Experience World-class Service at SW1 Lodge

Located in Somerset West, within 4.3 mi from the Erinvale Golf Estate, SW1 Lodge offers an outdoor swimming pool, garden and spa. The Helderberg Nature Reserve is 3.7 mi away.

The elegant, air-conditioned rooms are individually decorated and come fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV, patio and private bathroom. Extras include a coffee plunger and mini-bar.

At SW1 Lodge scrumptious breakfast is served daily and a number of restaurants can be found within 3.7 mi. Guests can relax under the Great lapa, poolside or patio. There is sauna and wooden deck for tanning.

Bikini Beach is 11 mi away and activities in the surrounding area include golfing and wine tasting.

Free Wi-Fi and private parking is available on site. Stellenbosch can be reached within a 20-minute drive and the Cape Town International Airport is 30 minutes’ drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

SW1 Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 27, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose SW1 Lodge

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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Hosted by Moritz & Katherin

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Moritz & Katherin
SW1 captures the spirit of a bygone era. You will feel like you are in a special corner of Africa. Here you’ll find a majestic safari-inspired lodge, a verdant indigenous garden and a warm welcome. The EuroAfrican aestheticoffers elegant European elements that live easily with vibrant African colours and décor.Enter and enjoy the special charm of the relaxed but always attentive service provided by SW1’s small dedicated team who strive to deliver on our promise of a warm, personalised and authentic guest experience
A warm welcome to our beautiful, relaxing and heartful Guesthouse set in a leafy suburb of Somerset West, on the doorstep of the Cape Winelands. We and our small dedicated team will do everything we can to offer you an unforgettable stay, and we look forward to SW1 becoming your second home far from home. We wish you “Ubuntu” and for you to arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. Moritz + Katherin Owners and hosts
SW1 is situated in in easy proximity to major and minor road networks - Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Strand Beach, Gordon’s Bay, Pringle & Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond & the Overberg. Cape Town International Airport is 25 minutes away in easy traffic and Cape Town is 35 minutes away. Hermanus is an hour’s drive. Somerset West abounds in wine estates, fine and casual dining restaurants, retail therapy at a variety of retail outlets, golf choices par excellence and a wide choice of outdoor activities including beach walks, hiking, biking, birdwatching, surfing, kayaking and visiting nearby animal sanctuaries.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,German,English,Spanish,Italian
What's nearby
  • Silwerboomkloof Nature Reserve
    0.9 miles
  • Heidelberg Golf Club
    1.2 miles
  • Waterstone Village Shopping Centre
    1.3 miles
  • Somerset West Golf Club
    1.6 miles
  • Somerset Mall
    1.9 miles
  • NG Kerk Somerset West
    1.9 miles
  • Helderberg Nature Reserve
    2.1 miles
  • Somerset Value Mart
    2.1 miles
  • Oudhuis Centre
    2.1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Waterstone Mini Mall
    2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Schoon Bakery
    2.8 miles
  • Restaurant Longride
    4.3 miles
  • Restaurant Cavalli
    5 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Lourensford Wine Estate
    5 miles
  • Restaurant Waterkloof
    5.6 miles
Top attractions
  • Asara Wine Estate
    7.5 miles
  • Oom Samie se Winkel
    8.1 miles
  • Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
    8.3 miles
  • Stellenbosch University
    8.7 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Helderberg Nature Reservation
    4.8 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Gordons Bay
    11.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Strand Beach
    3.3 miles
  • Greenways Beach
    4.9 miles
  • Caymen Beach
    6 miles
Public transit
  • Train Somerset Railway Station
    2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cape Town International Airport
    15 miles
How to get to SW1 Lodge from Cape Town International Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of SW1 Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Water sports facilities on site Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
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House rules SW1 Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa SW1 Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform SW1 Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.