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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 684

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, Bush Lodge

Kenton-on-Sea
River Camp - 4 Tents and Forest Camp - 8 Tents
PPS from R 3,864

Sibuya Game Reserve is a beautifully scenic game reserve on South Africa’s malaria-free Sunshine Coast and is home to the stylish bush destination that is Sibuya Bush Lodge....


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Tenahead Lodge and Spa

Rhodes
7 rooms

Part of the River Hotels Group, Tenahead Lodge and Spa is nestled along the border with Lesotho, in a secluded region of South Africa where three mountain ranges meet, namely...


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The Anchorage

Still Bay (Stilbaai)
5 Bedrooms, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 450

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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The Mount Knysna Boutique Hotel

Knysna
6 suites
PPS from R 1,975
Special Deal

With magnificent views of the famed Knysna Heads, luxury rooms and a tranquil setting conducive to all-out relaxation, The Mount Knysna Boutique Hotel offers the ideal escape...


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Head Over Hills

The Heads
8 Luxury Bedrooms
Units from R 3,500

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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Makakatana Bay Lodge

Isimangaliso
5 Bush Chalets, 1 Honeymoon Chalet, 2 Family Chalets
PPS from R 5,447

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
15 Suites
PPS from R 1,035
Special Deal

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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Belvidere Manor

Knysna
26Cottages, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 1,200

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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Ghost Mountain Inn

Mkuze
70 Bedrooms and 4 Luxury Suites
PPS from R 930
Special Deal

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...


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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Kamberg Valley
6 Bedrooms, 4 Suites, 2 Cottages. 1 self-cater Cottage nearby.
PPS from R 2,520

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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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Pongola
6 River Suites, 2 Honeymoon Suites and 1 Private Villa
PPS from R 3,116

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 3,470

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 580

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
13Bedrooms
Units from R 1,010

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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Vineyard Hotel & Spa

Southern Suburbs
207 rooms

With unparalleled views of the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, The Vineyard Hotel has one of the most prestigious settings in the heart of Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs. ...


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Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge

Kenton-on-Sea
10 Thatched Suites
PPS from R 5,150
Includes Meals, local drinks, activities

Kariega Game Reserve is an internationally renowned malaria free ‘Big 5’ private game reserve situated near Port Elizabeth, thus forming a natural extension to Cape Town and...


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Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Entabeni Safari Conservancy
84 rooms

Entabeni Safari Conservancy, “The Place of the Mountain”, is situated in the World Heritage Waterberg Biosphere. Approximately a three hour drive north of Johannesburg, this 22...


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Kanonkop House

Knysna
6 Suites
PPS from R 1,850

Award winning Kanonkop House is situated on the apex of Kanonkop Hill and enjoys spectacular views over the Knysna lagoon and down to the famous Knysna ‘Heads’ and the Indian...


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Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Bay
8 Thatch Bush Rooms
PPS from R 3,120
Includes All Meals and activities

In the unspoilt Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, on the Elephant Coast in northern KwaZulu Natal, this unique eco lodge offers the unforgettable experience of exploring the...


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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 throughout the Western and Eastern Cape.