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Stay in unique luxury in Somerset West. SW1 Lodge offers undiluted Euro-African style and comfort and tasteful opulence combined with old-fashioned hospitality. Enjoy our sumptuous breakfasts; flop into a deliciously comfortable bed and snuggle under quality linen; enjoy over-sized bathroom decadence; be treated wirh dignified enthusiasm by well trained staff who really enjoy what they do. Somerset West's best kept secret is the place for you - SW1 Lodge - a treasure in the Helderberg. SW1 Lodge offers 6 exquisitely decorated and individualised rooms all en-suite, a magnificent dining area, reading & relaxation nooks, a TV lounge and bar, a swimming pool, BBQ, sauna and an exquisite garden setting. Whether it is business or pleasure, SW1 Lodge & Spa Retreat has no equal in the Helderberg. It is THE place to unwind, take a break, use as a base for longer stays whilst you go out and explore all that our region and Cape Town and its environs has to offer.
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Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Cape Town Intl Airport24 km
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Reviewed yesterday

SW1 is turkey one of the most stunning Hotels/B and B’s I have stayed in for many many years. The furnishings are top class and make you feel absolutely spoilt from the moment you arrive. On top of the 5 star treatment you receive from...More

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Response from TerriC142, Owner at SW1 LodgeResponded today

What a wonderful early Xmas present to receive this uplifting review! Your accolades in referring to us as one of the most stunning you have stayed in is much appreciated. Thank you for commenting on our furnishings - we take pride in creating an experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a weekend booked at the lodge me and my wife, in Lalapanzi which was very cosy and beautiful indeed. Great and friendly staff members and host. We enjoyed each moment there. The breakfast was great and we enjoyed the quietness and space offered...More

Thank lazba
Response from TerriC142, Owner at SW1 LodgeResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Dinny and Lazarus for this lovely acknowledgment of your stay at SW1 in our Lalapanzi suite. We are glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet and Ed’s attentive service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Terri

Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not trade the stay for anything or anywhere. The staff are just amazing. It felt like home away from home. If you want to visit stellenbosch even for a night, stay at SW1 Lodge and I promise you will stay longer. We will...More

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Response from TerriC142, Owner at SW1 LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for this wonderful endorsement. We hope you won’t stay anywhere else and look forward to seeing you very soon. And... we know you meant to say Somerset West, and not Stellenbosch 😉 Best wishes Terri and Ed

Reviewed 1 week ago

Africa at its best in the heart of Somerset West. Warm, inspired & efficient hospitality. Incredible decor,the best of the best in the bedrooms, bathrooms and lounges. Calm, green gardens and the feeling of space, peace and tranquility.

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Response from TerriC142, Owner at SW1 LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Shew! What am awesome review this is Rica! Thank you so much for the compliments, and for voicing your impressions so wonderfully. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards Terri and Ed

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a lovely welcoming and totally relaxing stay at @sw1lodge. This gem of a guesthouse truly is located in the perfect position to explore the winelands, beaches and mountains around CT. Highly recommended for any easy getaway from the city. Thank you Terri...More

Thank CamillaOJ
Response from TerriC142, Owner at SW1 LodgeResponded 1 week ago

It was an absolute pleasure hosting you for your and Stu’s anniversary, especially as it’s your last getaway before before Baba #2 enters the world. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your rest and the chance to get out and about in the Winelands....More

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"Honeymoon suite the absolute best"
1 week ago
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"Thandi suite has the most divine shower and is so beautifully appointed"
2 weeks ago
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"Just outside Nunya, the room we stayed in, is a fountain, waking up to the sound of the water."
3 weeks ago
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"All the rooms are amazing so you are not spoiled for choice!"
Sep. 26, 2018
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US$77 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSomerset West
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