Without booking in advance we arrived in a warm place and were giving a beautiful en suite room with view into a wild and beautiful garden next to the mountains.
The owner invited us for dinner (free of charge!!) and made us feel like a king as there were not many other guests.
So go to Swellendam Backpackers- relax by one of the fire places inside- go for a horseride up the mountains and enjoy the peace of the village!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cosy wooden cabins and luxury en suite rooms lie in a lush bird filled garden fringed by its own gurgling mountain stream and the Marloth Nature Reserve. Halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route it is ideally situated to hike or horse ride through indigenous forests or wander through the picturesque village. Beneath the most spectacular peaks of the Langeberg Mountains Swellendam is the 3rd oldest magisterial district in South Africa with plenty of inspiring and peaceful experiences. Sit around our welcome fire under starry skies and enjoy the countryside. ... more less