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Ndedema Lodge
Ndedema Lodge

Ndedema Lodge: Our full report

Ndedema Lodge is an elegant Victorian House in the heart of Clanwilliam, only about a 2 hour drive from Cape Town.

In 2002 Johan and Wilma bought the house and had lovingly restored it to what it is today. We understand the house is over 100 years old and much of the original features like the high ceilings, doors, original sash windows and shutters have been retained.

There are only four individually decorated en-suite bedrooms at Ndedema Lodge. Two of the rooms are on the front porch of the house and the other two are at the back of the house facing the garden. Each has a large bathroom fitted out with Victorian baths, separate showers, a dressing table; free standing swivel mirrors and has wooden flooring or tiled floors throughout. Complementary shampoo, body lotion and hand cream are provided, as well as towels, bathrobes and slippers.

Inside the rooms each are fitted with an air-conditioner although quite dated, mini fridges, tea/coffee stations as well as some lovely antique furniture and paintings collected by Johann and Wilma over the years. Fresh flowers are put in the rooms regularly and complimentary sherry is supplied.

Out the back there is a lovely garden with grape vines and various other fruit trees and plants, a swimming pool and a few tables and chairs in a shaded area.

Other rooms at Ndedema include a dining room cum kitchen which is adorned with silver and copper ware, a large dining table, an enormous reception desk and paintings on the walls. On our last visit they were busy cleaning and so didn't see the room in its full glory.

Our view

Wilma and Johan are fantastic hosts and travellers here are made feel at home. Ndedema Lodge is an affordable guesthouse with lots of character and a great base to explore the nearby Cedarberg mountains and a good halfway stop en-route to Namibia.

Tracy Lederer

Tracy Lederer

Country manager: South Africa


Namaqualand, South Africa
Ideal length of stay
1 – 2 nights
Accessible by

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Bed & Breakfast
Food quality
We didn't stay here but understand a hearty breakfast is usually served in the dining room or in the garden.

Lunch and dinner can be served on request.
Dining style
Group Meals
Dining locations
Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Further dining info, including room service
Drinks included
Drinks are not included.


Attitude towards children
Children 12 years and older are welcome.


The area has mobile reception. Internet and a fax service is available at reception.
TV & radio
Each room is fitted with a small television.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Medical care
There is a doctor and hospital in the town of Clanwilliam
Dangerous animals
Low Risk
Security measures
None but the lodge has secure parking.
Fire safety
Fire extinguishers are well placed around the property.


Disabled access
On Request
Laundry facilities
A same day laundry service is available at an extra charge
There is a communal safe and no currency exchange is possible.
Accepted payment on location
Master and Visa credit cards are accepted as well as cash payments in South African Rand.

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