We visited the Mudlark for 3 nights at the beginning of December with our 22 month old daughter. The lodge is lovely, a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town and everyday life. We stayed in a spacious wooden cabin with its own patio overlooking the Breede River - the room was comfortable and clean and the views stunning. Hilary and Tim are great hosts, friendly and knowledgeable with lots of stories to tell. It was very windy during our visit which really limited activities on the water and beaches, but Hilary and Tim helped us find a charming secluded beach completely sheltered from the wind which was perfect for a little girl to explore. Hilary's food is magnificent, Tim a great barman and Bodger the dog wonderful with children. We really liked the shared dining - we enjoy meeting other travellers and sharing stories/experiences. Plus, it meant more people and children to entertain our daughter! It really was a very relaxing and enjoyable few days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mudlark River Front Lodge is situated on the bank of the Breede River. 5 double en-suite rooms with private decks and magnificent views over 5 kms of river. The lodge offers guided fishing, river cruises, 205 bird species, whale watching the best in SA, easy walks through the fynbos and along the coast. Lots of peace and tranquility. ... more less