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Baviaans Lodge

Doornboom Farm | Baviaanskloof, Wilderness Area,Eastern Cape,, Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve 6400, South Africa
Baviaans Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want to experience tranquility and explore pure nature without anything nagging you this is the right place to visit. A few places in the world are so far away from all the distraction of the modern world therefore you are more connected to the nature and yourself. Very hospitable and knowledgeable owner Rob, great food!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

46 kms of Off road with my bike to arrive in a place like Baviaans Lodge is an experience for any bike rider . Rob is here to welcome you and you just feel like home. He's cooking like a 5 stars'chef. Lodging is perfect in individual chalet. Nice place to relax and enjoy nature, bird watching, trecking ,4X4... I've... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This beautiful ranch in the middle of the Baviaans, was an amazing experience. Nestled in the wilderness, where there is no electricity, but running hot water! Staying in a cabin, made from the materials off the ranch and ceresin lamps. The lodge serves the most amazing breakfast and dinners, cook by the owner chef Rob, tasty!!! There is camping and... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband, Dave, treated me to a surprise weekend away for my birthday. Well, it certainly was a surprise, not just for me, but for Dave as well. Firstly, I do not "do" dirt roads and Dave had not given much attention to the directions to Baviaans Lodge. So, from the turn-off at Kareedouw to the Lodge, a MERE 47kms... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have just read Isky G 's review "A brilliant and unique experience". He says it so well. TripAdvisor does not want reviews from people in some form of relationship with the establishment, so let me state right up front : I do know Rob le Roux the owner of Baviaans Lodge personally. We have been friends since school days... More 

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Bellville, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We were on our way from Cape Town to the Baviaanskloof and used Kareedouw as our first stop-over before we tackle the pass up the mountain paste Baviaans Lodge. We made reservations for one night that included “Dinner, Bed and Breakfast” The road from Kareedouw to the lodge was an adventure but being 4x4 “fundies” the journey was a breeze.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Baviaanskloof was in itself an adventure. We started on the wild side and made our way to Baviaans Lodge and boy was it an experience. I would suggest doing the trip during the day, we got into it for part of the night and it was a bit difficult. But on the plus side, the sunsets were the best i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Four of us went to Baviaans Lodge run by Rob Le Roux, and felt it was a unique holiday experience in the unspoiled outback - an ecological adventure not to be missed. We went at the beginning of March, and the weather was great. The lodge is an easy drive from Port Elizabeth, though the last hour and a half... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Baviaans Lodge is a pristine piece of paradise, nestling in a quite secluded valley of the Doornboom River in the Kouga Mountain range. The indigenous trees and shrubs, bird life that abounds, smaller to larger mammals and the rare red finned minnow that are so friendly in the stream -- they come and nibble at your hands, legs, arms as... More 

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Rob418, Manager at Baviaans Lodge, responded to this review

Baviaans Lodge is food for your soul . A peaceful back to nature experience that recharges you for whatever lays ahead. At Baviaans Lodge, we give you " travel back in time" holiday .Here are no cell phone signals, no eskom power grid, just a wonderful natural break from hectic city life. if you enjoy nature, come and find this... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We enjoyed our time a Baviaans Lodge so much we returned 2 weeks later to explore other parts of the impressive landscape. My wife, our 6 month old daughter and I were shown wonderful swimming pools and very special bushman caves by Rob and his sons. The food was excellent and we managed to totally unwind for the first time... More 

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