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The Hideaway

10 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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#7 of 21 B&Bs in Swellendam
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This small country guest house in the breathtakingly beautiful Swellendam region of South Africa has the charm and elegance to make your stay both pleasant and memorable. Stephen and Jackie offer a unique experience of 5 Star accommodation: unrivaled hospitality, elegant furnishings, understated luxury with emphasis on service and guest satisfaction, and one of the best breakfasts in South Africa. Swellendam is an ideal location from which to explore the Overberg region, which is full of things to do an places to see. There is so much to do in the area that Stephen and Jackie will gladly help you to plan your trip. Please get in touch!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Patio
Non-smoking hotel
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Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Sun deck
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Heatherybluff wrote a review Nov 2020
George, South Africa149 contributions38 helpful votes
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We spent a night at this charming B&B en route to George. The couple who run it are helpful, friendly, and well informed about the area. Our room was spacious, tastefully decorated and well equipped. There are lovely, luxurious extras like sherry and port provided, Rain bath treats and home made extras. The garden was truly stunning with a magnificent natural pool and mountain views.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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helen89Lancs wrote a review May 2020
Lancs46 contributions63 helpful votes
This hidden gem exceeded our expectations. The Queen Elizabeth suite was clean and comfortable with lots of extra finishing touches including complimentary port, cans of cold beer and fizzy drinks, homemade shortbread. On arrival we were told that a local restaurant , The Drostdy had been booked for us. This turned out to be the best meal we had eaten on our two week road trip. Breakfast was served outside overlooking the eco pool. This was beautifully cooked and we had homemade scones which Jackie the owner had baked that morning. The many previous comments about the owner Steven are all very accurate. We found his knowledge of the local area and beyond to be useful however the way in which he delivers his information can come across as rude. For example when asking about what was the best time to see the animals on a game drive his response was "the animals are not there for you to gawp at!", which he then followed up with a useful answer. We would definitely recommend this lovely place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Debbie M wrote a review Mar 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom48 contributions16 helpful votes
Travelling to Wilderness stopped over at The Hideaway for one night, a fabulous location with plenty to do, a pottery next door with lovely pieces to be bought. Great selection of restaurants which our hosts Jackie and Stephen recommended to us. We chose La Sosta, we were picked up and driven to and from the restaurant it’s fabulous, separate review to follow. I cannot express how wonderful the Hideaway is... perfect hosts, lovely room to sleep in, great shower, free mini bar, eco pool which we swam in, terrific breakfast. Very informative hosts on where to go and what to see. Would highly recommend this wonderful hideaway.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Ian A wrote a review Feb 2020
Buckingham, United Kingdom44 contributions40 helpful votes
On advice of friends we stopped 2 nights on our way to Knysna. It lived up to every expectation such that we stopped again on our way back. Gorgeous place, lovely people, great local advice. From the street it looks an ordinary house but once in, the grounds, rooms and pool and summer house are great. Breakfast is memorable, but leave room for the fresh baking and home made preserves. Can't think we will ever stay anywhere else in the area, while Steven and Jacquie are still there.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Arklelover wrote a review Jan 2020
Woking, United Kingdom45 contributions17 helpful votes
This location was chosen merely to break up the journey from Cape Town to Ooutschorn. Great decision to choose The Hideaway but bad decision to only make it the one night. The set up there was fantastic. Superb accommodation, jacuzzi, natural swimming pool, relaxing lounge area, dreamy gardens and an extensive breakfast menu. The hosts Stephen and Jackie were friendly, informative and masters of the kitchen, providing home made delights. Their team were very helpful as well. Thankfully , after a long day driving and sightseeing , Stephen had already made arrangements for us to dine at Swellendam’s highly rated restaurant The Drostdy. This saved us searching around in a new town for an evening meal. This turned out to be our most enjoyable meal for the entire 16 day holiday in South Africa. There is plenty to do around Swellendam and we wished we had stayed there longer to enjoy the various activities. The Hideaway is highly recommended and is deserving of all the stars.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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pkong314956 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Beautiful private accommodation Great hospitality. Nice eco pool and sundeck. Location very near restautants in a quiet street. Loved breakfast with the stunning views. Certainly worth it to visit again
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Date of stay: December 2019
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lmeyra507442 wrote a review Jan 2020
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This is the perfect guest house to stay in Swellendam ! Definitely the place you have to stop. The owners are megally welcoming and the place is so beautiful. A little place of paradise in south of Africa with organic food , natural swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna... the rooms are super clean, and don t miss the breakfast with home made bread.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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jkuers890831 wrote a review Jan 2020
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whar a beautiful and charming place to be. The service has been far beyond expectations, everybody made you feel to be most welcome. a lot of little extras that made the difference. We will come back.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Marie-Louise V wrote a review Dec 2019
Sandton, South Africa116 contributions33 helpful votes
Stephen and Jackie are superb hosts and their welcome to the exquisite hidden charms of their Hideaway is always warm. The Queen Elizabeth Suite is indeed fit for a queen and king and the new pool house and eco pool nothing short of magnificent. The small touches of perfect colours in the crockery superb cutlery and a breakfast to die for. The swim in that pool remains with us as a highlight for the year
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ahmedawadalla4 wrote a review Oct 2019
County Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
We spent one night in the hideaway which was recommended to us by our hotel in Cape Town .. it completely blew our mind away from the moment we were greeted by Jackie and could smell the backing , the room and the grounds we stunning and also the breakfast was thoughtfully put together Highly recommend the hideaway if you are looking to experience a true gem in Swellendam Thanks Jackie and Steve
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hideaway
Which popular attractions are close to The Hideaway?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (0.2 km), NG Kerk Swellendam (0.2 km), and Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Galley & Guest Cottage (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hideaway?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Hideaway?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Hideaway?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hideaway?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hideaway?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drostdy Restaurant, Field & Fork, and Barrel and Blues.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hideaway?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Hideaway accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.