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African Shades B&B
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Reviewed 21 December 2010

Spent 24 hours in Swellendam and African Shades was a nice stopover. Clean and spacious room, nice staff. Loved the reastaurant across the street, La Connection.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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africanshades, Owner at African Shades B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2011

Thank you for the kind review... Hope to see you again at African Shades!

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Reviewed 3 August 2010

African Shades is a nice B&B with cute appartments. It is the ideal place to spent a night on the way from Cape Town to Mosselbay where the Garden Route starts. The staff is very nice and helpful. The rooms were tidy and clean and decorated with a little African influence. Only negative thing is that there is no w-lan. The breakfast was excellent, scrambled eggs or omlette, bread, juice, coffee, etc.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2009

We came to Swellendam on our first visit to South Africa. Not knowing what to expect, we were very pleasantly surprised by the friendly welcome we received. We stayed in the family cottage and it was just perfect. Swellendam is a charming little town and it's very safe to go our at night for a stroll. The B&B is conveniently loacated in the middle of the town in easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. The view is stunning.
We would definately come again.
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  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 October 2008

If you are looking for a neatly, but modestly, furnished B & B that offers very affordable accommodations, the African Shades is for you. The owners, Quilene, Hein and Wyand, are young and very enthusiastic, with an impressive need to please. The best of the six rooms is named the "Luxury Suite." The B & B has a large swimming pool, is well-located and serves breakfast and lunch. Hein, the owner-chef, is proud to serve food made freshly to order. There is also a small gift shop on the premises that offers authentic african crafts, jewelry and trinkets.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2018
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  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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