Perfect choice in Swellendam

My husband and I stayed here for two nights and we were really pleased we did. We stayed in a suite in the main house which was beautifully furnished and very spacious, comfortable and clean. We were made to feel very welcome and the owners were so kind making dinner reservations for us and giving us suggestions of places to visit in Swellendam. The location is excellent -within walking distance to some great restaurants. Swellendam is a beautiful place which we hope to return to one day and we would definitely stay here again if we do.



Great stay and lovely hosts

We spend a lot of time on the road, but seldom do we see such lovely hosts! Every detail was perfect, it started raining in the night, and we found umbrellas at our doorstep to walk to breakfast! Breakfast is served in a beautiful room, and is delicious. Definitely coming back 😄 



There is no better!

This was our 2nd stopover at De Oude Pastorie. We were greeted as old friends, slept the comfort and luxury, had a superb breakfast and will repeat our support as often as we need to on our annual trips to Knysna. It it not cheap - but worth the additional cost

Mike F

South Africa

The whole place was beautiful and the hosts were so friendly and could not do enough for you. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay


Great Brittian

Sehr schöne Unterkunft im Zentrum von Swellendam. Unsere Gastgeber waren sehr freundliche und hilfsbereit. Das Zimmer war sehr schön eingerichtet und gross. Das Frühstück sehr lecker. Man konnte am Abend zu Fuss zu den sehr guten Restaurants spazieren. Swellendam ist sehr schön und man sollte mehr als nur einen Tag bleiben. Herzlichen Dank für den super schönen Aufenthalt ihn ihrem Gesthouse. Kann es nur empfehlen. Claudia und Enzo

Claudia & Enzo


For anyone looking for a for a stopover whist travelling along the Garden Route as we were, or visiting the beautiful countryside around this area, this is a lovely place to stay and full of character, the hosts Desmond and Wilma are also charming, engaging and great hosts.

Chris & Julie Fry

Maidenhead, UK

Lovely welcoming family run B&B in beautiful Swellendam. Excellent stopping off point on the Garden Route. Best breakfast I had in South Africa made by the very friendly host! the bedtime glass of port was delightful.



Perfect place in a suberb accomodation with an excellent and friendly service. Clean room, nice tasteful breakfast served by owners. Feeling at home ...
Next time we will certainly stay longer than 1 night .

Stefan Bauwens

The Netherlands

You have made us part of your beautiful family. We want to stay longer. Beautiful house, thank you so much.

Donna & Brian Malone


This was an amazing find; this lovingly restored old pastor’s house presents huge comfortable rooms with lovely open areas to meet other guests. Our room, with its private balcony is big enough for four king sized beds and to still have an elegant party.

The decor has had no expense spared with expertly designed pine tongue and groove paneling and contrasting painted and wallpapered walls, the furnishing is old fashioned and yet still manages to be contemporary, comfortable and practical at the same time.

Lovely gardens and scrummy breakfasts make this a wonderful stay over. Most reviewers say they regret only booking for one or two stay longer!

Liz Clowes


Great rooms,very friendly,great food. Loved the atmosphere and the company of cat and dog! A pity we only stayed a night.

Sandra & Renate Piontek,Christian Lofi


Beautiful historical House, very comfortable and friendly. Enjoyed our stay.

Terje & Vivian Salhus


A warm and friendly welcome in a lovely house. We will always be happy to come back, thank you very much.

Melanie & Iva Oest


Onzettende gasvryheid die je nier meer raak ziet! Heerlyke dag & nacht. Bedankt!

Sjoerd & Esmee


Beautiful property, tastefull decorated. Hosts most welcoming. Highly recommended.

Pam & Marshall Ferguson


Thank you for spoiling us so well on our last night of honeymoon-the perfect end. We will highly recommend you to others

Erin and Tim Jengels

Cape Town

Baie dankie vir julle ongelooflike gasvryheid en warmte. Julle warm harte bless ons regtig, Sal weer kom inloer.

Charles & Renske Deyzel


Wonderful family. Thank you for your kindness lotz of love.

Kelly & Frank Ryan


Wat een prachtig huis en een fantastische versorging! Hopelik tot ziens.

Yvonne & Joost Bloesma


Fabulous in every way!!!



Wat een byzondere plek,gastvry en ontspannen. Een plek om terug te komen

Robert & Liesbeth Bax


A short, but wonderful stay at your guest house



What a nice place you have and we found out that Swellendam is more than just a go through.
Wonderful nature

Bibi & Nick


Dankie, Baie Lekker

Lucas & Antoinetta


Wat n voorreg! Wonderlike verblyf en gasvryheid. Voortreflik en 5 ster! Dankie

Fam Hartman

Faerie Glen

Very nice place, beautiful old trees, lovely rooms, lekker breakfast. Enjoyed it. NIce people. Nice wine

Lisa,Rainier,Tomast & Ingrid


Magnificent ! Worth a repeat ! We felt like Kings and Queens
Thank you

Lien,Erik & Leen

Oostende / Belgie

Nice place, really loved the quiet atmosphere and all the details everywhere. Thanks!

Tom & Gonnie


Thank you so much for your hospitality and letting me stay in your beautiful home



A lovely place. We will come back

Bernd & Gabrielle


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at De Oude Pastorie, and exploring the heritage town of Swellendam. The welcome we received from Wilma, Desmond and their family, the service and quality of accommodation, were all exceptional

Bren Sheehy


Absolutely beautiful! Super comfy! Wonderful hosts. Can't wait to come back.

Lauren & Aaron

California, USA

Onvergeetlike ervaring! Dankie vir die bewaring van ons SA se erfenis.

Pieter & Adri Uys

Johannesburg, RSA

Thank you for the lovely stay. We had a fabulous time and will recommend this house.

Martina & Marcel


Beautiful place, wonderful hosts, very cozy. Perfect. Thank you.

Alena & Alex


Superb hospitality, warm open-minded hosts! You have great personalities and a lovely home. Best wishes for you guys. Thank you.

Ruben & Tormod


It was a wonderful experience that we will not forget, you have a lovely house. Thank you for everything.

Juliana & Rafael


Super bedankt voor de gastvryheid, het was voor ons een kort verblyf, maar julle hebben het heerlik voor ons gemaakt. Volgende maal gaan we zwemmen. Thanks and good luck!

Scilla, Minthe en Eva

Amsterdam, Holland

10/10. Thank you!

Stephen & Ria Marsch

Centurion, RSA

Ganz ganz toll! Alles Liebe, Tausend Dank!



Warm and hospitable owners welcomed us and were extremely accommodating. The immaculate pool was a welcome refuge in the 38 degree heat on the day we arrived and the aircon was a plus too, as not all places offer this. Would highly recommend De Oude Pastorie.

Tamara & Craig

Cape Town

De Oude Pastorie offers 5 star accommodation with luxury rooms in a historic home and excellent hospitality. Possibly the best guesthouse in Swellendam. The owners, Desmond and Wilma, will make your stay an absolute pleasure.


Cape Town