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About Mudlark River Front Lodge

This is the Mudlark River Front Lodge, a place of beauty peace & comfort. Whales, fish, fynbos & bird life surround you.Experience a soul rejuvenating getaway in the serenity & seclusion of the Mudlark Lodge, only 3 hours from Cape Town.Situated on a 22-hectare property (part of the Lower Breede River conservancy), & nestled on the river bank about 2kms from the tiny villages of Witsand & Infanta, both on the opposite banks of the river mouth. This situation is unique in that no other habitation can be seen & the lodge has magnificent views up & down the Estuary. The lodge faces north & is protected from the prevailing sea breezes, surrounded by fynbos on 3 sides & the river in front. Moorings & a private jetty are provided for guests use as well as the “Boat house” right on the water's edge. The Mudlark is owned & managed by your friendly hosts, Hilary & Tim. Both will go out of their way to make your stay relaxing & memorable The Mudlark consists of a central timber lodge containing the entertainment & dining areas. There is a lounge with a fireplace for those chilly winter evening. DSTV is provided.The communal dining area overlooks the river so it's a breakfast with a view. There is also a relaxing lounge with river views & a small congenial bar for guest use only, where one can spend the evening in the company of new found friends. Outside is a large covered leisure deck with exceptional views... laze the day away or enjoy sundowners as you watch the fiery sun dip behind the Potberg mountains. With accommodation for a maximum of 10 guests this is really getting away from the crowds. The five comfortable double rooms also of timber construction are sited on both sides of the main lodge & all have river views. The rooms contain single or double beds, all en suite. Each room is exquisitely decorated with delicate furnishings that will remind one of home. Great hospitality and individual service is what guests experience far away from home. Rates are per person sharing and are inclusive of a full English breakfast and 3 course dinner.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


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

Mudlark River Front Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Mudlark River Front Lodge

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Craig Brookson
11 December 2017

Absolutely perfect place to relax. Fantastic viewsBird life is amazingMeals were delicious, absolutely top notch

Natasha Coleman, South Africa
01 January 2017

Peaceful and Restful

Anonymous, South Africa
12 November 2010

We have stayed only two days at Mudlark and this is the only bad thing to tell about it - time was just way too short. Mudlark is really a piece of paradise, very well looked after and beautifully located, with gorgeous nature and wildlife along with very comfortable and spacious room. If that would not be enough, food is great and we had excellent dinner conversations making our stay an exceptional one. Hillary and Tim's warm hospitality then are the icing on the cake. For those out there who love nature and seek to relax in order to forget about everyday life, this is a perfect place. We...
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Paul Malherbe, United States of America
09 January 2007

Mudlark is a great value. Totally relaxing, in a beautiful spot on the Breede river, with lots of different birds and indigenous flora around the rustic cabins. With friendly owners and tasty country food, we felt right at home. I wish we could have stayed longer!

Mudlark River Front Lodge Map

Mudlark River Front Lodge is 4.9km from the centre of Infanta , the nearest airport 180.7km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Infanta Beach to Moddergat River Hike

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Witsand Beach

(2.2 km from Infanta)

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(32.9 km from Infanta)

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De Hoop Vlei Trail

(32.9 km from Infanta)

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