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Cypress Cottage
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Reviewed April 21, 2011

My husband Wayne, one of my best friends Nicole and I stayed over for one night at the Cypress Cottage to attend the wedding of another one of our best friends, in Swellendam. Both of our rooms (Nicole had the porch room overlooking the exquisite garden, we had the second floor room overlooking the pool) were large and beautifully decorated. It was a little chilly, but the huge blanket I found in the wardrobe more than warmed us up! Coming from Johannesburg, safety is always an issue. What a reassuring surprise to feel so secure in this little town. The owners are just amazing and a delight to chat to. The breakfast was superb. Well done to Etienne and Vera!

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

The owner/manager, Etienne, set the tone by meeting us late at night as we stepped off the Greyhound bus from Cape Town. At the end of our one week stay, he willingly agreed to drive us at no charge over rough roads to our next destination in Bontebok National Park. We found Cypress Cottage in Lonely Planet which selected it as its "Best Pick" in Swellendam: it was the correct choice. The pool and gardens were sublime; the room spacious, quiet and comfortable; the service caring and friendly. Etienne and Vera know how to run a guest house. Etienne linked us up with Peter who runs FynBus Tours and he was an excellent, reliable and professional guide for our trip to De Hoop Park. Just around the corner from Cypress Cottage is the newly opened gift shop and cafe Pennantwing, an absolutely fabulous place to visit! Delicious light meals, impeccable service and a wonderful selection of unusual locally-made crafts and art pieces. We felt at home in the care of all these hospitable people.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank africa11
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Reviewed March 4, 2011

2nd time staying ,changed hands since the 1st visit but still great place.Etiene The owner was very helpful ,every room is different & unique, good breakfast & lots of good restaurants near by.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Thank Cheekybleeda
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Reviewed February 16, 2011

We loved staying at Cypress Cottage. The hosts and staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and very generous...

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lindiki
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Reviewed January 12, 2011

We stayed 2 nights in a room on the second floor next to the pool. The owners, Etienne and Vera, are too humble to rate this B&B only 3 stars... we were offered tea or coffee or even wine upon arrival from the host, Vera. The room is very clean and the way the room is decorated and all the details such as shown in the photos tell us how dedicated and caring the owners are. The room has more than a 3-star B&B should offer like an air-conditioner, a heating blanket, an extra bed for our child without any extra charge... a swimming pool. The garden is very well-taken care of. The house itself is very charming and well maintained.

The owners, Etienne and Vera, including their daughter are extremely friendly and very helpful in recommending good restaurants to dine and even called for a reservation for us. The location is very good in walking distance to the museum, restaurants and cafes.

The drosdy museum is excellent, there are also berries plantation and fairy garden for the children. We did not have time to visit the park and reserve nearby and we will definitely want to come back and stay with the Cypress Cottage agian and again. Thanks Etienne and Vera.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Thank Koelnsperger
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