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Gaikou Lodge

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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 21 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...

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!

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!

Cape Town
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...

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.

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 10 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...

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!

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!

Maynooth, Ireland
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.

Hengelo, The Netherlands
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...

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.

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.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a night on Garden Route and were taken away by the beautiful mountain scenery. The rooms were spacious, modern decor and the staff were very friendly. Lovely gardens & river Walk. Highly recommend for a nights stop on Garden Route.

Thank Kanta B
GaikouLODGE, Manager at Gaikou Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Gaikou Lodge as your stay over. Looking forward to your next stop. Kind regards

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

This was our third visit to Gaikou and it was as special as always! Wonderful, friendly staff and always happy to cater to any small requests. Took friends for our last night of our road trip and what a fabulous last night! Always wish we had more time to enjoy the beautiful lodge and surroundings. Always feels like we're on...

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

Always wonderful to have returning happy guests, and a great review.

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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: $115 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gaikou Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All the rooms are at ground level with beautiful views of the mountains.”
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“The Luxury King Room has an amazing view of the mountains. Strongly suggest!”
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