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“Two friends driving the garden route”
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Sandriver Lodge
Reviewed 20 July 2015

A friend and I stayed at Sandriver Lodge for only one night (unfortunately) during our travels from Cape town to Port Elizabeth in January 2015.

The room was spacious, cool, clean and conducive to relaxation. It had some nautical themed decoration and everything you would possibly need. It also had a small kitchenette, microwave etc, bathroom and two bedrooms. We had to book the family one due to availability but it was fairly cheap if I remember correctly. Definitely worth what we paid.

It was in a separate building which housed a number of the rooms, up a flight of steps. We were only stopping by but we had a really chilled out time. There are local restaurants nearby along with some shops- we took a taxi to a delicious seafood place, whose name now also escapes me.

We had breakfast at Sandriver Lodge- and the couple who run the place were lovely, really friendly, and the woman cooked us her delicious 'signature' omelette which lived up to its name!

Would recommend this place to anyone, perfect if you want to do your own thing, be in beautiful surroundings with a nice place to lay your head. The beaches nearby (not too sure on foot as we drove) are indescribably beautiful, like much of this beautiful country.

Loved our stay!

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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

Anneke upgraded us to Spindrift (family suite) which was spacious for the wheelchair and which we appreciated. If you like the beachyfide look then this place is for you. Good for summer holidays. Found the rooms cold in May. Basics are provided and very clean. No secure parking on the premises as the gates are left open. There are enough electric fences and trellidors around to know that St. Francis is not crime free. No wifi but full DSTV. Noisy fridge in bedroom area not good. I believe that a 3 star rating would be more appropriate.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

Sandriver Lodge is highly recommended. The rooms are all individually decorated and personalised, very stylish, comfortable and top class.
Anneke's breakfast are not to be missed they are The Best! Not to be missed! Marc and Anneke are such friendly and gracious hosts who go the extra mile for all their guests.

Don't look further... Sandriver Lodge is THE place to stay!

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

Anneke was so accommodating and even upgraded us to a bigger room (Sandspray) which for the two of us was more than big enough. Had everything we needed!
I was slightly worried that it would be too much of a 'family' self catering but it felt private and chilled and perfect for a couple's spot.
So close to beach, restaurants and shops, can't ask for more than that.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

What a nice friendly place . Marc could not have been more helpful and relaxed even though we arrived early. Our room was charming although the bathroom door wouldn't close and we had to ask for the electricity to be switched on!

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: cnr St Francis Bay & Anne Ave | Across From the Village Centre, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
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Ranked #9 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Francis Bay
Price Range: R743 - R1 107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandriver Lodge, is centrally situated in the village of St Francis Bay. Walk 200m to the beach, 100m to the golf course, across to the shops and restaurants, tennis and squash courts.We have a garden 'cafe' where delicious breakfasts are served, and dinners on request.Newly renovated with a tiled roof, we have gone back to the "beginning" of St Francis Bay with the rustic feel of fisherman cottages. Copper pipes are exposed against bagged white walls, with sea shells in the plaster, sand coloured tiled floors and the relaxed feel of St Francis Bay. Sandriver Lodge offers uniquely styled and set up accommodation to suit many different needs. Accommodation for one, a family, self catering or perhaps more cosy & private with breakfast in bed...We have what you need. ... more   less 
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