Waterside Lodge

Waterside Lodge

377 Water Side Road, Wilderness 6560 South Africa
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Il bungalow vicino alla piscina
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Indian Ocean is just walking distance from B & B.
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4.5
#14 of 28 B&Bs in Wilderness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Waterside Lodge is uniquely and conveniently located in The Wilderness on the Garden Route, Western Cape. Nestled between the lush, indigenous bush of the coastal mountains and the peaceful beauty of the Touws River, Waterside Lodge welcomes you to our well-appointed, stylish en-suite accommodation. Our units each boast a private patio or balcony with river and/or sea views. The pristine Wilderness Beach and the village, with its tourist attractions and restaurants are within comfortable walking distance. At our front doorstep you will find the Touws River Boardwalk, an easy and scenic 500m stroll, providing close encounters with some of the many bird species abundant in the lush coastal undergrowth. Wilderness is perfectly located as a central point from which to explore the world-renowned Garden Route of South Africa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Horseback riding
Fishing
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch

Location

377 Water Side Road, Wilderness 6560 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 54 out of 100
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Nick Schouw wrote a review Aug 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 4 nights and hired both Sunbird and Loerie cabins. Accomodation was very nice and views of the lagoon and garden from the Sunbird cabin was spectacular! Belinda was very helpful and the cleaning staff made sure the rooms were kept clean with fresh towels daily. I would highly recommend staying at Waterside lodge and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Susan Luther wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a pleasant experience! Rooms very spacious and comfortable. Beautiful garden and view of the lagoon and ocean. Hospitality of the staff and Belinda, the Manageress, excellent. As a solo traveller she made sure I was happy and comfortable. Thank you all☺
The guest house is within walking distance of the village with its many restaurants, catering for every taste.
I will for sure be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Check the website and book well in advance
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nfrost146246 wrote a review Feb 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was as described. All was clean and tidy. Belinda and staff were helpful when required
In.future we would probably choose the cottage on the road, as the view is superb.
Easy walking fist ancestral to local restaurants
Our dog was happy as the property is safe and secure for dogs.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ngoldschagg wrote a review Oct 2021
Sedgefield, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were indeed welcomed with a very warm heart by Belinda. But sadly that is where our four star experience stopped.
Having worked in both 4 and 5 star guesthouses in Wilderness myself I was rather disappointed.
I did not expect 4 instant coffee sachets. Luckily the Waves is around the corner where we could purchase coffee until Spar opened so we can purchase a big jar.
Btw the coffee was never filled up for the next morning.
A four star establishment should have some sort of turn around service. Definitely not just a call to find out if we need clean towels.
The mattress is very warn out.
The shower extremely small for what is called a honeymoon suite. The hole in the drain simply annoying.
The basin by the toilet drained very slowly.
The mirrors are spotty and can do with a replacement. Lightening also quite poor.
Earbuds would have been a great addition- not for ears but my mascara that was all over due to the mirrors and light.
I am not sure when last Waterside Lodge was graded but the four star claim is definitely very outdated.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Camper15347107401 wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I absolutely loved my stay here! It was incredible! The place is beautiful cosy and spacious and perfectly secluded. The host is really sweet and helpful throughout the stay even with suggestions of what to do and where to go.

Across the property is a beautiful river that leads to the ocean which is amazing. The river has this beautiful track around it that you can follow for a short scenic stroll.

The area is friendly and safe and I loved everyone I met there
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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820fiona wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exquisite garden and water views from the deck gave a Mauritian feel without the humidity! The honeymoon suite was spacious and clean with an enormous bathroom. Hein was an attentive host and recommended an excellent restaurant within walking distance: Serendipity.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sluthe383226 wrote a review Jul 2022
Brits, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My 2nd stay at Waterside Lodge was as great as the first. Unit was slightly smaller but perfect for a solo traveler. Even though it was cold during the week that I stayed there, the Team made sure I had the necessary to keep warm.
Thank you once again.
Already looking forward to my next stay at Waterside Lodge.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Katie wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed in the Blue Crane apartment from 30 December to 2 January 2024 and loved the experience. The lodge is close to all the restaurants, beach and Fairy Knowe backpackers, which made our activities very accessible.

The apartment itself was very modern, spacious, and clean. We especially enjoyed the braai area!

We will definitely be back this year and send a big thank you to the kind hosts, Sue and Hein!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharon C wrote a review Jan 2024
Somerset West, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pet's welcomed and a lovely safe enclosed garden for them to play in. Does have a pool but we were stopping over for one night only. Short safe walk along the lagoon to good restaurants and shops. Would be a great venue for a big family holiday. No meals are provided and the room we were in didn't have any facilities for food prep. The other rooms however looked from the outside more approprate for longer stays.. So please ask. This is just over the road from the lagoon so please note their are mosquitos around!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Richard G wrote a review Feb 2024
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 6 nights in Loerie cabin.
Excellent location for walking out to the many restaurants in Wilderness. Lovely setting for bird life but did not appreciate the doves calling at 4am every morning nor dogs barking in property behind!
Found the room a bit on the small side for our length of stay but it was as described. Lighting was also poor but nice to be off grid so no issues with load shedding.
Had a problem with the safe not opening but Hein was immensely helpful in getting it open so we could rescue our passports!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Susan Luther wrote a tip Mar 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the website and book well in advance"
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Rod S wrote a tip Sept 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa49 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are of an excellent standard"
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Donald M wrote a tip Apr 2019
Colborne, Ontario, Canada42 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sunbird Suite First Choice"
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PandJHerm wrote a tip Mar 2018
Hermanus,South Africa24 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Sunbird Suite is very spacious, comfortable & looks over the water."
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Clifford M wrote a tip Jan 2017
Totnes, United Kingdom35 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the "honeymoon suite" - under thatch. If not the room by the pool!!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,311 - R 1,455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeWilderness
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterside Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Waterside Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Wilderness Beach (1.1 km), Wilderness Lagoon (0.5 km), and Pharoah Art Gallery (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterside Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Waterside Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Waterside Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterside Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterside Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Serendipity Restaurant, Ilali Restaurant, and Joplins Steak Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waterside Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Waterside Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Wilderness.
Are pets allowed at Waterside Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waterside Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterside Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Slave Tree (12.0 km).
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