerste ontbijt in twee weken. Ooit komen wij hier terug met wat meer tijd.

Eckhard & Christine, December 2013

What a nice place. We would like to stay one night, now we stayed here 3 days. It is a really great accommodation. We wish you the best, and hope that we will meet again soon.

Eric en Nancy Ligtvoet – Nederland, November 2013

We hebben genoten van dit prachtige stukje van onze reis. De verzorging was geweldig! Heel erg bedankt!

Rosie und Reiner, November 2013

1 Tag fur diesen schönen Ort ist eigentlich viel zu Kürz – es gibt allerings so viel zu sehen in den schönen ZA! Vielen Dank für eure Gastfreundschaft und das tolle Frühstück.

Steve & Pat, October 2013

Really comfortable, lovely set up. Fabulous breakfast. Hope to return.

Gwen and Wayne – Cape Town, October 2013

Thank you for a lovely stay! We will definitely recommend your stunning accommodation and hospitality.

Family from Germany, October 2013

Our first overnight stop in S.A. This was a really good, pleasant stay! Thank you very much. Vielen Dank.
Hartmut, Peter, Rita, Helga

The Rodgers, September 2013

Very welcoming – a comfortable stay over 2 nights. Will return. Many thanks.

Mia & Jane, September 2013

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and beautiful accommodation. Delicious breakfast.

Dagmar and Ruediger, September 2013

A very nice place to be. Thank you for the warm welcome.
All the best for you.

Guests from Port Alfred RSA, August 2013

Thank you for a lovely experience. Accommodation very comfortable, breakfast excellent. Beautiful mountain.

Suzanne + Maurice from Oman, August 2013

Wonderful stay with a fabulous breakfast and snow on the mountains, what could be better.

Johan en Anel, Julie 2013

Baie lekker ontbyt.
Net te kort.

N&T, May 2013

Beautiful room and environment. Delicious breakfast. Unforgettable experience. It was a lovely stay!

Viviers, South Africa. May 2013

Baie dankie. Dit was heerlik! Wens ons kon langer bly.

Matthijs en Marlijn, April 2013

Dank! Wat een mooie B&B! Heerlijk ontbijt met de lekkerste vijgen en het zwembad niet te vergeten.

Herbert und Sylvie, March 2013

Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen, liebevolle Menschen, ein fantastisches Frühstück, sehr schöne Zimmer und eine Idylle. Vielen Dank, wir kommen gerne wieder und träumen noch im kalten Deutschland davon.

Lex & Linda, UK. March 2013.

Best breakfast so far after 12 days. Great place to stay. Hope to be back before too long.

Piet en Marion – Nederland. March 2013.

Wij hebben genoten van dit kleine paradijsje in Swellendam. Goede kamers in een prachtige tuin en een heerlijk ontbijt!

Valerie and John from Portugal. February 2013

Lovely stay, excellent room and very warm welcome. We will stay here again.

Peter & Jenny (UK), February 2013

What a lovely find this house is – excellent accommodation, fantastic breakfast and perfect hosts. Five fascinating days exploring from mountain to coast. We hope to return to Swellendam again soon.

Roehrs-family, January 2013

Thanks for a very nice stay. We enjoyed the modern style of the room, great warm pool, delicious breakfast and warm + great hospitality.

Michael + Ronit, January 2013

What a pleasure! Thank you for the hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Amazing pool & fruit too!

Richard, Utrecht, NL.  December 2012

Wasn’t already the overnight a delight (clean, straight, comfortable, no-nosense, as the hosts), the breakfast was a supurbe surprise! Not only a recommendation, but a must.

Adrian & Francis from the UK with their friends Robert & Anne from Australia, December 2012

Great place to stay. Very welcoming. Clean and relaxing. Excellent service.

Frank en Mieke from The Netherlands, December 2012

We hebben het heel fijn gehad, al was het kort. Bedankt voor de gastvrijheid.  En misschien … oant sjin!

Diana & Klaus – German guests, November 2012

Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Aufenthalt in einem sehr schönen Guesthouse. Die sehr freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Gastgeber rundeten unsern Aufenthalt ab (Reservierung für das Dinner, Transfer etc.). Vielen dank für das schöne Erlebnis. Tolles Frühstück!

Mrs Rodgers from Cape Town, November 2012

Our second stay and as enjoyable as the first.

November 2012

Lovely stay at the country lodge – too short. Comfortable + lovely room and mega breakfast. Clean car too!

Mrs an Mr F. from the UK, October 2012

Beautiful surroundings and birds. We loved the smell of orange blossom and jasmine. Thanks to you both for a lovely stay.

2 families from Germany, October 2012

Wonderful stay here – exceptional breakfast, good sleep, we all enjoyed it! Thanks a lot.

Helen & Steve, September 2012

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! Such a beautiful place.

the Holmes-family, August 2012

Lovely place. Great experience. Fantastic breakfast. Beautiful surroundings. Would recommend it to anybody.

Christine, August 2012

It is a wonderful place. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and your house is beautiful. We loved the delicious breakfast.

Petersen, May 2012

A very lovely place. The owners are very hospitable. So our short stay here was great. The lodgings are so beautiful and stylistically confident. Thank you.

John, April 2012

We found the room excellent and the breakfast absolutely superb. The proprietors were most helpful. In all, a wonderful place to stay.

Maggie, March 2012

Zeer vriendelijk en informatieve ontvangst, leuk en open gesprekken met eigenaresse. Prachtige tuin, zwembad en ontbijtterras. Lekkere ruime opzet van het terrein, prima parkeergelegenheid. Het ontbijt was helemaal super, tussen de fruitbomen en allerlei vogels. Zeker een aanrader!

Stephan, March 2012

Hier wird Dienstleistung groß geschrieben! Dezenter aber stets präsenter Service. Außerordentlich sauber! Zauberhafte Gastgeber… Frühstück… visuell großartig, geschmacklich ebenso! Perfekte Restaurantempfehlung! Danke, Danke, Danke!

Alison, December 2011

Excellent stop over place on the garden route, very private,very clean,excellent hospatility and breakfast well presented and excellent choice of food. Peace and tranquility amongst beautiful landscape. Good choice of restaurants in the area.

Graham, December 2011

We only stayed here one night towards the end of our holiday and it was just perfect. So quiet and stylish and relaxing, with great attention to detail (beautifully presented and generous breakfast). Charming Dutch hosts, who obviously have a real feel and talent for hospitality and design. Well worth the money.

Martin , November 2011

Extrem freundlich und serviceorientiert, wunderbares Quartier in einem der schönsten Orte Südafrikas. Herrlicher Garten.

Paul, November 2011

Very convenient location with restaurants next door and opposite. Beautiful gardens and pleasant rooms. Amazing breakfast – huge choice and beautifully cooked.

Hkjono, November 2011

We were just passing through Swellendam enroute to Franschoek and how happy we were to arrive at Swellendam Country Lodge. It is a pristine, beautiful property on what seems to be the main road of the town. Perfectly located and easy to find. We were met by Heiko who was a fantastic host and very welcoming and informative. The rooms were very well appointed with a very Scandinavian feel to the design. Modern, clean and functional. Beds were very comfortable and we slept like babies after a very nice, relaxed, unfancy meal at Mattsen’s restaurant up the road. The real clincher for this place though is the breakfast. Oh my word! Everything was beautifully fresh, professionally presented and completely delicious. You could really spend a couple of hours with the news paper or a good book just grazing through the selection of cereals, breads, cheeses and cooked items available, they really do an amazing job. Easily one of the best breakfasts I have ever had, beating out 6 star Relais et Chateaux, Aman, Banyan Tree, Michelin style hotels and restaurants worldwide. Well done! I’m not sure how much Swellendam has to offer as we didn’t stick around to find out, but certainly as a place to stay for a few nights or just passing through, this is it.

DZ, November 2011

Zu Beginn unserer Südafrika Reise waren wir (6 Erwachsene und 1 Kind, 5 Jahre) hier wirklich gut beraten. Die Swellendam Country Lodge präsentiert sich in einem sehr schönen Garten. Die Zimmer – separat im Garten gelegen – sind schön, modern eingerichtet und entsprachen allem, was man sich so wünschen kann. Der moderne Frühstücksraum im Haupthaus ist einladend, das Frühstück vom Allerfeinsten! Von hier aus geht es gleich in die Berge – Montague ist einen Ausflug wert! Den Garten mit Pool konnten wir mangels geeigneter Temparaturen leider nicht nutzen, dafür haben wir den Orangenblüten Duft ringsum umso mehr genossen. Herrlich. Das Restaurant next door bietet eine wirklich gute Küche und ist ideal, wenn man gerade gelandet ist und nach dem Dinner nur noch nach nebenan ins Bett “fallen” möchte. So we did. Betty ist eine zuvorkommende Gastgeberin und hilft mit Tipps gerne weiter. Beste Wahl!

Dirk, October 2011

Wunderschönes Ambiente, liebevoll herrgerichtete Zimmer, reichhaltiges Frühstück und sehr nette Gastgeber. Insgesamt sehr zu empfehlen.

Boro, February 2011

This whole property has been stylishly renovated and equipped to a high standard. Rooms are extremely comfortable, spacious and well appointed. Weather very hot during our stay and it was great to relax by the pool. Excellent breakfast the next day sitting on the stoop overlooking the landscaped gardens. Off street parking and location convenient for several nearby eateries. A pity we were only staying one night – we could happily have stayed for longer

Fabbi’s party, September 2010

We stayed here with a group of friends (15 people!) for just one night, moving from Cape Town to Knysna. It would be nice to stay more. Beautiful rooms and well equipped bathrooms. Incredibly beautiful garden, a lot of birds and bird nests on the trees. Great breakfast, wide parking inside. Very quiet surroundings. Bettie gave us good suggestions for dining and she was so kind every minute.

Meren, February 2010

Bettie nos recibió con mucha calidez después de un largo y cansador viaje. Las habitaciones son muy comfortables, sin gran lujo pero muy agradables y limpias. El baño es muy amplio y bien decorado. Lo mejor del lodge es el entorno, la tranquilidad que se respira, con jardines muy lindos y la pileta que invita a zambullirse, ambiente relax. Bettie fue muy amable y nos recomendó lugares para recorrer y cenar. También nos dejó decidir el horario del desayuno ya que teníamos 5 horas de diferencia con Argentina y estabamos muy cansados. El desayuno es ESPECTACULAR!!, de mucha calidad y variedad. Es un lugar al que definitivamente volvería.

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Swellendam Country Lodge