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“Nice changes at the The Dune and still the best place on the beach!”
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Dune Guest Lodge
Ranked #4 of 60 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

My husband and i are repeaters at the Dune. This time I went alone to escape from workload and needed a healthy week. They just finished a huge renovation so i was curious. The result is stunning! ALthough we never had any remarks, i was happily surprised with the nice changes. Beautiful new breakfast area with a view at the ocean. Every morning, I did not only enjoy the nice warm french bread, pancakes and fruits but also the stunning dolphins and whales in the waves. I stayed in the new beachroon which has a nice private deck at the dune, full of sunshine and a luxe bathroom. the last few days i stayed in the White Room which also had a new de luxe bathroom, new furniture and private deck. So I spend days watching the waves and doing sports at the beach. WIFI is free and very fast, But above all, I was happy that hospitality is still the same. Gary is a great host and very helpful finding restaurants for me, advising on bycicle hire, and local golfcourses. Changes are indeed nice but the most important is the atmosphere and that is unchanged: warm, easy and beachy!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst in South Africa, the dunes overlooks a fabulous beach at Wilderness and is directly on the Indian Ocean. Our room opened onto a deck overlooking the beach And we had only to walk down a flight of steps to access the beach and the ocean. The owners live on the 2nd floor of the lodge, they were most welcoming and helpful. Parking is directly outside the lodge and it is only a couple of minutes into the centre of Wilderness.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

Wilderness lives of the beach and the Dune Guest Lodge sits right above it - with direct access down the stairs. We stayed in the two leveled Beach Room with marvelous views over the beach and the rising full moon.

The lounge is very chilled with cool music all day. Breakfast is very good and Gary a helpful host. We loved the place but had two leave after only two nights.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
Thank Berliner1975
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Dune is in a beautiful location above the endless beach, which most of the rooms look out across. The rooms are wonderfully light and immaculately furnished. The whole place feels relaxed and welcoming, not last because the owners ar so friendly and part of the process, including cooking terrific breakfasts.
It really is too good to miss out on, believe me!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

My husband and I stayed in this lodge recently on our way to and from other destinations along the Garden Route. The website doesn't do it justice! Our bedroom (with the most comfortable bed we have slept in for years!) was spacious and spotlessly clean with ensuite bath and shower. Glass doors opened onto our own private decked area where you could relax on sunbeds while overlooking the sea and endless beach. The breakfast was excellent with a choice of fresh fruits, cereals, pancakes and homemade bread as well as a full "English." We only wish we could have stayed here longer and can thoughly recommend it to fellow travellers.

Room Tip: Choose the Ocean Room if you can.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Catherine P
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We echo everything previous guests have said. I give this 5 stars, but with one small reservation. I don't think the owner has checked the liquid soap, shampoo or hand cream etc., in the bottles in the bathroom. They all have the same horrid smell which means they are very old and have "gone off". We had room Shell which had a view of the Indian Ocean and was light, airy and modern. Delightful.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Fabulous location if you just want to chill out by the beach for a few days. Set back from the road so no road noise at all. Steps (a lot!) down to the white sandy beach which is deserted except for a few dog walkers. 20 minute walk one way to a hotel/spa/restaurant and 10 minutes the other way to the village centre - couple of restaurants.
Pool at guest house was disappointing- not heated and in the shade all day with no sea views- so didnt use it.
By contrast views from our terrace loungers was amazing- just beach and sea.
Very relaxing - very quiet

Room Tip: White Room was large and terrace overlooked beach directly
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 31 Die Duin, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range: £70 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dune Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Wilderness Beach, one of the world's most beautiful beaches, with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, the Dune Guest Lodge provides a rare taste of paradise. Our guest lodge is a refreshingly informal beach house, with direct access to the endless Wilderness Beach. Whales and dolphins can be viewed directly from your private sundeck, or from the deck at the poolside where our private swimming pool sparkles invitingly in the warm sunshine. ... more   less 
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