Swallows Nest Storms River Self-catering Accommodation in Tsitsikamma

Swallows Nest Country Cottages

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 26 Kamassi Street, Storms River Village, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Swallows Nest Country Cottages

We extend a very warm welcome to you at Swallows Nest Country Cottages, located in scenic and tranquil Storms River Village in the heart of the Tsitsikamma, in a picturesque and peaceful garden setting with stunning mountain views.

Your hosts Ken and Corrie have been in the hospitality industry for many years and are able to advise you on all local and nearby attractions as well as looking after your comforts.


Centrally situated and set in a peaceful garden setting with amazing views, we offer seven fully furnished one and two bed-roomed Cape-Dutch styled chalets, with warm face-brick interiors and high open beamed ceilings; all with en-suite bathrooms with showers and baths, fans, heaters, private patios with braais/BBQ’s, coloured T.V.’s with select DStv channels, free WiFi throughout, an inviting swimming-pool, on-site parking and … the option of self-catering or bed and breakfast, the choice is yours!

Within a short walking distance to most local activities and attractions and within a short travelling distance to nearby attractions, an ideal base to explore the Tsitsikamma, the Tsitsikamma National Park and this beautiful stretch of the Garden Route with all its attractions.

Bed configuration

Hyacinth Cottage and Bluebell Cottage (sleeps 7 per chalet):
These chalets are identical in layout.
Lounge, dining-room, kitchen.
Bedroom 1: One queen-size bed, one single bed and & roll-out bed – en-suite bathroom with a shower.
Mezzanine Floor: Three single beds - en-suite bathroom with a bath.

Oaktree Cottage (sleeps 6):
This chalet consists of a lounge, dining-room, kitchen.
Bedroom 1: One queen-size bed - en-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
Bedroom 2: One queen-size bed & bunk beds - en-suite bathroom with a shower.

Sweetpea Cottage & Snowdrop Cottage (sleeps 3 per chalet):
These chalets are identical in layout.
Lounge, kitchen with breakfast nook.
Bedroom 1: One queen-size bed – en-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
Bedroom 2: One single bed also en-suite to the single bathroom.

Rose Cottage (sleeps 3):
Bed & breakfast only – this chalet does not offer self-catering facilities.
Bedroom 1: One queen-size bed and one single bed – en-suite bathroom with a shower.

Blackwood Cottage (sleeps 3):
Lounge with sleeper couch & kitchen.
Bedroom 1: One queen-size bed – en-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
A camp-cot or child’s bed can be supplied on request.


All chalets are fully and comfortably furnished and offer:
• Private Barbeque Facilities on your Patio.
• A complimentary tea / coffee tray.
• Limited toiletries and hair-dryer.
• A wall safe.
• Ceiling fans.
• A coloured T.V. with select DSTV channels.
• Free Wi-Fi throughout.
• Its own private entrance.
• Beer, wines and cool-drinks are available on the premises.
• Swimming-pool with surrounding paving.
• On-site parking.
• Laundry facilities.
• Doctor’s rooms – 50 metres.
• Camp Cot/Child’s bed on request.
• Hosts speak English, Afrikaans & Dutch.

Activities & Attractions In The Area:

For the Adventurous:
• The Tree-Top Canopy Tours.
• Black Water Tubing.
• Tsitsikamma Falls Zipline.
• World’s highest Bungy Jump from the Bloukrans Bridge
• Equitours Horse Trails.
• Mountain bikes, Eezi bikes and Tsitsikamma Segways.
• Snorkeling and Diving - Untouched Adventures.

And the Not-So Adventurous:
• Tsitsikamma National Park / Storms River Mouth.
• The Big Tree Nature Reserve (800 year old Yellowwood Tree).
• Short and long hiking trails in the indigenous forest and fynbos.
• Start of the Otter Trail.
• Eco Boat Cruises.
• Woodcutter’s Journey.
• Bird Watching.
• Whale and Dolphin Watching.
• The Storms River Suspension Bridge.
• Tsitsikamma Mountain Spa.
• Monkeyland.
• Birds of Eden.
• The Craggs Elephant Sanctuary.
• Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.
• Wolf Sanctuary.
• Paul Sauer Bridge & the Bloukrans Bridge – Arch Bridges & Engineering Achievements.
• Fynbos Golf Estate.

Wining and Dining

In our attractive guest dining-room we offer a full English breakfast with all the trimmings. Every chalet has its own private patio with a barbeque/braai and there are various restaurants within a short walking distance which we can book for you.

Surrounding area

Ideal for nature lovers and bird watchers, the Tsitsikamma is a wonderland for all and offers a variety of activities to keep guests entertained. Closely situated to the Tsitsikamma National Park with its breath-taking scenery, trails, enjoy a walk to the Suspension Bridge, the stone age cave or take a short boat trip up the Storms River Gorge and along the rugged untamed Tsitsikamma coast or enjoy peaceful walks in the unspoilt Tsitsikamma Forests. Also, for the more adventurous, there are unusual activities such as the Treetop Canopy Tours, Blackwater Tubing, Tsitsikamma Falls Zipline, the world’s highest Bungy Jump off the Bloukrans Bridge or enjoy the Eezi mountain biking or forest horse rides through the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest, the attractions are many! Also, within a short travelling distance, you will find Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, the Craggs Elephant Sanctuary and the Mohair Factory, all of which are well worth a visit.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi

Accreditations (as claimed by Swallows Nest Country Cottages)

AA Quality Assured Accommodation Highly Recommended

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.971419
Longitude: 23.886640

Closest airport(s)
George Airport - 180km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 180km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
March 2008 - 5 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

I spent with my husband 4 days in Swallows Nest and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The spacious cottage, the private little terrace, the pool, the...

Ulrike, Stellenbosch

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