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Mngcibe, Mdumbi 5140 South Africa
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Mdumbi
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WELCOME TO SWELL ECO LODGE! Swell Eco Lodge offers self-catering accommodation, ideal for couples, groups and families. Set within the rolling hills of Mngcibe (North side of the Mdumbi River), we invite you to enjoy pure relaxation and fun while supporting a green way of life. Spectacular sea views, jumping whales, roaming cattle and a view of rural life in this wonderful village is only a part of your holiday experience! We offer many activities for those who want to be a bit more active and explore the pristine beaches, rivers and ocean. Our lodge is made up of traditional Rondavel structures which blend into its beautiful surroundings and our interiors are modern, calming and artistic. Join us now for a South African holiday with a personal touch you will never forget!
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Free parking
Canoeing
Hiking
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Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Parking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Massage
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bridal suite
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Languages Spoken
English, Xhosa
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D7030FBgeorgea wrote a review Jan 2021
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Great place to stay, will definitely go again and stay longer. Pristine clean and excellent service from staff on site. Just make sure you have all you need as there is no "pop into the shops" to resupply. Also ensure that you have a vehicle with big wheels(4x4 not necessary) to get there.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Lindslikesthis wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions7 helpful votes
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Swell Eco Lodge was our first trip to the Wild Coast and what a start! We stayed in the luxury / family unit with our pup. Growing up in predominantly self-catering units I can say with confidence that we have never stayed anywhere as thoughtfully kitted out as here! Pretty much everything you could think of wanting was available in terms of platters, pots and miscellaneous kitchen gadgets. We'd read many of the reviews prior to travelling and were a bit nervous about the road but all fine. It's a rough and ready road, go slow and have your puncture kit handy but completely worth it. We enjoyed the main beach as well as the secret beach - both fantastic! The staff are friendly and available if you need anything. Ideal for those looking for something a little different in a beautiful and remote part of South Africa.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Swell WildCoast, Owner at Swell Eco Lodge
Responded 23 Dec 2020
Hi Lindsay, Thank you so very much for such a wonderful review. We are so thrilled you had an amazing stay with us and that you enjoyed our kitted out kitchens :) and loved the beaches. We hope to see you back at the lodge soon. Thank you again :) The Swell Team.
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Kevin M wrote a review Oct 2020
Welland, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful lodge set above the ocean and river mouth, with a direct view on the Mdumbi Point. Top notch kitchen and thoughtful touches throughout (book / mags library, storage space if you plan to stay for than a couple days etc.)
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Jenny L. wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa35 contributions24 helpful votes
Lovely secluded getaway within a short walk to the ocean. Staff were very welcoming and the place was very clean with fully equipped kitchens (we stayed in the duplex). Owners very accommodating as well. Keep in mind there’s no internet access to the rooms but you can access limited WiFi in the office anytime. Not unusual, seems common in the region. Although a bit of a drive from Central Coffee Bay, a memorable experience off the beaten touristy tracks.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lee-Ann Sanders, Owner at Swell Eco Lodge
Responded 16 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are so happy you had a lovely stay and thanks for the tips for fellow travelers 💗 thank you for your support and choosing Swell Eco a Lodge 💗
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Edith S wrote a review Feb 2020
Teufen, Switzerland101 contributions26 helpful votes
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It’s worth to drive one hour on a graveled road to find this very unique place. Feel good and safe, the nature is amazing with all the colored huts around, Swell Eco Lodge is an adventure and is out of ordinary accommodations. The host is lovely including the gardener, the huts are very clean with an amazing view on the sea. Cows are staying and sleeping on the beach. Bring things for the children along the road to go, they are lovely and thankful. The real good place for Ecologists and as well for those who aren’t. An interesting experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Wählen eine Doppelhuette mit Küche dazwischen und Terrace
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PRICE RANGE
US$48 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Swell Tours Guest Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeMdumbi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swell Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Swell Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lwandile Bay Beach (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Swell Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Swell Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Swell Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Swell Eco Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Swell Eco Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Swell Eco Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Swell Eco Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Xhosa.