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Elgin River Lodge

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Mofam Farm Off Appletiser Road, Elgin 7180 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature 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.

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#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Elgin
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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
Canoeing
Game room
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Patio
Waterslide
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Dawie wrote a review Oct 2020
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Excellent location - excellent staff - excellent food and service. Even the weather was great. Lovely place for trail runs and open water swimming or just relaxing in the sun. Great menu to choose from and lovely breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Brian Matchet, Owner at Elgin River Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Thanks for the awesome review, Dawie. See you again soon.
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Roxy Cullinan wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions
We have been twice and just booked to go back for 5 nights over Christmas. Cass, Ty and Brett are the most wonderful hosts and go out of their way to make you feel at home. The kitchen and wait staff are just fantastic too. We travelled with our toddler and our 4-month old baby and the team made it so easy, nothing was too much for them (how many restaurants go out of their way to warm baby food without asking any questions!) The breakfast is delicious, as well as the rest of the menu (best burgers in town!) Electric blankets on the bed and crisp white linen make the chalets very comfortable. It's kids heaven, from the zip line to the water slide and now the riverside hot tub, our toddler asked if we can go there every weekend. We spent the days lazing in the sun on the blankets
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Brian Matchet, Owner at Elgin River Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Thank you, Roxy! We love having you visit and look forward to December!
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Lara wrote a review Oct 2020
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The scenery is amazing and it is such a lovely spot for activities and team-building. Specific mention to the kitchen staff- WOW, amazing food & baked goods-;super accommodating towards special dietary requirements and requests. We made use of the conference facilities and everything was so well set-up and organized!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Brian Matchet, Owner at Elgin River Lodge
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Thank you for the awesome review. See you again soon!
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Julia Hollander wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
If you’ve read my title, you will instantly know how I feel about this stunning place. I treated my boyfriend, who is an avid bass fisherman, to a weekend away. Elgin is well known for their bass fishing so I decided to book a place that would allow us to fish but oh boy, I did not expect what we had in store for us! The venue - stunning, I mean seriously, if you want a great holiday that doesn’t take you hours to travel to, this is your answer. Not only are you situated right by the river but there is an expanse of lush green grass, a bar/restaurant right on the river and wonderful cozy rooms with everything you need on a cold night - heater, electric blankets, a kettle plus tea and coffee. The staff - there is so much I could say on this topic but wow, they are so
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Brian Matchet, Owner at Elgin River Lodge
Responded 13 Oct 2020
We're so glad to hear that your weekend was awesome, Julia! See you both again soon.
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Denwilct01 wrote a review Sep 2020
Cape town3 contributions
Firstly a huge thanks to Brett, who made us feel welcome, made a plan to get a loaner rod and reel for my son, who then received expert instruction from Brett and 5 minutes later had a fish on the line... Awesome! From the crisp white sheets, electric blankets, down duvets, stunning views, canoeing, swimming, wood fired pizza and delicious burgers that rival the best we've ever had, the log fired heated infinity pool next to the river Bank to the welcoming visits from Isabel and the other members of the canine PR team, we loved every minute. Thanks Brett, Cass, Tye and your team. See you soon.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Brian Matchet, Owner at Elgin River Lodge
Responded 21 Sep 2020
We're so glad to hear that you guys had an amazing time! See you again soon!
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mofam River Lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictElgin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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