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About Baviaans Lodge

A World Heritage Site on PE’s doorstep. Stone cottages, all bedrooms have own fireplace Rates include all freshly prepared country style meals. Half price for kiddies. Outdoor activities and adventures. Based 180 km from PE, perfect for 4x4 enthusiasts, however you do not need a 4x4 to reach us. Experience solitude, peace and relaxation.

If you love peaceful holidays and exquisite natural beauty, welcome to Baviaans Lodge

Nestled amongst wild olive, white stinkwood and yellowwood trees you will find the wilderness retreat of Baviaans Lodge. The lodge is situated in an indigenous tree-filled valley as it enters the Kouga mountains which form part of the Baviaanskloof and has been built from local natural stone in keeping with a traditional country lodge.

Enjoy a glass of wine from our country pub and listen to stories and folk tales of the wilderness area and kloof that makes a visit to the lodge so special. The warm hospitality and friendly staff of Baviaans Lodge will ensure every moment of your stay is unique and memorable. Enjoy superb country style meals freshly prepared and served from the farmhouse kitchen in the romantic setting of the lodge dining room.

Natural stone cottages provide comfortable accommodation, each with a fireplace providing warmth in the winter months. A large fireplace in the main lodge, with yellowwood beamed ceilings and stunning natural stone and wood floors, is the perfect place for guests to relax in the evenings. Baviaans has no electricity or cell phone reception, so enjoy quiet evenings by candlelight and paraffin lamps. The main lodge runs on a generator in the evenings and DStv is available in the pub for sports fans. We also offer a stunning campsite, for the outdoor experience enthusiast. This is more suited for the summer months due to the cold winters we experience in the Kouga mountains.

Activities include walks and hikes, river rafting, 4x4 trail adventures, nature experiences, bass fishing, outdoor boma and camping, game trail experiences, bushmen art trails, and cultural experiences.

Due to poor establishment signal, quotes may take some time to be responded to, so please do enquire well in advance of the occupation date.

Wedding Venues: Awesome boutique wedding venue, intimate and private, spectacular mountain lodge setting, up to 24 guests, stunning meals and buffet, both grden and lodge venue for ceremony.

Conference Venues: We offer boutique conferencing of up to 20 delegates, internet access, meals and superb accommodation

Family friendly: We offer and guide children on nature walks and outings, introducing them to conservation at an early age

Romantic: Intimate and private stone cottages, with a fireplace in the bedroom lends itself to a secleded and romantic honeymoon break away from civilization,deinners by candlight.

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Weekend / Weekday special

Stay any 2 days, week or weekend at our standard rate and get a 5% discount ! Book now before end July to take advantage of this offer, valid for any dates booked up until 31/8/2016

From Sun, 05 Jun 2016
To Sun, 31 Jul 2016
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Holiday Special

Stay 3 or more days at our standard rate and qualify for a 10 % discount off our rates, book before July and we will give you this rate till end August !

From Mon, 06 Jun 2016
To Sun, 31 Jul 2016


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Mid Range
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Due to poor establishment signal, quotes may take some time to be responded to, so please do enquire well in advance of the occupation date.

Baviaans Lodge, its owners, management and employees are not liable and do not accept responsibility in any form for any injury or loss sustained whatsoever by guests during their time spent at the...
Due to poor establishment signal, quotes may take some time to be responded to, so please do enquire well in advance of the occupation date.

Baviaans Lodge, its owners, management and employees are not liable and do not accept responsibility in any form for any injury or loss sustained whatsoever by guests during their time spent at the Lodge or whilst partaking in any activities. As Baviaans Lodge is in a remote area, there is always an element of risk involved in activities undertaken and all guests should note that they undertake activities solely at their own risk. Kindly note that all children are booked into the lodge on the basis that parents are responsible at all times for their behaviour and supervision.
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          Reviews for Baviaans Lodge

          12 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Jason Jonker, South Africa
          02 February 2015

          We enjoyed our night away at Baviaans Kloof. Our cottage was clean and comfortable with a great view of the surroundings. The roads there were challenging yet manageable in a normal sedan vehicle. Food was awesome and plentiful, Rob treated us extremely well. We felt safe and comfortable. Cant imagine its easy to run an establishment like this without the conveniences that the rest of us are used to so well done Rob, it was a memorable stay.

          Jo Goode, South Africa
          15 January 2015

          We really enjoyed Baviaans Lodge. We would definitely go back again. Rob, the host, is an excellent cook and knows the region extremely well. We like his ethos towards the environment.

          Linda Kuhn, South Africa
          03 January 2015

          Wonderful surroundings but the lodge is not up to standard. We were placed 1 km from the main lodge in a converted farm cottage. We had to pass a scrap yard and ruins of buildings. There was no kettle for coffee in our place and the rooms had no locks or keys. On New Year's eve we had a burglary. It spoilt our trip and we will never return or recommend this place.

          Jan Neethling, South Africa
          10 January 2014

          We enjoyed our stay at Baviaans Lodge very much. Rob was the perfect host.

          Lorien Gamaroff, South Africa
          17 November 2013

          Rob Le Roux, the owner, looked after us so well, as I have special needs. The Lodge is charming and rustic, and to be served, cooked for, and generally cared for by the owner himself was very special. Baviaans Lodge is for getting out of the rat-race, slowing down a few gears, and enjoying nature away from screens, phones and noise. Being a good walker is an advantage, with lots to explore of the unspoilt wilderness.

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          Baviaans Lodge Map

          Baviaans Lodge is 18km from the centre of Baviaanskloof , the nearest airport 169.6km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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