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Velddrif en route Elands Bay, South Africa
Draaihoek Lodge is “an escape to nature; a secret getaway; a romantic oasis ; the ultimate in tranquility; a place to unwind – with true South African hospitality and West Coast humor – a want-to-return destination “ – according to our guests.
Draaihoek Lodge offers luxury accommodation set in an unspoiled, secluded Nature Reserve. 8 Luxury suites and the lavishly appointed 3 bed roomed Manor House, overlooks the scenic strand veld and dunes with a 5 km private beach within easy walking distance. The soothing sound of the ocean is enjoyed as background music everywhere on Draaihoek Lodge.
The Nature Reserve reaches from the Atlantic Ocean inland to the Sandveld’s mountain range and across to the Verlorenvlei, a RAMSAR classified site, south of Elands Bay. The coastal border of the Reserve stretches along an undisturbed sandy beach, hugged by rugged dunes and favored by flocks of birds typical to the West Coast. The uninhabited bay area is frequented by whales, seals and playing Heaviside dolphins.
A huge diversity of bird life is thriving in the Reserve, both in the unspoiled, deserted veld and beach as well as around to the Lodges & Restaurant.
The Reserve also boasts rock art sites, a living portrayal of stone-age culture. Draaihoek Restaurant: Traditional South African food plus the West Coast seafood provide a mouth-watering culinary experience. Dishes are complemented by a selection of fine wines sourced only in surrounding wine growing areas. Draaihoek Lodge’s secluded setting and specialized conference facilities offer the ideal environment to facilitate meetings, sessions, workshops and seminars.
For a unique wedding ceremony and reception, our establishment offers a stylish backdrop set against the rugged scenery typical of the West Coast.
Draaihoek Lodge strives to enhance our wonderful natural surroundings with luxury accommodation, great cuisine, excellent service and a genuine caring attitude towards guests and staff alike.