About us

Our nine bedroom suites are luxuriously appointed and have views of the Swartvlei Lagoon with its small game and rich bird life. Fresh flowers are put in all the rooms daily as well as treats from the chef.

Our amenities:

  • Complimentary kayaks
  • Complimentary canoes
  • Speed boat for skiing and wake boarding
  • Our own jetty and shallow water launch facilities
  • Deep water launch facilities available five minutes away
  • Free boat moorings, secure car and boat parking, bike storage
  • Fishing
  • Croquet
  • Swimming pool
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Generator
  • Nine Luxurious bedroom suites
  • Fine dining restaurant
  • Day spa
  • Wine tasting (chocolate & wine pairing - cheese & wine pairing)
  • The Lady Giselle Pontoon Boat
  • Shuttle to airport and restaurants (at an additional charge)
  • Scenic surrounds. The hotel is in the unspoiled Wilderness National Park and the Swartvlei Lagoon is a wetland of international importance
  • Less than 10 minutes from the Garden Route’s golden beaches
  • Complimentary mountain bikes

Awards and Accolades

Lakeside Lodge has a 5-star rating, the highest award by the TGCSA (Tourism Grading Council of South Africa). The TGCSA star grading is an independent quality assessment and official ranking system recognised around the world for the standard of service and facilities which hotel guests can expect. 

Swartvlei Lagoon, Sedgefield and the Garden Route

Life on the Swartvlei Lagoon

Swartvlei Lagoon stretches over 10.73 kilometres. It is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. The weather is mild, with temperatures ranging between 19°C in July and 27.4°C in February. The lodge offers complimentary kayaks, canoes and the skipper of our Lady Giselle Pontoon Boat takes guests out on the lagoon to fish.

Small buck, dassies and bush pigs abound and birdwatchers can look forward to seeing sun birds, herons, the African Fish Eagle and Pied Kingfishers.

Guests can take to the lagoon on kite surf, sail, wake board and waterski or explore the region on the hotel’s mountain bikes.

Sedgefield & The Garden Route

The picturesque town of Sedgefield is 8 kilometres from Lakeside Lodge. It is Africa’s first official slow town and when you go there you will understand why. The town prides itself on its gentle pace of life. Sedgies call it the ‘tortoise pace’ and say it is good for one’s blood pressure. Sedgefield has art galleries, coffee shops and a wonderful Saturday farmers’ market. Beautiful towns abound in this part of the country. There is Great Brak, Little Brak, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Buffels Bay and Knysna, to name just a few. Knysna was founded by George Rex, who was said to be a love child of King George 111. It is home to the annual Knysna Oyster Festival.