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Stanford Lake Lodge
Your own piece of paradise

Equipped and decorated to the highest and most soothing standards, this self-catering double-storey log cabin boasts three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and sleeps eight people. Such is its privacy, you can luxuriate in a bath looked upon only by a forest and an enormous sky.

Centre-piece of the spacious open plan living area is a fitted log fire for those quiet, romantic evenings. Two decks give you a choice of forest and lake views and once sundowners are over, the built-in deck braai beckons.

The second lodge is a single-storey log cabin that has three Bedrooms, one Bathroom and sleeps six people. The 2nd lodge also has an open plan living area which includes a centre fireplace for those quiet, romantic evenings. There is also a Weber braai that can be used on the amazing outside deck that leads out of the lounge and overlooks the spectacular Stanford Lake.

Right at your doorstep, the 17 hectare Stanford Lake, whose waterfall feeds the spectacular Ebenezer Dam, has trout and bass to test your fly fishing skills - and the surrounding areas are perfect for hiking, birding, horse riding, canoeing, biking and 4x4 trails.

Escape beyond the turmoil of the city - and those over-crowded resorts. Claim your private piece of paradise for a weekend- or more.

Stanford Lake Lodge, less than 3 hour`s drive from Pretoria. Just you, close friends, the water, the forests and endless skies.

Birds seen at Stanford Lake Lodge:

The area with bracken
The area with the ferns and low bushes that is found on the slopes that border Stanford Lake will offer the following birds:

- Tawny-flanked Prinia
- Drakensberg Prinia
- Dark-capped Yellow Warbler
- Barrat’s Warbler
- Cape White-eye
- Dark-Capped Bulbul
- Sombre Greenbul
- Cape Weaver
- Spectacled Weaver
- Cape Grassbird
- Red-collared widow
- Swee waxbill
- Common waxbill
- Brown-hooded Kingfisher
- Greater double-collared sunbird
- Lesser double-collared sunbird
- Amethyst sunbird
- Fiscal Shrike
- Southern Boubou
- Lazy Cisticola
- Neddicky
- Stonechat
- Levaillant’s Cisticola
- Hadeda Ibis
- Long-crested Eagle
- Steppe buzzard
- Forest buzzard
- Cuckoo hawk
- Black-shouldered kite
- Crested Francolin
- Helmeted Guinea Fowl

The area with reed and water
In the reed borders of the lake, and the lake itself the following birds could be found (depending on season as well):

- Thick-billed weaver
- Little rush warbler
- Great reed-warbler
- Lesser swamp warbler
- African reed warbler
- Marsh warbler
- Cape wagtail
- African Pied wagtail
- Mountain wagtail
- White-breasted cormorant
- Reed cormorant
- Finfoot
- Red -breasted flufftail
- Buff-spotted flufftail
- African Black duck
- Yellow-billed duck
- White-backed duck
- Egyptian Goose
- Giant kingfisher
- Pied kingfisher
- Little Egret
- Green-backed heron
- Grey heron
- Black-headed heron
- Moorhen
- African Jacana
- Knob-billed coot
- Little Grebe
- Sacred Ibis
- Fish Eagle
- Osprey

The indigenous Forest
The forest is one of the most interesting areas and has the specials. Some work to know bird calls is helpful. In different seasons the following might be seen:

- Black-fronted bush-shrike
- Grey-headed bush-shrike
- Olive bush-shrike
- Orange-breasted bush-shrike
- Black-backed puffback
- Green twinspot
- Black-headed oriole
- Orange ground thrush
- Olive thrush
- Kurrichane thrush
- Narina Trogon
- Cape Parrot
- Square-tailed drongo
- Olive woodpecker
- Olive pigeon
- Grey Cuckooshrike
- Chorister Robin
- Cape Robin
- Brown scrub-robin
- White-starred robin
- Black sparrowhawk
- Little sparrowhawk
- African Goshawk
- Crowned Eagle
- Emerald cuckoo
- Red-breasted cuckoo
- Forest canary
- Cape Canary
- Knysna Turaco
- Yellow-throated woodland warbler
- Bar-throated apalis
- African dusky flycatcher
- Spotted flycatcher
- Blue-mantled crested flycatcher
- Paradise flycatcher
- Cape Batis

Relaxation Therapies
Also on Stanford Farm, just up the road from the cabins, Colleen Ballenden offers foot massages and more at The Growth Centre.
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R380.25 pps

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  • Stanford Lake Lodge - Ebeneezer Dam
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  • Stanford Lake Lodge - The Growth Centre
  • Stanford Lake Lodge - Colleen's Courtyard
  • Stanford Lake Lodge - Colleen's Therapy room view
  • Stanford Lake Lodge - Bird Hide
  • Stanford Lake Lodge - Bird Hide
  • Stanford Lake Lodge - Jetty
  • Stanford Lake Lodge - Jetty

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Other
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Other


Rooms:

Double Storey Cabin

- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Size = 155 square metres
- Fireplace in lounge-dining-kitchen open plan area
- One deck leading out of lounge (27 sq metres)
- Braai on the deck
- Double carport
- Dining Room & Kitchen
- AA Quality Assured by AA Travel Guides with a Highly Recommended rating

Single Storey Cabin
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- Size = 135 square metres
- Fireplace in lounge-dining-kitchen open plan area
- One deck leading out of lounge (24 sq metres)
- Braai on the deck
- Double carport
- Dining Room & Kitchen
- AA Quality Assured by AA Travel Guides with a Highly Recommended rating

Stanford Lake Lodge Activities:

- Birding( see under description of establishment for Bird List)
- Fly Fishing(bass & trout)
- Tubing
- Kloofing
- Mountain Biking & Cycling
- Quad Biking
- Hiking
- Abseiling
- Horse Riding
- Paintball

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Stanford Lake Lodge Guest Review

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.0 out of 5 based on 1 review.


What a stunning place to spend time at! The cottage is nicely equipped with everything one needs, with the most gorgeous views ever! Gavin Stanford is the most gracious host I have ever come across. He sent me information I needed before we left, and phoned me to make sure we found the place, when we were actually a little lost! We truly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back as soon as we can! Thank you SA Places for finding us such stunning accommodation on such a short notice.
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 Reviewed by carina spies over a year ago

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