De Hoop is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent coastal reserves in Africa and Lekkerwater Beach Lodge lies within this reserve overlooking the Indian Ocean and an exclusive six kilometre stretch of untouched beach. Steeped in history, its peaceful seclusion and natural beauty led ex-President FW de Klerk to choose this location for his ‘Camp David.’
From July to November, Southern Right whales and their offspring flock here in their hundreds from Antarctica. Year round pods of bottlenose dolphin are also to be seen as well as all sorts of marine life, making Lekkerwater the ultimate land-based marine safari.
There are 2, 3 and 4 night stays available with guaranteed departures every second day.
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge is located in De Hoop Nature Reserve about halfway between Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay/Knysna on the world-famous Garden Route. It is located within the famous Southern Cape Coastline Region where recent discoveries are putting this as the birth place of modern man nearly 100,000 years ago.
Guests are able to self-drive to the reserve and arrive via the Potberg Gate where there is a dedicated parking area for vehicles, around 6 kilometres from the lodge. Please note that if you are arriving by car, the park gates closes at 16h00 sharp – don’t be late!
Lekkerwater offers a homely and comfortable beach experience in a magical setting. The seven rooms are positioned along a six-kilometre stretch of pristine white sanded beach complete with stunning rock pools and fish life. Spectacular vistas take centre stage and each room is fronted by floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook the Indian Ocean and marine life ahead. Each is positioned perfectly for a unique view over the surroundings, and small verandas outside provide the perfect spot to soak up the magic. Inside, the rooms take inspiration from the natural beauty of the reserve and are earthy and comfortable. A wood-burning stove takes away the chill in the winter mornings and evenings and each has an ensuite bathroom with amenities.
At the main area, expect the same fabulous views and a wraparound deck from which to enjoy them from. An interactive, open kitchen is at the heart of the lodge and guests will dine, family-style, at the indoor tables or outside, feet-in-the-sand style, on the beach.
From R 4 900.00 per person sharing per night