Another recent review found the same things we did but maybe we look differently at the same circumstance and well it was not raining hard. Oh the thatch roof still leaks apparently but not inconvenience. We had to start our own fire but it was pre made and only took two matches to start. This is a different kind of place but Karin the hostess, made us and another last minute couple very welcome. OK there was no hot water, the plumber who showed up next morning was upbraided. This is an historic property and Karin said that here in very low season, and they were doing some heavy maintenance. It is a great stay and I am sure the hot water will be working next time. Karin is a German and has decorated all the rooms with her own style. Many art works and local artifacts show in every corner.
Breakfast was sumptuous, considering that there were only 4 guests. We had loads of fresh fruit, cooked breakfast and good coffee.
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- The Old Thatch Lodge Guest House Swellendam invites you to a National Monument and guest house and welcomes you to stay in our comfortable accommodation in Swellendam. Have a rest in our wonderful guest house garden, and visit the surrounding nature reserves and the historic city of Swellendam - the third oldest town in South Africa. ... more less
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