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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived and were greeted by Martina and Klaus! Everything was absolutely perfect! We were lucky enough to experience the tranquil honeymoon suite which catered to all our needs! The views looked like a scene from a movie! Every morning we were served the most delicious breakfast and always served with a smile! We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay and cannot wait to return and enjoy some together there again! Well done on having such a beautiful lodge and making us feel right at home!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Cherisse M
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Martina_atthelodge, General Manager at Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear Cherisse M,
thank you so much for taking your time to write this wonderful review and for giving us this top rating.
We enjoyed so much hosting you at the Lodge and we are very happy that we could make your stay a memorable one.

We see forward to welcome you again soon here in Wilderness.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Where do I start with this amazing place..
First of all check in was quick and efficient and then to step into our room and see that incredible view. No money in the world can buy what that do to your soul. The stillness of the surroundings and then the only interruption is the sound of a fish eagle hovering over the lake!

Breakfast was beautifully done with the utmost care for food while looking over the lake and watching the birds. I even saw the elusive Knysna Loerie.

Last but not least ... Klaus and Martina!!
They shared stories with us from their past experiences and made us feel like friends in their home. They are what make this place a home and not just a guesthouse. I know it's a cliché but you meet them as strangers but leave as family. They are really awesome people and a true asset to this establishment. Hope to see them again

Stayed: June 2017
Thank MaritzaWilson
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Martina_atthelodge, General Manager at Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear Maritza,
thank you so much for your time to write this wonderful review and thank you for your perfect rating.

We are so happy to hear, that you enjoyed your short holiday with us and that we could make your stay a memorable one.

We all hope to welcome you again soon and all the best until then.



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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Martina and Klaus are incredible hosts at this charming little place on the lake. The rooms are great (true to what you see on booking.com), views over the lake fantastic, and they are great at providing recommendations for local restaurants and activities. They were also kind enough to arrange a drive in to town for dinner for us the night we arrived. There is also a lovely infinity pool and spa that we did not get the chance to use this time. I had a bit of an issue one day with the towels not looking clean, but honestly the hosts are so nice that it is hard to find many faults. Our friends who were on their honeymoon were also left a nice bottle to celebrate. This is a great choice to stay in Wilderness!

Room Tip: I think they all have equally lovely lake views
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nair-Nagdev
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Martina_atthelodge, General Manager at Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Dear Nair-Nagdev,
please apologise for the late response but through some technical errors, I could not respond within the usual time window of 1-2 hours.

Thank you very much for your time writing this lovely review and your positive rating.
We are very glad, that you and your friends enjoyed staying at the Lodge and recommending us to other Tripadvisor readers.
Sadly that we did not get to know anything about the issue with the towels during your stay as this would have been a very important information - especially for our new staff members.......

We are looking forward welcoming you again at the Lodge - all the best until then.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed at 'Lodge on the Lake' for 3 nights on our way to stay at knysna. It was wonderful!!!! So tranquil and relaxing.
It also has a spa where I had a lovely hot stone massage at a very reasonable price. Our bedroom was very spacious, lovely and with the most amazing views from the balcony. The breakfast was lovely and when the tables were placed on the terrace around the infinity pool and overlooking the lake we felt like we had died and gone to heaven.
Martina and her husband were very welcoming and helpful when it came to places to see and eat in the area.
Would definitely stay there again when we next visit South Africa.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank linda l
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Martina_atthelodge, General Manager at Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Dear Linda,

thank you so much for your wonderful review and rating.

We are very pleased to hear that you both enjoyed staying with us on your way to Knysna and that we could make your stay at the Lodge a memorable one....

We see forward to welcome you again soon. All the best until then.....

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Stayed in the honeymoon suite - well worth the very small additional cost. The room was quite simply amazing, the views are incredible and the spa is a fantastic added extra.

It would be nice if the hotel offered in-house dining, but they were extremely helpful in getting us a booking at a brilliant local restaurant, so certainly cannot fault them there.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank JamieOliver1986
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Martina_atthelodge, General Manager at Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Dear Guest,

thank you very much for your time to write this lovely review and for your excellent rating.
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We really wish to serve dinner for our in-house guests - especially as we had our own restaurant in Barrydale for 6 years....... but, at this stage, we are very happy to be able to recommend very very good restaurants in Wilderness, offering a shuttle for our guests as well........

We see forward to welcome you soon again at the Lodge. All the best until then.

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