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The Hideaway
5 out of 5
10 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam, Western Cape
The price is £100 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
1.06 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)
Unfortunate

"The owner who was very unpleasant and bossy underneath his politeness created a feeling of discomfort. The breakfast was delicious and grounds beautiful but his attitude unfortunately made us uncomfortable enough to not recommend this place."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2019

The Hideaway
Moolmanshof
3 out of 5
217 Voortrek Street, Swellendam, Western Cape
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0.67 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Value for money

"Good value for money family cycling weekend away. Close to restaurants and our host was very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2018

Moolmanshof
Old Thatch Lodge
3 out of 5
Moolman Street 9, Swellendam, Western Cape
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0.11 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (37 reviews)
Recommended in Swellendam

"Lovely stay and the boys enjoyed the rather large Irish wolfhounds (eventually). Breakfast was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2018

Old Thatch Lodge

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On Main
3 out of 5
139 Voortrek Street, Swellendam, Western Cape
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The price is £34 per night from 9 Oct to 10 Oct
0.06 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Love it

"Perfect stopover spot. Cute and elevated so comes with a view. Lovely and quiet. Some great eateries in town . Second time here and would stay again ."…"

Reviewed on 20 May 2019

On Main
Aviento
3 out of 5
26 Church Street, Swellendam, Western Cape
The price is £32 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
1.01 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Lovely one-night-stay :)

"We had a very pleasant stay in Swellendam. We were only here for one night and stayed at Aviento. The host ist very friendly and the breakfast was delicious. Our room was clean with everything you need while backpacking. 🙂 One recommendation though, we had the budget room and there was no door to ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Aviento
A Hilltop Country Retreat
4 out of 5
7 Bergsig Avenue, Swellendam, Western Cape
The price is £55 per night from 3 Oct to 4 Oct
1.09 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (53 reviews)
Best Hilltop stay

"Lana was a excellent hostess. Great property , well kept and very friendly, accommodating team. I suggest having the braai on site as you can order in sides from Lana and go to the local butcher for great meat. Get Great experience and you get to sit to sit at a fire with a glass or two of wine. ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019

A Hilltop Country Retreat
Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse
3 out of 5
184 Voortrek St, Swellendam, Western Cape
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The price is £35 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct
0.13 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)

"Property in a good location, lovely pool area, good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse
Stonehill River Lodge
4 out of 5
Portion 12 of Bakkelysdrift, Farm No. 267 (Off N2), Swellendam, Western Cape
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7.22 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Beauty at the Breede

"It was an amazing place to be as close to nature and the magical Breede River , the staff were very helpful and Neil our tour guide for the canoeing adventure was brilliant, such great memories to take back"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2016

Stonehill River Lodge
De Kloof Luxury Estate
5 out of 5
Weltevrede Street 8, Swellendam, Western Cape
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The price is £123 per night from 3 Oct to 4 Oct
0.81 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (85 reviews)

"Service was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and would recommend the spa."…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

De Kloof Luxury Estate
Aan De Bergen Guesthouse South Africa
3.5 out of 5
3 Bethel Street, Swellendam, Western Cape
The price is £32 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
0.21 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)
Lovely and peaceful

"Nice peaceful place with friendly staff. We only stopped for one night driving from Cape Town. Breakfast was lovely."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

Aan De Bergen Guesthouse South Africa
Windmill Guesthouse
3 out of 5
3 Kerk Street, Swellendam, Western Cape
The price is £34 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
0.92 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"Lovely guesthouse in the heart of Swellendam. Nice and comfortable rooms and friendly owner. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

Windmill Guesthouse
La Sosta Restaurant & Guest House
3.5 out of 5
145 Voortrek Street, Swellendam, Western Cape
The price is £31 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct
0.09 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Wonderful stay in Swellendam

"We were warmly greeted as soon as we arrived to La Sosta. This was sort of a last minute stay for us, and we were so happy to have been able to book in to this lovely place. The rooms have been newly renovated and are very simply done. We enjoyed the simple aesthetic and quickly relaxed into our ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2018

La Sosta Restaurant & Guest House
Wildebraam Berry Estate
3 out of 5
S4 Hermitage Valley, Bethel St, Swellendam, Western Cape
The price is £36 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct
0.88 mi from city centre
Wildebraam Berry Estate
Winterson en Somerkoelte
3 out of 5
137 Voortrek St, Swellendam, Western Cape
The price is £32 per night from 10 Oct to 11 Oct
0.07 mi from city centre
Winterson en Somerkoelte
Gaikou Lodge
4 out of 5
69 Berg Street, Swellendam, Western Cape
The price is £85 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct
1.7 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
The best place to stay

"I wish I could have stayed longer, what an amazing place, from the surrounds to the room, I have three words, amazing, simply amazing. To date, the best place I have stayed on my travels. Will definitely come back. Thank you for the beautiful stay."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Gaikou Lodge
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Pocket Guide: Swellendam

Visiting Swellendam

Luxury-minded travellers will find upscale places to stay in Swellendam, though all guests will undoubtedly appreciate the gardens, restaurants and mountains. Welcoming and scenic landscape, this city will also delight visitors with its museums, whale watching and hiking.

  • There are 19 Swellendam hotels
  • December is the most expensive month to travel here, whereas May is the most economical
  • Closest major airport is in Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.), 103 mi (165.8 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Swellendam

  • Top activities include whale watching and adventures, whereas Swellendam Hiking Trail is a great place to visit
  • Well-known for its museums, whereas Drostdy Museum is a popular attraction
  • The gardens, mountains and hiking trails exemplify the natural beauty, and some places to consider visiting are Marloth Nature Reserve and Bontebok National Park

Staying in Swellendam

With 30 hotels and other accommodation options in Swellendam, you'll find a holiday retreat at an affordable rate. There are 10 guesthouses ranging from GBP 39 to GBP 116 per night.

Seeking a boutique hotel or cosy spot? You may enjoy these top-rated, smaller hotels and specialty properties:
  • Augusta de Mist Country House
  • Schoone Oordt Country House

Augusta de Mist Country House, a favourite with Expedia travellers, has a 5 out of 5 user rating. Also Schoone Oordt Country House has a 5 rating by guests.

Dressing for Swellendam

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 24°C, while nighttime temperatures stay around 15°C
  • From April to June, the average is 21°C during the day and 10°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 18°C during the day and 10°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 23°C as the daytime average and 12°C as the night-time average
  • Average annual rainfall for Swellendam is 19 millimetres

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Swellendam?
Schoone Oordt Country House is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star country house offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Traveller reviews also recommend De Kloof Luxury Estate and A Hilltop Country Retreat as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Swellendam, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the top deals on offer in Swellendam.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in Swellendam?
Impangele is a top 3-star guest house on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and free parking. Other good options for your stay with the children include Schoone Oordt Country House and Stonehill River Lodge. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Bukkenburg Pottery Studio.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Swellendam?
Schoone Oordt Country House is a favourite 5-star country house for couples, and features in-room massages and deep-soaking baths. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Stonehill River Lodge and The Country Cottage.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Swellendam?
Old Thatch Lodge is a top dog-friendly guest house, and offers an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Moolmanshof and Aan De Bergen Guesthouse South Africa.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Swellendam?
Babette Bed and Breakfast is a top 3.5-star B&B with an outdoor pool, and it’s located close to the beach .
What's the best luxury hotel in Swellendam?
De Kloof Luxury Estate is a 5-star country house with a poolside restaurant and a poolside bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Rothman Manor Guest House and Schoone Oordt Country House are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Swellendam?
De Kloof Luxury Estate is a favourite 5-star country house with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 10 guestrooms, a poolside restaurant and a poolside bar. Schoone Oordt Country House and Rothman Manor Guest House are other choices for a boutique stay.
What's the best golf hotel in Swellendam?
A Hilltop Country Retreat is a top 4-star guest house that has an adjacent golf course and features in-room kitchens. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Babette Bed and Breakfast and Langeberg Guest Lodge. You can tee off at Swellendam Golf Course during your trip.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Swellendam?
Aan de Oever is a popular 4-star guest house featuring an outdoor pool, free English breakfast and free WiFi. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Rothman Manor Guest House and The Hideaway.

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