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About Marula Lodge

Marula Lodge is a modern, african styled Guesthouse with a friendly atmosphere, situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam. The Guesthouse is within walking distance of various fine restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. Amenities and a variety of shops are also within walking distance. We offer comfortable accommodation, a sparkling swimming pool with stunning mountain views and serve a sumptuous breakfast on the garden terrace. Stay a while - you may not be able to take in all that Swellendam and its beautiful surrounding areas can offer in merely one day. The area offers many activities and excursions such as beautiful mountain trails, horse riding, whale watching, wine tasting and many more. It can be used as the central point to visit surrounding areas, each one unique in its own right. We will gladly help you organize your tour, which may include wine tasting, riverside picnics, boat trips, river crossing by hand drawn ferry or a trip to a natural cave at the sea.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 42 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Belgian


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

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Reviews for Marula Lodge

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Mja Van Winkelhoff
28 December 2017

Kind people, very helpfull. Breakfast excellent

William Watson
04 December 2017

The hostess was very helpful and made good suggestions for what to do in Swellendam

Prudence Mckie
30 July 2017

The Friendly owners, made our stay worthwhile. Comfortable, Bedrooms. Will recommend to friends and family to overnight, should they want to do their journey in stages, or for a weekend break away from the Hustle and Bustle of Cape Town. Breakfast was a Treat !!! Beautiful layout of the Gardens, sparkling pool, lots of Deck Chairs and Benches to unwind, enjoy the view or read a book, or socialize.

E Maurin, South Africa
25 March 2016

A good overnight location, with very attentive hosts.Great breakfasts on the patio in the garden.

Daniel Dreise, South Africa
28 February 2016

perfect host, rooms a very clean, niche pool area,Will always stay there again when I am in Swellendam

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Marula Lodge Map

Marula Lodge is 0.4km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 204.5km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Swellendam


(1.4 km from Swellendam)

1 review

Diagonally opposite the 1838 Cape Dutch-style Oefeningshuis is the 'Moederkerk' – Swellendam's Dutch Reformed Church. Built in 1910, this giant wedding cake of a building displays a wonderfully eclectic fusion of architectural styles. Cape Dutch...

Swellendam Hiking Trail

(3.3 km from Swellendam)

1 review

The circular Swellendam Hiking Trail traverses the Langeberg Mountains, starting at the forestry station 3 km outside the town of Swellendam. The route offers incredible views, passing through mountain fynbos, rugged gorges and past impressive...


(0 km from Swellendam)

Come and experience your most beautiful day only 80m from the Buffeljags Rivier and with a view on the spectacular Langeberg. We are out of town, but not far from town, with enough nearby accommodation to meet the needs of your guests. Take your...

Swellendam Golf Course

(0.7 km from Swellendam)

9 hole, par 72 at the foot of the Langeberg mountains with views of farms and the Hermitage Valley.