First of all let me start off by saying that the service was outstanding, Karin is a fantastic host...unfortunately that's not what you're paying for.
The honeymoon suite is tiny! there is no private pool as described on booking.com
The pool in the pictures is JUST big enough for 4 people to SIT in.
If you are thinking of going in the summer, take your own fan with! My poor wife is pregnant and I spent most of the evening holding up the excuse of a fan (looks more like an old hair drier) trying to cool her down.
The TV screen (for late night viewing) is as small as a 7 inch table, but without the mobility thereof...i's from the 1900's...and most channels don't work.
The shower is small and uncomfortable to wash in.
In case you forget, thatch houses DO have spiders and it was evident that the ceiling was seldom, if ever cleaned.
The breakfast was fantastic,but due to the nights 4 hour short rest, I was too tired to enjoy everything.
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- The Old Thatch Lodge Guest House Swellendam invites you to a National Monument and guest house and welcomes you to stay in our comfortable accommodation in Swellendam. Have a rest in our wonderful guest house garden, and visit the surrounding nature reserves and the historic city of Swellendam - the third oldest town in South Africa. ... more less
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