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  • Guest Rating: (7)
  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 3 Star
  • Guesthouses, Self-Catering, Bed & Breakfast
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The Village Lodge is a 3 star graded Guest House, situated in the centre of the quaint Storms River Village on the edge of the Tsitsikamma Forest, with its gate opening out on to the original old Cape Road.

This attractive place is a unique concept for the informal traveler with delightful en suite private and family rooms plus a self-catering unit for up to 4 persons.

The Guest Lounge has comfortable couches and chairs, fireplace and Satellite television. Outside is the covered BBQ area (Lapa) with a large fireplace, fully equipped cooking and scullery area, comfortable couches and a popular pool table. There is also a Games Room for those rainy days, or just because.

Facilities and Services:
- Breakfast included in rates
- Satellite television in all rooms
- Free Wifi
- Information on Things to do and Places to see
- All accommodation units have en-suite bathrooms
- Servicing of all rooms and bathrooms
- Activity bookings - segway tours, canopy tours, zip-lining, black-water tubing

Accommodation at The Village Lodge:
- Loerie family room - one king and a double bunk set
- Dolphin family room - one king and a double bunk set
- Sunbird and Honey Badger double rooms, both with queen size beds
- Tsitsikamma self catering unit, open plan with king size bed and a double bunk set
- Otter family room - one king and 2 double bunk sets
- Candlewood family room - one king and a double bunk set
- Fynbos family room - one king and a double bunk set
- Yellowwood family room - one king and a double bunk set
- White Pear family room - one king and a double bunk set
- All the above have DSTV select, en suite bathrooms and tea and coffee facilities

With the Tsitsikamma mountains towering on the one side, the Indian Ocean crashing its waves against the unspoilt rocky shoreline on the other side you have found it, a true piece of heaven on earth.
Tsitsikamma is the Khoi San word meaning place of many waters. The Tsitsikamma region stretches from the Bloukrans Bridge in the West, to Eersterivier in the East.

You can enjoy walking through the protected indigenous forest, cool your feet in a riverine or even swim in the dark waters (tanin causes the water in the rivers to display a unique dark colour). Appreciate the flora yellow wood, hard pear and stink wood trees are a few of the old men of the forest, giant sword ferns and tree ferns, fynbos and oh, all the colourful watsonias!

You will find all sorts of wildlife: the ever naughty baboon, honey badgers, cape clawless otter, bushpig, bushbuck, dassie and maybe even a leopard.

Birdlife include the beautiful narina trojon, knysna loerie, oyster catcher, chorisher robin, sunbird and many more. Dont forget the marine life, you can find the familiar bottlenose dolphin and southern right whales to name but a few.

On the doorstep for the active:
- Segway guided forest tours (riding on a two wheeled electric wonder)
- Abseiling
- Blackwater tubing (wild river adventure of rapids, rock jumps and long paddle pools)
- Hiking, mountain biking or guided forest walks. If youve got nerve and stamina the action is on tap!
- Tree top canopy tours (gliding in a harness in the canopy of giant yellowwood trees in the forest)

A hop, skip and jump away:
- A day safari to see the African Big Stuff at a nearby game reserve
- Bungy jumping from the Bloukrans Bridge (an adrenalin rush off the highest bridge bungy jump in the world screaming is permitted!)
- Zip-lining (harness up and launch yourself into a zigzag over the River, down a ravine and over waterfalls on a fast, 21st century Foofie Slide

Storms River Mouth:
- Boat trips up the Gorge or kayak & kloof or Scuba & Snorkel
- If you are a hiking fanatic the Otter Trail (must be pre-booked)
- Short hike to the Suspension Bridge over the Gorge then fish & chips overlooking the waves crashing on the rocks below
- Various day hikes are available in the region
- Walk the first 6kms of the Otter Trail and back
- Alternatively, if you are looking for a few days of rest and relaxation, soaking up the peace and tranquility, with a good book, or relaxed activities in the forest such as woodcutters journey in comfort; birding tours with a guide; or a stroll through the forest at your own pace the Lodge offers it all.
Cancellation Policy:
• 30% - 21 days or more before arrival date
• 50% - 20 to 0 days before arrival date
• 50% - Day of arrival or no show
Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Television
DVD and/or VCR
Games Room
Directions:

160km from Port Elizabeth, you continue on the N2 towards Cape Town. 5 kms from Storms River Bridge (on the N2) follow road signs off the national road and into Storms River Village - to the "T" junction, turn left. We are the second property on the left - immediately opposite the Tsitsikamma Village Inn.

From George we are 160km, continue on the N2 towards Port Elizabeth and turn right into Storms River Village and follow above directions.

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Rooms and Units Available at The Village Lodge

Family Rooms
Dolphin room twin beds and double bunk set, en suite bathroom (shower), tea/coffee facilities, select satellite TV. Loerie room has double bed and two single beds, en suite bathroom (shower), tea/coffee facilities, select satellite TV.
Amount of units/rooms available: 2
Maximum Persons per: 2
Double en suite
Double rooms have a queen size bed, en suite bathroom (shower), DSTV select, tea/coffee facilities and external door into the garden.
Amount of units/rooms available: 2
Maximum Persons per: 2
Self Catering
This is an open plan unit with three single beds and a double bunk set (sleeps 5), en suite bathroom (shower), equipped kitchenette, dining area, select satellite TV and air-conditioning.
Maximum Persons per: 5
Latest Reviews
Had a wonderful stay, very lovely people running it. Right in the heart of a wonderful little village.
Mary Larter Aug 2016
The rooms were basic. No Airton. But the view was stunning and the hosts were welcoming. The area was pleasant and very central.
Kausar Khrushi Dec 2015
Awesome place, really enjoyed my stay. Unfortunately it was only one night, wish it was longer.
Aidan Brown Jan 2012
Highly recommended if you are doing the Otter! Spot on guys! :)
Rikus Stander Jan 2012
Thank you for everything, will visit again
G Bubb Jan 2012