About Ironwood Lodge
The relaxed atmosphere at Ironwood is created through warm hospitality, spacious well equipped accommodation and tranquillity. The unspoilt beaches are a playground for both young and old during the day, at night the sound of the waves is a potion for sleep.
There are plenty of wonderful ways to start the day, one of the best is to wake to birds singing their claim to the indigenous garden. Garden fresh fruit and vegetables find their way to the breakfast and dinner table every day. A guest once remarked, "Ironwood has a Garden of Eden ... except you can pick the fruit and you won't get thrown out". Fresh seafood is our speciality but our home cooking also covers traditional recipes.
Ironwood is a family affair, Mom helps in the kitchen, Dad keeps the garden green and Caron ensures the dιcor is on the right place. Clinton and Warren take turns as head waiter and I would not manage without the cheerful capable help from Doreen, Princess, Primrose and Florence.
All our units are sea facing, spacious, en-suite with a lounge area, upstairs have a covered terrace, downstairs have a private garden. The bedroom area is iether seperate or has been incorporated into the unit. All units have kitchenettes (tea and coffee are provided), are airconditioned and / or have ceiling fans. Bed linen and bath towels are modern, the units are serviced daily, a hair dryer is provided. The kitchenettes are for the guests convenience as we are not a self catering establishment.
Jean's Room: Bath and double shower (with private sea views), queen sized bed
Victor's Room: Bath and double shower (with private sea views), queen sized bed
Caron's Room: Family unit: Single shower, the main bedroom has a queen sized bed, the adjoining bedroom has Ύ beds
Jim's Room: Family unit with a single shower (with private sea view), the main bedroom has a queen sized bed, the adjoining bedroom has 2 single beds
Marions Room: Double shower, queen sized bed
Sidney's Room: Bath and single shower and twin beds
Warren's Room: Single shower, double sized bed
Clinton's Room: Single shower, queen sized bed and bunk beds for 2 children
Full menu: Seafood is our specialty! Guests are requested to order their meal in the morning.
Laundry: Arrange with hosts for your washing and ironing
Beaches: An easy 200m stroll from the Lodge
Restaurants: We provide a map to 10 local restaurants
The conference venue is able to seat 20 with plenty space to walk around the seated guests. Break away rooms include; Dashing Dan's pub, the lounge and dining room, the gazebo's at the pool and the breakfast verandah. All conference equipment, flip charts, projectors, etc are provided. Tea and meals are served at the request of the convenor.
Horse riding: On the beach
Scuba diving: Experience the beauty of the deep - Equipment available for hire for those without
Game fishing: Deep-sea trips or surf fishing
Whale watching: June to October. Ski boat rides takes the viewers close-up
Bird watching: At the Lodge itself our 1-acre garden is home too many species of birds. Umdoni Park and Vernon Crookes Nature reserve has an abundance of birdlife
Steam train trip: From Port Shepstone to Harding through the beautiful Oribi Gorge
Golf: Umdoni Park Golf Course and Selborne Park Golf Estate are a 3 minute drive away. A further 5 golf courses are within 30 minutes drive: a total of nearly 30 golf courses are within an hour's drive
Crocworld: See nature's greatest living creatures in their natural living environment
Oribi Gorge: The Reserve has antelope, zebra and abundant birdlife (a picnic lunch can be provided)
Old MacDonalds Farm: Enjoy a great day out for Mom, Dad and the kids. Walk amongst farm animals, take a tractor ride, children can play in the park. Eats and drinks available
Wild Coast Casino: Play the slot machines or enjoy 18 holes of Golf