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Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a great place, friendly staff, excellent room and a fantastic breakfast. This was my 2nd visit and hopefully not my last. For a single traveller this was outstanding. I wish the owners and the staff all the very best for the future, please keep up the good work

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We travelled in the Overberg Swellendam area on business and made no advance accommodation reservations. We ended our day in Swellendam and started looking for accommodation. Phone call after phone we eventually called African Shades. In about 2 minutes everything was arranged and confirmed. 5 minutes we had a room each. Excellent service. Generous hospitality. Excellent room. Warm bed and... More 

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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Stayed in Room 2, i enjoyed the comfortable, relaxing & quiet evening..a bit improvement on TV channel. Loved the bathroom..will definitely visit again when in Swellendam and even recommend to family, friends & colleagues

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

With endless options to choose from when it comes to accommodation in the beautiful town of Swellendam I have opted for a one night stay at African Shades B&B. After a swift check in by the friendly owner Makkie I immediately made myself at home by soaking up in their oversized bath tub whilst sipping on a cold beer -... More 

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Thank JaKo1979
Durban
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Was touring through the country on a bicycle and was caught in a downpour outside Swellendam. Was wet and freezing and badly in need of a warm shower and dry clothes. The lady in charge, I believe her name is Makkie, was most unfriendly in receiving me at 13h00 instead of 14h00, and made no bones about it although the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We did not stay at the B&B , but stopped for breakfast. The setting is lovely and because of the weather we could sit outside. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was great. The menu gives you various choices for breakfast. A very good experience and can definitely recommend it for a good breakfast.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I picked African Shades at random and was completely happy with my decision. A friendly and professional welcome and overall service. Good restaurant advice. A clean, well equipped room Excellent location Good breakfast Pity about the poor TV reception!

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I stopped in at African Shades on my way back from a family holiday in Plett. The drive is very long and we thought it would be good to break it. We stayed in the family room which was great. It had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable. There were two rooms, one for the kids and one for... More 

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We needed to make a last minute stopover in Swellendam because of some car trouble and we saw another b&b but it was full. We where then recommended to African Shades. They didn't really have any rooms available but when i said that we are having some trouble with the car Dirk came over and helped us immediately. He helped... More 

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Hirtshals, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We planned to stay one night, but ended up with three! Lovely place, nice owner and staff. Excellent room. Clean and nice. Perfect place for visits to charming Swellendam, l´Agulhas etcetera. We shall definitely be back some day.

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique bed & breakfast located in the beautiful, historic town of Swellendam, right across from the Drostdy Museum. Expect a warm welcome, clean, spacious rooms, super comfortable beds and luxurious cotton percale linen. We offer 6 en-suite rooms all with separate entrances and private patios. Our swimming pool has stunning mountain views and offers welcome relief for those hot, summer days. At our Arts & Crafts shop, the best of modern and traditional South African crafts and designs are on display. Colourful, unique and inspiring!Our restaurant is shaded under large oak trees and overlooks the Langeberg Mountains. Open for breakfast and lunch, this is the ideal spot for a quick refreshment stop. As a family run business, we pride ourselves in always providing friendly, personal service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Shades B&B

Address: 13 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $42 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — African Shades B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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