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Boardwalk Lodge
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Reviewed April 12, 2009

Stopped off in Wilderness whilst touring the garden route with my mom. Had booked in just a double room but as it was nearing the end of the season and they had a self catering unit available they upgraded us for very little extra. Was definitely worth it. We were due to have one room but instead ended up with a double room each (both en suite with fantastic "rain" style showers), a kitchen, living room (very spacious - over 2 layers) and balcony (there was also one for each bedroom). Included a bbq. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast served every morning.

Only downsides - wireless did not stretch to our lodge (I was writing my thesis at the time so would have been useful - instead had to go to the main lodge when needed). Also we had some washing done when there that they forgot to charge us for and they emailed and requested we pay. Was fine but not sure it was worth them bothering as was only about £5! But was not really an issue. Also main door opens onto 1st bedroom so keep in mind if going as two couples.

Was a fantastic hideout, built into the hillside and a wonderful place for a holiday. Was very sad to leave. Would highly recommend to all friends and family and would go back.

Would not recommend for disabled travellers as lots of steps to climb to get to room (did have help with our bags though).

  • Stayed: March 2007
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Reviewed February 28, 2009

We stayed in a luxury room. Whilst the views were great & the balcony private, the communal areas often appeared to be occupied by (what appeared to be) a tour group. This made it feel a little less romantic than we'd hoped. The pool area is nice, but the pool wasn't that clean. There was no air con or safe, but the rooms are nicely decorated. Had a few problems with bugs/spiders but to be expected in a more rural area. Location is just far enough from the centre of Wilderness to make driving always recommended. Breakfast was fairly poor, although we didn't try the "famous" omlette.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2008

When another B&B I wanted to stay at was fully booked, they recommended the Boardwalk Lodge. What a find!
We stayed in a 2-bedroom house. All houses are built on stilts on the hill overlooking the seafront. The house, built around 2004 entirely from wood, was very spacious with a fully (and well) equipped eat-in kitchen, two well-designed en-suite bathrooms, a mezzanine-level lounge with fireplace, a lower-level lounge with big TV (DSTV incl. M-NET) and a huge, partly roofed veranda overlooking the whole oceanfront, with a gas braai/barbecue grill on one side and tables, chairs and recliners. Each bedroom had its own small balcony as well.

The views are to die for and ever changing. Even rainy days (quite common on the Garden Route) are enjoyable with this view. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. A great place to enjoy some wine, watch the sea & the stars at night and relax. The houses are clean and in very good condition, safe and very private. Our main regret was not to have stayed there longer.

All houses are reached via plenty of stairs and boardwalks (hence the name), so a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. But it is an enjoyable and shaded walk through the hillside vegetation. The Lodge does thankfully provide porters to carry the luggage up and down on arrival and departure.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 24, 2007

If you like the ocean, love small houses, love to bbq -> this is your place. You can stay in your bed watch the waves breaking...sit on your private terrace for sunset and enjoy the great view. If the weather isn ´t that good,...you can enjoy a warm fireplace in your living room .
Very romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2017
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Stayed: November 2016
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Additional Information about Boardwalk Lodge

Address: Young Terrace | Constantia Kloof Road, Wilderness 6529, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Wilderness
Price Range: $78 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Boardwalk Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boardwalk Lodge, a four-star guest house and self-catering lodge, is a popular retreat within the tranquil seaside village of Wilderness. Set high on the slopes above the village, a short stroll from the beach and lake below, the lodge’s innovative design, exclusive features and excellent facilities provide the ultimate Wilderness experience.You will be warmly welcomed by our attentive lodge staff and will love the luxury rooms, stylish suites and comfortable self-catering timber chalets. All have private decks overlooking the village, lagoon and sea.Whether staying for a night, a weekend or a week, Boardwalk Lodge with its picture-perfect views and lovely setting amidst natural forest vegetation provides the perfect venue for a glorious holiday.Boardwalk Lodge is an ideal venue for intimate small weddings, honeymoons, celebrations, meetings, small conferences, team building events, or other corporate functions. ... more   less 
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