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Lekkerwater Beach Lodge
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

34°27’0.4"S 20°38’3.5"E

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge: Our full report

Opened at the end of April 2019 Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop is a smart, new eco-lodge with a grand history.

Located just over 3 hours from Cape Town, in a remote part of the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve, the lodge backs onto unique fynbos vegetation and overlooks a stunning beach and the Indian Ocean beyond.

Built on the site of South African President F.W. de Klerk’s retreat, Lekkerwater (which means ‘good water’) is privately run by one of the new generation of sustainable safari operators who also own great camps in both Namibia and Botswana.

None of the Expert Africa have visit this lodge yet, though we know the De Hoop Reserve very well from personal experience.

We are in the process of updating this page with all the information on this recently opened gem; however, in the meantime, please contact for further information.

Our view

Our expectations are high for Lekkerwater Beach Lodge, due to the impressive track record at its sister camps in Namibia and Botswana. We anticipate a modern classic camp, well designed, comfortable and relaxed, as well as great service. The experience here will be all about the big outdoors - come here for a magical setting where you can explore this pristine environment and also enjoy fantastic land-based whale watching opportunities (between May and November).

Tracy Lederer

Tracy Lederer

Country manager: South Africa


De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa
Ideal length of stay
2 nights
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge is about halfway between Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay/Knysna on the Garden Route. The drive takes just over three hours from Cape Town, via Bredasdorp or Swellendam - the lodge is around 65 kilometres from each of these.

Access to Lekkerwater is via the Potberg Park entrance (not the Morukuru and De Hoop collection entrance gate). De Hoop Nature Reserve Gates open 07h30 and close at exactly 16h00.

Alternatively, De Hoop is around an hour’s flight from Cape Town in a Cessna Caravan.
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board & Activities
Food quality
We understand that meals will be cooked in front of guests and if the quality is as good as at its sister camps in Namibia and Botswana, we would expect the food to be excellent.
Dining style
Mixture of group dining and individual tables
Dining locations
Indoor Dining
Drinks included
All local beverages are included (bottled water, soft drinks, local beers, spirits and a limited selection of generally South African wines). Champagne and premium or imported wines and spirits cost extra.


Attitude towards children
Children of aged 6 years and older are welcome at Lekkerwater Beach Lodge.
Property’s age restrictions
Children aged 6 years and older are able to stay at Lekkerwater Beach Lodge.

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times due to the nature of the terrain around the lodge.


Power supply notes
All tents have plug points and hairdryers are available on request.
WiFi is only available in the guest rooms and there is only limited phone signal at Lekkerwater Beach Lodge.
TV & radio
There is no television or radio at Lekkerwater.
Water supply
Water supply notes
Lekkerwater use the latest and cleanest grey water treatment.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Medical care
Doctors are available in both Bredasdorp or Swellendam 65km away.
Dangerous animals
Low Risk
Fire safety


Disabled access
Not Possible
Laundry facilities
Lekkerwater are unable to offer laundry facilities in camp as all laundry is done off site.
No exchange facilities are offered at Lekkerwater Beach Lodge.
Accepted payment on location
Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted, but Diners and Amex are not. Cash in the form of South African rand, GB sterling, US dollars, euros is accepted.

Other lodges in De Hoop Nature Reserve

Alternative places to stay in this same area.

De Hoop Opstal

The Opstal

The Opstal forms part of the central hub of the De Hoop Nature Reserve and has a range of rooms and cottages to suit most people

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