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Marula Lodge

111 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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#6 of 21 B&Bs in Swellendam
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Marula Lodge is a modern, african styled Guesthouse with a friendly atmosphere, situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam. The Guesthouse is within walking distance of various fine restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. Amenities and a variety of shops are also within walking distance. We offer comfortable accommodation, a sparkling salt water pool with stunning mountain views and serve a sumptuous breakfast on the garden terrace.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Hiking
Horseback riding
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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ZooVet wrote a review Jan 2024
Dubai3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time at Marula Lodge. We were a large group and all felt very relaxed and we enjoyed our time there. The lodge is very nicely decorated and the beds are very comfortable. Walter, our host is a wonderful host who's very caring and accommodating. I highly recommend a stay at the lodge.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 10 Jan 2024
Thank you so much Farah. It was awesome to see your family settle in and have fun enjoying family time. Your feedback is much appreciated. Greetings from Swellendam Walter
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natashabasson wrote a review Jan 2024
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We stayed over for one night only on our roadtrip through Western Cape. I will go back to Marula Lodge. Walter is a very nice host and he thinks of everything you might need. This was one of our favorite stays.
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Responded 10 Jan 2024
Thank you, Natasha. It is really great when our guests take the trouble and time to give feedback. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us, Regards from Swellendam Walter
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gendrass wrote a review Dec 2023
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Complex centrally located but still quiet with a beautiful garden. We made a date mistake when booking, but the host solved this and everything else professionally and yet personally and gave valuable tips, any time again
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Responded 03 Jan 2024
Thank you for your feedback. It is much appreciated and shared with our team.
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Harry_A_nonymous wrote a review Dec 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions2 helpful votes
Warm and welcoming, Walter went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay including getting in touch with us ahead of our stay to provide restaurant recommendations and even arranged the booking for us. He has great local knowledge and made our trip truly enjoyable. Thank you, Walter!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 03 Jan 2024
You are most welcome. Thank you for the feedback.It is fun engaging with and helping our guests. Greetings from Swellendam Walter
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dbroed114646 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Very hard, small bed. Room was very warm, could only open 2 small windows . there is a ventilator but hot air will not get cold with this. We had a terrible night. The host is very much "there" ! Too loud, talkes too much. If you like a host like that he is the best. We thought it was very annoying. You have to carry the suitcase to the room .... terrible rocks so you can not stroll them. The host is too busy talking.... not helping. The property was nice, with a pool and nice seats.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Walter May, Owner at Marula Lodge
Responded 06 Dec 2023
Thank you for your review. We apologize that our accommodation did not satisfy your expectations.
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Torsten B wrote a review Nov 2023
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We booked spontaneously and were well looked after and advised by our host from the moment of booking. The complex is very nice and well maintained, with barbecue area, small pool and pretty terrace. The breakfast was good, too!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 13 Nov 2023
Thank you Torsten it was a pleasure hosting you. Hope the rest of your stay in SA was memorable. Greetings from Swellendam Walter
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mlipni236365 wrote a review Apr 2023
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We enjoyed the breakfasts, cleanliness and homeliness of the lodge thoroughly!! Thank you for a lovely stay. The fireplace was also a lovely touch! And use of living area and bar was also enjoyed!! Garden outlook is lovely.
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234dionneb wrote a review Apr 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
Lovely guesthouse and warm and friendly hosts. The Family room was perfect for our needs and the beds are super comfortable! Beautiful gardens and a lovely swimming pool to cool off in, on a hot afternoon. Breakfast was delicious and served with a smile.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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wkathy499032 wrote a review Jan 2023
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We had a very pleasant stay at Marula Lodge. Lovely host and very good breakfast. Just extremely hot the night we spent there and would have loved an air conditioner. Would definitely stay there again.
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marianne v wrote a review Jan 2023
Zwolle, The Netherlands5 contributions3 helpful votes
Great stay, breakfast and very clean. Room was not very big, but during summer is it perfect because you have an outdoor table with chairs. location is fine, good restaurants naar by. Our host is available for questions , and clean extra towels by the swimmingpool!
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PRICE RANGE
R 718 - R 869 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Marula Lodge Guesthouse
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marula Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Marula Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Swellendam fairy sanctuary (0.2 km), Wilderbraam Berry Estate (0.6 km), and Die Biltong Boetiek (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marula Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Marula Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a view of the mountains, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Marula Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Marula Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marula Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Sosta Restaurant, Christelle's Bistro, and Koornlands Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marula Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Marula Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Swellendam.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marula Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.