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Swartberg Private Game Lodge

The Lodge is surrounded with wide patios
21 reviews
The Lodge is surrounded with wide patios
Lodge, with Swartberg Mountains
A comfy corner of the Lounge
Endangered Cape Mountain Zebra and foal
Karoo thorn tree, which the giraffe love to eat
Head in the clouds, your neighbours
Patio outside bedrooms
Pool with a view
Mountain scenery, for the energetic to explore
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5 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
In the heart of the Little Karoo, below the majestic Swartberg Mountains, lies the exclusive Swartberg Private Game Lodge. Villa rental includes a daily game drive on a wildlife estate, which boasts an abundance and variety of game. Explore a unique, ecologically diverse environment from the comfort of a Karoo-colonial style Lodge.

Default booking accommodates 2 guests per bedroom, either king or twin. Up to five bedrooms (10 adults). More bedrooms available only by special arrangement.

Daily game drives are included, allowing guests to explore the malaria-free wildlife estate. The estate is home to nearly twenty species of large mammal, including the largest antelope of all, the Eland. Kudu, Oryx, Nyala, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Blesbok, Springbok, Impala, Lechwe and Giraffe are easily viewed, among others. The endangered Cape Moun...
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About the Owner, Arlene L
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Feb 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 21 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Unfortunately we are not at the property, however our caretaker, Cowen, will meet you, hand over keys, and ensure that you are familiar with the property. He will also take you out on a game drive each day. Our two ladies will ensure that the rooms and kitchen are clean and tidy - leaving you the chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
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Excellent - based on 21 reviews
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1 review
Reviewed July 23, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

One of the best secret place in the most beautiful valley at the foot hill of the Swartberg Comfortable rooms, kitchen all equiped for self catering, enternaining space for friends. Had the most stunning time and will come back.

Management response:

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to be able to welcome you back in the not too distant future! Thank you for your review.


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Rebecca C
2 reviews
Reviewed April 9, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

My experience at Swartberg Private Game Lodge surpassed all my expectations! The lodge itself is so luxurious and fully equipped with anything you could ever need. Cowen was fantastic on the game drives and didn't fail to thrill us with the hills. I would love to go back and would highly recommend Swartberg Private Game Lodge to anyone! Thank you...

Management response:

Thank you for the review Rebecca - delighted that you enjoyed your stay! I will pass on your compliment to Cowen. He really is a gem!


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Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed March 10, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We spent 3 nights, and the facilities are truly the best. The staff and the welcome was really special, friendly and always helpful. I can recommend this to anybody who enjoys nature. We did a few hikes and mountain biked with Giraffe, Cape Mountain Zebra, and other plains game nearly in arms reach. The game drives with the Swartberg mountain...

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We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and would love to be able to welcome you on a return visit.


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  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (5)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(5)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    5 Full baths
    5 Kings
    2 Twins
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Dates Min stay Per night
Default 2 nights
Oct 1, 2017 -
Dec 14, 2017
High Season
2 nights
Dec 15, 2017 -
Jan 15, 2018
Peak Season
2 nights
Jan 16, 2018 -
Apr 30, 2018
High Season
1 night
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  • Damage Deposit: $912 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
Located on a wildlife estate, bordering part of a World Heritage Site (Cape Floristic Region), there is an abundance of easily viewed and varied game species. With no large predators, it is safe to explore the area on foot.
The vegetation is varied, and there is a wide variety of bird species.

Spectacular mountain scenery provides food for the soul.
A haven for the nature lover....
Car recommended
How to get there
Please check carefully which route is best, and chat to me before if necessary. Simply entering GPS co-ordinates takes you through a shorter, but more difficult unpaved road. Directions are available from either the Calitzdorp side, or from Oudtshoorn.
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