Blackwaters River Lodge
Blackwaters River Lodge

Blackwaters River Lodge

Nestled between Knysna and Sedgefield on South Africa’s verdant Garden Route, Blackwaters River Lodge is a tranquil retreat on the banks of the Goukamma River and surrounded by indigenous forest. Wellbeing and relaxation live here.

Nestled between Knysna and Sedgefield on South Africa’s verdant Garden Route, Blackwaters River Lodge is a tranquil retreat on the banks of the Goukamma River and surrounded by indigenous forest. Wellbeing and relaxation live here.

USD 250-400 per person per night sharing
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Black waters River Lodge Highlights

Re-opening with a renewed look in 2018, Blackwaters River Lodge retains its owner-run appeal and attention to the guest experience. The location of this 20-bedroom modern lodge on the grassy banks of the Goukamma River give it an immediate sense of luxury. The river brings birds in abundance, as does the old indigenous forest that rolls naturally alongside it. Blackwaters River Lodge is all at once a family-friendly destination, a wellness retreat, an adventure hub for canoeing activities, a golf course & wedding venue, and it has a cosy restaurant with an outdoor deck overlooking the course.

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  • Ideally located only 15 minutes from Knysna, Sedgefield and Buffels Bay beach, so guests can choose to stay put or participate in nearby activity.
  • Two room options available: classic, overlooking the manicured lawn and gardens, and luxury, overlooking the Goukamma River & wild forest.
  • Rooms are kitted out with mini-fridges, TVs, and modern conveniences, while the entertainment area has swimming pool, ladies bar, Wi-Fi, and other comforts.
  • There is a host of activities to choose from to suit all sorts of holidaymakers, plus a babysitting service is offered for parents of young kids.
  • Indoor and outdoor dining at the Earth & Fire Eatery, serving rustic Bistro-style, homemade food.

Blackwaters River Lodge Activities

This is an ideal spot for guests to be as active or as lazy as they’d like. There are fun activities like canoeing, forest trails, bird-watching, and golfing to partake in, and then there is the allure of the spa, poolside sun-bathing, and relaxing on the side lines while enjoying something good to eat. Families will love the secure environment which puts parents at ease as their kids enjoy independence in a safe and adventurous place. Only 8km away is Buffels Bay, which has a beach perfect for swimming and sun-bathing and other beach-related activities, and of course the vibrant town of Knysna brings the excitement of sight-seeing, fine dining, and tourist shopping. Wine tasting, craft markets, paddling, and boat cruises on the Knysna lagoon mean there is a range of things to do both around town and at Blackwaters that will suit the whole family.

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