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Old Thatch Lodge
Ranked #21 of 40 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 2, 2010

Old Thatch Lodge in Swellendam is one of the greatest place, where we can stay. Relax in the beautiful garden, dream in phantastic rooms and enjoy the delicious breakefast and all our time there.
Every time, if we're in South Africa, we come to the 'Old Thatch'.
We're looking forwart to be there in the next year.

Uwe&Katrin

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

we stayed 3 nights over New Year's Eve at the Old Thatch Lodge, we were amazed.

The rooms are individually and lovingly decorated.
the breakfeast, which was served at the veranda, was the best of our trip.

Karin is a very kind landlady, gives us helpful advices and nice conversation.

If we will come to swellendam once more, we will love to stay at The Old Thatch Lodge with Karin.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2007

Nice lady that runs it, but overall, the place needs a huge facelift. Each room is in its own "thatch lodge". The rooms are old, and smelly. Bathrooms are old and water doesn't work well. Kitchens are basically unusable because of the condition of appliances and cleanliness.
AMAZING breakfast. She goes out of her way to ensure you are taken care of in the morning. Nothing to do in Swellendam, it was a stop-over on our way to somewhere else. Overall, I would not stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2007
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WilliamWindsor, Guest Relations Manager at Old Thatch Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2010

The Old Thatch Lodge facilities changed since 2007. The guest house business moved from the former guest huts to the restored historic main building. All rooms are newly build and offer accommodation in 2 guest suites for up to 4 persons as well as 3 double rooms arranged around the lobby with fire place. The rich breakfast is served on the terrace with views on the garden.

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Reviewed November 28, 2017
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Old Thatch Lodge

Address: 9 Moolman Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range: $70 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Thatch Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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