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13/09/2016 - 10:16

The exclusive Lakeside Lodge & Spa is situated on the banks of the Swartvlei Lake in the Wilderness National Park, close to the coastal towns of Sedgefield, Wilderness and Knysna.
The lodge has 9 luxurious suites, all commanding views of the unspoiled surrounds. Features include air conditioning, WiFi, satellite television, mini bar, Nespresso Machines and private patio.

Nature lovers and water sport aficionados are in for a treat. The Lady Giselle Pontoon Boat takes guests out on the 10.73 km² Swartvlei Lake. Enjoy the view, watch the rich bird life or catch that big one lurking in the depths… Guests can also kayak and canoe on the lake. Alternately head for a nearby beach and swim, snorkel or go shark cage diving. Land-based attractions include the Knysna Elephant Park, ostrich farms, golf courses, or submitting to the healing ministrations of the spa’s own therapists.

The lodge’s exclusive eatery, the Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant, treats guests to French-inspired meals, high teas and Jazz Sunday brunches.
‘Forget your cares,’ guests are invited when they step into the relaxed sophistication of Lakeside Lodge & Spa. They can do so completely. The 360◦ indulgences package includes a shuttle to airports and restaurants.

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Business listing
13/09/2016 - 10:49

For wonderful food in a beautiful lakeside setting - whether for dinner, lunch or breakfast - Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant is the perfect choice. Located at the five-star Lakeside Lodge & Spa, near Sedgefield, the venue has a growing reputation as one of the leading Garden Route restaurants, popular for its imaginative and varied menu. There are also wine tastings, food pairings and other special events throughout the year.

Relaxed lakeside dining for breakfast and lunch moves in the evening to a sophisticated and romantic mood, with an haute cuisine menu, and the healthy signature dishes from our executive chef Kelly-Anne Pietersen. There is an excellent range of South African wines including from the owners’ award-winning Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate.

Winter Menu 2 Course R260pp | 3 Course R295pp
Soup of the day
Prawn carpaccio- sundried tomato, basil cherry tomato and basil oil
Grilled cauliflower- sultana’s, blue cheese, pine nuts and olive paste
Asian beef salad- crisp beef, asian dressing, garlic emulsion and greens

Smoked pork neck- mustard mash, pickled cabbage and sweetcorn
Beef sirloin- baby marrow, pomme dauphines, puree and jus
Chicken cordon bleu- sauce mornay, winter vegetables and crispy bacon
Grilled fish- couscous, lemon preserve, olives and chorizo

Sides served with any 2 or 3 course meal
Stuffed mushrooms | R50
Buttermilk calamari | R60
French fries with garlic aioli | R35
Cove salad | R35
Freshly prepared vegetables with parmesan | R35

Sticky toffee pudding- creme anglaise and chocolate ice cream
Apple crumble- raisin compote, creme chantilly and homemade ice cream
Chocolate mousse- chocolate ganache, chocolate soil and spiced ice cream
Gorgonzola- pear compote, gluhwein syrup and crostini

Service charge of 12% will be added to tables of 6 and more.

Please inform the waiter or kitchen of any serious food allergies.

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Be spoiled or spoil the one you love
Benguela Brasserie's fantastic chef Kelly-Anne
Dine outside and be surrounded by beauty in a stunning location
Dining perfection
02/08/2017 - 11:39

Let us take you on a tour of the 80’s with Rocking the Lake 80’s!Revival Tour!Rocking the Lake 2017 has the local favourites, the Wellcast Band performing classic 80’s hits like “Don’t Stop Believing” and “A Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

Step back into the 80’s and join Lakeside Lodge & Spa:

Date: 4 November 2017
Time: 14h00 - 17h00
Venue: 3 Lakeside Drive, Swartvlei, Sedgefield
Tickets: R150 for Adults | R100 for Kids


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Call: 044 343 1844

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17/07/2017 - 16:37

Spread the joy this festive season with a year-end function or Christmas party at Lakeside Lodge & Spa!End the year in style as you dine on a delectable feast.

3 Course Sit Down Menu | R350 PP
5 Canapes Cocktail Party | R165 PP

For more information or to Book a spot
Call: 044 343 1844 or Email:

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12/07/2017 - 11:41

Fireworks Resurfacing Pedicure | 70mins for R600
Revitalise your feet with our ultimate foot care therapy treatment.
Our unique footcare methods incorporates powerful exfoliants to
remove dull, rough and callus build-up to leave your skin feeling
amazingly soft and supple.

As an added treat, enjoy our invigorating Kalahari Mini facial
on our heated beds.

Stars and Stripes | 60mins for R550
Amazing facials that will leave you seeing stars and stripes.
Customised Kalahari facial for anyone suffering from oily,
dry or sensitive skin. Treatment includes cleanse exfoliation
with ozone, massage, mask and moisturise.

Winter wonders package | 70mins for R700
Let our therapist take care of your skin this winter
Enjoy our warm rooms and heated beds while you receive a 50min
Swedish massage followed by a relaxing de-stress express facial.

Pensioner Tuesdays
Invite a few friends and make it a spa day. Make Tuesday your spa day with a 30% off all spa menu treatments for pensioners.

*Please bring identification to your treatment.

3 Lakeside Drive, Swartvlei, Sedgefield | Phone: 044 343 1844
Email: | Web:

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31/05/2017 - 16:36

Delight in flavours of the east with our exclusive Curry Thursday's Menu.What would winter be without a steaming plate of curry?Our Curry Thursday's will run from May to end September 2017.Curry – R150pp.Trio of curry – R175pp.

Contact us for bookings and more information:
+27 (0)44 343 1844

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22/05/2017 - 13:28

Celebrate the rock in your life on the 18th of June at the acclaimed Benguela Brasserie and enjoy an exceptional three course meal fit for a king from chef Kelly-Anne Pietersen.
Time: 12.00pm - 15.00pm
Date: 18 June 2017
Price: Three course meal for R380pp

To book contact us:
+27 (0)44 343 1844

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24/04/2017 - 16:16

The Queens of Wigstock are performing live at Lakeside Lodge & Spa on 30 April 2017, where talented drag queens will don elaborate costumes, perform popular renditions and dress to imitate various famous female singers and personalities.

Come and be entertained by Betty Brangles, Olivia Mae, Victoria Styles, Jett Jones and Charnéb Churchill as an eruption of laughter, sequins, glitter and tassels fills the outdoor amphitheatre. Guests to the show are in for an added treat as local star, Shaza Greeff pulls off a stunning performance.

Delicious street style food and refreshments will be on sale while enjoying the show. Guests can also enjoy a pontoon cruise with complimentary tasting of any five Benguela Cove wines, every hour from 11 am.

All proceeds will go toward the Pink Loerie Foundation. It is with great hope that we spread the message of peace, love and pride.

No food and drinks permitted in the venue.

Entrance Fee: R150
Time: 12pm
Date: 30 April 2017

For more information or to book
Call: +27 44 343 1844
Venue: 3 Lakeside drive, Swartvlei, Sedgefield

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15/03/2017 - 11:27

The festive market season is here.People from all over the country are making their way to Sedgefield to experience small-town life and the fresh produce supplied by these markets.Make your way to Lakeside Lodge & Spa as the perfect home away from home.

Summer Market Special
● Deluxe accommodation for two
● Neck, back and shoulders massage for two
● 2-course breakfast daily (drinks excluded)
● Watersports included (non-motorised)
● Chauffeur service to and from the market
(Valid till 31 May)
Total per couple
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Winter Market Special
● Luxurious accommodation for two
● Neck, back and shoulders massage for two
● 2-course dinner included daily (drinks excluded)
● Fondue for two at the boma
● Chauffeur service to and from the market
(Valid from June 10 till 31 August)
Total per couple
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For more information
+27 44 343 1844
3 Lakeside drive, Swartvlei, Sedgefield

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For details contact:-
+27 (0)21 944 1041
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate,
R43, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

22/02/2017 - 16:27

Unwind in leisure at Lakeside Lodge & Spa this season of the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival.Take in the breathtaking views of the Swartvlei Lake and luxury five-star accommodation where you will be treated to a daily breakfast at our Benguela Brasserie Restaurant. Indulge in a sensual 30min back, neck and shoulder massage at our onsite spa. Thereafter, find yourself on our spectacular sunset cruise as you sip on award-winning wines. To book call 044 343 1844

The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival will once again paint the picturesque town of Knysna many shades of pink – possibly with a very unique twist. This year's festivities are taking place from 27 April - 1 May 2016 at various locations around the beautiful town of Knysna.

This popular celebration is a highlight on the international Gay Calendar and offers four days of non-stop entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people as well as anybody looking for a fun and fabulous time.

Knysna is considered by some to be Africa's 'gayest town', and is a popular international tourist destination, even earning the coveted title of "South Africa's Favourite Town of the year" (twice in a row).

During the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras the entire town of Knysna will be painted Pink again by thousands of party animals from all over South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. Lakeside Lodge & Spa is a proud supporter of this annual event.

Visit the Pink Loerie website to view the accommodation packages that we have available during the festival.

Lakeside Lodge & Spa