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Gaikou Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Terrace/patio
Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | Terrace/patio

Overview of Gaikou Lodge

Gaikou Lodge

4.0 star property
Swellendam upmarket B&B with outdoor pool

10.0/10 Exceptional

8 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
69 Berg Street, Swellendam, Western Cape, 6740
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Oak & Bean - 12 min walk
  • Field & Fork - 12 min walk
  • La Belle Alliance - 14 min walk
  • Drostdy Restaurant - 14 min walk
  • De Companjie - 16 min walk

About this property

Gaikou Lodge

Gaikou Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request). Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, or take advantage of nearby hiking/biking trails. Other highlights at this upmarket bed & breakfast include a terrace and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (during limited hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in between 6:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Gaikou Lodge Swellendam
Gaikou Lodge Bed & breakfast
Gaikou Lodge Bed & breakfast Swellendam

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gaikou Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Gaikou Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Gaikou Lodge?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Gaikou Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Gaikou Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gaikou Lodge?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Gaikou Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Gaikou Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Oak & Bean (12-min walk), Field & Fork (12-min walk) and La Belle Alliance (14-min walk).
What's the area around Gaikou Lodge like?
Gaikou Lodge is a short 13-minute walk from Drostdy Museum and 13 minutes' walk from Bukkenburg Pottery Studio.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

The amazing setting, really well laid out rooms and close to restaurants in town
Joleen, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The best place to stay
I wish I could have stayed longer, what an amazing place, from the surrounds to the room, I have three words, amazing, simply amazing. To date, the best place I have stayed on my travels. Will definitely come back. Thank you for the beautiful stay.
Samantha, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, situated in extensive grounds with mountain views. Comfortable and modern rooms with patio/verandah. Excellent attentive and hospitable staff. Superb breakfast. It was all good, would highly recommend.
Dennis, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carla was super helpfull and even allowed a late check-out
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Owners super friendly. Upstairs rooms like a French 18th century palace.
john, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Alles wunderbar, ein Ort der Erholung
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Heerlijk rustig, mooie vogelplek.
Prima plek. Leuk wandelen langs de rivier, massa's vogels.Kingfischers en black eagles. Lekker ontbijt met wat klef croisantje.
P, 1-night romance trip
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