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MOSAIC Lagoon Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A surprise experience - Must stay !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This was one of the best places we visited as a part of our honeymoon to South Africa. Set amidst a wonderful landscape, Mosaic is truly a heavenly experience ... One that is hard to be explained in words. The approach to the lodges gives you a feeling that you are entering a place far away from the mundane chores and has its own beauty and charm to entice you. We stayed at the beautiful Lagoon lodge and loved every bit of it - The beautiful view from the bed, the fire place, the bath (which makes you feel a part of nature) ... Spookhius has its own charm and is a wonderful place to have lunch. The staff here is wonderful and is always there to help you out if you need anything. Particular mention of Vitalis, Moses and William, who made our stay a memorable one. Also special thanks to Kathryn and her husband, who were the most wonderful hosts.

Do not miss out on the nature walk where you get to spot some wonderful birds, the cruise, the quad bike ride ... And the most of all, the sunset at Walkers Bay - You'll never forget it !

Hope to go back there sometime ... And to all going to South Africa, particularly couples on honeymoon, and those looking to go away from the city and experience some peaceful time with loved ones, this place is a must visit - It's an experience you'll cherish forever !

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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KF J, Owner at MOSAIC Lagoon Lodge, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Dear Vinay,
We are honored that you chose to spend your honeymoon at Mosaic Private Sanctuary and are truly humbled by all your wonderful compliments about Mosaic! We are so happy you enjoyed everything about your stay and that we were able to make it one that you will cherish forever. We loved getting to know you and and your lovely wife. I have some awesome photos of you two and the spectacular sunset we all experienced at the beach. I will send them.
We hope to welcome you back at Mosaic soon....perhaps anniversary!
Kindest regards,
Kathryn and the Mosaic Family
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stayed at the Duminy Cottage for 3 nights - what a perfect place for two families of 8.
When we arrived, we had an excellent lunch at the cafe and then settled in. Except for a day out for shark cage diving, none of us wanted to leave this heaven of beauty and tranquility.
The kids had their fair share of action canoeing on the lagoon or riding with quads through the dunes or horsebackriding on a farm nearby, while the adults took pleasure in cruising the lagoon for a sundowner or just staying on the porch, enjoying the scenery and preparing dinner on the outside braai.
Very friendly staff, well apointed cottage, good beds and bathroom, even one outdoor shower - and a breathtaking scenery.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Marcelino23, General Manager at MOSAIC Lagoon Lodge, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Thank you for such a positive and wonderful review. It was fantastic to have you and your family at Mosaic and I am truly happy to hear that you did not want to leave.

I will be sure to pass on your review to the Mosaic family

Once again, thank you for the kind review and for having such a wonderful time with us

Marcelino and the Mosaic family
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Mosaic milkwood cottages is a perfect family retreat even in winter. The cosy fireplace makes for a great place for kids to play and fall asleep. Kayaking on the lagoon is fantastic way for kids to explore. The owners and staff friendly and accommodating and went out of there way to make us feel welcome. Spookhuis has been beautifully restored and obviously taken lots of money, love and energy! Self catering cottages make it easy and flexible for families with the option of picnic baskets from the Spookhuis kitchen and well as lovely lunches, cakes and hot chocolates by the fire. Would definitely recommend this as a family destination.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Marcelino23, General Manager at MOSAIC Lagoon Lodge, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Thank you for taking your time and writing this great review. I am glad that you and your family enjoyed our accommodation, service, food and activities. With Winter upon us we certainly love the cold evenings, gathering around the fire with hot chocolate, marshmallows and great wines from our cellar. It’s the owners’ hope that the 1892 Spookhuis will host our guest in comfort and enhance the enjoyment of the natural surroundings and at the same time change people’s lives through job creation in our area.

Looking forward to your next visit

Marcelino and the Mosaic family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

What a wonderful place off the beaten track. The setting is idyllic - on the banks of the Hermanus Lagoon (like something out of Swallows and Amazons). We (family of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids aged 8 and 10) stayed in one of the luxurious Lagoon lodges with stunning views of the lagoon. Our friends (also a family of 4) stayed in one of the self-catering cottages (but food is served there if you want) which was also stunning. Simone and her team (particularly Vitalis and Vivienne) could not have done more to make us feel welcome and comfortable. There are lots of fun activities planned to keep the kids amused but brilliant for all ages - kayaking, quad biking, nature walks, sunset trips to the beautiful Walker Bay beach, complete with huge sand dunes. The food is second to none and the team made a fabulous 'Xhosa' hut birthday cake for our daughter's 8th birthday. This is a must-do destination for families.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Marcelino23, General Manager at MOSAIC Lagoon Lodge, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your special memories of your stay here at Mosaic with us. Your positive feedback and compliments with regards to the food and service will be passed on to the Mosaic family. It was a privilege to celebrate your daughter’s birthday with her. Gift will be so thrilled to hear that his cake made a lasting impression. We do hope to welcome you back at Mosaic in the near future.

Thank you

Marcelino and the Mosaic family
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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

I have just gotten back from my last African destination which was the Mosaic Farm Lodge just a few minutes outside of Stanton. My hosts, Simone & Marcelinas could not have done more to enhance my stay. The place is a true treasure, luxury, outdoor shower (I loved it!) the food that chef Gift prepared were outstanding and lunches at the Spookhaus were memorable. I spent a few hours in Stanford just poking in and out of each shop, quad biking with guide Vitalis, nature walks along the lagoon etc etc. Also, they make their own mustard pickles, jams & compotes--and the fudge is to die for. All for sale to bring home.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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KF J, Owner at MOSAIC Lagoon Lodge, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
We are so delighted you found Mosaic Private Sanctuary to be a true treasure and enjoyed everything about your stay with us: the luxury, outdoor showers, our food, and of course our delectable fudge! We make everything we can homemade; it is so much better that way. Thank you for for writing about your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Kindest regards,
Kathryn and the Mosaic Team
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

A perfect getaway with a very personal touch. In the middle of nature: cranes, herons and fish eagles can be spotted from the lodge and we got easily used to ihe "oohooh" of the owls at night. Exquisite dinners in front of the fireplace and great service. Our guide Vitalis took us out on nature walks, a tour on quads, a boattrip on the lagoon and a landrovervtrip through the sand dunes. Had the weather been better we would have taken out the kayaks.
Our private cottage viewed the lagoon and offered lots of comfort, style and ambiance as well as privacy.

Room Tip: Cottage nr. 4 offers the most privacy.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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KF J, General Manager at MOSAIC Lagoon Lodge, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Thank you for taking your time and giving us feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our setting, service and cuisine. Our location is undeniably very special, mountains, water and fynbos habitat that attracts a plethora of birds to our area for our guest to enjoy
I am glad that you could join most of our nature based activities despite the bad weather. We are experiencing windless summer days in autumn at the moment and maybe next time, we can take you out on a kayak trip.

Regards

Marcelino and the Mosaic family
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Our family of 6 spent a couple of nights in one of the self catering units. WOW!!! It was absolutely incredible. Beautiful, high quality everything!! Lots of little extras that just are great. Food fantastic, service incredible, activities great. Our youngest is 7 and oldest was 16 - things to do for all of them. Only regret - we should have stayed a week it is so awesome. Thank you Mosaic!!! When next in South Africa we are coming back!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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KF J, Owner at MOSAIC Lagoon Lodge, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review of Mosaic and we loved having your family!! It so was great to see all ages enjoying the outdoors and our activities. The weather certainly cooperated, as it does this time of year. We appreciate your good comments about our food too. Our chef and kitchen staff are great and love to please. We hope you will return soon and as you said, stay longer. There is so much to do right on Mosaic and also in the area and a week is about right!
Kindest regards,
Kathryn and the Team at Mosaic.
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Property: MOSAIC Lagoon Lodge
Address: Wortelgat Provincial Road, Stanford 7210, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Stanford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Stanford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — MOSAIC Lagoon Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MOSAIC LAGOON LODGE is one of South Africa's finest hidden gems on the famous Whale Coast, 2 hrs SE of Cape Town. On the Hermanus Lagoon with 4x4 beach access, Mosaic is a nature lover's paradise. Here you will be immersed in flowers and bird-life of the Cape Floral Kingdom with activities including: boat cruises, kayaking, beach excursions, quad biking and mountain bikes. Mosaic is centrally located for whale watching, marine tours, cage shark diving and exploring the Overberg Wine Region. LAGOON LODGE is private and secluded with just five safari-style suites. It is built within ancient milkwood trees on the edge of the Hermanus Lagoon with magnificent mountain views. A pampered stay here is fully inclusive of all meals, house beverages/wine/beer and activities. The Mosaic Rain Spa offers massage and skin therapies using only Rain Africa professional products. New in December: the Spa will offer Elemis facial treatments. ... more   less 
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