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Gaikou Lodge
Ranked #18 of 39 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed here for one night on the way from the west coast to Knysna. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were welcomed by Paula on arrival and from that moment on it was like we were home, we chose this spot because my Husband is obsessed with fishing and the lodge has 2 small dams on site stocked with bass. While the fish were not huge they were active and kept him busy for a couple of hours in the evening and in the morning before breakfast. We asked for some ice as we sat by the dam and he fished we were promptly brought a complimentary cheese platter to go with our wine and given menus for some restaurants in town.

Breakfast the following day was amazing as well. We only ate the continental part (fresh fruit salad, croissants, cereal, tea and coffee) though there was a hot breakfast option as well. Our rate was BnB.

The room is large and beautifully decorated with very thoughtful touches like DVDs and a player and blankets on the stoep to enjoy the evening with. We had a great evening, wishing it was longer, I cannot stress how amazing Paula was, taking an interest in us and being completely welcoming but not overwhelmingly so.

We hope to return.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The lodges are just beautiful, luxurious, comfortable, lovely patio and scenery breath taking The breakfast on the terrace was excellent and staff very pleasant. On the outskirts of town which onky added to its charm

Room Tip: all lodges lovely
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Cora H
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in March 2013! What an amazing place to stay. Outstanding service, breakfast and accommodation. Wonderful facilities. We will definitely go back. Perfect place for children, my older son had a great time fishing with my husband. Staff there are excellent and extremely accommodating to all our requests!

Room Tip: Family room (two rooms, two bathrooms, lounge and small kitchen) perfect for a family. Accommodation...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Kimmysa
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Stayed for three nights and found the place comfortable and clean with very helpful staff. The room was big with a large shaded patio. Breakfast was also good. Had a slight problem with the shower door but it did not detract from the overall impression. On the edge of town so you do really need a car.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Laurence B
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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

This an awesome place. Fabulous service, beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting. Great service - lovely breakfast.
Really could not ask for more. Although it is a bit pricey even with a UK wallet.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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2  Thank DerbyDave
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We spent two nights here between our stay in Wilderness and Hermanus. The room was very spacious and comfortable. It is a tidy step from the town so you need the car to go out for dinner. We tried a take-away Pizza one night from a place in town but that was not a great success! Every so often you really don't want to have to eat a full dinner when your trip is a long one. It would be great to have a little hotplate to plug in and a wee frying pan maybe to make an omelette or something equally simple. . We did walk into town during the day to see the historical side but it was very, very hot and a delight to get back and plunge into the pool!
It will be even better when the bamboo shading at the pool is completed and they start on shading the parking areas outside the rooms.

Room Tip: They are all much the same I think. We had room 3 which is semi-detached with room 4. The second da...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed for two nights at this lodge- and it was absolutely wonderful! The setting is breathtaking and the fresh mountain air ensured a good nights sleep.The rooms are spacious and every little detail has been taken care of.Denise, the manager on duty, was very friendly and immediately sorted out the small problem we had.If you are looking for a romantic get away or just need to be spoilt, this is the place.We hiked in the adjacent Marloth nature reserve and that is highly recommended.Beautiful rock pools, streams and forest.Unfortunately no time for the horse riding, but we will be back.We also found the rate to be reasonable.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AKruger
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Additional Information about Gaikou Lodge

Address: 69 Berg Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range: $153 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gaikou Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family tourism and business accommodation in Swellendam. Gaikou Lodge offers bed & breakfast accommodation on a 16 hectare private property at the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, at walking distance from central Swellendam's shops, attractions and restaurants. ... more   less 
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