Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse is a family owned business.  In April 2013 the Sands and Human family became the new owners of Elianthe Guesthouse.  

Loving all things beautiful, this mother and daughter duo fell in love with the heritage building with its farmhouse features. Being locals of Swellendam their entire lives, Elize and Joanne have a sincere love for the town and its surroundings and want to share this with other travellers.  In 2017 they expanded and purchased the building next door and has been renovating ever since.

Our Story

our guesthouse

Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse is a 4 star graded establishment situated in Swellendam, South Africa.  With close attention to detail and exceptional service. Here guests can experience the countryside and the Overberg region with its history and beautiful surroundings.  

The Victorian heritage building was built in 1850 and renovated and restored since. Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse is situated in close proximity to many great Restaurants, the Swellendam Golf Course, Marloth Nature Reserve and Bontebok National Park.  It can be easily accessed from the N2 and R60.  Swellendam is also the perfect stopover between Cape Town and the Garden Route - 219km from Cape Town and 212km from George. Making it the ideal accommodation for the leisure or business traveller.  

We offer 8 standard/luxury rooms with all the grandeur efficiency a traveler needs. We have family rooms with an extra bed/sleeper couch. Rooms include a flat screen TV with limited DStv, high speed fans, bar fridges, coffee and tea making facilities and modern en-suite bathrooms.  Guests can work from the comfort of their rooms with free wifi.  All the rooms are individually decorated in a transitional style with its own private entrance and terrace/patio with seating area. 

Sunny days guests can lounge at the swimming pool in the spacious garden. Evenings can be enjoyed at the fire pit around a crackling fire or make use of our braai facilities.


At Elianthe Boutique Guesthouse we have a great selection of local and well known wines and beers to choose from at reasonable prices. Guests and groups can gather on the patios or at our new bar/lounge area. 

We serve breakfast in the airy dining room with fireplace and french doors opening onto the front garden.