Braeside Guest House Swellendam Bed & Breakfast Accommodation - Western Cape
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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests10
  • Rooms/Units5

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  • Listed on since September 2000

Braeside Guest House is a 4 star graded B&B offering Swellendam accommodation in 5 guest rooms.

About Braeside Guest House

An historic Cape Edwardian guesthouse, with breathtaking views of the Marloth Nature Reserve. This guesthouse is situated in a serene area of picturesque Swellendam, about 218 km from Cape Town. Enjoy lavish South African hospitality at affordable prices.

Braeside Bed & Breakfast offers breathtaking views of the Langeberg Mountains and the unspoiled Marloth Nature Reserve. Peace and tranquillity are found in its large grounds, complete with a koi pond and abundant bird life.

The perfect getaway retreat, from which to explore the hiking trails, the historic sights, the wine routes, and beautiful Bontebok Park - the ideal stopover when touring the Western Cape.


Enjoy our individually decorated guestrooms, with bathrooms 'en suite,' and always pure cotton linens and towels. Rooms are complete with fresh flowers, barfridge, and coffee and tea facilities. Complimentary beer is provided for your pleasure. Guests are invited to refresh themselves in our swimming pool provided for their personal use.

All our rooms are prepared with loving care, and always with those little personal touches ... that make all the difference. Our African rooms are decorated in authentic style ... large bedrooms, with luxurious en suite bathrooms, also available with twin beds.


Our inclusive breakfast is a truly unforgettable experience, served on the patio balcony, and matched only by the beauty of the surroundings.

About Swellendam

The third oldest settlement in sunny South Africa, Swellendam is at the start of the Garden Route, and is the heart of the Overberg. Nestling at the foot of the majestic Langeberg mountains, it is renowned for its architecture and history.

Founded by the Dutch East India company in 1745, and named for the first governor of the Cape and his wife, the town flourished under British colonial rule, and blossomed into the jewel that it is today in a proud independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Roof deck
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Genises Room

This room is exclusively furnished with beautiful antiques. The room is decorated with large paintings from South African artists depicting the beautiful South African landscapes. This large room comes with a King size bed and a complete living room corner. The room, as well as the bathroom, have original Oregon pine wood flooring. It has cooling and heating air conditioning and two antique ceiling fans. The huge en suite bathroom is equipped with a large corner bath and separate shower. The Suite, overlooking the garden and ponds, opens onto a front veranda with table and chairs.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Queen Ester

This room with wood flooring, comes with a Super King bed and a sitting area with two large comfortable chairs. It is decorated with paintings from South African artists. The room has cooling and heating air conditioning and a very large en suite bathroom with separate shower and antique bath. French doors open onto a patio with table and chairs, overlooking a small garden. Two guests can be accommodated in this unit.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Langenhoven Room

One of our favourite rooms. This room has beautiful wooden floors. The room with cooling and heating air conditioning, it comes with a King size bed, a sitting area with two comfortable large chairs and an en suite bathroom with shower. French doors open onto a patio with table and chairs overlooking a small garden.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Kalahari Room

In a real African atmosphere, the Kalahari Room comes with a Queen bed with traditional reed ceiling. The room is decorated with wilderness crafts such as springbok skin cushions, blesbok rug, porcupine's quills lamps. It has wood flooring, cooling and heating air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower. It opens onto the pool area. This room can accommodate two guests.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Elizabeth Room

This beautiful room has original wooden flooring and is furnished with original era antiques. The Elizabeth comes with two three-quarter beds. Cooling and heating air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with shower completes this beautiful room. This room can accommodate two guests.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Everything was great! 10 / 10!

August 2018

Hannes & Piet (Hamburg, Germany)

Verified reviewexcellent

A real find! This lovely guest house is located in a stunning area, lots to see and do. The service from staff and hosts here was great! Lovely rooms, excellent service! I will be back.

August 2018

Candice (Johannesburg)

Need to Know

Response timeBraeside Guest House typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyAll ages welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 200km
George Airport - 200km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since September 2000

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