Set against the backdrop of a leafy mountain forest and overlooking the Wilderness Lagoon, Waterside Lodge welcomes its visitors to stylish, comfortable and well appointed rooms, each with private entrance, en-suite bathroom and wooden veranda - all with in walking distance of the golden beach, the fresh water lagoon and the charming Wilderness Village.
You may wish to explore one of many hiking trails in the area, drive to Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, George or Oudtshoorn or choose to relax around the pool or in our lush garden.
At Waterside Lodge we offer true South African hospitality and promise to make your stay an unforgettable one.
This unspoilt region of natural beauty with indigenous forests, abundant wildlife, quiet country roads, quaint villages, pristine lakes and majestic mountains – a four season paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Whether you’re a biker, hiker, watersport fanatic, hang-glider or nature lover, you’ll enjoy the gentle rolling hills, the smell of fresh air, the taste of clean water and the splendid hospitality that is to be found in this beautiful region.
In close proximity, either by walking or driving there you will find fishing, whale and dolphin watching, windsurfing, paragliding biking, golfing, wild live reserves, shark cave diving and even a casino.
Other towns worth visiting from here are Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn and George, each offering a unique mix of activities and sights worth seeing.Accommodation
Experience a night of comfort and relaxation as you settle in to any one of our stylish rooms, each one named after an indigenous bird you’ll spot in our garden.The Sunbird Suite:
This large, freestanding log cabin under a thatched roof is named after the Sunbird. The room is also our honeymoon suite and offers a king size bed, reading chairs, TV, fridge and a large en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower and twin basins.
The suite has a private entrance and a large wooden deck overlooking the garden, lagoon and ocean.The Hadeda Ibis Room:
Overlooks the pool and lush garden with some views of the lagoon and the ocean beyond. It has a king size bed, TV, fridge and en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. The room has a private entrance and has a patio next to the pool.The Loerie Cabin:
Is a thatched roof log cabin with en-suite bathroom with shower. It has twin beds, TV and a fridge. The cabin has a private entrance and wooden deck which overlooks the garden with ocean views beyond. The Dronga Unit:
Has two rooms, one being a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and the other being a lounge area with two single beds, TV and fridge. This room is ideal as a family unit, has a patio with mountain views and private entrance.
All rooms have off-street parking.
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Waterside Lodge - Wilderness Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 4
A warm welcome awaits one at this ideally situated lodge. Accommodation clean, very comfortable and a superb breakfast. Host couldn't do enough to ensure that the stay was memorable. We'd requested twin beds so were upgraded whilst enjoying a complimentary drink. Short walk to the village along the lake. Unfortunately only an overnight stop - would be a good base to explore the Garden Route.
Rating: Reviewed by John Walsh over a year ago
We had an absolute fantastic stay at Waterside Lodge. Nora and Bert were fantastic hosts and I will recommend Waterside Lodge to anybody.
Rating: Reviewed by Alta Van der Walt over a year ago
High standard accommodation with very well presented breakfast and good local advice.
Rating: Reviewed by Peter Davis over a year ago
Beautifully appointed, lovely position and superb service from the proprietors in terms of providing advice on restaurants and activities in the area. Food excellent. We had a fantastic stay.
Rating: Reviewed by Lyn Bunce over a year ago
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