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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is spectacular in every way. The backyard view of the mountains is jaw dropping -I felt like i was in the Sound of Music! The rooms are gorgeous - large and perfectly appointed, with a large soaking tub and deluxe linens, plus an outdoor terrace for mountain viewing. But the best part of the hotel were the people... More 

Thank Katemary212
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gaikou Lodge is located on the periphery of Swellendam in a quiet neighbourhood. The lodge has a magnificent "back yard" with a view of the mountains so close you can almost touch it. The rooms are big, very modern, clean and comfortable. So too the bathroom. In addition, a large bathtub is located in the room for the romantic ladies... More 

1 Thank 305izakb
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we stayed over at the lodge, this time we brought friends along as well. We all loved the rooms and how quiet and tranquil it all is. Super neat and clean rooms and bathrooms. Sufficient parking, no loose gravel so you can park your motorcycle with out the fear of it falling over. They organized... More 

Thank Adri H
Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Adri H, thank you for your review and your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again and meeting more of your friends. Thank you for the visit! More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We staid over for only one night; i wish it could have been more. Great hospitality, good food and very nice area to go for a run as well. I am already looking forward going their next time i am in SA. Also the ocean is not far from it either.

Thank GerbrandLH
Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GerbrandLH, thank you so much for your review and your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Cape Town
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89 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic - they reduce their prices during the winter months, making it affordable for the business traveller like myself. They have a clever business model - because having been there and experienced this lovely place on business, I will be sure to return with my wife! The owners clearly have a great feel for the hospitality industry - every need... More 

Thank Mike W
GaikouLODGE, Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review hope to see you and your wife soon. More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Our stay was absolutely fantastic...the units are new and very clean and a treat to stay in. The staff very friendly and the "Gaikou" (Shiny Mountain) the most tranquil and beautiful setting....a must for a very relaxing stay. Breakfast the best with a full complement of cereals, wonderful fresh fruits, home made porridge with veriety of cheeses, cold meets, and... More 

Thank Vanessa d
Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa, we loved reading your review, thank you so much for your lovely words. We look forward to welcoming you in Swellendam again soon! More 

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41 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We stayed here on a family trip in March 2016. Beautiful, large rooms with an open plan bathroom in a wonderful rural setting. The only downside was no restaurant on-site (although a delicious breakfast is served), meaning we had to head into town for dinner.

Thank Ed and Lindsey W
Jeroen_Arthur, Public Relations Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ed and Lindsey, thank you for your review. We're happy to inform you that we have now added the option to dine at Gaikou (on request). We hope to welcome you in Swellendam again soon! More 

Maynooth, Ireland
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The room was absolutely marvelous with a great outdoor patio overlooking the mountains. You can really hear the silence here at night. It is very close to Swellendam center where the main restaurants are. Security gated estate. Wide variety in Breakfast

Thank Sixpack70
GaikouLODGE, Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this beautiful review. More 

Hengelo, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We booked the luxury King. A nice and spacious room. The check-in went a bit weird, the lady came out of the reception building, give us our key and that's it. No guidance to the room, no explanation what so ever. That was basically it. The breakfast was nice, but it would have been a nice idea to open the... More 

Thank Koen_HLO
GaikouLODGE, Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your review, and for the suggestion of the tables we have turned it 90 degrees and works perfectly. It is sorry that the door was not open with breakfast because we normally does unless it is to cold. Looking forward to your next stay. More 

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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This lodge is located near the mountains and surrounded by nature.Modern and noble design in the quiet surrounding of mountains. The room is large and very well-finished. The breakfast is very good and the staff too good but the thing absolutely amazing is the panorama. Scenic mountains landscape. I recommend it.

Thank Alexsandro
GaikouLODGE, Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Gaikou Lodge and for the review. More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family tourism and business accommodation in Swellendam. Gaikou Lodge offers bed & breakfast accommodation on a 16 hectare private property at the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, at walking distance from central Swellendam's shops, attractions and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gaikou Lodge

Address: 69 Berg Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: R1 221 - R2 723 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gaikou Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All are private and have excellent view of the mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles veronicaw803, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Luxury King Room has an amazing view of the mountains. Strongly suggest!”
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“view is awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles 147borisb, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are luxury rooms and appear to be identical”
 of 5 bubbles Sauvarin, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms look good. We stayed in a luxury room.”
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