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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We loved the location, the pool and the proximity to the beach is fantastic. The rooms were very clean and tidy and generous in space. Staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good and substantial. The only complaint would be the sound of the train which comes through in the early hours of the morning which we didn't expect...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to have a few days away. Draaihoek Lodge looked like a quiet place to walk and just relax. We were not prepared for the high quality of food and accommodation that we found. We were welcomed by the owner Marieke and shown to our cottage. The room was spacious,...

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Zeist, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The lodge and restaurant are situated on a very quit place. Walking to the beach gives you a view of an almost empty beach foor kilometers on both sides. Just sea, birds and a lost seal, great! In the garden you will find a swimming pool, where you can lay down in chairs and grass.The restaurant is simple but of...

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Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stayed her before and after our West Coast Crayfish trail hike. We were simply astonished with the gourmet meals, luxury accommodation and friendly helpful staff. All situated right next to the beach! Looking forward to the next time!

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Capetown
Reviewed 22 October 2016

What a wonderful find, just south of Elandsbaai, before embarking on a walking tour. Beautiful setting, a band of flowering fynboss and the dunes sheltering us from the wind on a beautiful stretch of beach just meters from our lovely rooms (with fireplaces and fires set at the ready). Excellent service from all, gourmet delights from the chef and a...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2016

What a beautiful and relaxing place! my husband togehter with our daughter spent three nights at this lodge. Just a few chalets arranged the way that there is no bothering of the neighbors, a nicely arranged garden, the back-sound of the waves of the nearby beach, very clean chalets. Marietjie was very helpful to give us advice on exploring the...

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed for 1 night with our 3 year old. It feels like an oasis in the middle of nowhere. The garden and outside is amazingly beautiful and there is a short walkway to what looks like a private beach over the dunes. The view from the top is breath-taking and having a sun downer here is ideal heaven on...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 September 2016

After camping down the West Coast for 19 days it was like pure luxury walking into our beautiful rooms. The meals were excellent and the staff were friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the walk on the beach at sunset.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this gem late in the afternoon....looking for accommodation. The rooms are spacious, modern, warm....or cool & comfortable. Situated on the beach overlooking the Atlantic makes for a perfect sundowner spot. The sunset was spectacular. Both dinner & breakfast was delicious with a wide variety on the menu. Might even come back again & make a weekend of...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This hotel surprised me with charm, friendliness and fantastic meanls. rooms are large, well equipped and offer even a cosy fireplace. An ideal gateway for a romantic weekend. long walks on an unspoilt beach or just a swim on a heated swimmingpool makes the visit worthwile. To top it, we had the best fish ever eaten. Very good breakfast rounds...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Draaihoek Lodge is situated on the West Coast of South Africa with a unspoiled 5 km white sandy private beach. Draaihoek Lodge offers accommodation in 8 luxury suites, each fronting the scenic strand veld and dunes of the Atlantic Ocean. Furthermore we have the Manor House with its 3 luxuriously appointed bedrooms overlooking the vlei with its unique flora and bird life available. Whether you dine in The Restaurant, on the terrace or picnic overlooking the waves of the West Coast, you will savor the flavors of our mouth-watering classics and gourmet dishes prepared by the kitchen team. Fare from the kitchen will guide you through the flavors redolent of South Africa's cooking tradition and the West Coast surrounds - borrowing from the Cosmopolitan table to create a heart warming taste experience that endeavors to touch patrons' souls. All meals are served with quality wines selected from our cellar. Je seux qu'on se voix - come and join us. The private Nature Reserve reaches from the Atlantic ocean inland to Sandveld's mountain range and across to the Verlorenvlei, a RAMSAR classified site, south of Elands Bay. The coastal border of the Reserve stretches along an undisturbed sandy beach, hugged by rugged dunes and favoured by flocks of birds typical to the West Coast. The uninhabited bay area is frequented by whales, seals and playing Heaviside dolphins. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Draaihoek Lodge & Restaurant

Address: R27 between Veldrif and Elandsbaai, Eland's Bay 8110, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Eland's Bay
Price Range: $157 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Draaihoek Lodge & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“We stayed in room 8 right at the end of the row of cottages which meant complete privacy (however, all the cottages are very private)”
 of 5 bubbles 2HappyExplorers2, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They're all lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles AnneT331, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed the two rooms at the far end - simply because we spent time sitting on the verandahs watching birds.”
 of 5 bubbles 953oskarr, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms look stunning”
 of 5 bubbles TVG03, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are situated with a sea view and large enough.”
 of 5 bubbles renemalan, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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