We were on our way to Addo Elephant Park when we experienced car trouble. We took the first turn off to George and looked for the closest accommodation we could find. We saw the Pine Lodge Resort and from the road it did not look as if it were very appealing. We decided a clean bed and bathroom trumped ambiance and we didn't want to force the car further than we needed to.
We pulled in and requested to look at a room. It was a total surprise. I rate this with a 4 Star because of the value (R 490), cleanliness (spotless), small kitchen which we didn't even notice and all the amenities (T.V., Wi-Fi) ,. It is walking distance to a full service market (Pick-N-Pay) and between a beautiful Mall and other higher end stores should one need them. Also, less than 1K is the King Fisher Seafood Restaurant which is absolutely fabulous and affordable.
Yes.. in truth it is a 3 Star facility but for the value alone... someone is doing a very good job.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pine Lodge is set in Africa's "Garden of Eden" which offers magnificent scenic diversity and splendor of the world renowned Garden Route. Pine Lodge offers 46 Self-catering chalets, set in lush gardens, with a sparkling swimming pool and tennis courts and for the children a lovely outdoor playground. Pine Lodge have all the requirements for a superb holiday or for a successful conference of an excellent wedding. Pine Lodge George is a firm favorite with sport teams, clubs and organizations nationwide and always welcome the opportunity to host functions, prize-givings, fund-raisers and special events. ... more less