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About Benmore Lodge

Kei Mouth is one of the best-kept holiday secrets in South Africa. This charming village on the southern bank of the Kei River is a delightful holiday destination. Wide clean beaches, fringed with wooded dunes lead inland to subtropical bushveld. Now visitors to this delightful hamlet can combine a Wild Coast seaside holiday with the tranquillity of the bushveld at Benmore Lodge.Benmore Lodge is situated above Kei Mouth, in rugged, steep, bushveld countryside. It nestles in typical Transkei rural scenery with scattered dwellings in the distant rolling Transkei hills. There is an amazing variety of birdlife. Game viewing features eland, impala, bontebok, kudu, bushbuck, wildebeest zebra and many others. Benmore Farm, on which Benmore Lodge is situated, is a delight to explore on foot; from a short stroll to the Strelitzia fields to an adventurous circle route on foot and boat via the Kei River to the village of Kei Mouth.Tranquillity and privacy are keynotes of your stay at Kei Mouth when you visit at Benmore Lodge. December has daily activities for children of all ages on the beach; lifeguards on duty in holiday season. For the teenagers and adults there is lots to do between Christmas and New Year including a great music festival with South African bands. Membership of the popular Kei Mouth Country Club can be arranged. The club has great golf competitions, such as the famous Kei Mouth/Morgan Bay Challenge in December. The club also features a popular restaurant and bar. The Shed, a pub n grub, hosts Kei Mouth's most popular New Year’s Eve party as well as milestone dates throughout the year. Once a cow shed on historic Benmore Farm, The Shed is a real haven of tranquillity. It is a short walk from the chalets of Benmore Lodge. Combining Benmore Lodge and The Shed you have an ideal party venue for those special occasions; no driving necessary after the party. We give special rates if you are staying at Benmore Lodge and using The Shed as a party venue. In season it is open daily for drinks and pub meals. There is a fully stocked bar with a varied cocktail and shooter menu. Pub meals include mouth-watering calamari and chips, traditional fish and chips, fresh salads, wraps and many more dishes. Every Friday night is "braai night" and we supply a variety of braai packs, salads, pap&sauce and our ever famous vetkoek!There are spacious, comfortable braai facilities which are at the disposal of guests, and braai packs can be bought from the pub. Life doesn't get much better than sitting on the deck outside The Shed, enjoying a sundowner and watching the birds and buck. It is an ideal venue for families. Children can roam around and experience farm life, see the wild ducks on the dam and the guinea fowl, chickens and bush buck. In the morning, our resident blue crane graces the farm with his regal presence. Peace and quiet, friendship and good times are all part of life at The Shed and Benmore Lodge.

  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 28 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Check in time 2-5pm and check out time 10am. Units are fully furnished, linen supplied but please bring your own towels. Road is 1,5kms gravel up to lodge - 4x4 not necessary just drive slowly.

Availability and pricing

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  • Two-Bedroom Flatlet Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 Each unit contains one bedroom and an upstairs small loft; the main bedroom contains either a king-size bed or twin sing... see more
    from $49 Room rate
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      • Two-bedroomed Chalets Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 The main bedrooms have king-size beds or two single beds. The second bedrooms have two single beds in each, and there... see more Features:  King beds, Shower over bath, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds see more King beds, Shower over bath, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views
        from $52 Room rate
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          • Two-bedroomed Bungalows Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 This unit sleeps 6 but no more than 4 adults. Loft area is for children only - 2 single beds. Each rustic bungalow... see more Features:  King beds, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds see more King beds, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views
            from $58 Room rate
            • Rooms Adults

              Reviews for Benmore Lodge

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              Allen Bush
              17 February 2020

              You really need to improve the road towards the lodges...not everyone has a 4x4...went be back

              Marge Wyley
              22 March 2019

              What a lovely peaceful place. Comfortable chalet.Joanne was very helpful and communicated with us as to arrival times etc

              Yandiswa Busakwe
              24 January 2019

              i really enjoyed my weekend. Had a relaxed and peaceful rest

              Thamsanqa Mzaku
              17 August 2018

              We were accommodated in a very spacious, clean and beautiful chalet. We were unfortunate to have arrived on a night when there was power failure but the 'Braai Friday Night' (if that is what it is called) brought some ease to this situation. Joanne, the host and her husband were welcoming and friendly.I would recommend a generator or, at the very least, extra blankets for the chalets so as to have a back up when there are power cuts. It is difficult for visitors who often traveled afar to make their own plan in such power failure situation. Thanks to the Eskom team that managed to restore powe...
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              Holden MacRae
              24 May 2018

              Basic and enroute our next destination.

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              Benmore Lodge is 2.4km from the centre of Kei Mouth , the nearest airport 70.6km (East London Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling