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Highlands Lodge Mountain Retreat
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About Highlands Lodge Mountain Retreat

Highlands Lodge Mountain Retreat is a beautiful escape just outside the Garden Route coastal town of George, and showcases Austrian-inspired craftsmanship in the heart of the Outeniqua Mountains. Embracing the untouched beauty of fynbos hills and mountain streams, the free-standing log cabins comprise spacious interiors and private entrances, each with a wooden deck offering panoramic views of the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains. The cabins are designed to blend in with the local pine forest, creating a tranquil retreat where nature's colours and aromas combine harmoniously.

Highlands Lodge Mountain Retreat, spanning 500 hectares, has survived multiple mountain fires since its establishment in 1991, a testament to nature's resilience. Semi-attached cabins, accommodating up to 12 when rented together, provide ideal family retreats. The property features a communal braai area, pizza oven, and a large swimming pool overlooking the fynbos-dotted mountains. A children's play area enhances the family-friendly ambience, making it an unforgettable experience. Two types of accommodation are available: free-standing log cabins and semi-attached cabins for families.

Highlands Lodge Mountain Retreat Setting

Highlands Lodge Mountain Retreat is situated on a mountainous farm, enriched with pine plantations, indigenous mountain fynbos, and freshwater springs. The natural beauty of the Waboomskraal Valley in the Garden Route region of the Western Cape, with its hops fields and apple plantations, creates a peaceful atmosphere. The property offers easy access to bike trails, local wine farm padstal shops, the Outeniqua Choo Choo, mountain trails, beaches, Montagu, Outeniqua Pass, ostrich farms, Cango Caves, and The Red Berry Farm — all within a 10-45 km radius. This diverse setting, combined with the lodge's family-friendly amenities, ensures an unforgettable escape in a beautiful slice of nature.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Can I bring my pet?

  • Is the lodge child friendly?

  • Can we braai?

Reviews

  • Amazing stay

    Awesome place enjoyed our stay, the managers are very nice, friendly and caring people.

    Conservio.com review

    M. Janse Van Rensburg

  • A cosy getaway

    The most beautiful nature scenes! Even though we had some bad weather on the Sunday, the cabin was cosy and comfortable. Will definitely visit again.

    Conservio.com review

    M. Viljoen

Highlands Lodge Mountain Retreat impact highlights

Highlands Lodge Mountain Retreat, in South Africa's Western Cape, prioritizes sustainable hospitality practices with a profound impact on its natural surroundings. The on-site restaurant and coffee shop, the kitchen, cold room, and laundry room all run on solar panels, showcasing a commitment to renewable energy. By prioritizing local employment, actively engaging in invasive species clearing, utilizing a non-municipal water source, and implementing eco-friendly sewage systems, the retreat demonstrates a holistic approach to environmental responsibility. In doing so, Highlands Lodge not only provides a tranquil escape for guests but also stands as a model for harmonizing human activities with the local ecosystem, setting a commendable standard for sustainable hospitality in the region.

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