Mosaic Private Sanctuary

Private Nature Reserve , Hermanus


Scattered around a glade of milkwood trees beside wild Hermanus Lagoon, this six-suite bolthole blends real privacy with luxury and fine dining.  Lagoon Lodge is actually part of the vast Mosaic Private Sanctuary, but secluded two miles from its main property.  Just two hours east of Cape Town, the Overberg ranks among the world’s best places for whale-watching. Surrounded by fragrant fynbos, your board includes many activities, along with all meals.


Safari-style and built from local stone and thatch, the six stand-alone suites each have king-size beds under romantic netting, lounges, writing desks, fireplaces and ceiling fans.  In the bathrooms await large tubs, copper sinks and a private outdoor shower.  French windows lead out to private decks facing either the lagoon, the Overberg Mountains or fynbos.  One larger chalet, the Family Suite, sleeps two adults and two children.


Accessedvia raised boardwalks, the communal lapa is where meals – from breakfasts with freshly-baked muffins to excellent three-course dinners using homegrown vegetables and locally-sourced meats – are taken.  Guests can also order picnics, or dine at the nearby Mosaic Lagoon Café courtesy of a free shuttle.  Back at base, there’s also a fire-heated lounge and another heated plunge pool positioned for the wondrous sunsets and star-cluttered night skies.


The estate extends to Walker Bay’s beach, and jaunts there are included in your rent, along with wine-tasting, nature walks, guided kayak trips past flamingos and blue cranes, and 4x4 drives around the three-mile lagoon.  For an additional cost you can embark on a fynbos quad-biking tour, take a pontoon cruise, rent bikes, visit a spa, go cage-diving among great white sharks (June-October) or book onto some boat-based whale-watching (June-October).

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome, with cots and babysitting (at a surcharge) available.  The Lagoon Lodge Family Suite is the best bet.



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