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Berg Street, 6740 Swellendam – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 126 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Gaikou Lodge.
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Terrace
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Baggage Storage, Laundry, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years is charged ZAR 150 per person per night in a crib.
One child from 3 to 12 years is charged ZAR 250 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Gaikou Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Based on 126 reviews
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Score from 235 reviews Excellent
This 5-star boutique hotel features a small eco-reserve with Zebras and Springboks, large grounds pool, and an open-air jacuzzi. Located in Swellendam, restaurants and cafes are just 55 yards away.
Score from 111 reviews Exceptional
Attention to detail, quality of service, view setting. Everything was excellent.
A bidet would have been welcome.
The peaceful location in frond of nature and mountains. The luxurious fitting out and design.
One needs a car to get safely to the town center.
Fabulous property and stunning location.
Road is terrible - got a flat tyre from it. But the staff were great at helping to resolve it.
All good comfort, facilities, breakfast and staff.
No bad points
Absolutely everything. Everyone is extremely helpful, everything is beautiful and even with young children our every need was seen to. Service with a warm smile, and definitely value for money!!!
That we had to leave!!
New facility is a beautiful location. We had our own small building with a comfortable living/ dining room separating two identical bedrooms/ bathrooms. The bathrooms were awesome with a big bathtub that was open to the bedroom. The facilities also had a separate room with a toilet and shower. Our building had a large terrace overlooking the mountains. The lounge chairs had blankets ready if you became chilly. I was amazed by the breakfast which was a combo of continental and full English . The food was fresh, plentiful and excellent quality.
Had a little difficulty finding the property. When the paved road ends, you need to go a little further.
Very nice logde location. Excellent view of the mountains. Great hiking nearby.
Everything from your location, design and layout of the room, atmospher and the staff.
Weak internet connection
design of the accommodation, peaceful location, quality of breakfast, friendliness of staff
EVERYTHING!!! Pool Breakfast Popcorn marshmallows and film! Excellent beds-really comfy! Nice bath Great welcome and hospitality!
Didnt stay for long enough! It was too good!
Lovely setting, grounds, location. Beautiful mountain scenery. Room very spacious and clean. Room furnishing tastefully chosen, functionally and of best quality. Breakfast was delicious. Would not hesitate to stay here again and highly recommendable.
The Vew .the piece.the location .the helpfulness . The grounds, and play area. Good big rooms.
We had to go home.!
Very limited cooking facilities
Location location location and we liked the design and comfort of tje. Houses
Spacious and comfortable accomodation with beautiful views in a quiet setting.
- Pool long enough so that you can do lap swimming. - apartment with spacious rooms with own en-suite bathroom connected with a large living room and kitchenette (no stove though, just microwave) Perfect for families, group of friends or two couples traveling as it offers both privacy and common space.
We were very disappointed by Gaikou Lodge. For once, the pictures do not do justice to the place in that they portray it more favorably than reality. Swellendam is such a lovely place, so cute and so warm and Gaiku Lodge is so austere. It felt like a luxurious prison. Further, for that price in South Africa, one must at least expect a good service. That was not the case: 1) the welcome was cold and rushed, no one asked if they could help with our luggage 2) the pool at the end of the day and upon arrival was dirty and though I addressed the issue, no one cared. (The following morning it was clean though and the swim was good.) Overall, the place has no magic. I suppose it is great if you are on business, in need of a spacious place, comfort and quietness.
Location, room, breakfast
Bit of a struggle to get tea and milk supplies topped up
The venue, accommodation and experience was wonderful. Superb setting, excellent breakfast.
We think that you need to be clear about what you mean by self catering. True self catering requires that you need more than just a kettle and microwave. Otherwise excellent.
Location, facilities, environment all excellent.
The breakfast was poorly supervised. Nobody kept an eye on the coffee running out, toast ordered with our breakfast was not delivered, and service slow. It seemed that the supervisor was tending to bedrooms which we returned to after breakfast, and not to the busy breakfast time. So our rooms were made up for the next guests by 9.30 am, before we had cleaned our teeth, used the toilets, packed and departed.
We should have stayed longer - beautiful setting and lovely place. Big rooms and great facilities. Excellent breakfast.
Great location at the foot of the Langeberg mountains. Good, large, clean modern rooms with all you need.
The location is wonderful, excellent rooms.
Lovely room, private patio area, with mountain view. Great breakfast, good size pool, friendly staff.
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