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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our two week holiday going from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth along the Garden Route, my boyfriend and I stayed at Old Thatch Lodge for one night. Location: Located in the centre of Swellendam and directly en route to the Klein Karoo, Old Thatch Lodge is the perfect place to stop. Rooms: It wouldn’t do the place justice to...

Thank KerstinGloeckner1912
Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this guest house as we were meandering along the Garden Route. A must stay and we had an amazing experience. The owner, Karin, was extremely kind to us and provided helpful advice to help us out as we made our way. While there was a bit of a mix up with our reservation, Karin settled it quickly...

Thank PMann74
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I stayed at the Old Thatch Lodge while on a mini break. I loved every minute. I was made to feel welcome from the minute I parked my vehicle. The room is superb, very clean with a vintage feel to it. The breakfasts are amazing. Karen serves a champagne breakfasts with fresh fruit and delicious English breakfast. Karen is also...

Thank Melissa A
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed at the Old Thatch Lodge for 3 nights. It was a wonderful, relaxing stay. Karin went out of her way to make us feel welcome. We stayed in 2 different rooms - both were lovely. Breakfast on the porch was a great experience, the garden fantastic. However, too many dogs are roaming the property. The dogs are all...

Thank 534beate
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Beautiful old building. Great African decor. Host welcoming and provided a lot of local information. Delicious breakfast. A log fire in the living area. Being winter it was a little cold in the bedrooms.

Thank christinej925
Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Very nice old-style lodge. A little cold for winter, which is not surprising given its age, but I am sure it would be lovely to stay there in summer. The location is good. The service was decent and Karin was a very gracious and helpful host. Some better TV options for the evening would have been nice, though.

Thank M4108HFmichaelh
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stopped off in Swellendam on our way to Knysna. Karin was a lovely host. When we arrived she saw that we were traveling with our 3-year-old and upgraded us to a bigger room at no extra cost. The guest house is beautifully decorated and includes spacious living room and great kitchen. The room was comfortable and we had no...

Thank jmv_nyc
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Karin is very friendly and helpfull. The dogs are nice even they are so big:) The old house has got very nice caracter and a lot of things to look at. Good restaurantes nearby. Nice stop during the garden route.

Thank irisr620
Wolfsburg, Germany
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Nice accomondation and great breakfast. Karin is very friendly and helps a lot with maps and information to the city and the surrounding area. Would love to go there again. The breakfast was perfect with a lot of fruits, sparkling wine and many more!

Thank martinwE5703NZ
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Recommended for the traveler who wants to experience the rustic beauty of Swellendam. Well located on a side road but walking distance from great restaurants. Spacious rooms with most interesting decoration. Friendly host Karin with her even friendlier giant dogs. Will visit again

Thank JanbarN

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Thatch Lodge Guest House Swellendam invites you to a National Monument and guest house and welcomes you to stay in our comfortable accommodation in Swellendam. Have a rest in our wonderful guest house garden, and visit the surrounding nature reserves and the historic city of Swellendam - the third oldest town in South Africa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Thatch Lodge

Address: 9 Moolman Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $71 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Thatch Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Contact Korin by email.”
 of 5 bubbles anthonya508, 7 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a larger room. Don't stay here if you don't like dogs.”
 of 5 bubbles NikS677, 25 Apr 2014 | Read review
“We went for the cheaper option, but there is a lovely apartment for only a bit more....”
 of 5 bubbles Truus Huisman, 2 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Don't choose the honeymoon suite, it's nothing like what you may be thinking! Take a fan!”
 of 5 bubbles ArthurL370, 4 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We had the smallest room situated in the house.”
 of 5 bubbles 278bruceb, 22 May 2013 | Read review
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