This remote lodge proved to be an ideal spot to rest and recuperate half way through our trip. We would have been happy with a standard room here but were pleased we opted to pay for the private chalet called heavens gate. It is 15-20 mins climb from the main complex on top of a mesa and so peaceful. You can take self-guided walks around the two mesas and up to the finger to view the surroundings or just chill by either of the two pools or one of the many lounging decks around the bar/reception area. Breakfast and dinner are buffet style and there was a good choice available.
We stayed at the room "Heaven's Gate", which is the only one placed at the top of the mountain: the view was probably the best you can find in the area and you are all alone up there, meaning you have 100% privacy and the feeling you are on the moon... just fantastic! It is definitely NOT a good idea if you are afraid of heights as you need to walk some seriously steep staircase to get to Heaven's Gate (this is no problem at all for all other rooms). The food at the restaurant "Eagle's Nest" was very good and gives you the chance to try out local cuisine. We were very happy! Wi-Fi only works in the common areas. One only comment is that the room starts giving you the feeling of being old, so a renovation in the near future wouldn't be the worst idea... in any case, we can only…
The lodge is easily accessible off the main road. The lodge is a bit outdated but still a wonderful stopover. The detached houses have a direct view over the veranda to a waterhole. We have seen some wild animals. Highlight is a sundowner followed by dinner on the cliff above with unbelievable views. The lodge is recommended. Value for money is at the top
Vingerklip is located in the most spectacular area and it could be outstanding. The rooms need airconditioning because it can be extremely hot. . I would also recommend tea & coffee in the rooms. The bar area was pleasant. A pity that the restaurant could not be open air or at least with large open windows because it can be very hot.
We werde there for the third time and loved it each Time!!! Beautiful Location and friendly staff, neat chalets, nice pools, exzellent Dinner and breakfast, lovely view from each Terrasse and especially from Eagles Nest!!-we will come again!!