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WELCOME TO SWELL ECO LODGE! Swell Eco Lodge offers self-catering accommodation, ideal for couples, groups and families. Set within the rolling hills of Mngcibe (North side of the Mdumbi River), we invite you to enjoy pure relaxation and fun while supporting a green way of life. Spectacular sea views, jumping whales, roaming cattle and a view of rural life in this wonderful village is only a part of your holiday experience! We offer many activities for those who want to be a bit more active and explore the pristine beaches, rivers and ocean. Our lodge is made up of traditional Rondavel structures which blend into its beautiful surroundings and our interiors are modern, calming and artistic. Join us now for a South African holiday with a personal touch you will never forget!
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Umtata Airport35 mi
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The place is so nice and clean. Justin was very hospitable. Getting there was a mission as we had to travel around 70km on a gravel road. A car with high ground clearance is a must. the place really is special and quiet. I would go back there again.
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Swell Eco lodge when you get there is a pleasant place to stay. The staff and owners are welcoming and friendly. However don,t go there in a small town car. 4x4 or high clearance is recommended. Transkei gravel roads are not easy!
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Perfect place to relax and enjoy the raw beauty of the Wild Coast. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated, fitting to the surroundings. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Swell Eco Lodge, and highly recommend this spot to anyone looking to spend some time
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I've seen that some people are concerned about the drive over gravel roads to get to Swell Eco. I was also but it turned out to be no problem at all. I did it in a Toyota Corolla and was at 40 kph for most of the drive. You might want to check with Justin before you go because he
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The lodge is very nice. Eveything is clean and the host is very friendly as well as supportive.
You got a stunning view on the coast where you can watch the whales.
Each 2 Bungalows Share one well equipped kitchen.
The lodge is with Self service so make sure to bring enough Foo
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Double Ronnie Units. Completed 2013!
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Duplex Room Swell Eco Lodge
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The road is hectic but if you are prepared to go slow and carefully it shouldn’t be a problem. We were in a Ford ecosport so had some clearance. A couple who we met there from Cape Town were in a VW polo and got in ok. The destination is well worth the effort!
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"You will need a 4x4 to get to the lodge road is not the best"
"Sea facing"
"The Duplex's ronnies although more expensive have a great view from the decks. The cheaper Garden ronnies are still a very nice but without the view. You have to try Numsa's bread, wow!!"
"Make sure you have a sea facing room."
"I don't think it would matter - they all good"
$61 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaEastern CapeWild CoastMdumbi
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