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About Clanwilliam Lodge

Located in the magical Oliphant’s River Valley, Clanwilliam Lodge is a colloquial gem emerging off the beaten track, oasis-like in its unforgiving semi-desert habitat. Only a two and 1/2 hours’ drive from Cape Town, the lodge offers 32 luxurious air-conditioned rooms, a poolside restaurant, Cocktail Bar and delicious cuisine.

All rooms are air-conditioned and some have en-suite bathroom with Shower, other a wall separating room and bathroom. Junior and Presidential Suites have the option of a balcony. All our Rooms have showers, excepting the Junior executive and Presidential have an open plan bath and shower separately.

Our conference facilities can cater for up to 30 delegates. Come and spoil yourself. Visitors should prepare to enjoy balmy summer days lounging on Bedouin daybeds at the pool and hot windless nights in pure understated luxury. This is where half measures are only available on request from the bar.

A hearty buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant every morning and is included in your stay. Choose from our light lunch menu and dinner is either á la carte or an extensive buffet spread. Picnic hampers are available on request, or experience the nearby Lambert’s Bay eatery called Muisbosskerm for a sublime seafood treat.

Founded in 1732, the picturesque Cape Dutch homestead of Clanwilliam is one of the 10 oldest towns in the country. Tucked away at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains and perched on one of the country’s favourite dams, its rich settler history offers a central location for a variety of attractions from flower viewing to Bushman art and a range of water sports. In keeping with the rich history of the area, Clanwilliam Lodge itself is a transformed girls’ hostel, originally built by the Provincial Administration in 1916. Much of the furnishings in the lodge are made from wood from the original building. Clanwilliam is also famous for growing and cultivating Rooibos Tea and for its original leather “veldskoene” factory. Clanwilliam is 212 km from Cape Town and a two and 1/2 hour drive by car.

Wedding Venues: We can cater for a 60 pax wedding in our garden and pool area. We have 33 rooms and if all are booked as sharing we can accomodate 74 people.

Conference Venues: Our conference venue can host up to 30 delegates.

Family friendly: Their is a playground for children - has swings, see-saw, trampoline, and large grassy area for children to run around while adults can watch them from the restaurant.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 69
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Availability and pricing

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  • Standard Twin Room Standard Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 9 Standard Twin Room with an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower. The room has 2 single beds, Air-Conditioning, Bar,... see more Features:  M-Net, Shower only, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge see more M-Net, Shower only, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • Premier Room Premier Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 9 Premier Room with en-suite bathroom, King sized four poster bed.The room has Air-Conditioning, Bar, Fridge, TV, No Smoki... see more
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          • Standard Queen Room Standard Queen Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 6 Standard Guest Room with an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower. The room has a queen bed, Air-Conditioning, Bar,... see more
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              • Standard Triple Room Standard Triple Room Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Standard Triple Room with an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower. The room has 3 single beds, Air-Conditioning, Bar,... see more Features:  M-Net, Shower only, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge see more M-Net, Shower only, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe
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                  • Junior Suite Junior Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Junior Suite with a balcony with a few over our garden and pool. The room has a King Bed, Air-Conditioning, Bar, Fridge,... see more
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                      • Presidential Suite Presidential Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Presidential Suite with a balcony that has a few over our garden and pool. The room has a king bed, Air-Conditioning,... see more Features:  King beds, M-Net, Local channels, Bath only, Shower only, Mountain views see more King beds, M-Net, Local channels, Bath only, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                          • Standard Single Room Sleeps 1 Includes: B & B Standard Guest Room with an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower. The room has a single bed, air-conditioning, Bar,... see more Features:  M-Net, Shower only, Upstairs, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more M-Net, Shower only, Upstairs, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
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                              • Premier Family Room Premier Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Our unique Premier family room is perfect for the family of four with a door out to our garden and pool. The room has a... see more
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                                  • Standard Family Room Standard Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B The Standard Family Room has 1 Queen bed , 2 single beds, air- conditioning, Bar, Fridge, TV, No Smoking, Safe, Tea and... see more
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                                      Reviews for Clanwilliam Lodge

                                      11 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                      Heike Brunner
                                      09 August 2017

                                      WE are still waiting for communication and a refund from Clanwilliam Lodge. We arrived and left within half an hour. It is NOT what it is sold as being. Definitely not worth the prices charged for a 'Junior Suite'.

                                      Jas / Johan du Preez / van der Merwe, South Africa
                                      05 September 2016

                                      Enjoyed stay, beautiful building, good service.

                                      Monique Engelbrecht, South Africa
                                      11 September 2015

                                      We stayed here 5 and 6 September 2015. This was our first visit to Clanwilliam. The overall look of the lodge is ok, but definitely dated. There is a seating area just past reception that looks very beautiful. We stayed in the family room number 33. I got the feeling that this is the room they give to families with small children so other guest doesn't get disturbed. It is completely at the back of the lodge next to the staff quarters. Terrible, terrible, terrible!!! The room has 3 beds scattered around a very large room. Nothing even matches. Carpet is full of stains. The television is an...
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                                      Leoni Kruger, South Africa
                                      31 August 2013

                                      We have been using SafariNow since 2008 to book our stay at various locations, that is from the West Coast, Namakwaland, South Coast, The Midlands, Namibia and now for the 1st time we have had a terrible stay at one of the lodges recommended by SafariNow, i.e., at the Clanwilliam Lodge. For the 1st time we have felt that the 4 rating on your website is not close to what this lodge is in real life, stained sheets, shabby furniture, .....From my side therefore not recommended at all!

                                      JUDY GOVENDER, South Africa
                                      28 January 2013

                                      My husband and I stayed at the Clanwilliam Lodge from 25 - 27 January 2013. Despite reading negative reviews on the internet, we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the lovely room and pool fully. The room and bathroom were furnished beautifully and extremely clean and modern. The pool area was lovely with plenty of relaxing beds with canopies. We have no complaints about the breakfast we ate there as we did not go looking for faults. The staff were friendly and helpful and we will definitely go back.

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                                      Clanwilliam Lodge is 0.7km from the centre of Clanwilliam , the nearest airport 201.8km (Cape Town International Airport).
                                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling