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Lake Pleasant Chalets & Lodges
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We spent 8 days at Lake Pleasant in December, with a party of 4 adults and 2 kids. 4 of us stayed in a timber cottage, and 2 in a garden cottage. The timber cottage is one of 5 perched on a hill and so with nice views. These cottages have access to their own pool. There is another pool for the rest of the resort (there is also camping and caravanning). We had a 3-bedroom unit with a well equipped kitchen and a nice big deck outside where we spent most of our time. The kids had a ball - they could ride their bikes and run around the resort safely and freely while we relaxed. Besides the pools, there is tennis, squash, a gym (for a fee), a playground, and a good restaurant. The resort is situated on a fresh water lake where one can swim. There are also boats and fishing gear to hire. The resort is very well maintained by the family owners and their staff. They are very helpful. The resort is situated 2km outside of Sedgefield and is a very convenient base for exploring the Garden Route - much quieter than nearby Knysna. We would definitely recommend this place.

Room Tip: The timber cottages are more spacious than the garden cottages.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

Having spent many holidays in my childhood camping here, an equally enjoyable chalet experience was expected - and it delivered indeed!
We were travelling with 4 adults in one of the Timber Chalet Cottages. These are roomy & cosy log cabins, with modern fittings (including en-suite bathroom).
Our cabin (Sunbird) had 3 bedrooms (2 with twin beds & 1 with double) & so each person could sleep comfortably. As it is a self-catering unit, everything is provided (but bring your own dishwashing liquid & beach towels). Satellite TV is available & the braai (barbeque) area is on a lovely outside decked patio.

The surroundings are lush & private & the resort has everything you could want - swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis, squash (need to pay for this), gym, trampoline, etc. You can also rent a boat for the dam or go in & swim at your leisure. The beautiful beach is a 3km walk (although it is quite a climb) & the resort is perfectly located between George & Knysna.
The chalet was serviced everyday & housekeeping was efficient & friendly. The chalet has access to a private swimming pool, although the resort also has another bigger one.
There is a restaurant with yummy food & friendly service & also a convenience shop.

The staff are beyond friendly & will go out of their way to please their guests - it kind of feels like you are treated like an old friend & not merely as a paying guest. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an extremely value-for-money holiday on the Garden Route - especially families, as there is loads to do to keep everyone busy. A must-visit!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Groenvlei Road, Sedgefield, Knysna 6573, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna > Sedgefield
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Ranked #16 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Sedgefield
Number of rooms: 4

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