We stayed at Pine Lake Marina during Jan 2012 after hearing about the place for many years. The kids were kept busy but the giraffe 4 sleeper unit was horrible. My son and I joked and called it "compact" meaning extremely cramped. The bathroom was disgusting with a toilet that had your legs up against the bath; a cracked basin and a bath in dire need of a do over. The grout was non existent in places and filthy everywhere else. It was definitely a bath with slops on place.
It seems that the resort needs a make-over as well for the price asked. Motorboats; pedal boats were constantly in need of repairs. We paid for my son and nephew to try water skiing and after waiting nearly an hour after our appointment time; they set off. My 10 year old son was then told in the middle of the lake that the guy had not packed the right ski size for him so only my nephew could go out. Of course no other bookings available before we left and no staff member cared that he had missed out.
While we were there the sewerage plant was also giving problems (yet another maintenance issue) which resulted in our evening meal being spoilt every night by the over powering stench. No chats around the fire for us as the stench drove us inside. Again the attitude by staff was that we should "suck it up".
The resort has an excellent marketing team with a brochure that truly defies reality; dont be fooled.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pine Lake Marina (SATOUR 3 star graded) is a self-catering family orientated holiday resort situated on the banks of the spectacular Swartvlei Lake, outside Sedgefield - in the heart of the Garden Route, South Africa. Rates include a variety of activities, for example, tennis, squash, kayaking, pedalos, mini-golf, etc. that can be done on site, whilst the location means it is a short drive to explore all that this wonderful area has to offer! Swimming beaches are close by and the area offers an abundance of activities to enjoy including Mountain Biking; Bungee Jumping; Paragliding; kite-surfing; Trail Running; .The newly completed conference centre and restaurant offers a beautiful setting for weddings and other functions at very affordable rates.Across the road there is an associated short golf course, The Sedge Links - where you can improve your short-game or learn the game for the first time! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pine Lake Marina Hotel Sedgefield