Head up the Garden Route to treat your beloved to a romantic Valentine’s retreat, and discover the best that Sedgefield’s hidden gem, Lakeside Lodge, has to offer.

The award-winning Lakeside Lodge is a nine-suite, five-star luxury hotel located within the sublime Wilderness National Park in Sedgefield. The Swartvlei Lagoon provides serene views from the lodge which rests on its banks.


Lakeside Lodge is running a special Valentine’s getaway which offers guests 20% off all luxurious spa treatments (excluding Valentine’s specials.) The special also includes a complimentary bottle of bubbly along with decadent chocolate treats. The offer is available for the weekend of 12–14 February.


As a guest, you are invited to use the hotel’s shallow water jetty which allows easy access to the pleasant waters of the lagoon. The hotel provides complimentary kayaks, canoes and a speed boat for skiing, wakeboarding and water sports, ideal for adventurous couples. If you prefer a more soothing activity, enjoy a sundowner cruise around the lake on the Lady Giselle Pontoon boat.


Head Chef, Kelly-Anne Pietersen ensures the French-Asian fusion cuisine at Benguela Brasserie and Restaurant is prepared to perfection. Choose the alfresco dining option if the glorious weather stays put, otherwise, settle for getting cosy indoors. Either way, Benguela Cove’s award-winning Wines will compliment your dining experience to a tee.


An outdoor sunken African Boma enclosure overlooking the lake invites guests to enjoy social evenings around the fire in the serene setting.


Head to Lakeside for a romantic weekend of lazing at the waters edge, decadent meals, socialising under the stars, spa treatments, bubbly, chocolate and more.

When 12–14 February 2016
Where  3 Lakeside Drive, Swartvlei, Sedgefield, Western Cape
Cost Hotel from R2,500 (book online) Dinner from R350 (book online)
Contact +27 44 343 1844, [email protected]

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