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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 760

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 Bush Lodge

Kenton-on-Sea
River Camp - 4 Tents and Forest Camp - 8 Tents
PPS from R 3,518

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
PPS from R 2,370

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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Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Entabeni Safari Conservancy
84 rooms
PPS from R 1,380
Special Deal

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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Serendipity

Wilderness
4 Bedrooms
PPS from R 750

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 525

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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Critchley Hackle Lodge

Dullstroom
11 Rooms
Units from R 1,345
Special Deal

Critchley Hackle Lodge is tucked away in a quiet and scenic corner of picturesque Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, and offers an ideal mix of country living, the finest amenities and...


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The Anchorage

Still Bay (Stilbaai)
5 Bedrooms, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 445

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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Moditlo River Lodge

Hoedspruit
16 Rooms
PPS from R 5,200

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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The Mount Knysna Boutique Hotel

Knysna
6 suites
PPS from R 2,613

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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Makakatana Bay Lodge

Isimangaliso
5 Bush Chalets, 1 Honeymoon Chalet, 2 Family Chalets
PPS from R 4,943

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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Belvidere Manor

Knysna
28 Cottages, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 1,110

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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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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Simbavati River Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve
8 Safari Tents & 3 Family Chalets
PPS from R 5,950

Simbavati River Lodge offers an exclusive and authentic African Big 5 Safari experience over an extensive tract of pristine rich wilderness in the well-known Timbavati Private...


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White Elephant Safari Lodge

Pongola
8 Luxury Safari Tents
PPS from R 3,230
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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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Pongola
6 River Suites, 2 Honeymoon Suites and 1 Private Villa
PPS from R 2,914

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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Under Milkwood

The Heads
16 Chalets
PPS from R 535

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 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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Ghost Mountain Inn

Mkuze
49 Bedrooms and 1 Luxury Suite
PPS from R 875
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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Scene of the famous Siege of Mafikeng during the...

Napier House
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Hantam National Botanical Garden
The Hantam National Botanical Garden, SANBI’s first...

Ancient Emperor Guest Estate
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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.