About The Langvlei
The Langvlei offers self catering accommodation by the lakes in the Wilderness National Park, Garden Route. With a stunning view of Bo-Langvlei (Long Lake) – a bird sanctuary – our six person country cottage is the ideal site for a relaxing stay.
Self Catering Accommodation
Redesigned to gain maximum value from the quiet valley view, the cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms. Additional sleeping spaces can be arranged in the other buildings on the property and the living room sofa can sleep two.
There is a Fully equipped kitchen, cosy lounge and a dining area offering spectacular views.
The property boasts a quiet view from a lush indigenous garden, unlimited bird watching opportunities, visits by the national park animals and quick access to the surrounding attractions.
Being off the beaten track the property has to source its own brackish water by borehole, though there is ample supply of rainwater for drinking. We would like to share our rustic chic home away from home with you.
The Langvlei is less than 10km from Wilderness town center and about 15 km from Sedgefield, in the middle of the Wilderness National Park. It is minutes from the beach, in proximity to the recreational Island Lake and by the Brown-hooded Kingfisher forested walk. George Airport is 30 minutes drive away.
The Langvlei is perfectly situated in the Wildness National Park to head out and explore all the region has to offer. Day trips are the delight of the region, from the beaches, lakes and lagoons, to the mountains and forests, to the restaurants, cafes and markets there is a lot to do. Make sure you also enjoy a sunrise or moonrise over the lake and all the wonderful sights and sounds surrounding the cottage in nature.
Malachite Bird Hide on Bo-Langvlei lake (1 minute drive) and Rondevlei Bird Hide on Rodevlei lake; more than 230 species have been sighted in the park.
Brownhooded Kingfisher trail on the Duiwerivier takes you up a lush valley and ends at a small waterfall (1 minute drive), similarly the Giant Kingfisher trail takes you up the Touw River on a good boardwalk to a large waterfall (5 minutes drive). Other walks in the Wilderness National Park include the Pied Kingfisher and the Cape Dune Molerat trails.
Lake and River Swims:
Touw River and Island Lake are open to water sports and fishing (5 minutes drive) and there are a number of smaller kloofs with waterfalls up the Quteniqua Mountains.
Ocean Walks and Swims:
The Wilderness beach stretches for numerous kilometers and offers safe swimming. Similarly the Swartvlei Beach, close to Sedgefield, offers great beach walks and good swimming.
Victoria Bay is known to be one of the best surf spots in South Africa (15 minutes drive, close to George).
The Touw River offers great opportunities and Eden Adventures facilitates a 3-day guided tour.
Numerous trails in the area offer great opportunities.
On the old George - Knysna Road there are riding opportunities.
Big Tree Outing:
Stand in awe of a 700 - 800 year old Outeniqua Yellowwood on the Seven Passes Road (15 minutes drive away).
Arts and Crafts:
With the tranquil beauty of Wilderness as inspiration a number of talented artists are found in the area, as well as an art route and a regular craft market. Every Saturday morning the Wild Oats Market takes place by Sedgefield.
Overlooking the expanses of the Wilderness National Park.