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Lakeside Lodge & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sedgefield
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I had a great holiday at Lakeside and was so glad I found it on the internet when planning my trip from England. The private lakeside facilities at the Lodge are excellent. It is right on the water's edge with shallow launching on site and moorings. You can leave dinghies and kayaks on the water's edge. So it saves a lot of the hassle you otherwise get in having to launch and store boats safely every day.
What's great is the size of the Swartvlei too and that it is surrounded by such lovely countryside, and it's safe. So if you love your watersports then it's the perfect holiday spot. Highly recommended.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Propatrea, Guest Relations Manager at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Thank you for your feedback: delighted you enjoyed your South African holiday with us. We hope to see you again very soon - please visit our Lakeside Lodge web to see updates on our watersports facilities and events, on Lake Swartvlei and in the Garden Route National Park

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We have spent our holiday once again at Lakeside Lodge. As always, the hospitality of Jean, the Manager is superb. Unfortunately, the calm and tranquility which we have come to enjoy, was completely spoilt by the renovations being made by new owners. We fear that the charm of the place will be changed forever but the views will always be wonderful. Due to all the changes, we notice that rates will be increased by a minimum of 100%. We will not be coming again. What a Shame

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Propatrea, Guest Relations Manager at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

The new owners carried out extensive upgrading of the facilities to bring Lakeside Lodge up to the highest standards of accommodation. We apologise for any disturbance by building works, which as far as possible were when the Lodge was unoccupied, to minimise noise or disturbance. Pricing reflects the new standard of accommodation & remains highly competitive with other destinations. Thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed 22 March 2013

We were surprised that a small picturesque town like Sedgefield had such a beautiful B&B. The rooms open up to the lake where you can go for a swim if you like. We were woken up by the birds chirping and seeing the sun rising over the lake was magnificent. The wifi was a little slow, but you dont need internet on a holiday eh! The bathrooms were huge and very well maintained. The manager was such a helpful lady, she even helped us machine wash our clothes since we were backpacking. Would definitely go back again if we get a chance.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rohit S
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Propatrea, Guest Relations Manager at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Glad you enjoyed your visit. We do hope that you will come back again soon!

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Reviewed 3 March 2013

What a fantastic B&B. Lovely accommodation, lovely gardens, lovely views and lovely people to look after you. We were a party of 6 (2 x USA, 2 x NZ, 2 x SA) traveling up the Garden Route and spent 2 nights at this gem. We wish it had been more and at one stage gave thought to extending our stay. We will be back. Thanks Jean, you were marvelous.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Peter M
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Propatrea, Guest Relations Manager at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2013

Thanks so much for the feedback. Hope you will return soon now we have refurbished and upgraded accomodation and facilities

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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Sedgefield is a small town on the Coast of the Garden Route. The B&B was booked through a 4-day tour with Hotspot departing from Cape Town. The B&B is very comfortable with an extra large bathroom, friendly staff, free wifi....however, the highlight is truly the magnificent view from the rooms to the natural lake that is just feet away from the room . The locate is remote, but if you like natural beauty in a comfortable room, then I recommend staying here.

Room Tip: All rooms face the lake and are all fine. Only 7 rooms total
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

We were warmly welcomed by Jean and John, who provided us with a perfect room to meet our requirements - followed by a complementary sherry to enjoy with the exquisite view of the lake. The self-catering apartment was clean, well-equipped and beautifully presented and our en-suite even had a jacuzzi bath. Plenty to do locally and at the lodge - swimming, canoeing, tennis, golf-chipping course, honesty bar, snooker table, bird-watching, fishing, mountain bikes, hiking and more. Although best of all is the tranquility, idyllic view and warm welcome. Thank you Jean and John for a perfect stay at Lakeside Lodge.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank HelenPayne
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

Every year my husband and I (and now our two children) celebrate our wedding anniversay by staying at Lakeside Lodge. We have, for the last 10 years, never been disappointed by the service, the accommodation, the facilities, the spectacular setting and the abundant bird life. We consider the lodge our very special home away from home.

Room Tip: The honeymoon room is heavenly and ideal for couples. We always stayed there before our children cam...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank GudrunRudi
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Address: 3 Lakeside Drive | Swartvlei, Sedgefield, Knysna 6573, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna > Sedgefield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sedgefield
Price Range: £98 - £166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lakeside Lodge & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within the magnificent Wilderness National Park amidst lush vegetation, Lakeside Lodge & Spa literally is situated on the banks of the beautiful Swartvlei Lake. The Lodge & Spa is unique and offers luxury accommodation. Lakeside Lodge & Spa is truly a wonderful place to escape from city life so simply kick back and enjoy. We offer the following facilities: We have the Benguela Brasserie at the lodge. The Brasserie is open 7 days a week from 8 am for breakfast right the way through the day until 9.00 pm. Serving a delicious local menu and wines at cellar door prices from The Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. Lakeside Lodge & Spa is fully licensed for your enjoyment. The rooms are all luxurious and include full bathrooms, free standing baths and 2 of the rooms have spa baths. Every bedroom has a large walk in shower. Complimentary luxury toiletries and soft fluffy white towels fresh every day. The rooms all have king size beds, beautiful linen, flat screen TVs, minibar, safe, air conditioning, fans, Nespresso coffee, alarm clocks and music. The bedrooms are all beautifully decorated, with luxurious linen and every bedroom is Lake facing. The Lodge has its own spa so why not treat yourself to a massage? In addition to these facilities Lakeside Lodge & Spa being a water retreat has its own jetty and hotel guests are welcome to bring their own boats (sail, power, jet ski). The lodge has shallow water launch facilities and deep-water facilities close by. Secure boat parking. The lodge also have a number of mountain bikes for the complimentary use of our guests as well as canoes, kayaks, windsurfers, a pontoon boat, a speed boat and fishing facilities. ... more   less 
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