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About Old Thatch Lodge

We invite you to sleep in a "National Monument" or to stay in our comfortable "Self-Catering Cottages".

Have a rest in our wonderful native garden, or go with us on a tour surround Swellendam, third oldest town in South Africa and approximately 220 km from Cape Town

So enjoy the evening in our beautiful lounge with an open fireplace.

Your breakfast will be served outside on the terrace under the thatch roof.

You can even cook your own meal in our Lodge kitchen, or have a nice braai in our wonderful garden.

We can also offer You day tours in an airconditioned Minibus around Swellendam. Please don't hesitate to ask us.

Would you like to stay in one of our Cape Dutch Styl Selfcatering Cottage?All cottages have a lounge with a integrateted kitchen, a separated sleeping room, with one Double bed or two single beds and a bathroom.

The kitchen is full equiped and a Supermarket is direct in opposit of the plot. He is open 7 days the week. We can offer you facilitis to have a nice braai in the garden.

You can also have the possibility to change the sofas into beds for the children. Bedding in request.

All cottages have also coulour TV (SABC 1,2 and 3) and three of them have a open fire place.

Have a nice braai on our open fire place.
Your car can be parked in a car port on the plot.

We would be glad to welcome you and it would be our pleasure for us to help you with further information for your holiday in the wonderful country South Africa.

We can offer you day tours in a airconditioned Minibus around Swellendam. Please feel free to ask us.

  • Response Rate: 95%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 42 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
* Please enquire for further details.

Old Thatch Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Old Thatch Lodge

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Winnie S
07 January 2018

Friendly host with a wonderful posse of great dogs. I felt welcomed throughout and really enjoyed the company of the lovely dogs - 2 Irish wolfhounds and a Saluki, who despite their sizes, are just big babies.

Margaret Dooge, South Africa
19 December 2016

Excellent. Karin was so hospitable. Everything was neat and clean and the breakfast served was not only done so beautifully but was more than generous.

Eddie Jordaan, South Africa
02 July 2016

Had a wonderful stay. Karen made us feel most welcome. The room was clean and beautifully decorated with handmade african curios. The champagne breakfast was the cherry on top. We will definately stay there again.

Jean Durell, South Africa
08 January 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and felt at home with the friendly owner, Karen, and her lovely pets. We were served a delicious breakfast - definitely good value and the pretty garden made for a tranquil setting.

Mack Rogan, South Africa
06 January 2013

Good accomodation. Owner could be a bit more outgoing and helpful.

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Old Thatch Lodge is 0.6km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 204km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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