Beyond the Cape mountains meet the sea

posted 12th March 2019 by Danica Wilson in Accommodation

A mere three-hour drive from Cape Town, in the eastern, most exclusive sector of De Hoop Nature Reserve, you will soon find Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop which adds great depth to a Cape holiday.


Launching for a soft opening scheduled sometime between the 15th April to 31st July 2019, the lodge will be ready for guests officially from the 1st of August 2019 and open all year round.

More to a Cape holiday than Cape Town

Undoubtedly one of the most glorious coastal reserves in Africa, the area’s extraordinary beauty and blissful seclusion led ex-President FW de Klerk to choose the location for his “Camp David”.

The reserve is also famous for some of the best whale watching on the planet from. From July to November, Southern Right whales and their offspring flock here in hundreds from Antarctica. It is not simply whales that you will see, you will also spot sizeable pods of dolphin and all sorts of marine life in this ultimate, land-based marine safari location.

Lekkerwater means “the place of good water”

This stunning lodge offers a homely and comfortable beach experience in a magical setting. Each of the seven rooms are located right on a six-kilometre stretch of private beach, complete with stunning rock pools and fish life. Activity-wise, there are walks with experienced naturalists, an array of fynbos to be discovered, a plethora of marine life to be explored and a rare vulture breeding colony to be spotted (and that is without mentioning the whales!)

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Lekkerwater Beach Lodge
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge
Images courtesy of Lekkerwater Beach Lodge