Baviaans Lodge is a stunning wilderness retreat, bordering the remarkable Baviaanskloof World Heritage site, a 200 000 hectare mountain conservation area, world renowned for its diversity of flora and rugged, spectacular scenery.
With our own, mountain 4x4 trail into the heart of the Baviaanskloof, Baviaans Lodge offers a unique experience and perspective of this diverse natural wonderland.
Experience our warm hearted, country hospitality that is legendary and enjoy our delicious country style cuisine that is freshly prepared and served by your host, rob and his family in our cosy Lodge dining room. Our accommodation centres around 4 quaint cottages, all built from natural stone, each boasting a fireplace in the bedrooms, cool in summer and romantically warm during winter months.
Solitude and relaxation are the order of the day, yet we can accommodate the adventurous outdoor enthusiast with Kloofing, hikes, river rafting and mountain bike trails. For more leisurely pursuits we have birding, nature walks, astronomy, photography, scenic drives and san art viewing.Botanical and geological outings are on offer.
Only 180 klm from Port Elizabeth, and 160 klm from Plettenberg bay and 32 klm from the heart of the Baviaankloof, its a wilderness retreat waiting to be discovered and experienced on your doorstep.
The Lodge offers superb accommodation in delightful cottages, built from natural stone. Romantic fireplaces,tastefully decorated bedrooms, seating areas with lovely views make each cottage unique and special.
Dinners are served in the main Lodge complex, with its dining room, lounge and pub as well as managerial accommodation, close at hand to the heart of Baviaans Lodge, to ensure you are pampered with hospitality ! We have a traditional outdoor African boma, braai area and "kuier vuur plek " as well as breakfast and afternoon tea verandah, overlooking our fruit orchard, which provides " fresh fruit from the tree " for meals !
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Pets only by Arrangement
- Airport Shuttle Service
- Babysitting Service
- Limited Room Service
- Special Meals on Request
- Conference facilities
- Wedding facilities
- Team Building
- Self-Braai / Barbecue
- Dining room
- Bar on the Premises
- Internet Access
- Tourism Information Desk
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Fireplace on the Premises
- Hiking / Walking Trails
Baviaans Lodge Activities:
Hikes and walks, short nature strolls to endurance hiking.
Kloofing, a fast growing adventure form of hiking in a class of its own, we can offer some of the best kloofing you can wish to find.
Birding, bird list 130 strong and growing, strong raptor presence as well as wide range of species, many endemic to the region.
Nature interests, Botany, geological as well as dendrological outings.
San Art viewing, some amazing rock art sites
Fishing, bass as well as other fresh water fish, virgin river waters await the angler !
Astronomy, 11 inch professional Celestron telescope, deep, dark nights provide spectacular star gazing.
4x4 trails and excursions, one of the best scenic off road trails around.
River rafting, special wilderness outings arranged and guided.
Baviaans Lodge Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
Personal-camera, binoculars, torch, walking boots, sun hat and sun lotion, water bottle, vehicles- spare tyre ,( at least 1 ) air pump , check oil, water and petrol/diesel before starting on the gravel roads.
Health & Climate:
Summer day temperatures can be very hot, be prepared with a sun hat, light, white or pale coloured clothing, winter days are pleasant, nights very cold once the sun sets from around 4 pm till 9 am in the morning.
Baviaans Lodge Guest Review
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 1
Given the resources available to Rob and his team the performance is very good. However, there being no electricity means that having a coffee is difficult for anyone not doing self catering. The 4x4 ride in from the Baviaanskloof is exceptional and should be on the bucket list of any person who enjoys what South African outdoors has to offer. The lodge is not a bad place to end after 3 to 4 hours of sheer exhilaration! Whist there get Rob to tell you about the 1000 year old yellow wood trees so easy to view if you know where to look.
Rating: Reviewed by Simon Gilbert over a year ago