• 1 accommodation option

Experience the most exclusive section of Dehoop Nature Reserve, a 34 000-hectare conservancy, and marvel at one of the most glorious coastal reserves in Africa. Located a little more than 3 hours’ drive from Cape Town, along the scenic Garden Route, Lekkerwater is the perfect stay with its enviable position perched between land and sea atop the ancient dunes of De Hoop.

This coastline is well-known for offering some of the world’s best land-based whale watching. Stay during July and November and experience thousands of migratory Southern Right whales calving and breeding in the warm seas offshore. Whales are, of course, the stars of the show, however expect to see dolphins, seals and a myriad of sea birds from the comfort of the lodge. Lekkerwater offers a unique beach-safari experience in a magical setting. With a rich history, incredible fauna and flora, pristine beaches, rolling hills and abundant sea life, the focus at Lekkerwater is on an exceptional nature-based experience.

The lodge consists of 7 intimate off-grid suites and a communal area. Whether you’re simply seeking a luxurious off-grid coastal escape, or an unforgettable land-based marine safari, Lekkerwater Beach Lodge offers an entirely unique coastal experience in the heart of South Africa’s scenic Western Cape.

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Conservation story

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge plays a significant role in providing benefit and positive impact to the De Hoop Nature Reserve as well as the De Hoop Marine Protected Area. They are dedicated to protecting indigenous fynbos and coastal ecosystems and providing an engaging and educational guest experience, whilst limiting environmental impact.

accommodation options

Browse through Lekkerwater 's accommodation options.

  • Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

    Floor-to-ceiling windows offer uninterrupted views over the ocean and a seemingl…

    from R 4900 / Per person per night sharing


  • A perfect slice of nature all to yourself

    It is rare to find a place that is so isolated, yet so entirely nurturing. Perched up on the dunes, this intimate lodge offers a glimpse in to the Indigenous people who once subsisted here on this rich coastline.

    J. Petersen

    24 January 2022

  • An oasis close to Cape Town

    We had been wanting to go to the De Hoop Reserve for a long time and were so blown away by the experience. The whole feel of Lekkerwater is about being at home and it feels that way! We also enjoyed the fynbos walk, and the beach walk, which were very informative.

    N. Denys

    24 January 2022

From R 4900.00 / per person per night sharing

Last minute offer from R 2990.00 /pppn

SADC resident rate from R 3450.00 /pppn

You won't be charged until the property confirms

How to get there

  • Cape Town International Airport

    De Hoop Marine Protected Area, South Africa, Overberg DC

    3 hrs

  • Check in at Lekkerwater

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Lekkerwater

    10:30 on day of departure