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On a Lake, Lagoon or River Accommodation Guide

Lake, lagoon and river: Canoe trips, water sports and wildlife - these are all part of the quiet enjoyment of lakeside living.

Listen to the bird calls as you sip your sunset drink or take a cruise downriver and admire the meandering views and wetlands ecosystems.

Portfolio offers luxury accommodation on the shores of lakes and lagoons...

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African Vineyard Guest House

Upington
6 Rooms
PPS from R 690

Situated on the largest inhabited inland island in South Africa, African Vineyard is the ideal place from which to experience the Green Kalahari in the Northern Cape. They are...


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Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camps

Kenton-on-Sea
River Camp - 4 Tents and Forest Camp - 8 Tents
PPS from R 3,095

Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camps is a beautifully scenic game reserve on South Africa’s malaria-free Sunshine Coast. Spanning the Kariega Estuary on its course to meet the...


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Serendipity

Wilderness
4 Bedrooms
PPS from R 600

Serendipity on the Garden Route in Wilderness is in a tranquil setting on the banks of the Touw River estuary which forms part of the Wilderness National Park. Walk to beaches...


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7 Passes Tented Camp

Wilderness
6 Units
PPS from R 475

7 Passes Tented Camp is situated near Wilderness, at Woodville (with its famous big tree) - between the Touw and Diep River Passes on the Seven Passes Road. This famous and...


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Mogalakwena River Lodge

Alldays
4 Thatch River Chalets, 4 Lodge Rooms
Units from R 1,800

Experience the tranquility of the River Lodge safari camp and enjoy nature’s splendour on the banks of the Mogalakwena River. Mogalakwena offers an intimate and unique African...


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Buckler's Africa

Komatipoort
2 B&B Rooms, 4 Self-catering Units
PPS from R 605

Bordering the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park in a stunning setting near Komatipoort, Buckler’s Africa is an oasis of 5 hectares of gardens and bush, high thatch...


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The Anchorage

Still Bay (Stilbaai)
5 Bedrooms, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 400

A mere 3km from the popular seaside holiday destination of Stilbaai, the owner-run The Anchorage boasts a picturesque setting right on the Goukou River and is the perfect place...


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Sani Valley Nature Lodges

Sani Pass
11 Lodges, Self-Catering
PPS from R 1,254

At the foot of the famous Sani Pass and bordering the renowned Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, lies the unique and tranquil Sani Valley Nature Lodges. Surrounded by 700...


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Moditlo River Lodge

Hoedspruit
16 Rooms
PPS from R 4,800

Situated on 36,000 acres of African bushveld bordering the scenic banks of the Nbesi River, Moditlo Private Game Reserve offers a range of wildlife encounters and African...


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Head Over Hills

The Heads
8 Luxury Bedrooms
Units from R 2,900

Head Over Hills is an exclusive 5* retreat situated on the edge of the famous rocky cliffs of The Heads in Knysna. This is the ideal vantage point from which to enjoy...


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Belvidere Manor

Knysna
28 Cottages, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 1,040

Basking in the beguiling tranquillity of Knysna’s lagoon lies Belvidere Manor, one of South Africa’s most romantic, and most relaxed getaways on the Garden Route....


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Simbavati River Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve
8 Safari Tents & 3 Family Chalets
PPS from R 5,250

Simbavati is situated in the heart of the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. It takes its name from the...


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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Kamberg Valley
6 Bedrooms, 4 Suites, 2 Cottages. 1 self-cater Cottage nearby.
PPS from R 2,295

If it’s legendary food, spectacular scenery and tranquillity you’re after, then Cleopatra is for you. Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has earned global renown as a romantic...


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Makakatana Bay Lodge

Isimangaliso
5 Bush Chalets, 1 Honeymoon Chalet, 2 Family Chalets
PPS from R 4,600

An intimate, contemporary hideaway, Makakatana is the only privately owned lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, Africa’s largest natural marine...


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Amanzi Island Lodge

Leisure Isle
6 Bedrooms
PPS from R 845

On the Garden Route in Knysna, Amanzi Island Lodge is on the edge of the beautiful Knysna Lagoon, this spacious beach house offers luxury, comfort, tranquillity and spectacular...


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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Pongola
6 River Suites, 2 Honeymoon Suites and 1 Private Villa
PPS from R 2,785

AmaKhosi Safari Lodge “Place of the Kings” in Zulu, is ideally situated 4 hours from Durban in KwaZulu Natal and 5,5 hours from Johannesburg. On the banks of Zululand’s Mkuze...


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White Elephant Safari Lodge

Pongola
8 Luxury Safari Tents
PPS from R 2,910
Special Deal

Located at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains lies White Elephant, the only lodge in South Africa to offer Kariba-like water-based safari activities, including tiger fishing and...


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Under Milkwood

The Heads
16 Chalets
PPS from R 532

Under Milkwood’s log cabins are ideally located on the shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon, set amongst a grove of majestic milkwood trees. The self-catering cottages offer...


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Milkwood Manor on Sea

Plettenberg Bay
11 Bedrooms
Units from R 950

Milkwood Manor is located on the oceanfront in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route. Awake to the sound of breaking surf and seagull’s cry. Enjoy the Manor’s breathtaking views...


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Ghost Mountain Inn

Mkuze
49 Bedrooms and 1 Luxury Suite
PPS from R 820

At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain lies the relaxed and welcoming Ghost Mountain Inn, a country hotel in the village of Mkuze on the Elephant Coast of Northern Kwazulu...


Paarl & Wellington
Paarl offers many attractions - from visits to the...

The National Museum, Bloemfontein
Dating back to 1877, the National Museum has developed...

Credo Mutwa Cultural Village & Oppenheimer Tower
Created by author, artist, and traditional healer...

South African National Gold Panning Championships
Gold diggers of the 1870s retrieved the alluvial gold...

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Grande Provence Estate wears her 300-year history with...

On a Lake, Lagoon or River Accommodation Guide

Lake, lagoon and river: Canoe trips, water sports and wildlife - these are all part of the quiet enjoyment of lakeside living.

Listen to the bird calls as you sip your sunset drink or take a cruise downriver and admire the meandering views and wetlands ecosystems.

Portfolio offers luxury accommodation on the shores of lakes and lagoons throughout the Western and Eastern Cape.