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Langeberg Guest Lodge
Ranked #13 of 39 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 5, 2010

The place was so easy to find and close to all facilities. We were warmly welcomed. The warm anf friendly hospitality from Chris and Joy made our stay wonderful. The rooms were beautiful and very luxurious. We will definitely be back to stay in the near future.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

Stayed overnight en route from Knysna to the Winelands. Very easy to find & well located set back from the road with secure access. Very comfortable room with spacious bathroom. Definitley needs air conditioning though, even with the fan on the room was incredibly hot, granted there was a heatwave while we were there.
We had dinner at a steak restaurant at the other end of town recommended by Chris & had the best steaks ever although it was 'slow food' & fortunately we weren't in a rush.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2009

My Wife, daughter and me stayed here one night.The rooms are superb, spacious and very clean with likewise bathroomfacilities.The owners are very friendly.The breakfast was superb.I would always return here when I would need a B&B in Swellendam.

  • Stayed: December 2009
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Reviewed December 8, 2009

We stayed one night at the Langeberg Guest Lodge as a brief stopover in Swellendam when travelling between Franschhoek and Knysna. We had opted for one of the king double rooms. The rooms are in little single storey chalets and have their own front doors. Our room was very clean and modern and reasonably spacious, but the rooms are also very basic. The room rates offer very good value so we were not expecting much in the way of luxury. We did regret the lack of air conditioning as it was a very hot night. There was a ceiling fan but it was making an awful noise so we had a very difficult night's sleep. We could have opened the windows, but I am very prone to getting bitten by moscitos and had already suffered bites when we had gone out for a meal in town. Of course, not all of these circumstances are in anyway the hotel's fault, but for us I probably would try to ensure we had air con in the future.

There is a very large and inviting shower, but sadly the shower head is very small and the pressure is not so good.

We did not have a chance to use the salt water pool, which was a shame as it did look very nice.

Breakfast is served up at the main house and was perfectly ok, but not great. Our request for runny yolks in our eggs did not seem to register. Service is all conducted by the owners of the lodge and they are very lovely people, but we were the only guests at that time and we did feel a little awkward.

If you are looking for something really good value as a quick stopover and are not bothered by the heat in the summer then I would say this would be a good bet. Otherwise I would suggest spending a little bit more.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank pinchy0
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Chris M, Owner at Langeberg Guest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

As owner-managers, my wife and I take pride in the facilities and service offered by Langeberg Guest Lodge. Our rooms, fixtures and furnishings were deemed to merit a 4-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) and it is far from accurate to describe them as rather basic.
The reviewer may have visited Swellendam on a day when repairs to the water main supply by the local authority were in progress. This is the only explanation I can think of which would account for his/her comment about low water pressure in the shower. We assure readers that the water pressure in all rooms is fine (we have the same type of up-to-date water delivery system as most other guest houses in Swellendam). All our shower heads deliver a very good spray of water at full mains pressure although we do not claim they are expensive "power showers".
We do not claim to have air conditioning and if this is an essential requiremnet for a potential guest we will assist them to find alternative accommodation (although our edxperience is that few guest houses in Swellendam do have air-con).
We think the reviewer probably had the ceiling fan set on too high a speed for quiet operation during the night. We monitor the operation of the ceiling fans and we can assure readers that set on their lowest speed they are virtually silent. We do explain this to guests when we show them our rooms.
Lastly, we are sorry that the yokes of the eggs served at breakfast were not sufficiently runny, although they were 'soft'. Our breakfasts are cooked to order and we do our best to satisfy customers' preferences.

Chris and Joy
Langeberg Guest Lodge

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Reviewed November 9, 2009

Stayed here with my husband for one night on our Garden Route tour. Lovely private garden cottages with very warm hospitality! Can recommend to any traveller!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 6, 2009

Swellendam may not have the attractions of Knysna, Stellenbosch or Oudtshoorn but its in between all these places which make it a good place to stop over for a night and do a bit of local exploration.
Langeberg was custom built relatively recently, so you are not getting accommodation with any history behind it, but its comfortable, well run, secure and convenient. There are restaurants nearby and there is a nice pool on site.
Its an affordable place to stay as well: You will pay half the price of what something similar close to Cape Town would cost.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2008

We stayed here for our last 2 nights in S Africa and were looking for somewhere special. We were not disappointed. The Langeberg is well located and the rooms are new, very clean, and luxuriously comfortable. A particular bonus of the accomodation is the hospitality. Chris and Joy were extremely friendly, always on hand to give recommendations and guidance about things to see and do, and where to eat . Can highly recommend La Sosta, 5 mins walk from The Langeberg.

  • Stayed: March 2008
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Address: 183 Voortrek Street, Swellendam, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range: $60 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Langeberg Guest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Langeberg Guest Lodge combines modern European standards of luxury and comfort with old fashioned South African charm and hospitality. Guests stay in garden cottages, separate from the Cape Dutch style homestead. There is a large salt water swimming pool and a lapa (poolside shelter) with a lovely mountain view. ... more   less 
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