Travel advisory

Please be aware of any coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories and review updates from the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to the unprecedented volume of travel disruptions, refunds may take up to 30 days to process.

Find Cheap Hostels in Swellendam

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Featured Hostels in Swellendam

Barrydale Backpackers and Dung Beetle - Hostel
2 out of 5
4 Tennant Street, Route 62, Barrydale, Western Cape
Get Rates

Situated in Barrydale, this hostel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve and within 12 mi (20 km) of South Africa's Peace Pagoda and Barrydale ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great Pitstop along R62

"Great value for money. Friendly, professional & accommodating staff."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Barrydale Backpackers and Dung Beetle - Hostel
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available properties in Swellendam
View all properties
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Other property types in Swellendam

Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse
Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse
3 out of 5
184 Voortrek St, Swellendam, Western Cape
$41
per night
Apr 17 - Apr 18
4.6/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)

"Property in a good location, lovely pool area, good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse
Marula Lodge Guesthouse
Marula Lodge Guesthouse
3 out of 5
111 Voortrek Street, Swellendam, Western Cape
$41
per night
May 9 - May 10
4.6/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)

"Comfortable but small rooms otherwise very good"…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Marula Lodge Guesthouse
Winterson en Somerkoelte
Winterson en Somerkoelte
2 out of 5
137 Voortrek St, Swellendam, Western Cape
$32
per night
Apr 11 - Apr 12
Winterson en Somerkoelte
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Hostels and More in Swellendam

Swellendam has 47 accommodations, so if you can't find a hostel in town, you can still pick a place that works for you. For those who prefer to save on overnight stays and focus more on fun things to do, you can get great deals on Expedia. We've heard good things about this destination's natural setting, including its gardens and mountain views.

You may be able to find reasonable rates at these Swellendam accommodations, which have positive reviews from our guests:

Marula Lodge Guesthouse - Guests can enjoy free parking, 2 outdoor pools, and a restaurant at this tentalow.

Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse - You can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this hotel.

Aan de Oever - Property features at this lodge include free Internet, free parking, and an outdoor pool.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Swellendam?

The weather can be a big factor when you're experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically January and February, while July and August are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 74° F and nighttime temperatures average 59° F
  • April-June: 70° F is the daytime average and 51° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 64° F and nighttime averages are around 50° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 73° F during the day and 53° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 0.75 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Swellendam?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places to visit:

Natural Features
  • Bontebok National Park
  • Marloth Nature Reserve
Additional Attractions
  • Dutch Reformed Church Swellendam
  • Drostdy Museum

In general, Swellendam is known for its:

  • Gardens
  • Museums
  • Mountain views
  • Whale watching
  • Parks
  • Wildlife

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Swellendam?
Swellendam has 62 lodging choices, and if you have a hard time finding a hostel in the area, you can still pick something that meets your needs. For those who want to save on overnight costs and focus more on sightseeing, you can get great deals on Expedia. We’ve heard good things about this destination’s natural setting, including its gardens and mountain views.
What are the best hostels in Swellendam?
If you’re hoping to find a reasonable accommodation in Swellendam, you may like this popular option: Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse - Property features at this lodge include free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
What's the weather like in Swellendam?
The weather can be important when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s a little information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually February and January with an average temp of 74°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 50°F. Average annual rainfall for Swellendam is 19.24 inches.
What is there to see and do in Swellendam?
Depending on what interests you, you might like to check out the area around Swellendam. Get out into nature with places like Bontebok National Park, Marloth Nature Reserve, and Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve. Cultural attractions include Drostdy Museum. Visit landmarks like Dutch Reformed Church Swellendam.

More trip options