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Reviewed 13 August 2014

What a wonderful place! Beautiful view, nice rooms and friendly staff. If you want to see the real wild coast, this place is a must. The road to the lodge can be a bit rough but the lodge is worth it.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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SwellEcoLodge, Owner at Swell Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2014

Thank you so much for your great review. We are delighted you had a great stay and we hope to see you back at Swell soon. :) Many thanks, Justin, Lee-Ann & the Swell Team

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Beautiful setting and excellent appointed rooms and kitchen. The venue is close to the beach. The GPS co-ordinates for Swell Ecolodge is incorrect in that the GPS takes you to the Western side of the river.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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SwellEcoLodge, Owner at Swell Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2014

Dear Willem,
Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad you had a great stay at our lodge. Our GPS coordinates are in fact correct but for some reason due to the gravel roads and outdated googlemaps or trackers, the trackers don't seem to see the river and want to direct you to the wrong side. It is very frustrating and we now take steps to warn all our guests before arrival not to use a tracker.
Thank you for your helpful review and again we are thrilled you had a great stay!
Kind Regards, Lee-Ann, Justin & the Swell Team.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

A stunning location, but try to arrive during the day and following the instructions! Rondavel spacious and comfortable, beautiful and well equipped kitchens. Clean and comfortable. The managers are extremely available.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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SwellEcoLodge, Owner at Swell Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review and your advise to travels to try and arrive at our lodge in the daylight - this is always helpful in these areas especially if you have never traveled here before.
We are so happy you had a great stay! Many thanks, Justin, Lee-Ann & the Swell Team

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

The lodge is located in a very isolated area close to the beach. The lodge gives you a very basic accommodation. Basically the lodge has a self catering set up. The staff can serve you meals if required. The staff is very friendly and professional. The road to the lodge is fully unacceptable for a normal car.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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SwellEcoLodge, Owner at Swell Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2014

Dear Theo, thank you very much for your review. You will be happy to know that our road has now been graded and therefore a lot easier to travel on. :)
Many thanks, Justin, Lee-Ann & the Swell Team

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

What a special place! We're not surfers, nor very young :) but still able to enjoy the fantastic outdoor activities - the rolling hills to the coastline beckoned us to walk ... wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! We spent hours on the beaches and then relaxed in the afternoon watching rural life happening around us, just loved the place made all the more special by Justin & Lee-Ann. More photos on my Facebook page South Africa My Best

Room Tip: I don't think it would matter - they all good
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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SwellEcoLodge, Owner at Swell Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2014

Hi Dale,
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was so lovely meeting you and having you stay at our lodge. Knowing you had such a great time and lovely things to say means a lot to us as you and your husband are such an experienced travelers, especially when it comes to the Wild Coast.
We hope to see you back again soon!
Kind Regards, Justin, Lee-Ann & the Swell Team

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