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“Stylish, comfortable, right on the beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Pink Lodge on the Beach
Ranked #18 of 56 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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Dinner Plain, Australia
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71 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Stylish, comfortable, right on the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

I’ve stayed in most of the sea-facing rooms over the past few years. They’re all large, airy, furnished and equipped to provide every comfort, and decorated with impeccable taste. Each also has its own patio with loungers.

The views of the Indian Ocean are magnificent in all weathers and seasons. A short walk down the dune garden lands you right on the pristine and all but deserted beach. A word of caution: check the tide movements before going for longer walks on the beach: don’t get stranded. Also watch out for dangerous currents: swim where others do, closer to the village, a couple of hundred metres’ walk along the shore.

General: great breakfast, attentive management and staff – what they offer is something far more personal than ‘service’. Excellent choice of cafes and restaurants in Wilderness, among them the wonderful Beejuice in the old station house, The Girls and the more formal and expensive Serendipity. The village is within walking distance but you need to drive there at night. If I could afford anything in the world, this is what I would choose.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

We stayed here for a couple of days in Jan 2012. Great views if you have sea facing room. Avoid the Lagoon view rooms as they are about 100m away from the N2 freeway, so all you will see and hear are big trucks and similar traffic. They are busy upgrading this guest lodge, so hopefully, it will be better next year.
Overall, fantastic area, lovely sea views and very good personal service from the manager, Manfred.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

The Pink Lodge on the Beach was our first accommodation on our trip along the Garden Route. We could not have asked for a better start to our South Africa experience. The staff and management went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and the quality of the accommodation was exceptional. We would highly recommend The Pink Lodge on the Beach.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2011

Let's start with the location: majestic! A wide view over the ocean and an incredible beach at your feet!
As to the accomodation itself: frankly, we cannot understand all the previous glorious ratings. It is pretyy evident that not a lot of money has been invested into the house over the last few years. Lots of things are loose and some rooms really need to be refurnished. Old carpets in a humid beach front house are just not nice to look at nor very hygenic. Furthermore, it is not easy to understand why the broken stair that leads from the garden to the beach is not being fixed - it's dangerous!
This may all sound very negative, but the accomodation is actually o.k. if you do not look for perfection. Great for people with lower budgets. For others: choose another accomodation.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2011

Elise and Leon are the hosts. They are the most caring couple who could not do enough to please. Elise will run up a meal at any time. The situation is a dream, being 50 metres from the beach, which is usually deserted. The room we had was perfectly spacious adequate and clean. The pillows however need replacing. That apart ,unless you are unduly fussy, you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere here. I would return.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2010

This lovely guesthouse was absolutely perfect. Warm welcome, clean, nice and very big rooms, huge big garden from where you directly can walk down to the beach, gorgeous view to the sea - could see dolphins from our bedroom, new and very friendly omanagers, good breakfast, perfect service close to the center, absolutely clean beach where you can take long walks without beeing disturbed by a road, ..... quite surrounding, each room has terrace or balcony.....just perfect

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2010

This place has been overtaken by a couple since march this year. Very friendly and helpfull and very flexible when it comes to check in, check out, breakfast times. beautiful garden right on the beach. The beach itself is empty and has a nice view over the bay. we saw whales right in front of us, we could see them from our bed! 3 minutes drive from Wilderness centre where you can eat delicious pizzas at Pomodori (make reservations)

Close to the entrance of the park where you can take nice hikes and walks. Perfect spot, we will be back :)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Pink Lodge on the Beach
Address: 45 Die Duin, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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Ranked #18 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Pink Lodge on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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