Set in the exclusive and stunning De Hoop Nature Reserve, charming Lekkerwater Beach Lodge offers not comfy rooms and a private beach but extraordinary whale watching opportunities.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of seven lovely rooms spaced along three miles of white sandy beaches. Each room comes with two twins or one double bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower. There is even one family room with a second loft bedroom. With a focus to the natural beauties outside, the rooms are fronted by floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook the gorgeous Indian Ocean. A wood-burning stove warms each room and gives it a homey feeling.
The lodge is located in the De Hoop Nature Reserve. The 84,015-acre reserve is so exclusive and desirable, the former president of South Africa, FW de Klerk choose the place for his own version of Camp David. Bordered by the majestic Potberg Mountains and the Indian Ocean, De Hoop is compromised of fynbos, wetlands, and undulating sand dunes and is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. From July to November, the region hosts hundreds sometimes thousands of migrating southern right whales. It’s also a great place to spot dolphins. On the grassy plains, visitors can catch a glimpse of Cape mountain zebra, bontebok, rhebok, eland, and sometimes even leopards and caracals. Plus, the reserve is home to over 260 species of birds.