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Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge

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Family and Play Areas (1)
Overview
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good18%
  • Average23%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible25%
  • 18 Apr 2017
    “NOT a backpackers, ”
  • 01 Mar 2017
    “Backpackers ????”
5 Lichtenstein Street, Swellendam 6740 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Fitness centre
Business Centre
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I came here with my mom (she's 50 and I am 23) and it was the first stop of our road trip. Very disappointed about many things, the main one was the unwelcoming vibe (felt like we were just strangers in someone else's house and...More

1  Thank AlanaR371
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

What a miserable experience in all respects ! Made to feel very unwelcome . This is not a reflection of true Backpacker travel and tradition . Too many insulting signs all over on the do's and don'ts !! Please invest in some equipment for your...More

1  Thank Businessstaya
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Comfortable, clean rooms. Lacks that welcoming backpacking atmosphere. Too many rules makes one feel like a child in someone else's home. Kitchen is available but one is not allowed to cook fatty meat!? So forget about your bacon and eggs. Kitchen equipment could do with...More

Thank carlosfrancisco2001
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The venue itself is beautiful and the rooms are lovely, but the woman who received us was unfriendly and rude. It advertises a bar and lounge but this area has been marked off as a family room and all guests are banned. We got a...More

1  Thank K3573JXmichelled
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and loved it! Stephanie and Kirk who run the place are brilliant; so helpful and friendly, highly recommend staying here. The rooms are comfortable and the bathroom fittings are really cool. The whole setting is great, the big garden is...More

1  Thank Cazzacoley
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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
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Traveller (17)
Room & Suite (5)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Room Tips
"Book any, make a fire, have a drink and enjoy"
Furbrain2015
29 Feb 2016
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"Garden cabins give you privacy but you have to cross the garden to get to the ablution facilities."
Mina-Vianne
05 Jun 2014
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"Definitely ask for one of the new rooms especially Room 6."
Mauveen350
10 May 2013
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"check out the prices of local b&b's, you might get more for your money"
XJJC
22 Nov 2012
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