Main deck The beautiful Breede River Looking from the river to the nmain house and gardens Room 5 Room 4 Room 3 Room 2 Room 1 View deck rooms 1 and 2 Fishing for spotted grunter from one of our dinghies on the estuary Sunset Leervis
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  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast
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Explore where the Indian Ocean and the Breede River meet. Experience the uniqueness of being surrounded by river, mountains and fynbos.

This is the Mudlark River Front Lodge, place of beauty peace and comfort. Experience a soul rejuvanting getaway in the serenity and seclusion of the Mudlark Lodge, only 3 hours from Cape Town.

The lodge is situated on a 22 hectare property, part of the Lower Breede River Conservancy and nestles on the river bank about 2 kilometers from the tiny villages of Witsand and Infanta both situated on the opposite bank of the river mouth.

This situation is unique in that no other habitation can be seen and the lodge has magnificent views up and down the estuary. The lodge faces north and is protected from the prevailing sea breezes. The lodge is surrounded by fynbos on three sides and the river in front.

The Mudlark River Front Lodge offers exclusivity to residing guests, with individually decorated private rooms. Our menu is renowned for its excellence using products sourced fresh from the sea, river and surrounding farms.

The Lodge
Mudlark consists of a central timber lodge containing the entertainment and dining areas. The bedrooms are situated on both sides of the lodge and the communal dining area overlooks the river so it is breakfast with a view.

There is a large comfortable lounge with a fireplace for those chilly winter evenings and DSTV is provided.

There is also a relaxing lounge with river views and its friendly fisherman's bar leads out on to a large covered timber leisure deck with exceptional views. With accomodation for a maximum of ten guests this is really getting away from the crowds

All our double rooms are also off timber construction have beautiful panoramic views of the estuary and the surrounding fynbos. Our five en suite bedrooms are thoughtfully decorated; some with private balconies. All have en suite bathrooms heaters and fans and separate entrances

We have two twin bedded, two double and one family room.


Some of the main attractions in the Breede River Estuary are:-
- one of the best whale watching areas in the South Africa. Whales swim close to the cliffs at Cape Infanta and seem to be within touching distance (130 whales during the 2005 census)
- the Breede River is a fishing hot-spot with Kob of up to 50kg, Spotted Grunter, and Garrick up to 12kg regularly caught.
- De Hoop Marine Reserve is our neighbour.
- 196 bird species can be found around the lodge, river bank, and coast.
- This area is also part of the Cape Floral Kingdom with hundreds of varieties of fynbos and renosterveld.
- various stunning walks and activities on the Breede River i.e horse riding, skiing, diving, surfing and sunset cruises.

Cancellation Policy:
In the event of premature departure we may charge for full extent of stay, which was booked and confirmed.
Cancel 0 - 14 days before date of arrival, no show - full deposit paid is forfeited.
Cancel 15 - 28 days before date of arrival - 75% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater) is forfeited.
Cancel 28 + days before date of arrival - 50% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater) is forfeited.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Parking (off-street - covered)
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails

Mudlark River Front Lodge is a Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast in Witsand Western Cape South Africa

From Cape Town take the N2 and turn right just before or after Swellendam at the Malgas-Infanta turn off.
Travel to Malgas and then proceed to Infanta.
After 64km (from leaving the N2) you will see a left hand turn ahead. This is directly opposite a stone farmhouse.
Turn left and carry on towards the river and you will see our sign on the left.

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Rooms and Units Available at Mudlark River Front Lodge

Rooms 1/2/3/4/5
This is the per person sharing price and is inclusive of a full English breakfast, 3 course dinner and all tea coffee and rusks
Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews
Our stay was awesome. We were well taken care of and the personal care was phenomenal. The food and fellowship was excellent and the homely feel is just what we needed to destress. Thank you Tim and Hilary, your hospitality was great.
Donovan Moyce Apr 2009
*Indicative pricing, pricing will be confirmed on booking