African Shades, Swellendam

African Shades is a beautiful B&B located in the picturesque town of Swellendam, one of South Africa’s best kept secrets. The B&B and Restaurant has recently acquired new owners and is now managed by an outgoing and friendly family. In an attempt to honour our town’s lovely and leafy surroundings the five rooms and family cottage were renovated to reflect a “pretty but practical” atmosphere. In addition to a lushes garden, private poolside lounge area and breath-taking scenery, the B&B is walking distance from numerous historic buildings, restaurants and gift shops.

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As the third oldest town in South Africa, historic Swelledam is being discovered as a destination and not just a stopover. Situated at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains with the Dostdy Museum, nature reserves, berry farms and National Parks, Swellendam is an attraction of its own. African Shades is also, most conveniently, located exactly between Cape Town and the Garden Route, making it the perfect resting place for tourists and travellers moving along the N2.


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