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About Lake Pleasant Resort

Lake Pleasant Resort is a peaceful shady resort situated halfway between Wilderness and Knysna, on the shores of the Garden Route's only freshwater-lake, Groenvlei. Groenvlei forms part of the Goukamma Nature Reserve and is also part of the Knysna and Wilderness National Lakes Area.

Lake Pleasant has been managed and owned by the same family since 1962 and boasts the only camping resort along a bass fishing lake in the Southern Cape. The resort features a squash court as well as a restaurant, pub, convenience store, take-away, bass shop, tennis court, mountain bikes for hire, two swimming pools, and safe swimming at the resort's Lake Beach.

Lake Pleasant also offers rowing boats and canoes for hire, magnificent bass fishing, private mooring facilities should you bring your own craft, a large games area, and a self-service laundromat. The sea, with its 14 km stretch of golden-sanded beach, the proclaimed Goukamma Marine Reserve, is just over the hill and easily accessible by most vehicles.

In addition, accommodation at Lake Pleasant has proudly received a 3 Star self-catering grading from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa annually since 2002.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Resort
  • Sleeps: 392
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach
  • Hiking
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Conditions of Letting:
Arrival time from 14h00 and departure by 10h00, arrival time not later than 18h00 please unless previously arranged. Should you arrange a late arrival, our security guard will meet you at our entrance & show you in.

Balance of account to be settled, in full, immediately on arrival, regret Credit and Debit Cards...
Conditions of Letting:
Arrival time from 14h00 and departure by 10h00, arrival time not later than 18h00 please unless previously arranged. Should you arrange a late arrival, our security guard will meet you at our entrance & show you in.

Balance of account to be settled, in full, immediately on arrival, regret Credit and Debit Cards not accepted.

Bookings: Any deviation from the confirmed dates only by written arrangement with the Management. Accommodation not utilized within 24 hours after reserved arrival date will be re-let unless prior arrangements have been made.

Deposit: Normal deposit required to confirm a provisional booking is 50 % of total amount.

Dogs: Regret no dogs – not even little ones.

Extra Cars: Strictly one vehicle per Cottage/Lodge during peak season. Extra vehicles (by prior arrangement) to be parked in a designated parking area. No Motorcycles or Quad bikes allowed in/on the Resort. No Rollerblades, Skateboards, Scooters, Bicycles after dark or before 08h00.

Office Hours: 08h45 to 13h00 and 14h00 to 17h00. Owner’s Risk: The Management is not responsible for any personal injury nor damage to and/or loss of personal property.

Park Entrance: Electronically controlled; a refundable R200 deposit is required on the Entry Disc & TV Remote.

Park Personnel: No instructions are to be given to Park Staff: please approach the Management direct.

Visitors: A fee will be charged. All visitors to call via the Office before entering the Resort.
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              Reviews for Lake Pleasant Resort

              15 guest reviews Reviews of

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              Pumla Ngwenya, South Africa
              07 January 2017

              We had a wonderful time at Lake Pleasant. Nice welcome by Stuart and our lodge was more than expected. Only thing was the poor cellphone reception and insufficient wifi (which was only available in designated areas). Then again it was good to be off the cellphone grid. Next time we will rather camp, it would have been much fun for the kids. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

              Philippa Rooseboom, South Africa
              27 November 2016

              When we last stayed at Lake Pleasant, we stayed in a hired caravan - that was many years ago. Now the resort, owned by the same family, the Lidstones, offers chalets and lodges at the most reasonable prices. What a "pleasant" surprise it was to see the development that has taken place over the years, without spoiling the lovely, gentle environment. Our lodge was extremely comfortable, well appointed and ideal for a couple or family of 4. The swimming pool sparkled and the grounds attractive. We will definitely go back again.

              Graham Channon, South Africa
              13 September 2016

              The resort is well managed, staff friendly, very clean and set in a beautiful area

              Ryan & Melanie Teixeira, South Africa
              20 July 2015

              As usual it was awesome to be back at Lake Pleasant.Stuart was extremely helpful and all the staff were accommodating. Facilities were always cleaned well. Can't wait for the end of the year. 

              Roberta Meyer, South Africa
              19 October 2014

              Had a lovely peaceful time. Accommodation Good.

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