All Comments for Stanford Lake Lodge

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Peaceful experience
Trevor du Plessis , South Africa - 02 February 2014
Not bad for the price. We stayed in the 3 bed chalet. It can do with a bit of sprucing up - painting, etc. The growth centre on the farm is a marvel! Just the place to get in touch with your inner self.
Wonderful stay!
NISHAL SEWRUTTAN, South Africa - 29 December 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Stanford Lake Lodge, in the 2 bedroom cottage, and would definitely stay there again!
So relaxing
Gustav Trichardt, South Africa - 15 October 2013
My family enjoyed it so much. We would love to go back anytime. Was fantastic.
Very beautiful area
Coenraad Swart, South Africa - 07 October 2013
It's a very beautiful area with the mountains, flowers and the trees, the one bedroom cottage was very relax full and met my expectations more than what I expected, caught my first trout as well,very nice relaxed place, will most defiantly book next month again. Thanks a lot.
Single log cabin
Jannie Kruger, South Africa - 09 September 2013
My family and I stayed in the single loge cabin for the weekend and I must say that this is an extreme relaxation lodge experience. Not that we do not get out a lot but I can with full confidence recommend this for all those city freaks that that live on the edge of self destruction.
Very pleasant short stay
PAM PENHALL, South Africa - 11 August 2013
Clean comfortable accommodation. Everything we needed. Did want a wood cabin as they are beautiful but we only wanted 1bedroom and they are big. Had lively walk in forest-very well good signage for walks.Would suggest they print maps of walks and put in rooms.
Amazing weekend away
Dana Arnoldi, South Africa - 15 July 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Stanford Lake Lodge. The property is beautiful and we loved the morning forest walks as well as the many activities in the area - perfect for kids. Next time I'd book the cabin and not the cottage though as the cottages do not have any views and are not in the best location if you consider where the cabins are. Thanks for the hospitality.
Exceeded expectations
Fabio Passarelli, South Africa - 26 November 2012
The cottage was very well equipped and very nicely maintained. The farm is beautiful. Gavin was extremely helpful and friendly. Great place to relax.
Tranquil
Barry Janse van Rensburg, South Africa - 08 October 2012
Lovely base from where to explore the beauty of the area. The log cabin is well positioned above the lake, allowing complete privacy. There are walking trails and mountain bike paths starting from your front door. Adventure sport activities such as Kloofing, tubing and ziplining are less than 15 min drive away. Will definitely be back.
Great getaway
Garry Morrison, South Africa - 29 September 2012
Fantastic log cabin set on the fringes of an awesome forest on the shores of Stanford Lake. We'll be back.
Tranquillity
Clint Breen, South Africa - 17 July 2012
Thanks to Gavin Stanford for providing first-class accommodation in the most peaceful and tranquil setting. A great place for family to relax and bond. We will definitely see you again. The mountains are magnificent.
Brilliant!
Nadia Landman, South Africa - 16 January 2012
We would like to thank the Stanford's for the most gorgeous holiday we have experienced in a very long time. The peaceful surroundings and great weather afforded us some time to recharge for another year of hustle and bustle. We will definitely be returning shortly and will happily recommend this venue to friends.


Stanford Lake Lodge
Your own piece of paradise - we offer self-catering single- and double-storey log cabins overlooking the 17-hectare Stanford Lake whose waterfall feeds the spectacular Ebenezer Dam. Also two semi-detached, self-catering cottages only a stone’s throw from the indigenous forest. Located in Haenertsburg, Limpopo, it's the perfect getaway for those seeking the ultimate in idyllic privacy. Stanford Lake Lodge is less than a three-hour drive from Pretoria.

Right at your doorstep, the 17 hectare Stanford Lake, whose waterfall feeds the spectacular Ebenezer Dam, has trout and bass to test your fly fishing skills. Stanford Lake Lodge is situated on a 127 hectare farm with surrounding areas neighbouring the Ebeneezer Dam, providing an abundant area of vast exciting trails of exploration for any avid mountain biker or hiker.

Thee Capricorn-Letaba Birding Route stretches from Polokwane in the west to the Great Letaba River beyond the Letsitele valley in the east. An interesting geographical feature of this route is its varying altitude. The extreme variations in altitude result in a great range of vegetation types within a relatively small area. It is within these diverse habitats that over 500 bird species are to be found. The open thornveld habitat of the Polokwane plateau supports a great variety of both bushveld and Kalahari-type birds.

The afro-montane forests of Woodbush and Magoebaskloof offer amongst the best forest birding in the country with specials like brown scrub-robin, black-fronted bush shrike, barratt’s warbler, yellow-streaked greenbul and orange ground thrush. While the eastern lower slopes and valleys of Magoebaskloof provide reliable sites for the elusive bat hawk and green twinspot.

Stanford Farm boasts a bird list of over 67 birds – you will find these birds in three areas. Firstly, in the ferns and low bushes that are found on the slopes that border Stanford Lake. Secondly, in the reeds and water and thirdly, in the indigenous forest which is probably the most interesting of all the areas.

Also on Stanford Farm, just up the road from the cabins, Colleen Ballenden offers foot massages and more at The Growth Centre. Many soothing therapies are offered and after chatting a little, design an hour of different treatments to suit your needs. Enjoy a walking meditation in the indigenous forest surrounded by 'fairies' flowers and animal friends.

Choose a book to read in the relaxing atmosphere of the Centre, and even take it home.

Haenertsburg is known as “the capital of the land of the Silver Mists”, this enchanting corner of the Limpopo Province forms a natural gateway both to and from the Kruger National Park.


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