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African Shades B&B

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Antalya, Turkey
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We came here from Kleinmont only for the room, it was fully booked everywhere. We got their last room, family room for 5, after learning that we are only 2 people, they even didnt charge us for the full amount. The breakfast was very tasty !! The room was clean and confortable.. Thank you !!

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Instead of driving the whole way between Cape and Wilderness we decided for a stop at Swellendam and African Shades were the perfect place. Nice staff, large room and a delightful breakfast. They also served a good lunch when we arrived. At night there are restaurants within walking distance.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Family of 5 stayed in family room. Nice room, clean, small pool, well located - well priced, good breakfast and lovely staff. Couldn't have been much better. Should have probably explored local area but more!

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Cape Town
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Located under big trees in the most beautiful part of Swellendam (a must visit forest town) African Shades went over and above to accommodate me on my travels. The staff were amazingly friendly and professional.

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George, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had a friendly reception. Neat, comfortable and inviting rooms. Breakfast was divine and with great effort prepared. Perfect place to stay over as a couple, with a family or Solo. Will recommend African Shades B & B to anyone travelling through Swellendam!

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A pleasant place with friendly, helpful staff. We thought the breakfast was well presented and was good value for money. The room was clean, comfortable and neat. The outside of the rooms was neat and well kept and the swimming pool area was tidy and the pool very clean and inviting.

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Stockholm County, Sweden
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Spent just one night at African Shades on our way to Cape Town. Excellent hospitality from the hosts and their staff, very comfortable bed, lovely surroundings, clean and safe and the breakfast in the garden was superb. Will definitely be spending a few nights at the African Shades B&B in historic Swellendam the next time we visit South Africa!

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Surrey
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lovely cafe in pretty village on garden route. Nice place for a break. Great coffee and lovely staff. Also wifi. I cannot comment on the b&b as it was just a short stop, but the cakes looked fab- as did the kitchen.

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Spent only one night, so unfortunately could not experience the full benefit of this quaint B n B. Also, the cloudy weather also imparted a bit of a grey sheen to the entire area. Nice, friendly hosts and staff, enjoyable breakfast - all the basics were in place. Only gripe was that both the biscuits and the milk were past...

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Prince Albert
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A and quiet and very comfortable stay in a nice surrounding of the old beautiful part of Swellendammm. The room are spacy and have an inviting terrace to sit outside. Especially great breakfast and service. We shall come back!

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique bed & breakfast located in the beautiful, historic town of Swellendam, right across from the Drostdy Museum. Expect a warm welcome, clean, spacious rooms, super comfortable beds and luxurious cotton percale linen. We offer 6 en-suite rooms all with separate entrances and private patios. Our swimming pool has stunning mountain views and offers welcome relief for those hot, summer days. At our Arts & Crafts shop, the best of modern and traditional South African crafts and designs are on display. Colourful, unique and inspiring!Our restaurant is shaded under large oak trees and overlooks the Langeberg Mountains. Open for breakfast and lunch, this is the ideal spot for a quick refreshment stop. As a family run business, we pride ourselves in always providing friendly, personal service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Shades B&B

Address: 13 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $78 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — African Shades B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms at back - at the pool”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great - if you want more secluded then ask for one by the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Joelle1611, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Could not fault a thing at this really nice place. Everything was perfect. The rooms were comfortable and clean, and there was not a thing out of place at the whole establishment. The location was ideal too. Breakfast was enjoyed at the owners restaurant across the road and this was really nice, we wanted for nothing during our three night stay.”
 of 5 bubbles mags592014, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
“I think they're all the same.”
 of 5 bubbles Paula602, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Rooms are similar, but wifi is best closest to reception”
 of 5 bubbles S33ORL, 26 Oct 2013 | Read review
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