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“Wonderfull Guesthouse.”
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Marula Lodge
Ranked #7 of 38 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderfull Guesthouse.”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

The rooms are moderen, clean, and well designed. Enjoyed my stay alot. Right in the center of the town, close to a lot of interesting stuff. The bed is very comfortable, but missing some sheets. The garden is well kept, and the house is well maintained.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Franschhoek, Western Cape
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18 reviews
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Had an enjoyable stay at the lodge. Rooms a tad cold but wall heater supplied. Very friendly and accommodating hosts. Beautiful garden and inviting pool. Modern, well-kept, nicely furnished. Will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

After a long day on the road driving the Garden Route, this was a welcome place. The owner let my friend and I choose between rooms based on what we would be more comfortable in. After a delicious breakfast, he also chatted with use about our plans for the Garden Route and made some AMAZING recommendations. If not for the beautiful grounds, clean and very comfortable rooms - stay here for the welcoming owners!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Bradenton, Florida
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our way to the Garden Route. The hosts were helpful with information about the area and made a great suggestion for dinner. The lounge area was a pleasant place to sit as was the area around the pool. It was a relaxing stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
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59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in December 2012. A great experience. We loved climbing locally in Montague and spending time by the pool in Marula lodges beautiful garden. The service was really friendly and rooms lovely.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Myself and husband stayed here or two nights with our two children aged 6 and 9. Apart from the girls being completely mesmorised by the two dogs Pedro and Sammy, he accomodation was clean and homely with fabulous breakfast and a nice swimming pool. Both Filippe and Marianne were very welcoming and Swellendam was a fabulous place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Nelson, Canada
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

My Wife and I stayed for one night the owners were very friendly real helpful, the Lodge was clean and quiet, Breakfast was plentiful fresh eggs bacon and fruit, the town was safe and clean, I would recommend staying

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Property: Marula Lodge
Address: 111 Voortrek St, Swellendam 6740, South Africa (Formerly Marula Lodge Guesthouse)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marula Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marula Lodge is a modern-African styled Guesthouse with a friendly atmosphere, situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam.The Guesthouse is within walking distance of various fine restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. Amenities and a variety of shops are also within walking distance.We offer comfortable accommodation, a sparkling salt water pool with stunning mountain views and serve a sumptuous breakfast on the garden terrace.All our in African style decorated en-suite double rooms, have tiled or wooden floors. ... more   less 
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