A real gem in Swellendam - and I have stayed in a number of guesthouses. Having the freedom of the main house in the evenings is a huge bonus. Marianna is a lovely host, the food is great and Patrick's craft beer is excellent. Highly recommended.

Gareth Swan


This is a brilliant guest house and one my wife and I will return to in the future. A wonderful building set in a magnificent garden with Marianna and Patrick as quiet exceptional hosts. Genesis Room is outstanding and Queen Esther good too.

Alan Behagg

The Braeside Guest House offers wonderful accommodation and exceptional service in a great setting. The rooms are well appointed, clean and very comfortable. It is within easy walking distance of some very good restaurants and the breakfast offered is both comprehensive and delicious. Mariana, the hostess, runs a very slick operation with the assistance of Kate and Kane and guests are really treated to a wonderful experience. We are sure to return when we are in the area.

Alan Muir

South Africa

Simpelweg alles was voortreffelijk, de locatie, het ontbijt, de kamer, de inrichting, de badkamer, het bed, de omgeving, de tuin, het zwembad... Helemaal top!!

Conrad Aalpol


Absolut traumhaftes Guesthouse mit viel Geschichte und vielen schönen antiken Möbel. Sehr grosszügiges Zimmer mit direktem Zugang auf die Veranda. Köstliches sehr reichhaltiges Frühstück und liebenswürdige und herzliche Betreuung durch Marianna.

Urs Weiss


A warm welcome by the lady of the house and the relaxed and luxurious atmosphere. Beautiful former mayor house at short walk from town and restaurant. Personal touch, home brew beer or sherry for free. Good beds etc, very quite. Beautiful garden with seats in every corner. And a small pool to cool down from the heat. Breakfast on the porch was great with home made ingredients. Special place and treat.

Ben & Marianne Berkhout


We were exceptionally lucky - as mid-week visitors - to get an upgrade to a magnificent room... The guest house is filled with magnificent artworks and antiques. Ambience top rate. Food was absolutely fantastic as was kind service we were given... Chef cooked us a special meal on last night. Highly recommend

Irene Maclean

Welcoming and friendly host, nothing too much trouble. Loved being able to have free access to the public rooms in the lovely old house. The breakfast offering is 6 star, the best bed and breakfast I've ever had.


Carisbrooke, IOW, United Kingdom

" The rooms so big, the stars so big, the hosts so warm...we will never forget you!" A wonderful Guest House

Sven & Eva


I refuse to leave. I want to live here forever!


Dublin, Ireland

"What a treat this place is. Food & hosts fabulous. See you next time!"

Ken & Antona


Finally we found South Africa's real jewel. Service, food, welcoming interior. Everything worth of a princess!

Inger, Annicka & Dimitri

Exceptional hosts, full of kindness, generosity and information. We spent the happiest Christmas here. A truly memorable stay. Thank you.

Simon & Vicky


Very Nice and Beautiful Place

Hans - Jurgen Sparr


Excellent breakfast, very friendly hosts, great room & bed, lovely dinner recommendation

Florian Kaiser