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Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge  -  This is where you will find one of the most amazing hideaways in the Western Cape.  Set amongst the mountains and the famous red hills, in our own private nature reserve and surrounded by game reserves – a secret place of magnificent views, glorious sunsets, star filled nights without a single city light to distract you, wonderful encounters with wildlife, fabulous food, long nights around the blazing fire and yet a mere 15 minutes away from the bustling town of Oudtshoorn and even less to the major attractions of the region – from the breathtaking Swartberg Pass, to the wonders of Meiringspoort and everything else that makes Oudtshoorn the tenth most visited region in South Africa!

Set amongst red Enon hills, and surrounded by game and nature with magnificent views, glorious sunsets, and star filled nights.  There are three chalets set on a hillside overlooking the valley and one cottage in the dry riverbed.  Each of the chalets has a private deck with armchairs and cushions, each decorated in a different animal theme.

If you are looking for Tourist Graded luxury 5* lodge this is not the place for you, but we do endeavor to give you all the comforts that you might need and our guests have definitely rated us 5*.  The Chalets are set 300m and the Cottage about 50m from the main lodge where we light our nightly fire, eat dinner and breakfast.

The animal view from here in the evening is spectacular.  This makes every evening a really special occasion.  The Chalets are directly linked to our two walking trails which take you right up to the hills and valleys and back to your chalet.  Our 4th Self Catering Cottage is tucked away in the river bed.  It has its own fireplace and is completely secluded from the main lodge and other Chalets - but guests may, of course, join for breakfast or dinner, as you wish.

This is a perfect honeymoon hideaway or for small families.


The Vergelegen Road upon which Zwartberg View Mountain Lodge is situated leads one directly to the R328 and one of the most highly sought after circular routes in South Africa, down the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert, through Meiringspoort and de Rust and back home to us, in time for sundowners and another fantastic dinner!! Along the same route you’ll encounter ostrich farms, wine estates, and of course one of the greatest natural wonders in the world - the awesome Cango Caves and Cango Ostrich Farm - directly accessible from here! George is 65km from here over the Outeniqua Pass and leads to Knysna and on to Port Elizabeth, this is the spectacular Garden Route. Mossel Bay just over the fabulous Robinson Pass is just 98km. The famous Route 62 opens up to you on our doorstep! For those who feel like seeing more game, Buffelsdrift offers game drives and the Cango Wildlife Ranch can teach one a lot about all sorts of various reptiles and animals.

Rooms and Units Available:

Each decorated in individual African animal themes. Featuring a private secluded deck overlooking the valley, tea/coffee station, en-suite bathroom with shower, mini fridge, cooling fans for summer, wall mounted heaters for winter, bedding and towels.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Kudu Chalet
Self-catering Chalet with 2 double rooms 1 king and 1 with 2 twin beds, en-suite bathrooms, 1 sleeper couch indoor and outdoor BBQ area, Kitchenette, fridge, microwave, dining table and lounge.
Sleeps 4 Adults and 2 children

Zebra Cottage
Romantic hideaway and completely secluded perfect for Honeymoon or small family. An open plan studio type chalet with a small kitchenette, mini-fridge, microwave, mini stove and oven and en-suite shower room. It has an enclosed bush braai (fireplace).
Sleeps 4 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Wine Tasting
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed
Wine Estates
4x4 Routes
Mountain Biking
Historic Sites
Eco Tours

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 1 day before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total.

Terms and Conditions

Cardholder, ID/Passport is required at check-in. The credit card used for the online deposit must be present at check-in. Check in - 15:00. Check out - strictly 10:00. All prices include VAT. No smoking in rooms. Sorry no pets are allowed as there are wild animals that roam around freely.


From Oudtshoorn - head towards De Rust/Beaufort Wes on the N12, if you were on the R62 from Barrydale, stay on the same road. Approximately 20km outside of Oudtshoorn, on the left is the VERGELEGEN road sign, at the PINK BRIDGE. Turn left over the bridge and continue along the dirt road for 5km, and one will see the our sign to our place on the left. If you come from the Cango Caves/Swartberg Pass on the R328 towards Oudtshoorn, look out for the 4* Buffelsdrift lodge and immediately after the same Vergelegen Sign and turn left. Only this time is it about a 20 - 25 min on the gravel road. Please do not take the Oudemaragie road but continue on the Vergelegen road till you see our sign and turn right onto farm.

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  • TGCSA Grading: Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading
  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Boutique Hotel, Country Lodge, Game Lodge, Guest Farm, Holiday Resort, Private Game Lodge and Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM