Red Carpet Concepts, 7 October 2015
Planning a trip up the Garden Route? Secluded along Sedgefield’s lush green setting is the tranquil and luxurious Lakeside Lodge & Spa. This five-star award-winning establishment is home to a nine-suite luxury lodge hotel, Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant, and private jetty nestled upon the bank of the Swartvlei Lagoon within the magnificent Wilderness National Park.
Boasting panoramic views across the lagoon rich in aquatic and bird life, guests can soak up the scenery from the accommodation, spa and restaurant alike. The Lakeside Spa, using locally manufactured natural Beaucience products, offers both in and outdoor treatment options for ultimate out-of-city relaxation.
Similarly the lodge’s resident restaurant, Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant, accommodates for indoor and alfresco dining options, serving a unique fusion of French-Asian style cuisine with an assortment of sensational wine pairing specials and educational wine tastings. The family friendly restaurant caters breakfast, lunch and dinner with a diverse clientele ranging from stay-over guests to cyclists and visitors arriving by speedboat. Benguela chef, Kelly-Anne Pietersen, specializes in gourmet desserts with indulgent dishes like the Chocolate Pot au crème and Chocolate Royaltine - a ganache and Christmas pudding ice cream served with Sinful White chocolate Eton mess.
The conveniently situated shallow-water jetty is equipped with complimentary kayaks and canoes, a pontoon and speed boat for skiing, wake boarding and water sports. An outdoor sunken African Boma and amphitheatre overlooking the lake serve as great entertainment areas for functions and summer evening events, ideal for weddings and private functions. The resort also offers brides the services of a wedding coordinator along with a uniquely compiled menu in consultation with the award winning chef for the special day.
For reservations contact 044 343 1844 or book online. Bookings are subject to availability. Terms and Conditions apply. For more information visit their website. Also, visit their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter and Instagram.