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“Spectacular, Relaxing, Classy Lodge! Go book your room NOW!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa
Ranked #19 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Durbanville, South Africa
1 review
“Spectacular, Relaxing, Classy Lodge! Go book your room NOW!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Lodge on the Lake for a long weekend. Our stay can be summed up in one word, Perfect. The Lodge is in the perfect location, with stunning views of Island lake and close to Wilderness village and restaurants or anything you might want.

The rooms are exquisite! We had the privilege of staying in the honeymoon suite and it was amazing! All the rooms in the Lodge are large and very classy. They are beautifully decorated and each has its own private balcony overlooking Island Lake. There are also a few special touches such as complimentary bath salts from the spa as well as a personalized welcome note from the managers.

Rory the manager is such a nice guy and is always ready to help with anything. He has such a passion for what he does and he has the ability to make anyone feel right at home. The breakfast in the morning was also a real treat! There were freshly baked croissants and muffins , cold meats, cheeses and cereals followed by a hot breakfast. It was all delicious!

I also tried out the spa and it was so relaxing. Linda the spa manager is fantastic and you are guaranteed to walk out of there in a daze of relaxation.

So seriously, look no further, this place is the best!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MRS_SKYWLKR
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Rory777, Manager at Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Mrs_skywlkr... Thank you for such a lovely review! You have truly captured the essence of what we are trying to achieve at Lodge on the Lake! I must say though, having such great, down to earth, lovely guests as yourself and your husband really makes my job a walk in the park. We hope to host you again many times in the future, & to continue nurturing the friendship that we built.

Best Regards,
Rory
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed at Lodge on the lake for our 15th wedding anniversary. The Lodge is absolutely lovely. Not over-decorated, tastefully calm. Our room was clean and off course the view stunning. Rory the manager went out of his way to help us with dinner reservations and paragliding appointments, even handwriting the driving directions.

Spa visit was very pleasant and relaxing!

Our breakfast was nice, we didn't need anything. Nice that you get a key and remote so you can go and come back as you please. It was a wonderful visit and we will be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rory777, Manager at Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Hi Noreen

Thanks for such a great review! We are always striving to up our standards, and expect nothing less than 5 star service and a 5 star experience.

We look forward to hosting you again (sometime soon!)

Kind regards,
Rory
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed at the lodge for 2 nights for my fathers birthday and we asked them to do something nice for him and they went out of their way to make it a special weekend for him. We enjoyed the beatiful view and relaxing atmosphere! Very friendly service and having breakfast on the deck was divine!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

What a lovely 3 night stay.Tranquil,beautiful views,peaceful,excellent service,friendly efficient staff and the perfect little spa.A pity I could not spend more time at the spa, but will definately be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rory777, Manager at Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Hi Rene

Thank you for such a lovely review! A little piece of heaven sure is a great comment=) We look forward to hosting yourself and your husband again, with great guests like you, it really does make our job so much easier.

Best regards,
Rory
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Stilbaai, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

I took my mom here for her 60th birthday, and what an amazing experience we had. This is a beautiful lodge overlooking the lake.
You can chill by the pool or book a massage at their lovely little spa.
They showed us the other rooms as well when they did not have any guests and all are beautiful! We stayed in the middle room which I guess is their honeymoon suite. This is a stunning spacious room with a beautiful bathroom.
The staff were very friendly and the breakfast included was great as well.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We have been staying in wilderness a few times until we came across this majestic palace.Rory the manager blew us away with his attention to detail and superb friendliness. The wellness spa is of the best that I have experienced. A 5 star expierence at a good price. Rory you and your staff will be seeing us for many more visits to come. I recommend this too those looking for a a holiday with a finer touch.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Rory777, Manager at Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Marc, thanks for the great review! I look forward to hosting yourself and Jill at the Lodge again, it really was a pleasure having you both. See you next time=)

Best Regards,
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

What a beautiful view!!! Friendly staff and great service. The rooms are lovely and the view from the balcony is fantastic! Only one point, the night we decided to stay in, only to discover there where only 5 channels one of which is SABC and 2 sport, bit disappointed but other than that the place was great. Defiantly Recommended

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa
Address: 746 North Street, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The "Lodge on the Lake" is now under new Management !!!! Overview: Lodge on the Lake is built on the outskirts of Wilderness. Found on the world-renowned Garden Route, Wilderness is also known as the Eden of the southern coast of South Africa. The Lodge is an exclusive five star guesthouse nestled on the hillside overlooking the spectacular Island Lake and the mountains beyond. Nature and architecture blend seamlessly into a setting that surely must be among the most beautiful in the world. Guests are offered internationally competitive exclusivity in both the accommodation and the adjoining Wellness Spa. Relax in the lounge area and gaze out onto the rimflow pool and the expanse of lake beyond. Accommodation: The Lodge has 5 magnificently appointed rooms, each with full en-suite bathroom, private balcony and unsurpassed views over the lake below and the surrounding mountains. The rooms have been individually decorated in sophisticated style with earthy undertones. Not only honeymooners can indulge in the luxury and space of the Honeymoon Suite with its 4 poster bed and free-standing stone bath. Wellness Spa: Merely walking into the beautifully tranquil Wellness Spa is an exercise in relaxation. Leave your stress at the front door and allow yourself to sink into a truly sumptuous and restorative experience. The emphasis of the spa is on whole body wellness and the 2 treatment rooms are sure to leave you feeling revived and invigorated. There are Facial Treatments, Body Treatments, Massages and TheraVine & TheraNaka treatments to target stress, muscular strain, cellulite and detoxification, amongst others. ... more   less 
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