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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 5,546

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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Serendipity

Wilderness
4 Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,250

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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Moditlo River Lodge

Hoedspruit
16 Rooms
PPS from R 5,750

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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Sani Valley Lodge

Sani Pass
11 Lodges, Self-Catering
PPS from R 1,071

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


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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 2,475

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 5,124

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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Amanzi Island Lodge

Leisure Isle
15 Suites
PPS from R 1,345

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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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Kamberg Valley
6 Bedrooms, 4 Suites, 2 Cottages. 1 self-cater Cottage nearby.
PPS from R 2,895

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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Ghost Mountain Inn

Mkuze
70 Bedrooms and 4 Luxury Suites
PPS from R 930

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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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Pongola
6 River Suites, 2 Honeymoon Suites and 1 Private Villa
PPS from R 4,050

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 795

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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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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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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Kanonkop House

Knysna
6 Suites
PPS from R 2,300

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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Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge

Kenton-on-Sea
10 Thatched Suites
PPS from R 6,550
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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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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Mogalakwena River Lodge

Alldays
4 Thatch River Chalets, 4 Lodge Rooms
Units from R 2,500

Draped on the banks of the Mogalakwena River in the heart of the Limpopo River Valley, this gorgeous safari camp conjures a sense of ultimate tranquillity, while simultaneously...


No cancellation fees if you cancel more than one month before your date of travel.
Shangana Cultural Village
Midway between the Blyde River canyon and the southern...

Martin Melck House
Martin Melck House, named after its first owner, is...

Masque Theatre
In 1957 local attorney, Bertie Stern, Chairman of the...

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
TGCSA 5-Star Guest HouseGrande Provence Estate wears...

The Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour
Take a Malay cooking class when next visiting Cape...

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.