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.
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- 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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