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MOSAIC Private Sanctuary

3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Provincial Road on the Hermanus Lagoon, Stanford 7210, South Africa (Formerly MOSAIC Sanctuary - Hermanus Lagoon)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
sarge1989 Singapore, Singapore
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and three friends stayed in one of the Milkwood Cottages at Mosaic Private Sanctuary for just two nights, and we regretted not staying there longer. The setting is idyllic and the staff are friendly, and the Spookhuis really lives up to its name at dusk - really spooky! Kayaking is offered without extra charge, and going out into the... More

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Marcelino23, General Manager at MOSAIC Private Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Sarge 1989 Thank you for taking your time and writing such a great review. I am delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed your kayaking experience on the lagoon. It is often the staff that determines the guests experience and thank you for commenting on this. Hope to welcome you back... More

Bangalore, India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was one of the best places we visited as a part of our honeymoon to South Africa. Set amidst a wonderful landscape, Mosaic is truly a heavenly experience ... One that is hard to be explained in words. The approach to the lodges gives you a feeling that you are entering a place far away from the mundane chores... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed at the Duminy Cottage for 3 nights - what a perfect place for two families of 8. When we arrived, we had an excellent lunch at the cafe and then settled in. Except for a day out for shark cage diving, none of us wanted to leave this heaven of beauty and tranquility. The kids had their fair... More

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Marcelino23, General Manager at MOSAIC Private Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive and wonderful review. It was fantastic to have you and your family at Mosaic and I am truly happy to hear that you did not want to leave. I will be sure to pass on your review to the Mosaic family Once again, thank you for the kind review and for having such a... More

Cape Town
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Mosaic milkwood cottages is a perfect family retreat even in winter. The cosy fireplace makes for a great place for kids to play and fall asleep. Kayaking on the lagoon is fantastic way for kids to explore. The owners and staff friendly and accommodating and went out of there way to make us feel welcome. Spookhuis has been beautifully restored... More

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Marcelino23, General Manager at MOSAIC Private Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time and writing this great review. I am glad that you and your family enjoyed our accommodation, service, food and activities. With Winter upon us we certainly love the cold evenings, gathering around the fire with hot chocolate, marshmallows and great wines from our cellar. It’s the owners’ hope that the 1892 Spookhuis will host... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

What a wonderful place off the beaten track. The setting is idyllic - on the banks of the Hermanus Lagoon (like something out of Swallows and Amazons). We (family of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids aged 8 and 10) stayed in one of the luxurious Lagoon lodges with stunning views of the lagoon. Our friends (also a family of... More

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Marcelino23, General Manager at MOSAIC Private Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your special memories of your stay here at Mosaic with us. Your positive feedback and compliments with regards to the food and service will be passed on to the Mosaic family. It was a privilege to celebrate your daughter’s birthday with her. Gift will be so thrilled to hear that his cake made a lasting impression.... More

Toronto, Ontario
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I have just gotten back from my last African destination which was the Mosaic Farm Lodge just a few minutes outside of Stanton. My hosts, Simone & Marcelinas could not have done more to enhance my stay. The place is a true treasure, luxury, outdoor shower (I loved it!) the food that chef Gift prepared were outstanding and lunches at... More

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KF J, Owner at MOSAIC Private Sanctuary, responded to this review

We are so delighted you found Mosaic Private Sanctuary to be a true treasure and enjoyed everything about your stay with us: the luxury, outdoor showers, our food, and of course our delectable fudge! We make everything we can homemade; it is so much better that way. Thank you for for writing about your experience with us and we hope... More

Hilversum, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A perfect getaway with a very personal touch. In the middle of nature: cranes, herons and fish eagles can be spotted from the lodge and we got easily used to ihe "oohooh" of the owls at night. Exquisite dinners in front of the fireplace and great service. Our guide Vitalis took us out on nature walks, a tour on quads,... More

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KF J, General Manager at MOSAIC Private Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time and giving us feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our setting, service and cuisine. Our location is undeniably very special, mountains, water and fynbos habitat that attracts a plethora of birds to our area for our guest to enjoy I am glad that you could join most of our nature based activities... More

Johnson City, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Our family of 6 spent a couple of nights in one of the self catering units. WOW!!! It was absolutely incredible. Beautiful, high quality everything!! Lots of little extras that just are great. Food fantastic, service incredible, activities great. Our youngest is 7 and oldest was 16 - things to do for all of them. Only regret - we should... More

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KF J, Owner at MOSAIC Private Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Mosaic and we loved having your family!! It so was great to see all ages enjoying the outdoors and our activities. The weather certainly cooperated, as it does this time of year. We appreciate your good comments about our food too. Our chef and kitchen staff are great and love to please. We... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Mosaic was recommended by our neighbours who had a fabulous time there and they were absolutely right. We had a fantastic few days there. The lodge accommodation was gorgeous and we especially loved the outside shower under the trees listening to the birds. The service was extremely good - attentive and very friendly without being intrusive. We really enjoyed the... More

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KF J, General Manager at MOSAIC Private Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Mosaic and for taking you time to write a review. Mosaic is a birders paradise and we encourage all our guest to enjoy birding whilst visiting, It is the perfect place to just wind down and enjoy nature.I am pleased that you enjoyed our staff, service and food and will pass this on to our... More

Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We have only great things to say about the Mosaic Lagoon Lodge. There are just 5 lodges and they are well spaced so that you get a great feeling of privacy, when you want it. The views from each lodge are splendid. The lodges themselves are kitted out with every imaginable convenience and the outdoor shower is a special touch.... More

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KF J, General Manager at MOSAIC Private Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Joe Thank you for the wonderful comments and for writing us your feedback. We purposely constructed the lodge to give our guest privacy and space and located the rooms so that our guest can enjoy the views of the lagoon and the mountains. The trip to the nearby Walkerbay beach is magical and the sunsets are dreamlike. The Southern... More

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Address: Provincial Road on the Hermanus Lagoon, Stanford 7210, South Africa (Formerly MOSAIC Sanctuary - Hermanus Lagoon)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Stanford
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Hotel Class:3 star — MOSAIC Private Sanctuary 3*
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Mosaic is one of South Africa's hidden gems on the famous Whale Coast, 2 hrs SE of Cape Town. On the Hermanus Lagoon with unique 4x4 beach access, Mosaic is a nature lover's paradise. Here you will be immersed in flowers and bird-life of the Cape Floral Kingdom, lagoon cruises, beach excursions and fascinating marine life. We are centrally located to whale watching, marine tours, shark diving and exploring the Overberg Wine Region. Two types of accommodations on Mosaic fit every budget. LAGOON LODGE: For the ultimate private getaway, the Lagoon Lodge captures the essence of tranquility with just five safari-style suites secluded among ancient milkwood trees on the edge of the Hermanus Lagoon. A pampered stay here is fully inclusive of all meals, house beverages/wine/beer and activities. MOSAIC COTTAGES: Four lovely stone self-catering cottages are also available in a separate part of the reserve. Food can be catered from the historic 1892 Spookhuis Cafe and a variety of activities booked. ... more   less 
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