Draaihoek Lodge & Restaurant

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 900
Guest House
Draaihoek Lodge is a luxurious 4 star establishment situated on the West Coast south of Elands Bay approximately 200 km from Cape Town. Extending a warm welcome to visitors seeking West Coast spring flowers, endless beach walks in the company of seals, whales and dolphins, magnificent sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean, game drives through the reserve, prehistoric rock art or just wanting to relax and be pampered. Accommodation at the Lodge comprises the Manor House with 3 en suite double rooms and 8 luxurious en suite double rooms each in a separate Lodge. All rooms are equipped with standard 4 star amenities. Also on site is a fully licensed restaurant serving gourmet fare complemented by an extensive wine selection - complete with terrace overlooking the dunes of the Atlantic Ocean and a lounge with fire place where guests can linger while enjoying the lodge's hospitality
"The sunset on the private beach that we had all to ourselves."
04 Sep 2017
By Jane Jones
"Its classy accomodation and food in a relaxed, welcoming setting."
"The fire that was made in our room while we were at dinner"
20 Jul 2017
By Ben Blaine
"I loved this place - it was very well equipped and private and in a great location. The facilities were fantastic. The restaurant and all the people were very friendly. It was a quick drive to Elands Bay where I went surfing."
"Perfect quiet getaway"
23 Apr 2017
By Theo von Staden
"Well appointed lodging., good food and service with a smile"
"Draaihoek Lodge - not what it promised to be!"
26 Jul 2016
By Tersia, South Africa
"We booked and paid deposit for the Room or Unit Info: Luxury Manor House (1) on arrival we where met by Marietjie Basson the owner,and put into one of the luxury double en suite. The room was very good with a fire place(but very little wood and the wood was wet), you also had to buy xtra wood if you wanted more...it is winter at the moment... a bar fridge with only water in it. We had no tv in the room and also no wi-fi or even cell phone reception. There was not a bath only a shower and the floors was very cold. No slippers and no gowns. We pick the manor house special because we wanted luxury and space to enjoy the 3 days and relax as if at home and do some planning for a trip later the year to Italy. We could not do any of this because of no internet connections. Staff was friendly and always helpful. Breakfast was good. We had dinner the Friday night, good selection on the menu and overall a good dining experience. We did not find the manager very friendly and helpful. If you want a break from technology this is you place, no view from rooms but if you go over the sand dunes you have a wonderful view and can go for a long walk on the beach. It just did not meet our needs for the weekend as we did not get what we booked for and was promised...."
11 Jan 2016
By Ann, England
"We booked 3 rooms for the family; all very large and comfortable with arm chairs as well as king size beds and soft cotton sheets. spacious and well equipped bathrooms; couldn't have been more comfortable. Big refreshing pool and a short board walk over the dunes to miles of pristine beach with seals, and wide variety of bird life.  food was plentiful from an imaginative menu and freshly cooked, so waiting a little for cooking time was no chore (no kids!).In short everything you would hope for if you are expecting a quiet comfortable rural retreat."
"Gorgeous and romantic"
03 Jan 2016
By Lynette, South Africa
"The setting on the beach is spectacular! The walks on the beach, relaxing pool area and exquisite dining was so relaxing and felt like pure, glorious serendipity! Falling asleep with the sounds of the waves was extraordinary."
09 Dec 2014
By Hermann, Switzerland
"A unique place in every respect. The huge and clean beach behind the dunes is unforgettable. Spacious and charming accommodation in a beautiful coastal environment. The meals are prepared by the host on the spot; you may bring your own wine."
07 Sep 2014
By Nadia, South Africa
"Beautiful beach, beautiful rooms. A little close to the main road, but that doesn't bother too much. Restaurant has great food and friendly service. Highly recommended!"
"Stay for 3 days"
05 Sep 2014
By Sonja, South Africa
"It was super clean and luxurious. Food was excellent. Service couldn't be better! A jewel outside a town. The wooden path over the dunes was exciting! We are from Gauteng. If we are ever again in that area we will stay there again for sure."
"First rate stay"
30 Aug 2014
By Pauline, South Africa
"The accommodation and food is superb, and the staff are all friendly and helpful. The weather wasn't the best, but it was a great excuse to have the fire roaring in our room, which was a great touch. We stayed in many different places on our three week holiday, and this was one of the best. I would definitely recommend it!"