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Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge

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Cosy wooden cabins and luxury en suite rooms lie in a lush bird filled garden fringed by its own gurgling mountain stream and the Marloth Nature Reserve. Halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route it is ideally situated to hike or horse ride through indigenous forests or wander through the picturesque village. Beneath the most spectacular peaks of the Langeberg Mountains Swellendam is the 3rd oldest magisterial district in South Africa with plenty of inspiring and peaceful experiences. Sit around our welcome fire under starry skies and enjoy the countryside.
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Free Parking
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Easy to find and the owner is friendly and personal. Rooms are very quaint and comfortable with a lovely garden and patio area. All rooms are ensuite. No dorm rooms available. But it's worth the visit. Near the hiking trails and horse riding.
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I have now read the reviews which I am no doubt going to echo here, I wish I had before we booked here. The lady who runs the hostel took around 20 minutes to come to the reception after we arrived, despite booking and advising of our time of arrival. Meanwhile her incredibly
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The title says it all. I have stayed in many many backpackers all across the country. Not secure and overpriced cheap rooms. Disappointed to discover some of our stuff got stolen as well (from a private room!!). A travellers lodge is supposed to be a safe place not like this
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Me and my boyfriend spent there 2 nights. Despite its name this place is not backpackers as commonly known in SA. It does not have dorms and the cheapest room for couple costs 480R/night. Room was very basic, which was quite dissapointing considering its price. It was very cold
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We needed a weekend away from the craziness of life and felt like footloose travellers arriving at the backpackers under the trees in the shadow of the glorious mountain. After a welcome cup of tea, we were booked into our lovely, clean twin room with our own en suite bathroom.
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Double bedroom
Cosy garden cottage
A garden cabin
salle de bain
"Book any, make a fire, have a drink and enjoy"
"Garden cabins give you privacy but you have to cross the garden to get to the ablution facilities."
"Definitely ask for one of the new rooms especially Room 6."
"check out the prices of local b&b's, you might get more for your money"
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
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