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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
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Mngcibe, Mdumbi South Africa
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Umtata Airport56 km
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The accommodation far exceeded our expectations! The rooms were well layout and had a BIG king size bed. Upcycle and recycle in a very classic way. It was also the best equipped kitchen on our holiday. It was not very near to the sea, but we travelled by 4x4, and it did not
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Super holiday with the grand kids, huge safe deck for them to play. Had a lovely local lady to clean every day which was a bonus we were not expecting. Justin and his wife were always around to help, even when one of our cars got stuck! There is a bit of a walk to the beach and
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Exceeded expectations. Beautiful light, airy & spacious rooms, king size bed, open plan bathroom area(this may not be ideal if you are not travelling as a couple), simplistic tasteful African décor with a modern touch. Ample space for cooking and in fridge/freezer. Crockery &
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On an unplanned trip through the Transkei, we impulsively booked at Swell Eco Lodge for one night and ended up staying for five! We hadn't come prepared for self-catering but Justin arranged delicious homemade meals for us, and the shop was most useful for all the other
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Both the accommodation and the location are really special. It is well worth the slow hour's drive on rutted dirt roads from Coffee Bay - our Toyota Corolla managed well provided I drove slowly and carefully. This obstacle meant that there were almost no other tourists on this
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The road is hectic but if you are prepared to go slow and carefully it shouldn’t be a problem. We were in a Ford ecosport so had some clearance. A couple who we met there from Cape Town were in a VW polo and got in ok. The destination is well worth the effort!
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"You will need a 4x4 to get to the lodge road is not the best"
"Sea facing"
"The Duplex's ronnies although more expensive have a great view from the decks. The cheaper Garden ronnies are still a very nice but without the view. You have to try Numsa's bread, wow!!"
"Make sure you have a sea facing room."
"I don't think it would matter - they all good"
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PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Swell Tours Guest Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeWild CoastMdumbi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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