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Elgin River Lodge

Mofam Farm Off Appletiser Road, Elgin 7180 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 20/10/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/10/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Elgin
Travellers' Choice
A place you need to see to believe. Wild, yet comfortable. Convenient, yet remote. Peaceful, yet dynamic. With 9 standard chalets, 6 family chalets, and a self-catering River Villa with cottage, we have accommodation options for every budget. We are also a wedding and conference venue.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Waxing services
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Room features
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Erika Ketterer wrote a review Yesterday
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Wow! What an absolutely stunning location! The River Villa is a hidden gem, with exquisite views of the river from most of the rooms. It felt like we were in Europe. Remote & magical. The villa has nooks with entertainment areas in every corner. There is so much to do from having cocktails on the deck, soaking in the quaint wood-fired jacuzzi, swimming in the river, trail running amongst the vineyards & orchards... to just relaxing & enjoying the tranquility of the beautiful Elgin Valley. Our stay made me love our country even more!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Nicci G wrote a review Sep 2021
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I cannot recommend the Elgin River Lodge highly enough. This was my second stay and went with all my friends for my birthday weekend. The location is incredible, being only an hours drive from Cape Town, it's convenient to get to but you still feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. The facilities and service are fantastic and it's truly a place where you can connect to nature and each other and properly unwind and recharge.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Best views
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Simone-Nicole S wrote a review Sep 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa49 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed for a weekend getaway . We were not disappointed at all. The restaurant is accommodating, the food is delicious and big portions . The staff and the owners are really the best. Nothing is a problem for us , they are so friendly and so helpful . They gave us advice on the best wine farms in the area . The cabin is very comfortable. Showers are good and very hot . Lots of things to do here . It’s a nice family or couple resort , it’s also very safe .
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
shelly1772017 wrote a review Aug 2021
Cape Town, South Africa5 contributions
We had our annual work conference at the Elgin River Lodge, from the time of booking until we left the staff were efficient, friendly and SO accommodating. The accommodation is lovely and the conference facilities were top class and very well organized and prepared for our team. Leisure activities included tubing, wake boarding and canoeing all very fun and enjoyed by all who partook in those activities, there is a stunning deck to have sundowners, to relax or to watch the rugga! Meals were next lever lekker and prepared on time. The views, well they are just spectacular. I would highly reccommend this lodge to everyone!! Ill defo be back soon for a break away from the city life. A HUGE thanks to Cass, Ty, Brett, Rowena and all the staff who made our stay memorable and so pleasant - Thank you for your outstanding service!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Spectacular views, service and food!
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Marilie S wrote a review Aug 2021
19 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed over at the Elgin River Lodge for a weekend - we had planned so many activities but ended up staying at the lodge most of the time because there was so much to do and we loved the peaceful atmosphere! We spent our time out on their canoes, reading our books on the sun loungers while taking in the beautiful view of the mountains and river, going for walks, treating ourselves at the spa and enjoying the hot tub. All the staff were so friendly, warm and welcoming, and really went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was special. We will definitely be back soon!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elgin River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Elgin River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Elgin River Lodge?
Top room amenities include extra long beds, a fireplace, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Elgin River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elgin River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elgin River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Orchard Farm Stall, Highlands Tasting Room and Cafe, and Wimpy.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elgin River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Elgin River Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elgin River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Elgin River Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.