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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Keurbooms River, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nico_Hilda Cape Town, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing time at Stanley. Just the setting and the serene beauty of nature, it was wonderful. Management and staff were absolutely fantastic, the friendliness and personal service was incomparable. The knowledge and expertise of Management regarding the history of not only Stanley Island but also it's surrounding areas was refreshing and extremely interesting. The accommodation was great,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We arrived with the rain which wasn't the best arrival as we had to get to the island accommodation by boat and it was quite miserable. The evening meal was very late but great when it did eventually arrive. The accommodation was very comfortable though I'm not sure I would give it 5 stars as the bathrooms do not have... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We were only able to stay one night, but wish we could have stayed for more, very unique self catering experience, with 5 star quality rooms and service awell as a beautiful location in the middle of Keurbooms rivier surrounded by milkwood trees. Couldn't have asked for more!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Stanley Island over the Easter Weekend.  We are very familiar with this area of the Garden Route and have stayed at many establishments around Plett and Knysna.  Stanley Island, however, stands out as one of a kind.  The need to take a ferry to reach the Island added a touch of adventure... More

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Fantastic location, awesome facilities, friendly outgoing staff! We felt well rested and it is so easy to relax on Stanley Island. Peace, tranquillity and unobtrusive staff will definitely make us return here!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

What a fantastic experience. Couldn't believe it was so secluded. Felt like I was miles from civilisation. Great service, awesome to wake up with Zebra on the stoep & the stars were incredible! Felt like one of the family!

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Had a wonderful time. Pity it was only 1 night. Very friendly and helpful staff. Even the Zebras were friendly. Would suggest door on toilet for more privacy. Look forward to going back and spending a few more days. Lovely setting.

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Island Resort was so very pretty and I would have had an amazing time had it not been for the Property Manager "Cyril" A moment that came to mind was when the group was sitting down waiting for dinner. Cyril sat down with us and proceeded to tell his tale of how he enjoys hunting lions and elephants. Needless... More

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StanleyIsland_Plett, Owner at Stanley Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on tripadvisor. As management we accept that client interaction is of a personal nature and understand that misunderstandings can occur. Stanley Island is a private nature reserve and we spend every effort to conserve wildlife. We by no means condone elephant and lion hunting but it is part of our african history. Culling of animals... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Highly enjoyable stay... Unique ferry or paddle to your car when you needed to come and go was no problem. Excellent service from Cyril and his crew, all rounded off by friendly zebra visits every day, made this different but fantastic! Get used to "open plan" loo if you stay in the honeymoon suite, but easy to adjust to that..... More

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Durbanville, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our recent stay at Stanley Island was really enjoyable and relaxing. The staff are extremely friendly and supportive - we would return just on the basis of the good service. Beautiful setting and views.

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Address: Keurbooms River, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Stanley Island 4*
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The only private island in South Africa – the 28 ha Stanley Island is situated in the spectacularly beautiful Plettenberg Bay Keurbooms Lagoon ,the jewel of the Garden Route. The island features a private landing strip, four guest lodges with 12 en-suite four star rooms, an indigenous milkwood forest, private beaches, abundant birdlife over our protected wetlands. The Island is an ideal honeymoon or family vacation destination only 5km from Plettenberg Bay. Spend your days canoeing up the Keurbooms river, fishing, lazing in a hammock or exploring the island. ... more   less 
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