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Outeniqua Mountain Lodge is a small owner managed mountain retreat. We are ideal for people who appreciate nature and an abundance of bird life. Only 55 kilometres from Knysna, our lodge offers a relaxed getaway to experience nature, sunshine and fresh air. We offer Mountain Biking and fabulous Hiking in the area.

Take a lazy afternoon stroll on our peaceful farm, stop for a swim in our mountain water pool or enjoy an energetic walk or bike ride in the fresh mountain air. Enjoy a hike up the Kwaai River where you can see bushman paintings, enjoy pristine water pools and experience unspoiled nature at its best.

If you enjoy mountain biking then you can take the challenge up the mountain or cycle the Prince Alfred Pass towards either Knysna or Uniondale, both offering breathtaking scenic views. There is a myriad of other Mountain biking and Hiking trails, both easy and challenging, also available.

Accommodation at Outenique Mountain Lodge
We have four well-appointed self-catering log cabins that sleep up to 6 people each. Two of the cabins are situated on a dam and the other two above the farm with views over the mountain pass and farm valley. All cabins are well spaced for privacy.

The cabins are fully equipped with a kitchen, a main en-suite bedroom with a queen-size bed and shower. The second bedroom has two 3/4 beds. The second bathroom is equipped with a shower and bath. In the lounge area there is a comfortable sleeper couch and a ceramic fireplace for those cold winter nights. Outside there is a spacious deck with table and chairs. A Stainless braai is provided. All linen and bath towels are provided.

What do you have to bring Lodges?
-Swimming towels. Briquettes & fire lighters for the braai. Food & personal items needed. We do sell Braai Wood.

TiPi Camp:
Our TiPi Camp is an Eco friendly permanent camp tucked away under pecan trees. Here you can enjoy the camps facilities. The camp is ideal for groups & families.

Each tent is equipped with 4 single beds; all bedding, linen & bath towels are provided. For the winter months there is a small ceramic fireplace inside each tent. In a separate building there are 4 private bathrooms, one for each tent. The bathroom is equipped with a hot shower, washbasin, flush toilet and non-removable lamps. The 60sqm lapa consists of a basic equipped kitchen and a dining area with 4 picnic tables. 40sqm of the lapa is under roof. There is a open air fire ball for socializing around in the evening. Spacious open-air braai area. Biofuel 2-plate stoves for cooking. A 320L combination fridge freezer to be shared by the 4 tents. Limited shaded parking for vehicles. 

What do you have to bring TiPi Camp? 
Dish cloths & drying towels biodegradable soap provided. Braai grids & braai tongs. Swimming towels. Torches & lamps. Food & personal items needed.

Bain’s Cottage and 200 year old restored cottage, can accommodate up to six persons, communal style. Ideal for families or close friends/biking groups with 6X 3/4 Beds. One large Bath and outside shower.


Large Lawns ideal for all sorts of games. Jungle Gym for children. River swimming.Volleyball. Swing ball. Mountain Biking own bikes required on farm and on the Pass. Game Drives Keurbooms River Game Trails Conservancy member.

Clothing and Accessories:

For the Tent Camp bring torches and/or Headlights as there is no electricity in the tents. For hiking upriver please bring the correct outdoor gear and water tolerant foot wear.

Health and Climate:

Our climate is a mixture between mild coastal and crisp Klein Karoo, especially in winter when you can enjoy the clear cold evenings in front of our cozy ceramic fireplaces. Summers are known for glorious evenings and romantic nights with stars one can pluck from the sky.

Rooms and Units Available:

Bain’s Retreat at Outeniqua Mountain Lodge
The Original Building dates back to 1860. Thomas Bain entertained and housed guests in DeVlugt whilst the pass was under construction. The location is on the lower part of the farm, some distance away from the tented camp, fresh water pool and lodges. This makes it more private and ideal for bird lovers and privacy seekers as its location is close to the Kwaai River.

If more than 2 Guests should share, please note that the open plan lay-out and sleeping arrangements of this cottage does not offer privacy. This basic, clean and rustic house offers a living/sleeping area with six stackable black wood beds. The room boasts a large indoor fire place, ideal for keeping warm on cold winter nights or even to enjoy an indoor braai if it should rain.

Lodge Accommodation at Outeniqua Mountain Lodge
We offer comfortable, private accommodation in four wooden lodges. Two lodges are situated up on the mountainside, with spectacular views of sunsets and the mountains. The other two lodges face South East above a small tranquil dam.

All four lodges are attractively and comfortably furnished to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay in this tranquil mountain setting. They are fully equipped with cotton linen, towels, kitchen utensils, outside braai (barbeque) facilities and have their own private decks. They all have ceramic wood burning fireplaces – braai/fire wood available for purchase.

Each lodge consists of two separate bedrooms – The main bedroom is en-suite and a twin room with a family bathroom. The double sofa in the lounge can also be converted into a double bed, giving maximum occupancy of six people.

Tented Camp at Outiniqua Mountain Lodge
Three spacious Indian (tipi) tents make up our wonderful Camp Gwaai, nestled under pecan nut trees. The camp is ideal for individuals, couples, families & small or large groups. The camp facilities are communal, creating an environment for individuals to interact and socialise.

The tents are situated some distance away from the entertainment area and are well spaced for maximum privacy.

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - open)
Other Language
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Deposits are generally non refundable and is at the owners discretion. Refunds will be conceded if we can accommodate another family in your place for the original period that you originally booked. An administration fee of 25% of booking value will be charged for refunds. Outeniqua Trout Lodge reserves the right to cancel a confirmed reservation. In his case a full refund will be given.


We are situated on the prince Alfred's Pass 55km from Knysna & Plettenberg Bay. From Knysna take the R339 towards Uniondale. From Plettenberg Bay take the turn to your left on the R340 towards Wittedrif. At the T junction turn right on to the R339 towards Uniondale.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge, Guest Farm and Self-Catering
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