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African Shades B&B

3.0 of 5 13 Swellegrebel Str, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very comfortable stop over if you are heading to or from the Garden Route. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and well maintained. They are very hospitable and the breakfast in the cafe opposite delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just relax and choose this place if you are looking for a good place to stay in Swellendam. I don't think you would find better value, location and attention to detail. We had originally booked to share a twin, but upgraded to our own rooms when we got there at minimal extra cost, so we were really comfortable. Nice restaurants... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was clean, big and comfortable. Breakfast was very nice with fresh products and excellent service of the new owners. Must do: have dinner at Field &Fork, only 150 meters walk from African Shades.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

On our way to the Garden Route we stumbled on this lovely guesthouse. We were welcomed by the friendly owner and and the staff was helpful and made us feel at home. Our room was clean, comfortable and well fitted. The pool area and lovely trees in the back garden was an unexpected bonus to this delighted guesthouse. Breakfast was... More 

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Kuwait
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed here for one night. I found the room very cold. There was a heater which they put on for us when we arrived but it would have been a nice touch to have it on before we entered the room. It was a Saturday in winter and everything in the town seemed to have shut as we really... More 

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Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in the African Shades. The room was clean and comfortable, the pool area was nice to relax and to cool down. Restaurants nearby with fantastic food. Friendly staff. Great breakfast!

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Southampton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

In a town with many B&B's this is a friendly place in a good location. Our room was clean, large and well fitted. It is in a quiet part of the town close to some excellent restaurants. The new owner is making improvements to everything. The breakfast outdoors was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It is a beatiful, cozy and clean B&B. Rooms are really nice, beds very comfy, definitely good sleep. You get tea, coffee in the room. There's a little fridge and a fan. Little touches to the property make it a great place to stay. Swellendam as such makes a fantastic stop on the way to Garden Route. Really recommended. Breakfast... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Very nice hotel, friendly staff, clean and large rooms were well-equipped with everything, pool area a bit small but nonetheless very nice. Breakfast was very good as well! Good car parking area, wi-fi worked good all around the whole spot

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A very comfortable room with a great shower and comfy bed. An excellent location in the centre of Swellendam. Normally would have given a place like this a higher rating but the owner was not very welcoming or helpful.

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Address: 13 Swellegrebel Str, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — African Shades B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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