Marula B&B is certainly well and centrally located, and Marion and Filip certainly try very hard to be helpful and accommodating, but we found the rooms rather small - even the 'luxury' ones - and parking in the forecourt very tight, especially when the house is full (which it is much of the time, it being very popular with Germans). The noise from the adjacent main Voortrek Road is quite disturbing (especially at night when trucks barrel through, avoiding the N2's weighbridge), and the splashing from the pool (by fountain and swimmers) right in front of the rooms not to everyone's liking. But, this said, one oughtn't be too picky. The breakfasts are nice and filling, the staff cheer- and helpful, and the hosts full of good advice. I appreciated Filip's help with getting me to a tyre-service, and Marion's with a last-minute birthday cake, also her advice not to omit visiting the candle factory at Bredasdorp (on the way to Cape Agulhas), and Filip booking a restaurant for us (the next-door Powell Rd one is highly recommended). All in all, you could do worse for yourselves.
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- 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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