Luxury Travel Guide Awards announces

After diligent assessment carried out by Luxury Travel Guide Awards, Lakeside Lodge & Spa has come out top for this prestigious award. This decoration represent the pinnacle of travel and tourism achievement, which champions only the best in the industry.

“All winners of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by our in-house professionals. This ensures only the most deserving firms and individuals walk away with one of these prestigious accolades and gain a place in our awards winners’ guide.” – Luxury Travel Guide

The Best High Tea in the Garden Route


Tuck into the finest selection of pastries and desserts our executive chef Kelly-Anne Pietersen has to offer. Being renowned for her world class cuisine, Kelly ensures guests not only have delectables on their plate, but are also visually appealing.

With breathtaking views of the Swartvlei Lake, drinking tea and eating cake is an afternoon delight at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, close to Sedgefield in Garden Route. On Sunday, 15 January 2017, from 14:00 to 17:00, all are invited to a decadent High Tea on the Lake from R160 per person. Indulge in finger sandwiches, scones, homemade cakes and a delicious pot of tea. Lovers of all things sweet and savoury are welcomed to this afternoon delight. Corona-tini is our featured cocktail for those with an adventurous sweet tooth.

A high tea in the beautiful setting of the Garden Route is a blissful way to celebrate the beginning of the new year. Take advantage of the warm weather and relaxed atmosphere Sunday afternoons bring while enjoying the company of friends.

High Tea on the Lake Menu


Lakeside’s Oyster Hotspot

Red Carpet Concepts, 31 May

The Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is South Africa’s annual premier sport and lifestyle festival, taking place from 1 to 10 July 2016. Thousands flock to Knysna to join in on the festivities that include far more than just oysters.  
This year Lakeside Lodge & Spa celebrates the festival by creating a little oyster hotspot. Just outside Sedgefield on the Garden Route, resides Lakeside Lodge & Spa, a 5-star boutique hotel with nine luxury suites. Situated on the banks of the Swartvlei Lagoon, guests can enjoy a relaxed boat cruise and oysters on the lake, on the Lady Giselle pontoon together with wine tasting, a match made in heaven, for R250 per person. 
Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant, situated on the premises of Lakeside Lodge, is offering guests a delectable oyster platter for two, including prawns, oysters, calamari and chips or salad for R250 for two people. Additional Oyster themed cuisine includes six oysters for R100, six oysters with a carafe of your choice of Matilda’s Secret red, white or rosé wine for R170 and an impeccable hot oyster shot for R40. 
Scrumptious breakfast will also be served daily from 8am to 11am starting from R60 per person, at Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant. Bring the family and simply come and enjoy the panoramic views of the lake. 
Offers only valid during the Knysna Oyster Festival from 1 to 10 July 2016. For bookings at Lakeside Lodge & Spa and Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant please contact 044 343 1844 or book online. 

Independence day at Lakeside Lodge & Spa

Red Carpet Concepts, 24 May

In celebration of Independence Day on the 4th of July, Lakeside Lodge & Spa is offering guest a delectable two- and three-course set meal for lunch on Sunday, 3 July 2016 from 12:00 to 15:00. Close to Sedgefield on the Garden Route, Lakeside Lodge embraces panoramic views of the beautiful Swartvlei Lagoon and is equipped with nine luxury 5-star suites. 

A day to celebrate with the family, the 4th of July is a national holiday in the USA to commemorate freedom and independence. Enjoy all the American favourites and a special American cocktail on the day. Dishes such as Prawn gumbo, smoked beef brisket and slow roasted pork belly will be available to choose from including New York cheesecake and salted caramel apple pie. 

The two-course set menu is R295 per person and the three course is R345 per person. Book your table to avoid disappointment. Contact 044 343 1844, email or book online.

Independence Day Lunch Menu

Prawn gumbo
Mussels in cider

Smoked beef brisket
Slow roasted pork belly
Stuffed chicken
All of the above served with fresh rolls and corn bread
Vegetables: Hasselback sweet potatoes, glazed baby carrots and marinated green beans
Coleslaw, potato salad or a green salad

New York cheesecake, berries and chocolate mousse
Salted caramel apple pie, popcorn, and mini toffee apple
2 course  I  R295
3 course   I   R345

Cocktail: Cognac Summit I R90

A girls’ spa break getaway at Lakeside

Red Carpet Concepts, 13 May 2016

Ladies never need an excuse to celebrate, but if a special occasion does arise and you’re celebrating a friend’s birthday or bachelorette party and you’re looking to go away for a pamper-filled weekend, complete with luxury accommodation, fine food, wine and spa treatments, be sure to enquire about the ‘Girls’ Night Spa Break’ at Lakeside Lodge & Spa. 

A hidden gem close to Sedgefield and situated on the banks of the Swartvlei Lagoon, Lakeside Lodge & Spa is a five-star boutique hotel with only nine luxury suites. The Lakeside Spa is located on the premises for a quick or leisurely spa treatment, an ideal pamper spot. It’s equipped with two single treatment rooms and one double treatment room and offers an array of luxury spa treatments.  

Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant also home to Lakeside Lodge & Spa, caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an incredible haute cuisine menu, with Asian and French inspired dishes. All facilities have been designed for guests to come and escape from the hustle and bustle of life and it’s a great excuse to go away with your girlfriends to hibernate and recharge. The lodge is also a mere 30 minutes from Knysna and 10 minutes from Wilderness, making it central to explore the Garden Route. 

The Girls’ Night Spa Break offer has been put together for two people and includes accommodation, a 40-minute spa treatment (facial, massage or pedicure), a bottle of wine, breakfast in the morning and a special afternoon tea, for only R2 200 for two people sharing. Valid until the end of October 2016. 

To book your stay, please contact 044 343 1844, email or book online. Bookings are subject to availability.