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The Lodge on the Beach

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road to the lodge was a little rough on the sedan that I was driving, the area was a little suspicious, I actually emptied it just in case. The signal here wasn't good and there is no wifi so I couldn't work. The views of the beach here are great. A swarm of mosquitoes came from nowhere and there...

Thank Samukelo_Khomo
Wartburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 March 2017

After a horrendous experience with a booking at Bhanga Nek Beach Camp in Zululand we decided to take a trip down to Port St Johns from Wartburg to see the accommodation we had booked for 4 of us in September.....so glad we did....everything Bowwow2 "Avoid at all cost" says about getting there and the appearance of the place is ABSOLUTELY...

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Must be our bad luck two bad places on the trot. Firstly It is well outside Port St Johns, you take the Hermes Rd and that leads directly into 2nd Beach Rd. Keep going to the end and then keep going some more over a small bridge and turn very sharp left onto a dirt track. (This is not a...

Thank Bowwow2
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I booked the Lodge on the beach on the 7th Oct 2016 for 7th Jan 2017 and received confirmation spoke to the owner's wife on 4th Jan re-booking and bringing a small dog she said all ok and looked forward to us arriving ,on the 6th got a phone call to say Booking .com had double booked our room (confirmation...

Thank David P
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We were there in Jan 2017 for one night. To name it diplomatically: the Lodge is different than other Lodges. The rooms are ok, but the windows couldn't be closed 100%. So enough space for small animals to get into the room. The fridge was dirty and needs to be renewed. Even the kitchen was not in that condition so...

Thank HaraldBerin
Montanaro, Italy
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The location is great, beautiful view of the beach and lovely thatched house roof. The kitchen area is the owners personal kitchen, a bit spartan but lot's of old charm. The patio is great for sun downrers and ton eat there. Close by you have a blow hole in the ocean and it requires a bit of climbing to get...

Thank Elia C
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The view is stunning and situated in a prime location in Port Saint Johns.The hostess was very friendly and accommodating. The accomodation is ideally suited for a couple.The place is also pet friendly.

1Thank Bashira A
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night only. After veeery looong drive from Joburg and the few local restaurants in St Johns being closed, Kat, our host, revived us with great chat and cheesy toast! Rooms clean and comfy, bathrooms basic but fine. No food or bar facilities here but, again, fine if you know to bring your own. Port St...

Thank WaMc63
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Really really beautiful spot! Nice and In Touch with nature! Loved it the prices are extremely reasonable, great restaurants in walking distance, wonderful crowd running it, you really feel like you are far far away here 👏

Thank LyndaHyatt
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We booked end oktober 2015, including a guaranty of our credit card. Received confirmation. We arrived 15.45 hrs. So nice in time but the landlady said simply that she justgave our room to somebody else, period. A breach of hospitality!, we put in a complaint with/by Booking.com and were guite shockeed and angry. This adress you can NOT rely on.

6Thank dorie b

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lodge on the Beach, is a guest house situated right on the beach and probably the closest you will get anywhere along the Wild Coast. There are three rooms at The Lodge on the Beach, all of which are sea facing overlooking the length of Second Beach, a rustic community consisting of three accommodation establishments, two quirky restaurants and a local shebeen. All rooms, the large shaded veranda and the braai area have magnificent views of the ocean, lagoon and forest with 'The Gap and Blowhole' in the background and Bulolo River and Lagoon at your doorstep. Each room has a small sundeck and private bathroom which is not en-suite. The Lodge on the Beach has a relaxed atmosphere and is most suitable for couples and small families who wish to be a stone's throw away from the ocean and lagoon. It is also a good place to start the 'Port St Johns to Coffee Bay Hike' from, as we are right at the beginning of this hike. The Lodge on the Beach is a bed and breakfast, and dinners can be provided on request. Local fishermen often provide seafood such as crayfish/lobster, fish, mussels and oysters which we prepare for guests. There is also a self-catering option where guests make use of the communal kitchen and braai area. There are also two restaurants namely the 'Delicious Monster' and 'Wood`n Spoon' which are within 50 meters of The Lodge on the Beach. Once at The Lodge on the Beach there are many things to do without driving anywhere which include relaxing on the beach or in the lagoon, fishing, walking through Silaka Nature Reserve to Third Beach, walk to 'The Gap and Blowhole', hiking to Bulolo Waterfall, and paddling up the Bulolo River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lodge on the Beach

Address: 2nd Beach | Second Beach, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Price Range: R442 - R559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The rooms have a good sea view.”
Samukelo_Khomo, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try another lodge”
Louise989, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try another hotel.”
  • Your fridge.
  • The room door lock!!!!!!
  • The only good bit, the view.
  • Fridge
Bowwow2, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book next door at The Delicious Monster”
E4873WGdavidp, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lovely position, a bit of a drive to get there but worth it”
959eliac, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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