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“living in the bush yet in all comfort”
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Badger's Lodge
Ranked #41 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We booked into the Badger's Lodge for three nights as a family of four. The premises are well-kept and show the love for Africa and its plants, decoration and atmosphere. The wooden shacks are well prepared for summer and winter with a cosy oven inside and a braai outside. Having your first coffee in the morning listening to the birds in the forest at your doorstep gives you the feeling of being in the bush, yet Knysna can easily be reached by car within 5 min. time. The pool is a great playground for the kids and it's just around the corner from the lodges - very family-friendly! The family was very personal, their breakfast service and honest bar absolutely wonderful. Hard-boiled and soft-boiled eggs, fried, scrambled, you name it - and they never got the orders mixed up :-) All the best to Kathrin and Joachim and their now three daughters for a happy 2013! Thank you for your service!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

we needed a place for an overnight stopover on the Garden Route, and found Badgers Lodge after many days internet searching. It is a wonderful secluded place with swimming pool and plenty of grounds to walk in. We stayed in the family self catering and it was very well equipped with kitchen, dining area, indoor fire, outdoor braai, decking area, 2 bedrooms sleeping 4, and shower room. The outdoor area was completely private and overlooked the stream and woods. As we were staying 1 night we asked for breakfast and this was no problem. The breakfast catered for everyone - cooked eggs/bacon/mushrooms/tomatoes/toast, cereal, fresh fruit and yoghurt, ham and cheeses.They cooked boiled eggs and soldiers for my daughter! The owners are very friendly and approachable, and obviously work hard on their B&B. It is situated about 5 minutes drive into Knysna, so although the B&B is in a quiet area the restaurants and shops are close by. Fanastic place to stay, and will go back next time we are in South Africa.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

We stayed at badgers lodge for 2 nights, but it was not long enough.
Knysna is one place we would love to go back to in South Africa, and we travelled around a lot of the country! The town will only keep you busy for a day but the surroundings offer lots to do, but you will need your own car.
Badger's lodge is very well run, clean and an impressive accomplishment by the owners who seem to have hand made the well built challets.
We were well looked after with lots of helpful advice and the accomodation was much better than we had expected.
Unique, friendly and peaceful place to stay, but you need your own car.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2017
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  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Badger's Lodge

Address: 1509 Welbedaght Lane, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: $75 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Badger's Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our beloved Badger's Lodge was destroyed on 7th of June 2017 by the devastating fires that raged along the Garden Route and we are therefore closed for rebuilding. After the initial shock of losing everything in the fire we have started to rebuild and are excited to re-open our Lodge in September 2018. Comfortable accommodation in African style Rondavels (thatched huts), chalets and cottages set in a large tranquil garden. All rooms are en-suite and are decorated in an African theme. English/ continental breakfast. Sparkling pool. Secure off street parking. ... more   less 

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