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The variety of great quality accommodation options in Swellendam are almost endless. From 5 star luxury to the bare basics you are surrounded by natural beauty in the third oldest town in South Africa. The lists below are not the only top quality accommodation in Swellendam, but they are some of my personal favourites. These are the places I would recommend my friends to stay. So if you are here for adventure or just to relax and enjoy the hospitality of this farming community, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay from the options below.

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Swellendam

 

5 star - Bed&Breakfast

SCHOONE OORDT COUNTRY HOUSE
Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming country hotel in Swellendam South Africa, possibly the best of Swellendam luxury accommodation.
 
Address: 1 Swellengrebel St
Contact: +27 (0)28 514 1248
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4 star - Bed&Breakfast

AAN DE OEVER GUESTHOUSE

4 Star Bed & Breakfast on the banks of the Koornlands river. Aan de Oever has exquisite accommodation in thirteen elegantly furnished bedrooms and suits, each with its own bathroom and private entrance. We have wonderful family and group options.

 

Address: 21 Faure St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 1066​

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BABETTE BED AND BREAKFAST

Babette is a unique, Provencal style home with three garden cottages and one romantic room with a view. Built in French style the house and rooms are full of lovely details, wooden beams on the ceiling and robust stone floors.

 

Address: 13 Drostdy St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 2406

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 AAN DE EIKE GUESTHOUSE

Situated 300m from Drostdy Museum, Aan de Eike Guest House features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. 

 

Address: 13 Swellengrebel St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 1066

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Great location in Swellendam

BUKKENBURG POTTERY GUEST COTTAGE

A beautiful luxury two bedroom, self-catering guest cottage, set in the garden of prominent South African Studio Potters, David Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter, in the historic heart of Swellendam. Breakfast can be provided on request.

 

Address: 8 Hermanus Steyn St

Contact: +27 (0)82 342 5453

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BERGVIEW GUESTHOUSE

Located within walking distance of the Drostdy and restaurants, Bergview Guesthouse offers accommodation, free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool, braai area & a shared lounge. This B&B features both Wi-Fi and private parking free of charge.

 

Address: 26 Berg St

Contact: +27 (0)82 389 0002

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airbnb

Two bedrooms with two beds each in a stunning house in the most beautiful part of Swellendam. Spectacular views of the mountain and safe parking inside garage! About 500m from Swellendam's brand new mountain bike trails. Mountain bikes available. Within walking distance of restaurants, shops and museum. Friendly & warm hosts who take their superhost status very serious.

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Self Catering

HERMITAGE HUISIES

All cottages are comfortably furnished with all the necessities, fireplace and unlimited Wi-Fi. All adult beds are equipped with only the best pocket spring mattresses. We are pet-friendly. We have a swimming pool and Kol Kol tub for the winter.

 

Address: Hermitage Valley, Swellendam

Contact: +27 (0)61 660 2138

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ARUMVALE COUNTRY HOUSE

Arumvale Country House is perfectly situated from which to explore Swellendam & its surrounds or to enjoy a comfortable countryside experience with majestic mountain views & natural landscapes.

 

Address: Hermitage Valley, Swellendam

Contact: +27 (0)83 260 6241

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SOMERSET GIFT GETAWAY FARM

Somerset Gift Getaway farm has six charming self-catering accommodation options, The Manor House & 5 smaller houses.​​Somerset Gift can accommodate a maximum of 48 guests depending on sleeping arrangements. Please enquire on booking.

 

Address: Buffeljagsrivier (12km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)28 512 3652

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KWETU GUEST FARM

Sable, Eland, Kudu, Springbok, Bontebok, and more! Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We have three comfortable, self-catering, one bedroom cottages. We have 87 hectares in which to walk, jog or cycle. Do bring your fishing rod as well! 

 

Address: Buffeljagsrivier (12km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)63 560 9390

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SUURBRAAK SCHUUR

Superior self-catering accommodation in large fenced garden. Accommodation comprising of two large en-suite double rooms, spacious, living room, farm-style kitchen and covered stoep. 

Pet friendly, by arrangement.

 

Address: Suurbraak (22km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)82 960 7314

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Self Catering & Camping

UMSHANTI

Umshanti is a small private resort, set on the Buffeljags Dam, offering peace and tranquility, adventure and excitement. Accommodation is offered in five cottages, a romantic timber cottage & a ‘Gypsy Cottage’. Conference facilities are also available.

 

Address: Buffeljagsrivier (12km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)28 512 3787

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STRAWBERRY HILL FARM

It’s the views here that will capture you. Strawberry Hill Farm borders the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve. Guests can enjoy various activities in the area, including mountain biking and hiking.

We speak your language!

 

Address: Grootvadersbosch

Contact: +27 (0)79 335 0269

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Great option in Barrydale

DOORWAYS GUESTHOUSE

Doorways is situated in a vineyard next to a stream, with a peaceful rural setting and 360 degree views of the surrounding hills. Doorways can accommodate 6 guests in three en suite bedrooms : two double rooms and one self catering unit.

Address: 10 Sprigg St, Barrydale
Contact: +27 (0)83 744 2989
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Tented Village

DOUBLE CENTURY

There will be a tented village at the Double Century start. 

Each tent sleeps 2 people. R800 for 1 night. R1200 for 2 nights.

INCLUDES: 3x3m Canvas Bow Tent, 2 x Stretchers, 2 x Mattresses, 2 x Chairs, LED light, Ablutions, Coffee station & vanity tent, Security & safe parking

Date: 20 & 21 Nov 2020

Contact: fleur@petrichoradventures.co.za

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TENT RENTALS

Have an Event, Wedding, Festival, etc. but need accommodation for the visitors? Then Petrichor Adventures has the solution. 

TENTED VILLAGE COULD INCLUDE: 3x3m Canvas Bow Tent, 2 x Stretchers, 2 x Mattresses, 2 x Chairs, LED light, and MORE.

Contact: rohan@petrichoradventures.co.za

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* If you want to make a booking, please contact the owner. I am not a Tourism Info Office or the owner of a Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering Accommodation. I am just a local that loves Living the Good Life in Swellendam and the surrounding towns. So if it is listed here, I have given it The Good Life in Swellendam stamp of approval. According to a Local. The lists above are not the only top quality accommodation in Swellendam. If you look at Trip Advisor Ratings you will see that in Swellendam, it is hard to make a bad choice.

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