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Old Thatch Lodge

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9 Moolman Street, Swellendam 6740 South Africa See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
Laundry Service
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews african style one night garden route great taste friendly owner lovely garden house breakfast stopover
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely guest house in swellendam. Very quiet save welcoming cozy place. Vegan breakfast was huge and very fulfilling. Our dog was welcomed. Friendly owner. Nice for big families. You can book 3 rooms and get the whole cottage. Decor is African style with some flair

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Great place for a stopover on the garden route. Staff couldn't be more helpful and attentive.Lovely garden and a good nights sleep after a long drive from Cape Town. Highlight was the food - Dinner was great and the breakfast was the best we've had...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Karin has great taste, it's really as if she has opened up her home in the form of this B&B, it is SO cosy! Rooms are cute and comfortable, the living areas are the same (lovely fireplace), has a braai area, wine with (extensive) breakfast!...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank nadiamia88
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed 1 night, the property is spotless and well maintained, good WIFI, comfy bed, hot strong shower, restaurant and onward travel advice very solid, attention to detail was impressive. We wanted a quaint old thatched house and this ticked all the boxes. Loved the paths...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Neris123
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a charming B&B. We received a lovely welcome form the four massive dogs who were very gentle and friendly. The rooms are very spacious and well thought-out. There are beautiful, quaint mosaics on the walls which are delightful. The breakfast was great and...More

Date of stay: January 2017
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The Old Thatch Lodge Guest House Swellendam invites you to a National Monument and guest house and welcomes you to stay in our comfortable accommodation in Swellendam. Have a rest in our wonderful guest More house garden, and visit the surrounding nature reserves and the historic city of Swellendam - the third oldest town in South Africa. Less
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$68 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$68 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Traveller (52)
Room & Suite (75)
Dining (9)
Pool & Beach (3)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"The Guest Room Apricot has a double bed, a small lounge area and a window that overlooks the main road."
12 Jan 2017
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"Contact Korin by email."
7 Mar 2015
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"Ask for a larger room. Don't stay here if you don't like dogs."
25 Apr 2014
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"We went for the cheaper option, but there is a lovely apartment for only a bit more...."
2 Mar 2014
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