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Porcupine Pie Boutique Lodge
Ranked #13 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Just amazing!”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed at Porcupine Pie during our honeymoon in South Africa in March this year. I've never stayed anywhere this awesome before. Just everything at Porcupine Pie is perfect - the accommodation, the views, the hospitality, John's amazing cooking. I really hope we'll be back one day. Thank you so much for having us. Zuzana and David

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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PorcupinePie, Owner at Porcupine Pie Boutique Lodge, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
You were wonderful guests - we would love to have you back anytime!!
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

We recently stayed at Porcupine Pie and loved every minute of it. Everything was perfect from the start : the very warm welcome, the spacious and beautifully appointed bedroom, unsurpassed views, the large & comfortable lapa where we had our delicious breakfasts. If you are feeling energetic and can tear yourself away from the view, there is a lovely walking trail starting at the chalets.

John & Judy were exceptional hosts and offered several suggestions on things to do in the area plus provided us with the names of some very good restaurants. We had an excellent dinner at Porcupine Pie and another in the village of Wilderness which is a 15-20 minute drive.

We can't rate Porcupine Pie highly enough - we will be back.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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PorcupinePie, Owner at Porcupine Pie Boutique Lodge, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
We really try hard to listen to what our guests want & make sure their stay here exceeds their expectations. Thank you for this review
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

What an experience! Looking for a place to get away from it all, we discovered this gem in the Southern Cape on the Garden Route near Wilderness, South Africa. It is difficult to distinguish between the magnificent views, overwhelming hospitality and the spaciousness and luxury of the accomodation. Situated amongst numerous sight seeing trips, this is just the place to also just sit back and forget about daily hustle and bustle. With John and Judy as your hosts, be prepared for a once in a lifetime experience.

Room Tip: The furthest chalet offers the best views, that is if you do not mind 98 steps 😄
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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PorcupinePie, Owner at Porcupine Pie Boutique Lodge, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you - it means so much to us
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

We loved porcupine pie, it is a great get away and an awesome setting. The view is amazing and you find yourself staring into the valley.
On the bad side the road in and out is a bit much and tends to make you want to stay in rather than mission out on the road.
We also found the "self catering' to be sparsely catered for, but all amenities are on the property.
John and Judy where great host and we had great fun.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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PorcupinePie, Owner at Porcupine Pie Boutique Lodge, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Hi Tim, Thank you for your review. We were pleased that you enjoyed your stay here but were wish to respond to two of your comments. Firstly, yes the road had been compromised by the heavy rain experienced in the Garden Route while you were here, but it was still no problem for small hire cars to get in & out from the lodge - as experienced by yourselves on a daily basis. Secondly we are not surprised that you felt the self catering facilities were limited - we are a guest house that offers full breakfasts & catered dinners on most nights, & have no self catering option whatsoever. In fact our welcome letter reiterates our policy of "no self catering, & no take out food"
We are pleased that you enjoyed the lodge sufficiently to extend your stay by 3 nights, but deeply saddened by your comments & rating of our lodge as we strive to give good personal service which appears to have been appreciated by the majority of our guests.John & Judy
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were searching online for a unique and special destination to spend our honeymoon and came across Porcupine Pie. It looked like the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing after all the wedding stress was over. We checked Tripadvisor and after reading a few reviews, quickly realized we'd discovered an absolute gem. We immediately called to book our five day break and were fortunate enough to get the last available chalet. Although we were delayed getting to Wilderness and arrived after dark, one of our hosts John was ready to meet us and help us with our bags. The next morning we awoke to the most sensational view across the valley we'd driven through the night before. Breakfast was served in the communal dining area above the chalets, next to a pool overlooking the valley and surrounding forests. At breakfast we met Judy, John’s wife, and their two beautiful dogs, Storm and Panda. Both John and Judy were the most amazing hosts for the entire duration of our stay at Porcupine Pie, making suggestions of things we could do in the area and if they didn’t already know, finding out any information we were looking for. They recommended some activities and a few restaurants for lunch or dinner: we took their advice and each one was fantastic. We also had dinner at the lodge on two of the nights and the food was absolutely incredible: from fresh rolls to roast lamb to malva pudding, we were never disappointed. The facilities at Porcupine Pie are top shelf and we felt like we were living in complete luxury: our own personal sun deck overlooking the valley, a huge and comfortable king size bed and absolutely massive bath (also with amazing views). Overall, we couldn’t have chosen a better getaway to spend some quality time together as a newly married couple. We highly recommend Porcupine Pie as one of the rare jewels of the Garden Route.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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PorcupinePie, Owner at Porcupine Pie Boutique Lodge, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Wow Steven. Thank you so much for that review. You have no idea what it means to Judy & I to get that type of feedback. All the best to both you & Mieka - hope to see you back here often, Warm regards, John & Judy (& Storm & Panda)
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Hardinxveld-giessendam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed at Porcupine Pie Boutique lodge during our last holiday to South Africa. It is without a doubt one of the best lodges we ever visited! Perfect location to relax and enjoy the area.

Great hospitality and brilliant service provided by John.

We wanted to stay longer! We will be back soon!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Really beautiful place, service was brilliant, thanks john!! Only minor complaint, bed wasn't very comfortable, think it's time for a new one on that chalet. Other than that we had an awesome time tgere

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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PorcupinePie, Owner at Porcupine Pie Boutique Lodge, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you so much for your excellent review. Hope to see you back soon. Warm regards,
John & Judy
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Property: Porcupine Pie Boutique Lodge
Address: 10 Mile Lane | Wilderness Heights, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Porcupine Pie Boutique Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A custom Built getaway in the heart of the Garden Route coomprising three luxury secluded chalets and a central "lapa" with a cocktail bar, lounge and dining room. It is situated on a 17ha estate bordering on the Touw River and the Wilderness National Park. On the estate there are great walking & birding trails, with rock pools & waterfalls for swimming or picnicing. Far from the bustle, but close to all the Garden Route has to offer. ... more   less 
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