The Hideaway Luxury Guest House Swellendam

The Hideaway

Guest House at 10 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam, 6740, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About The Hideaway

The Hideaway is a national monument and one of the oldest houses in Swellendam. Our beautiful Victorian guest house in the stunningly attractive Swellendam region of South Africa's 'Garden Route' radiates an old-world charm and rustic elegance that has made it famous the world over. Rated 5 star by the South African Tourism Grading Council and Superior by the AA, it has won many awards and been placed in the AA Hall of Fame

Your hosts Stephen and Jackie offer a unique experience of 5 Star guest house accommodation, including:

• Unrivalled hospitality
• Elegant hand-crafted furnishings
• Understated luxury
• An emphasis on genuine personal service and guest satisfaction
• Superb value room rates
• Emphasis on home-made food, from biscuits and cakes, to jams and preserves, breads, scones, muffins, lemonade and much, much more
• Possibly the best breakfast in South Africa, (according to many of our guests)


The four separate spacious, deluxe, air conditioned suites open directly onto a quiet large, private garden where we have hundreds of rose bushes and abundant birdlife. Relax under the vine-covered pergola with a complimentary glass of wine, a cup of tea or coffee, some of Jackie’s home made lemonade and munch on a homemade biscuit or slice of cake. Recline on your sun lounger on the sunny well-manicured lawn and surf the net on the free WiFi connection.

All our suites have three different types of coffees and several different types of teas. Fresh milk is always available in the mini-bar in your room, which is stocked with complimentary beers and soft drinks. Jackie’s internationally acclaimed shortbread is renewed daily, as is the complimentary port and the muscadel (muscadel is the sweet wine loved by early settlers). All these items are there to be enjoyed at no extra cost if consumed on the premises. There is an extensive range of local Aloe Ferox toiletries in the bathrooms and guests are welcome to purchase any of these products from Jackie’s shop to take away with them. Nothing is too much trouble, so stay a few nights and our complimentary laundry service will make sure you do not run out of clean things to wear.


The Hideaway is within walking distance of some of the best restaurants in Swellendam and Jackie or Stephen will make a booking for you at the restaurant of your choice, so you don’t have to worry about all that while you are en route. The Swellendam area is full of great things to do for all age groups and Jackie and Stephen have an extensive local knowledge with which to help you plan your stay.

Jackie and Stephen offer you exceptional value, great service and look forward to sharing their piece of paradise with you at the Hideaway. We care about making your stay a really enjoyable one, so come to stay with us to indulge your senses and soothe your soul.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

Accreditations (as claimed by The Hideaway)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation SuperiorHand Picked by

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.019122999333334
Longitude: 20.450876

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 220km
George Airport - 220km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
October 2008 - No guest reviews.

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