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About Braeside

This Guesthouse has now been rated "Superior" by the AA and has received a 4 Star **** TGSA rating. Under new ownership as from the 1st April 2017, the Guesthouse has been totally refurbished in a traditional antique style to flow with the Edwardian Heritage House. The house built in 1901 has a lot of charm and character, which has been restored to its original splendour. The Guesthouse also features true South African character, including paintings from local artist depicting the beautiful South African Landscapes.We are situated in a very peaceful and safe area of the picturesque town of Swellendam, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. SwellendamThe majestic house with its large wrap-around stoop is the ideal place to come and relax after a busy day exploring the wonderful Overberg region. Whether relaxing on the stoop with its comfortable sofa's or sitting under one of the large trees in the beautiful garden, peace and tranquillity is what you will experience at this Guest House.Swellendam is the ideal venue to explore the entire region, whether it is trips to the coast or the wine lands, everything is close by.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

•We do not pay third parties for any other services on your behalf. If monies are deposited into our account incorrectly we do not refund until cleared with our bank and will only refund directly into the original payer’ account less any banking and transaction fees.


•We do not pay third parties for any other services on your behalf. If monies are deposited into our account incorrectly we do not refund until cleared with our bank and will only refund directly into the original payer’ account less any banking and transaction fees.


We accept MasterCard and Visa credit/debit cards and cash. We may not accept any foreign currency.

Smoking is not permitted in the rooms or the manor house, but ashtrays are provided on the private patios


Guests agree on behalf of themselves and the members of their parties that neither the establishment, its owners, employees nor agents shall be responsible for any injury or death of any person or the loss or destruction of or damage to any property upon the premises, whether arising from fire, theft or any cause and by whomsoever caused or arising from the negligence (gross or otherwise) or wrongful act of any person in the employment of the guesthouse.

Any damage caused by guests to property and premises due to bad behaviour or carelessness, or keys lost and replaced for security reasons will be for the guests account

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Reviews for Braeside

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Derek Weightman, South Africa
22 January 2012

Must be the best B&B in the country. Worth staying for the breakfast alone. For us it was like coming home. I personally like the lovely little alcove and rocking chair in the room at the back! Fiona always makes you feel most welcome.

Derek Weightman, South Africa
24 January 2011

This was a fantastic 7 days. Attention to detail is stunning, the breakfast memorable and relaxing in the rocking chair in the alcove in the room on a hot evening very relaxing.

Herman Van Hoogdalem, Netherlands
04 December 2008

We, my sister and I, enjoyed the stay at Braeside. Iain served a magnificent breakfast and showed us a green rose in his garden.Unfortunately the bathroom was not quite proper (hairs and other stuff). Bedroom was OK .

Nick Holloway, United Kingdom
17 April 2008

We received a very warm welcome and had a delightful room. We were sorry we were only staying for one night. The breakfast was superb and Iain produced an outstanding omelette.

peter munday, United Kingdom
11 February 2008

Excellent accommodation and breakfasts. Would recommend this to anybody wishing for a relaxing and restful break

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Braeside is 1.8km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 205.7km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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