Our nine bedroom suites are beautifully appointed and have views of the Swartvlei Lagoon with its small game and rich bird life.
Complimentary one person kayaks
Complimentary one person canoes
Our own jetty and shallow water launch facilities (please confirm if the launching facilities are available before hand)
Deep water launch facilities available five minutes away (please confirm if the launching facilities are available before hand)
Fishing (sub charge)
Boma/ braai area (sub charge)
Nine Luxurious bedroom suites
Restaurant open for breakfast & lunch. Open Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 4pm.
Wine tasting experiences (chocolate & wine pairing - cheese & wine pairing)
Pontoon trips available Thursday - Sunday, 12 - 4pm (sub 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
Wine shop for off consumption
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 a range of water activities 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 also home to the annual Knysna Oyster Festival.