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Draaihoek Lodge & Restaurant

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised Choice was wide and we settled for filled soufflé omelettes which were top class and followed with good coffee While there I had to make some urgent calls and internet queries and was struggling with my cellphone. Marietjie came to my rescue by offering the use of the office landline and...

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Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A place where I would like to relax for a weekend with my wife. Wonderful relaxed atmosphere coupled with luxury rooms and the sound of waves in your ears. For business guests you may consider having breakfast available from 07:30, even just a continental option.

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Thank Fanie v
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

After miles and miles of driving with very little to see, suddenly you find a veritable oasis in the middle of nowhere. From the moment you arrive, a sense of tranquility envelopes you. The welcome was warm, the cottage truly luxurious with a beautiful bathroom. The breakfast was outstanding and plentiful so much so that the next meal we had...

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Thank DeidreSm
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Went last weekend with a few friends and we all had a glorious time. The rooms are beautiful and really spacious and comfortable. The food in the restaurant was nice and the service is really good too. Special thanks for making me a vegetarian bobotie and something nice at breakfast - much appreciated! A lovely, tranquil, classy establishment. Recommend!

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Thank 540lynettep
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2017

To draaihoek was just as wonderful as the first! We love the spacious, luxurious room and the beautiful beach and huge pool and indigenous garden. The restaurant has excellent meals and the staff is fabulous.

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Thank Plodof
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We enjoyed a most pleasant weekend at Draaihoek Lodge. The accommodation was spacious and well presented and the meals excellent. The weather was conducive to our using the pool. Recommended as a relaxing break from the city and making use of a discount voucher added to the excellent value we enjoyed.

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Thank gavins664
Secunda, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Draaihoek for two nights. Located just behind the dunes from the sea with no TV and very little cell phone reception - this is a place where one can truly unwind. Free wifi on offer. Springbok roam around the grounds. Room was very neat. Tap water not palatable. The restaurant's food was surprisingly tasty - everything had...

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Thank BlackKoffie
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had a wonderful stay . The lodge seems to be in the middle of nowhere, but is a peaceful oasis. with a walkway over to a private beach. The cottages are clean and comfortable with fire places and large doors that open to enable you to enjoy the view of the dunes.The staff and friendly and helpful and the...

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Thank AilsaLe
Norfolk
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We had three relaxing days at Draaihoek. Great place, lovely staff, good food and lovely rooms. The mini nature reserve it is within can reward you with a peaceful walk connecting with the nature of the area. We had three days here and loved it, didn't need to leave. The bonus was the heated pool that is so warm in...

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Thank Clive J
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Wonderful place to restore the soul. Special memories of infinity sand and seascapes. Food is excellent and the staff very helpful. This hidden gem is worth the drive and the cottage is spacious and cleaned daily.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Draaihoek Lodge is situated on the West Coast of South Africa with a unspoiled 5 km white sandy private beach. Draaihoek Lodge offers accommodation in 8 luxury suites, each fronting the scenic strand veld and dunes of the Atlantic Ocean. Furthermore we have the Manor House with its 3 luxuriously appointed bedrooms overlooking the vlei with its unique flora and bird life available. Whether you dine in The Restaurant, on the terrace or picnic overlooking the waves of the West Coast, you will savor the flavors of our mouth-watering classics and gourmet dishes prepared by the kitchen team. Fare from the kitchen will guide you through the flavors redolent of South Africa's cooking tradition and the West Coast surrounds - borrowing from the Cosmopolitan table to create a heart warming taste experience that endeavors to touch patrons' souls. All meals are served with quality wines selected from our cellar. Je seux qu'on se voix - come and join us. The private Nature Reserve reaches from the Atlantic ocean inland to Sandveld's mountain range and across to the Verlorenvlei, a RAMSAR classified site, south of Elands Bay. The coastal border of the Reserve stretches along an undisturbed sandy beach, hugged by rugged dunes and favoured by flocks of birds typical to the West Coast. The uninhabited bay area is frequented by whales, seals and playing Heaviside dolphins. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Draaihoek Lodge & Restaurant

Address: R27 between Veldrif and Elandsbaai, Eland's Bay 8110, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Eland's Bay
Price Range: $135 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Draaihoek Lodge & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“rooms 1 to 3 have WiFi coverage but it is erratic at best.”
EddieG72, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great”
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“We stayed in room 8 right at the end of the row of cottages which meant complete privacy (however, all the cottages are very private)”
2HappyExplorers2, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They're all lovely!”
AnneT331, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed the two rooms at the far end - simply because we spent time sitting on the verandahs watching birds.”
953oskarr, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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