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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2016

A very nice House, great breakfast with home made bread and free range eggs out of the garden. WiFi, large refrigerator for guests personal shopping, Tea, Coffee all in the room. The Host, Alain, will make Restaurant Bookings, recommend day trips and is incredibly hospitable

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This lovely guest house is off the main drag of Swellendam on a very quiet street. The rooms are very nicely decorated and very spacious. We were able to see all the rooms prior to them being occupied and they all looked very spacious, so no worries on which room to select. The breakfast was served on the large wrap...

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

We spent 1 night at the Braeside Guest House in Jan 2016. The manager, Alain, was welcoming, friendly and very helpful (he also made dinner reservations for us). We stayed in the Tribal Room with twin beds. Beautifully decorated room, spacious, good AC, very comfy beds and all very clean. No door or curtain on the shower which meant a...

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2016

What a find, Allan the host could not have been more helpful,nothing was to much trouble.Best eggs for breakfast in the Western Cape,we enjoyed our first stay so much we returned a second time.Also the restaurants in Swellandam were a great surprise so many great ones to choose from, & Allan will help to book them for you.Quirky rooms with...

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Kerteminde, Denmark
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Excellent breakfast, charming garden with different kind of hens and ducks running free. Old style House and furniture, but a lot of thongsouk nede to be repaired. For instance, we couldn't lock our door because the handle kept falling off!

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We had a lovely stay in Swellendam, though short (only one night), much thanks to the charm of this old house and the friendliness of its manager Alain. The breakfast was a real treat! Alain also helped us with our dinner reservation and the guest house is perfectly situated, only a short and pleasant walk to the heart of this...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The host was charming and helpful and the rooms were lovely. He went out of his way to help us and also cooked the best breakfast we had during our entire trip. I would definitely recommend Braeside Guest House

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2016

A beautiful period property nestled in the quiet hillside suburbs of Swellendam. Alain our host was very friendly and advised on the best restaurants in town. His home cooked breakfast with organic eggs from the garden chickens was superb!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015

My partner and stayed at the property on our Garden Route trip this Xmas and we were extremely pleased with the choice. The property is gorgeous and full of character, the room immaculate, and the owner simply delightful. We had a great stay. The breakfast is simply superb! Even freshly baked muffins! We were very careless and left our ipad...

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Ross on Wye UK
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Alain very welcoming host. Our bedroom was great and just like photo online with many African curios. Super breakfast served on lovely outside terrace. Within easy walking distance to restaurant in evening. Great place to stop half way from Cape Town to Garden Route.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful Cape Edwardian house set in large garden with views over the Langeberg Mountains and the Marloth Nature Reserve. Built in 1901, Braeside has a lot of charm and character and is a haven of tranquillity with 5 very nice individually styled en-suite bedrooms. We are situated in a very peaceful and safe area of the picturesque town of Swellendam, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. We are a 4-Star graded property (Tourism Grading Council). We offer gracious, personal service in a beautiful setting. Our breakfast consists of a continental buffet composed of cereals, yogurt, fresh fruits, various local cheeses, cold meats, fruit juices. We also pride ourselves in serving several homemade products such as: freshly baked organic breads, orgnanic cake, organic sweet and savory muffins, jams and marmalade. The cooked part of our breakfast will be made on request. It will consist of our fresh free range eggs from the garden either fried, scrambled, poached, or boiled; we can also provide very nice omelettes with several seasonings, bacon, mushrooms, sausage and grilled tomatoes . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Braeside Guest House

Address: 13 Van Oudtshoorn Road, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: ₹ 5,765 - ₹ 8,111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Braeside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Bedrooms are all small because the house is very old with eclectic mix of antiques”
 of 5 bubbles cthecliffs, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms beautiful”
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“All rooms will be quiet as situated in a large garden.”
 of 5 bubbles robertrS6790BH, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
“We had the smallest safari room and to be quite frank, it was really nice and more than adequate. Nothing lacking in it at all. It had a double bed and of course, if you want a bigger bed, you wouldn't book this room, but for us it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles CapeTownCharles, 16 Nov 2013 | Read review
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