Guest Reviews

It was absolutely amazing. This is the best local stay I have had in South Africa!
The location is absolutely breathtaking. It is a perfect breakaway from a busy city life. Breakfast was lovely!
The hosts were awesome. Jean is just an amazing guy, so accommodating and helpful. He went over and above to make our stay enjoyable. We were taken on a tour of the lodge when we arrived and checked in regularly to make sure that we are okay or whether we need anything.
The pictures of the lodge on booking.com was 100% accurate. The place looked exactly like the photos.

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- Alicia

South Africa

The owners are the friendliest hosts, they involved our kids in the feeding of the farm animals and they had a blast. Clean, welcoming and delicious food. loved it!!!

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- Patrick

South Africa

e are a youngish couple travelling with a 2 year old. Location is away from the hustle and bustle, a lovely farm setting with 2 beautiful horses, sheep and ducks, which our daughter really enjoyed visiting, the location was a 12 minute drive away from Hartenbos seafront area, this could be less out of season. There is a pool with a few braai facilities that one can make use of, they do supply braai meat and a delicious pasta salad (and I think a coleslaw too) which was convenient for us. There is bar at night which my hubby said was pretty cool.
The owners gave us outstanding service and made us feel right at home, the breakfast spread was INCREDIBLE, they offered everything and this was the highlight of the stay. Bed was comfy, bathroom is small but convenient, the couch was a little small for 3 of us when we sat down to eat, but found a chair from outside, DSTV channels were fine, kitchen area is modern, very clean place and we were sad to leave after 3 nights.

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- Jacey

South Africa

Breakfast and dinner was excellent, delicious and beautifully presented. Loved the peace and quiet of the farm and the warm hospitality from Bertus and Margaret.

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- Nerine

South Africa

Beautiful relaxed location, just 10 minutes from Hartenbos. Great hosts, couldn't do enough to accommodate me. Dinner was generous, as well as breakfast.

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- Fiona

South Africa

The owners went out of their way to make sure we are satisfied and comfortable. Such a warm welcome. We were treated as family! Loved it!

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- Anonymous

Israel

After a long day of driving, we were happy to finally reach Outeniquabosch Lodge. The owners, Margaret and Bertus, met us when we arrived. and offered us upgraded rooms for greater comfort. We had called ahead and asked for dinner. It was delicious home cooking with fresh ingredients and well-suited to the family's tastes. We had very investing pre- and post-dinner conversation with our hosts and woke up to a perfect pastoral scene on the farm and a great breakfast.

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- Anonymous

USA

Friendly people and great view.
Staff and owners extra friendly and always willing to help and also had an amazing view of the surrounding area. Nice pool and restaurant and the breakfast was great.

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- Shaun

Mozambique

Awesome awesome awesome !!!!!!
Unbelievable experience for the whole family ! Best holiday up to date ! Thank you Bertus and Margaret, friends for life!!

- Ben

South Africa

Exceptional!
The hosts hospitality was superb. Left with 2 new friends for life. Will be back without a shadow of doubt.

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- Moses

South Africa

Brillaint - we loved it
The owners - were the two most lovliest people I have met.
They had style, they were friendly - very helpful and Margaret made us the finest supper we have had in years.

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- Robbie

South Africa

Exceptional service, dedicated in every way!!
Incredible family home!

- Anonnymous

Austria

A unique accommodation with great and incredibly warm hosts!
We saw a lot and the food was really good!

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- Svenja

Germany

Exceptional!
Great authentic hosts, the quiet location, the delicious home cooked food, terrific breakfast!

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- Martin

Switzerland

Margeret and Bertus treated us from the first to the last minute of our stay as if we were visiting our siblings. We have never experienced such warmth. We were actually the only guests and the two of them completely spoiled us (sandwiches for arrival, immediately cleaned the pool, organized Game Drive, dinner, cleaned the windows for departure, etc.). By the way, Margeret is an excellent cook. The lamb curry is one of the best we could eat in ZA. If you can do without some luxury, you get a great stay here with especially interesting people in the country (just 2 lambs were born) with a lot of peace and comfortable beds. We felt safe and safe at all times.

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- Andreas

Germany

Superb accommodation!
The kindness of everyone, the originality of the executive suite, the size of the bed, the breakfast, the sheep and horses.

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- Famillebr

France

The warm care of the owners, the great animal love on the farm, absolute peace away from the tourist hustle and bustle, Botlierskop Game Reserve very nearby, recommended for a day Game Drive.

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- Roland

Germany

Great experience in a fantastic location.
Very nice hosts and staff. Very familiar atmosphere!

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- Heinz

Germany

Beautiful nice quiet location. Very nice hosts. Everything was perfect.

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- Michael

Germany

Really great accommodation and hosts
We were happy all around! Everything was fine and the hosts are great! We would go back to them anytime!

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- Stefanie

Germany

Super friendly hostess and host, beautiful surroundings and the 'cottage' is really an experience!

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- Dianne

Netherlands

The hosts are very, very nice. Bertus and Margaret are the perfect hosts.
We got a great BBQ completely unexpected.

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- Hecker

GErmany

Excellent by the location and even better by the hospitality. Only a 10 is enough to describe my short stay at the lodge. The host and hostess, like several people write, are very friendly and helpful. Add an excellent accommodation in a wonderfully peaceful place just outside Mossel Bay and that 10 is no more than earned.
I spent the night in the Executive Room, a very nice standoff. cottage that is definitely worth it. Next time I visit the region I will definitely visit again.

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- Tim

Netherlands

Exceptional! Extremely friendly hosts, great location, everything fantastic.

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- Gabriella

Switzerland

Our accommodation for a biking weekend, what a good location to 'do' the Robinson and Montague Passes. Our rooms were simple but immaculate. Exceptionally good service from Jean and Chandre, who made our weekend great. We also saw why it is clearly a chosen venue for Events, Weddings and Functions. Lovely quiet rural location just 2 km off the R328. Wonderful canine friends were also pleased to see us!

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- Robert

South Africa

Awesome stay! Warm welcome by Jean and Chandré. Lovely room with beautiful views of the farm. Arranged an amazing braai with meat and salads provided at the boma area. Breakfast was lovely and served with finesse. A really, really pleasant stay, thank you!

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- Magda

South Africa

We stayed in the executive suite half board it was truly special wonderful views very safe extra comfy large bed in an incredible room , excellent dinner and breakfast and to round it off were the brilliant and welcoming hosts.
This place is a must!

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- Gary

UK

We stayed for one night .....slight difficulty getting into lodge area as you need to phone them to open gate, but there was no signal.
Road to lodge was a bit bumpy but worth it once we got ther,
Margret and Bertus are amazing hosts and could not of done any more, we had a tout of lodge gardens, plus the sheep.
Meal of lamb was cooked to perfection but would of liked to be given the choice of a starter or desert.

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- Weymouth

South Africa

Bertus and Mags , could not have been more welcoming, with a personal tour on arrival , accommodation was absolutely spot on slightly quirky but in a good way, loved the outside shower, breakfast was first class cooked fresh, would highly recommend staying here if you get a chance the area surrounding the property is beautiful, we missed the giraffes but Bertus assures us they are there in the bush, will visit again if we get the chance.

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- Linda

UK

What a lovely place. Was nice to get away from a busy day on the beach to the peace and quiet on the farm. Very friendly staff and owners who were always willing to help. We had a great holiday. Will be back again.

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- ssmit367677

South Africa

Margaret and Bertus made our stay memorable. Thanks again!
We just stayed one night due to the long way to P.E.. But we wished, we could stay longer. Delicious Braai, great room, slept deep and very well.

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- mheinz118523

South Africa

After an adventurous day we arrived pretty late at that beautiful lodge, all hungry and tired. But thanks to the warm welcome, the nice and clean room and the absolutely fantastic dinner we felt at home within seconds. After a few drinks and a nice chat with the owners it was like being with friends. And in the morning we were totally stunned by the peaceful landscape around us. This place is just awesome. Animals all around, delicious breakfast on the terrace and great tips what to do on our way to the cape. Thanks a million, Margaret & Bertus, for having us. We hope to stay in touch and are sending you kisses and big hugs, Martina & Monika

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- Monika

Switzerland

We stayed for two nights and could so easily have stayed longer. We loved the wonderful setting, especially having breakfast watching the birds flying up and down the beautiful valley. The Lodge is perfectly placed for visiting Botlierskop Game Reserve. The quiet darkness gave us a great night's sleep. And thank you so much, Margaret and Bertus, for your warm welcome, your lovely evening meal and helping us enjoy our visit so much.

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- Discover37732651767

South Africa

We stayed there for 3 days during our South Africa trip and it was perfect. Close to Mossel Bay. Good and clean rooms. And Margaret and Bertus were the best hosts you can get. We would stay there again.

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- Felix

UK

First of all - thanks a lot for the awesome nights we have spent at your lodge. Thanks Bertus and Margaret and of course Angelique - they were so nice people. So sad to leave them. We had e BBQ on the Sunday Eve and got to know this lovely family. The rooms are good - not the newest fancy rooms but for sure good to spend a quiet time on the country side. We did a elephant walk close to the lodge (25min by car) and Margaret can offer u a lot of other stuff. Even if it’s just hanging at the pool, it is totally worth it. We definitely recommend it.

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- Schannin

Switzerland

One of the best ever holidays with my family !! The setting, the staff, the owners was absolutely great !There is a personal touch to everything that happens, breakfast is spectacular and Margaret and Bertus are awesome !! Thank you

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- FarAway32545271023

South Africa

Thank you to the owners Margaret and Bertus for making Liam and I feel so welcome. The setting is superb, the staff friendly and attentive and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the breakfasts and dinner we had.

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- Escape41311630353

South Africa

Margret and Bertus are very kind and supportive. Great location / view to sit down and enjoy. We also had a dinner and it was soooo delicious. Pool & garden area is 120% well-groomed and inviting to relax!!!

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- Flyer01704076022

South Africa

A true sample of excellent hospitality! The calm and tranquil setting was quite refreshing. All respect for the general manager and staff who does a great job here. The breakfast was top draw. Overall experience was awesome.

- Roam12513542851

South Africa

The best hosts you can find. You come as a guest and leave as a friend. The location of the accommodation is out of the hustle and bustle, yet within easy reach of the city or the nearest Game Reserve or other activities .The service is warm, the tips for activities great. We really enjoyed the time at this great place and will be happy to come back. Many thanks to Magaret and Bertus and their team.

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- Guide10424361055

Germany

This was the friendliest staff of all our stay in South Africa. Excellent stay! We will certainly return one day to enjoy the magnificent view, the executive lodge and the tremendous service that was provided.

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- Happiness06977430892

South Africa

Far enough from town to really have a quiet, peaceful stay in wide open spaces, but close enough to all the amenities and many attractions. The food is delicious and they are prepared to cater to individual taste.

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- Gerrit

South Africa

We had such a lovely stay at Outeniquabosch Lodge.
From the lovely friendly welcome from Margaret and Bertus to the most amazing accommodation, nothing could have been more perfect.
Our room was perfect. We stayed in the Executive suite which was perfect for 2 adults and two children.
The farm was perfect for our children, with friendly animals to keep them amused and our excellent hosts made sure we needed nothing throughout the whole stay. From booking us a horse safari to helping us with a BBQ.
Our best two nights of our South African adventure. Would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to anyone!

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- fmoore100636

South Africa

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were met with friendliness, warmth and felt so welcome. The venue itself is beautiful, tranquil and perfectly situated and central to everything. The rooms are extremely well laid out and comfortable. Clean and a pleasure to spend time at. The view of the farm is beautiful, and the breakfast every morning was a real treat.
Our hosts are amazing people and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We will definitely recommend it for couples who want a few days of peace and quiet and not be in the middle of the busy and noisy hub over the peak season.

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- Lizette

South Africa

We were made to feel like one the family by Margaret & Bertus. The accommodation was located in a beautiful and tranquil setting with lovely views over the surrounding area. The outside shower was exhilarating!

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- Malcolm

UK

Great place to stay for a week , you have the sea close and the bush next to you, all the amenities one can wish for well maintained and Food is great and the Owners every pleasing. not much more to wish for!

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- Garth

South Africa

Owners Bertus and Margaret were very helpful on arrival. Accommodation was very nice and clean. Me and my wife had arrangements made for dinner and it was excellent. We enjoyed dinner in the very nice thatched dining room/hall. Breakfast was also excellent.The accommodation has lovely views over the valleys. Outeniquabosch Lodge is recommended for couples/family/weddings.

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- Hendrik

South Africa

One of the best places I've been, can't wait to go again , breath takingly beautifull views and awesome people , nothing wrong service and breakfast was exceptional , only down point is that our trip was way too short.

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- 7mailliw7

South Africa

Magaret the owner, is such a phenomenal woman who makes you feel at home with her warm and friendly disposition. She is a very gracious hostess with a MAGIC WAND capable of presenting the most Scrumptious meals ever. Loved the accommodation and the facilities were absolutely comfortable and views are breathtaking with clean country air and farm animals the only noise you hear..PURE BLISS!

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- Mary

South Africa

Close to Mossel Bay, but with the huge bonus of grandiose views, wonderful food and fauna aromas, and fascinating and kind hosts! Just spend some time here and get a way from the hustle and bustle of your overbooked vacation, even if but for a day or two!

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- Paul

Idaho

This is our second stay. So friendly, Margaret and Bertus have become good friends. The lodge is so clean and well maintained. The pool inviting on a hot day. Very safe, lovely views and oh so comfy beds.

- Silton

UK

This was one of our best stays on a long road trip. We stayed 2 nights and really relaxed. Margaret and Bertus are wonderful hosts. They helped us plan our onward travel and cooked us lovely food, we felt so at home. Quiet, safe peaceful and Extremely clean. I think they cut the lawns with scissors. Great place!

- Gill

UK

Margret and Bertus, you guys are heaven sent...I absolutely love the place.Peaceful, quiet, very clean, beautiful location with splendid views, solid bed with great linen, close to town, the beach...I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
This is a must visit if you want to get away from it all. Take the Mrs, take the kids, take a book - whatever you do..go spend a day or 5 with the Outeniquabosch family.
Looking forward to my next visit. Bert make sure that you show me the herb garden with the orange flowers next time.

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- Terrance

Botswana

Our hosts were wonderful and the food Margaret produced was fantastic. Felt like being at home while on holidays. We drove a short distance to some fantastic golf courses then cam home to a friendly welcome and afternoon drinks at the bar and home cooked hearty meal. Would recommend completely!

- Cathy

Sunshine Coast

This has a breathtaking position, peaceful and calm. Margaret and Bertus were fantastic hosts, beautiful home cooked food and made to feel part of their family. Nothing is too much trouble including imparting their knowledge of wildlife, surrounding areas and local history and they are fun! We will definitely be back and will stay longer than 2 nights.

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- Z5252DBdonnam

South Hampton

The lodge is located slightly inland from Mossel Bay in a beautiful rural setting, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the country side still being close to town and the great beaches.
We stayed in the very comfortable Executive room, whose highlight is undoubtedly the outside shower.
The hosts are highly welcoming and we felt like we were visiting friends. Breakfast and even dinner is served by Margret and her friendly team in an extra building and is super-tasty! Don´t bother with going to any restaurant, it´s all there. After dinner you can have some drinks at the well-sorted bar.
We were so glad we decided to stay here, instead of the Game Lodge just an easy 15 minutes drive away for day trips, if you wish to see the animals.

- Anastasia

UK

Lovely location, very peaceful,and relaxing and a great start to our holiday. Thank you Margaret and Bertus and all the staff for making our stay so memorable. Will definitely be back for a second visit I am sure.

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- Honor

UK

Some people are simply natural as hosts and this special place has two of them.
We booked on the day of arrival and we could not have been accommodated any more. Room was ready 2 hours early and transport at a very reasonable rate to a nearby wedding was sorted and planned with no pressure or bother at all.
All in all a superb place to stay and somewhere we will return to and recommend to anyone.

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- Ian

South Africa

Good time, great and very hospitable hosts and I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a lodge near Mossel Bay. Although we only had limited time to spend, we felt that we came as guests and left as friends.
Special note for the Dutch: since the owners have Dutch heritage, they can cook like at home!

- Bgeraedts

Netherlands

Recently stayed at Outeniquabosch Lodge for a friends' wedding and had a fantastic time. The lodge is set in beautiful surroundings and the hosts could not have been more helpful! Especially Margaret's amazing cooking! I would definitely recommend it and will be returning myself.

- Will

UK

Wow what a place to stay, peace, views, food and a beautiful location. We were welcomed By Bertus and Margaret as if we were family. Rooms perfectly clean, bar and dining facilities were faultless. This fabulous property is perfectly positioned between Mossel Bay and George if you want to play golf in both locations, approx 20 minutes easy driving to either. Beware Margaret's cooking can result in you needing to extend the buckle location on your trouser belt.
We played golf at, Mossel Bay, Pinnacle Point, George, Oubaa, Kingswood and Fancourt. Cannot recommend enough.

- Whithammj

UK

Too much to tell but you have to feel and experience this stay. At the moment we arrived they did everything to make our stay memorable. The accommodation and property was beautiful. But there personal service was great. We travelled with our 4 yr old and he was allowed to groom and feed the horses in the morning. Picking eggs for breakfast. And what a fantastic breakfast. 3 courses. We also had dinner with them because we stayed only 1 night. Also here they did everything to make it special. Can really recommend this accommodation when you are on your road trip on Garden Route or going from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn.

- Debbie

Netherlands

Once you have gone through the +/- 2KM of dirt / gravel road you will reach the tranquil and comfortable location. It's a farm located amongst producing farms. We had an enjoyable stay for the overnight we spent there.

- Zamuxolo

South Africa

Our room was special and very comfortable. It was wonderful to sit out on the deck and enjoy the tranquility. Even our visitors commented on the peacefulness and especially the cleanliness and the hospitality.

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- Edith

South Africa

This stay was amazing. Calm relaxed and a home from home. Very friendly welcome, excellent facilities would definitely recommend staying here! Very central to game parks and the beach and lots of other activities on the garden route. They warmly welcomed 10 adults and 2 young children and helped us enjoy our stay very much nothing was too much trouble. Thank you!

- Jess

South Africa

Our stay was most restful in beautiful surroundings. The facilities were new and well managed. The service, food and attention to detail was excellent. The breakfast was the best experienced in along time even internationally. The manager was friendly and really helpful and friendly. I gladly recommend this facility.

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- Bob

South Africa

We had to be in Hartenbos on the Garden Route for a family event and happened on this gem of a place completely by chance. Very well situated for a visit to the coast (Mossel Bay, Hartenbos, Great Brak River etc), as well as further inland to Oudtshoorn, the Lodge is immaculate both inside and out. We found the rooms very comfortable with little extras such as fruit in the room and complimentary bottles of water (replenished every day). The breakfast can last you the whole day. But best of all was the very warm welcome by host and his willingness to go the extra mile. We expected to arrive quite late and had driven straight through without having had a meal - no problem for them. They sorted us in no time at all and made us feel quite pampered. The peace and quiet and the wonderful views from their "krans" will have us going back for more as soon as we can.

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- Jeanne

South Africa

What a superb find.. This is the best place that we have been to in many years. Thanks a million for going the extra mile in making this place " a little heaven" . You have been an awesome host, not to mention your scrumptious meals. We will definitely be back. Thanks a million!

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- Michael

South Africa

First of all - thanks a lot for the awesome nights we have spent at your lodge. Thanks Bertus and Margrit and of course Angelique - they were so nice people. So sad to leave them. We had e BBQ on the Sunday Eve and got to know this lovely family. The rooms are good - not the newest fancy rooms but for sure good to spend a quiet time on the country side. We did a elephant walk close to the lodge (25min by car) and Margrit can offer u a lot of other stuff. Even if it’s just hanging at the pool, it is totally worth it. We definitely recommend it.

- Jeannine

CH

After a long day of driving, we were happy to finally reach Outeniquabosch Lodge. The owners, Margaret and Bertus, met us when we arrived. and offered us upgraded rooms for greater comfort. We had called ahead and asked for dinner. It was delicious home cooking with fresh ingredients and well-suited to the family's tastes. We had very investing pre- and post-dinner conversation with our hosts and woke up to a perfect pastoral scene on the farm and a great breakfast.

- USA Family

US

The owners - were the two two most loviest people I have met. They had style, they were friendly - very helpful and Margie made us the finest supper we have had in years.

- Robbie

ZA

We came as guests and felt like family members. Thanks you for this marvelous Braai, a great evening and our conversation. We regret not being longer at Outeniquabosch Lodge.

- Michael

DE

We very much have enjoyed our stay at Outeniquabosch lodge during our garden route trip. The owners were very caring and nice and the home made dinner was delicious. The location was perfect for us as we did a game drive in a nearby Ressort on that day.

- Mira

DE

Breakfast and dinner was excellent, delicious and beautifully presented. Loved the peace and quiet of the farm and the warm hospitality from Bertus and Margaret.

- Nerine Davis

ZA

We are a youngish couple travelling with a 2 year old. Location is away from the hustle and bustle, a lovely farm setting with 2 beautiful horses, sheep and ducks, which our daughter really enjoyed visiting, the location was a 12 minute drive away from Hartenbos seafront area, this could be less out of season. There is a pool with a few braai facilities that one can make use of, they do supply braai meat and a delicious pasta salad (and I think a coleslaw too) which was convenient for us. There is bar at night which my hubby said was pretty cool. The owners gave us outstanding service and made us feel right at home, the breakfast spread was INCREDIBLE, they offered everything and this was the highlight of the stay. Bed was comfy, bathroom is small but convenient, the couch was a little small for 3 of us when we sat down to eat, but found a chair from outside, DSTV channels were fine, kitchen area is modern, very clean place and we were sad to leave after 3 nights.

- Jacey

Za

Margaret and Bertus built their own little paradise and it's great that they let other people participate. We had a great time including delicious dinners and amazing chats with the two of them.

- Stefan

AZ

The owners are the friendliest hosts, they involved our kids in the feeding of the farm animals and they had a blast. Clean, welcoming and delicious food. loved it!!!

- Patrick

ZA