Guesthouse B&B in Swellendam, South Africa


I have had the privilege of visiting African Shades on numerous occasions and have yet to experience a stay that is not utterly delightful. The facilities are clean, comfortable and constantly updated to provide guests with all that they need. We can’t wait for our next visit to African Shades and can truly recommend this B&B to all travelling guests.

We stayed for 1 Night. What a Pleasant Experience. The Room was Clean and in perfect Condition. Staff were friendly and Helpful. Breakfast was Tops. Highly Recommended. Will Definitely Recommend to friends.


It is a beautiful, cozy and clean B&B. Rooms are really nice, beds very comfy, definitely good sleep. You get tea, coffee in the room. There’s a little fridge and a fan. Little touches to the property make it a great place to stay. Swellendam as such makes a fantastic stop on the way to Garden Route. Really recommended. Breakfast was good, with cereal, toast, eggs with bacon etc. 200m away is a fantastic restaurant (recommended by the owner).


We enjoyed our stay in the African Shades. The room was clean and comfortable, the pool area was nice to relax and to cool down. Restaurants nearby with fantastic food. Friendly staff. Great breakfast!


My stay at African Shades was fantastic. Upon arrival I was happily greeted and felt very welcome there. The accommodation was modern and comfortable and the breakfast in the morning was delicious. I recommend this B&B to anyone looking to stay in the Swellendam area!


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