Wilderness Accommodation at Moontide Guest Lodge in Garden Route
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Moontide Guest Lodge is a 4 star graded B&B offering Wilderness accommodation in 9 guest rooms.

About Moontide Guest Lodge

Set amidst 400-year-old milkwood trees and a profusion of birds and plants, Moontide is the most romantic of retreats. Located on the shores of the Wilderness lagoon, with gardens that flow into its tidal waters, the lodge is a birdwatcher's paradise.

Moontide is situated at the end of a very quiet cul-de-sac, right on the water’s edge and overlooks the Wilderness Lagoon and two minute walk to the beach.

Spend the day exploring the forests and waterfalls of Wilderness National park, or sightseeing the quaint towns of Knysna or Oudtshoorn, but make sure you set aside enough time to unwind in your Moontide hideaway. Take your sundowner to the flowing deck and enjoy the tranquility of the lagoon. What could be more romantic!

ACCOMMODATION

The seven en-suite cottages and rooms, each with their own entrance and outdoor seating area, are designed to provide you with those real 21st century luxuries, space and privacy. All rooms are under thatch (except The Boathouse and Treetops, Moonshadow 1 and 2), with a view of the lagoon and have separate entrances.

All rooms are fitted with Satellite TV, Bar fridges and tea/coffee facilities. A separate lounge (with TV) and dining room is available for guests, as well as decks and patios with tables and deck chairs, on the water’s edge overlooking the lagoon with its rich bird life. See individual reeom descriptions and photographs below (or under Rooms & Rates).

BREAKFAST

Start the day with a great breakfast, served on the terrace overlooking the lagoon. An English and buffet breakfast is served under the 400 year old Milkwood trees in our luxuriant garden.

Help yourself to a buffet table of cereals, yoghurt, cheese, breads, juice and milk. The on-duty manager will then offer you a choice of hot breakfast options, served with a bottomless pot of excellent filter coffee, or breakfast or Rooibos tea.

LOCATION

Located within the sprawling and beautiful Wilderness National Park, the small residential village is the ideal location from which to explore the gems of the Garden Route and Klein Karoo.

Not only is this little village by far the most tranquil of the Garden Route options, but you are within easy striking distance of all the areas: the plethora of sights you'll find at bustling Knysna lie within a 25-minute radius; Plettenberg Bay, playground of the rich and famous, a further 20 minutes, while Oudtshoorn and the jaw-dropping Swartberg Pass lies 60 minutes away.

Moontide itself is also well located within Wilderness - at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, it is the only lodge right on the lagoon, yet the beach is a four minute stroll from here, while the charming Milkwood Village, with its craft shops, informal eateries and health spa is a 10 minute walk (or three minute drive) away.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • Flemish
  • German

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Moon River Suite

Moon River Suite is a luxury suite with private patio and river view. A spacious double-volume thatched suite, part of the main house but with private entrance, and direct access to the lodge plunge pool. King size bedded spacious room with two single beds in the loft and en-suite bath and shower. The large Zen-style bathroom has a bath tub and separate shower, and a lovely light-filled atmosphere.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Moonshadow One

Moonshadow One is one of the smaller rooms, but with a gorgeous ornate Indian headboard the charming centre-piece. French doors open onto a semi-private seating area, with your parking bay located a few steps away. King size bedded room with full en-suite bathroom and private patio. Large bathroom with bath and separate shower, and indigenous yellow-wood detailing. Double doors open out onto your patio - enjoy your sundowner here or head down to one of the decks on the lagoon.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Moonshadow Two

Moonshadow Two is a spacious king-sized bedded room with lounge, private patio and two sleeper couches in lounge. Bath suitable for two people with shower. A huge suite with two sets of double doors leading onto a large patio with river views. Separate walk-in cupboard; ideal for those traveling with a lot of luggage or staying for more than a few nights. Parking bay located a few steps away. Bathroom features slipper bath tub and separate open-plan shower for total freedom of movement. Two sets of double doors leading onto a large patio with river views.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Milkwood Room

Shaded by a 400-year-old Milkwood tree, this richly decorated double-level thatched cottage can potentially sleep five. The main bedroom has a king-size bed looking out onto your private alcove. Bathroom is large (bath and separate shower) and splendidly appointed, with large cupboard space. Your private seating alcove, shaded by a 400-year-old Milkwood tree. The upstairs bedroom, right under the thatch, is also richly decorated with kelims; note that the upstairs double bed is low (to fit under the eaves) so not suitable for the elderly traveller.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 5 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Tree Tops Room

This delightful double bedded room enjoys an excellent view of the Touw River and surrounds. Ideal for honeymoon couples. Bedroom leads onto sun filled patio, en-suite bathroom with an outside private deck complete with hot and cold shower. A timber treehouse built on stilts, with sliding doors opening onto a private terrace with wonderful elevated views of the lagoon and verdant hillsides of Wilderness from your queensize bed. Entrance is via a staircase that winds through the bush. Luxuriate in the green reflections of the indigenous bush that surrounds you, so close you can literally reach out and touch it from your bath. There’s nothing like showering in the great outdoors - come rain or shine: totally private; totally refreshing. Step out onto your terrace, and you see why this suite is called Treetops. Furnished with timber chairs and comfortable loungers from which to enjoy the views.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-1 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage is a century-old stone and thatch dwelling, furnished with antiques and Egyptian-themed artworks, the two-bedroomed stone cottage is spacious and private; ideal for a family of four. The main bedroom (above) has French doors that open onto the large private courtyard, with comfortable seating and water feature under one of the large Milkwoods. The second bedroom has twin beds and its own entrance off the patio as well as off the shared bathroom; a large picture window overlooks a succulent and aloe garden. Bathroom is also under thatch and comprises a Victorian slipper tub, shower and double basins. Both bedrooms enjoy direct access to the bathroom. Large semi-private seating area shaded by the 400-year-old milkwood tree and screened off by timber and potted plectranthus - spectacular when in full bloom.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Boathouse Suite

The Boathouse is located right on the river bank – a simple semi-permanent structure that provides a real sense of being part of the tidal moods of the lagoon, with uninterrupted views of the twinkling waters and our regular visitors - kingfishers, herons, yellow-billed ducks and, for the really lucky, the occasional otter! The lounge area overlooks the lagoon - you are literally eye level with the aquatic creatures that frequent our little bay, and yet the view is perfectly private. The Boathouse is also the only room with a wood burning fireplace - for that added touch of romance. The Boathouse has a lovely bathroom with an open shower and Victorian-style bath tub.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-1 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Moondance Room

Moondance is under a gorgeous thatch canopy, with dressing anteroom linking the bedroom and bathroom. As with most of the rooms the king-size bed can be made into twins if needed, and the sofa can become a third bed for those travelling with a young child. The bathroom features both high-pressure shower and corner tub. The outside seating area is the least private but has river views and is shaded by a magnificent milkwood.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

The Nest Room

The Nest Room is a studio apartment comprising of an open-plan bedroom-cum-living space, with king-size bed, sofa, desk, TV, kitchenette, cupboard and table with two chairs. The en-suite bathroom has an open shower, small basin and loo. (Note: no curtain between loo and shower.) Your front door (overlooking the garden) slides open onto a little balcony that is furnished with two chairs. It’s compact but cute.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-1 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

4 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Tim and his attentive staff looked after us like we were royalty. We stayed in the Boathouse, which was absolutely wonderful with the early morning still of the lagoon before us. We both look forward to coming back, really soon.

October 2016

Anthony Missen (Cardiff, Wales, UK)

Verified reviewexcellent

We stood only 2 nights in the boat house the first weekend in march, but it was worth the trip from cape town to Wilderness. Besides the wondeful location directly at the water I would like to point out the friendliness and hospitality of Maureen. You can really feel that she runs the Moontide Lodge with her heart. She gave us a look at the other rooms of the lodge and furnishings and equipment proof her engagement. Also the staff is very friendly. If you are lucky and have breakfast on a sunday morning, maybe you have a chance to get one of the fantastic little muffins:-) There is a young man who does them perfectly. I will return!

March 2011

Frank Switala (47051 Duisburg, Germany)

Need to Know

Response timeMoontide Guest Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)George Airport - 20km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00 to 18h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since April 2002

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