About Black Eagle Lodges
Tucked away in the Overberg Mountains outside Caledon, Black Eagle Lodge and Villa offer a tranquil farm-style retreat just 90 minutes from Cape Town. Revive your soul, surrounded by nature, from the privacy of these beautiful self-catering lodges, spaced nearly a kilometer apart, on the mountain slopes of a working farm, hidden halfway between Caledon and Botriver.
Awake to the call of the sugarbird and unwind on an expansive verandah, overlooking a spring-water dam and rolling wheat fields. Take the edge off hot summer days in pools of cool spring water and warm up winter nights beside a blazing log fire. Count the stars with the children and teach them to fly-fish, collect frogs or spot a black eagle.
Offering respite from busy schedules, Black Eagle Lodge and Villa are ideally suited to a holiday of total relaxation, whether it’s catching up on your reading or pedaling the road. Reconnect with family and loved ones as you take in the beauty of nature and explore the activities of this working farm.
Totally secluded from the world yet positioned centrally, one can comfortably explore the surrounding areas of the Western Capes’Overberg - from Gansbaai and Hermanus to Greyton. Savour the wines of the highly rated Hemel-en-Aarde and Botriver region or float in the famous natural hot springs in Caledon, a mere 20 minutes away.
Our original 3 star Tourism graded self-catering Lodge accommodates up to six people, with a loft above the fireplace offering an inviting sleeping area for two extra children. Rustic yet with comfortable beds and crisp cotton linen, this cosy Lodge overlooks a spring-fed dam and is half a kilometre away from the new Villa, ensuring complete privacy. Features include a boma-style enclosed barbecue/braai area, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) and open-plan living area with stone fireplace. Being eco-friendly, there is no electricity, however solar –powered lighting and plenty of candles are offered.
Stylish and sophisticated, the 4 star Tourism graded self-catering Villa is beautifully decorated with luxury touches, from fireplaces in two of the bedrooms to pure cotton bed linen. Also overlooking a spring-fed dam, the villa accommodates up to six guests in three expansive double bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Guests who need to connect with friends or work can make use of wireless internet from the comfort of a sunlounger on the villa’s expansive stoep. Being eco-friendly, there is no electricity, but sufficient solar-generated power for charging cell phones, cameras, and laptops.
Both Lodge and Villa are self-catering and the town of Caledon is a 15 minute drive away and has well provisioned supermarkets.
• Fly-fishing, hiking, bird watching, swimming, mountain biking, relaxing.
• Explore Farming activities - sheep shearing, fruit picking, wheat harvesting
• Whale watching in Hermanus – 40 mins
• Visit and taste Botriver and Hemel-en-Aarde Valley wine – 20 mins
• Restaurants – Hemel en Aarde, Botriver, Dassiesfontein – 20 mins
• Caledon Casino Hotel and Spa - 15 mins
• Shark cage diving in Gansbaai – 50 mins
• Golf in Caledon, Hermanus, Arabella – 15 – 40 mins