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African Array Lodge

Hostelworld.comUS$21*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hostel in the hills around plettenberg bay great views and great staff away from the crowds sitting around open fires outside drinking beers chatting with our hosts lovely feel to the place and laid back atmosphere well worth the effort

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Youdonthavetoknowthat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been there for two nights but there would be lots of reasons to stay longer. The Lodge is not "downtown" but it's on a very idyllic hill overlooking the scenery (perfect for sunsets). The main house has many open rooms, a living room, a kitchen and dining room and outside there is enough space to have a braai or...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and service. Clean room, but rest of facilities in need of repair, renovation and cleaning. Furniture dirty and in poor condition. The place has great potential, but is neglected. We will not book to stay there again.

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Matthew R, Owner at African Array Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peter, thank you for your review. I do however find your review a little confusing as you say that the room is clean, great service and good food and don't even mention the amazing view that you can't get at some upmarket, high end hotels and guest houses, were you would pay thousands of rands to stay at. The...

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

African Array is something else. It has an incredible location, sitting amongst beautiful hills with multiple decks and balconies that overlook the surrounding landscape. I could've stayed there for a fortnight just sitting and watching the world go by without being bored. The hostel itself is super clean, super friendly and built to meet other travellers. I can't thank Matthew...

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got there on a Saturday night, already after sunset and the first they told us was "oh you missed the sunset! It's the best part!" And immediately we knew we were in the right place. To top it off with a cherry they told us they also serve dinner and breakfast! Sweet!! Good hearthy food (real food for real...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a fabulous place to chill out in while in Plettenberg bay- the only problem me and friends had with this lodge was the noise level at reception extremely early both mornings- but overall it was a great place to stay with great staff and lovely food on offer!

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Berlin
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Awesome stuff, friendly and helpful volunteers. Insane view about the landscape with a beautiful sunset. Cool people and guests. Nice and fresh food. Everything was perfect - will be back soon, for sure!

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Rosenheim, Germany
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Once you managed the gravel road to the gate you're right in the beatufil scenery of this hostel. Overlooking a huge lake, seeing Robberg nature Reserve at the far distance from the hostel's porch where the fire is aleady alight. Make sure to be there before sunset. Friendly staff, many food options, drinks at the bar. Perfect place to be....

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Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The place is very good, comfortable, friendly staff and guests. Awesome view from the deck. We stayed there for only one night during garden route to do the bungee jump from bloukrans bridge (45 minutes from the lodge), but we would like to stay more.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The African Array Lodge is fantastic - a place you must stay at if you are visiting Plettenburg Bay. Despite the long off-road drive, it is worth it for the incredible view from the property. The rooms are clean and the facilities are excellent - we would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This one of a kind hostel and lodge is nestled between an array of Fynbos(Wild flowers)on a cliff with a 270 degree panoramic view overlooking a lake all the way to the warm Indian ocean and the Robberg Peninsula. We believe we have the most fantastic view on the Garden Route and seeing is believing. A true hidden GEM.Relax with a book in the garden on one of the hammock under the trees or surf the net on our free WIFI. The building is a beautiful Villa with high ceilings and large windows so you never miss out on the view where ever you are in the Lodge. All our bedrooms have a fantastic view with lots of natural light at anytime of the day. The atmosphere is homely and we pride our self on giving our guest the VIP treatment at all times. Fancy catering for your self, our kitchen is well equipped and you will need nothing else to prepare any meal. If you feel like having a braai(BBQ) then we will light up the fire and provide you the spices. The beers is always cold and the fires always hot so why not spoil your self and pay us a visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Array Lodge

Address: 30 Ladywood | 30 Ladywood, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: £15 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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