Wildness in view: Unforgettable stay at the Boardwalk Lodge


Weekend getaways, al fresco dining, pool-side braais, slops, bikinis, hot days and sultry evenings are back! And if you’re looking to combine all of these, I cannot think of a better place to enjoy them than at the Boardwalk Lodge in the Wilderness.

The Boardwalk Lodge, a four-star guest lodge with self-catering accommodation, is set high on the slopes above the hamlet of Wilderness and offers magnificent views of the beach and lagoon. It is conveniently situated and is only a short stroll from all that the Wilderness area has to offer.

As the name suggests, there are a number of boardwalks that interconnect the reception, pool, restaurant, bar and rooms to one another. The entire lodge has been designed in such a manner that, no matter where you sleep or seek your entertainment, you have access to the view.

The lodge lies just inside the Wilderness National Park and is set in beautiful indigenous forest. The boardwalks have been designed to meander through this lush foliage and ensure the privacy of the residents.

I found the accommodation luxurious with large beds, crisp-linen, sparkling en-suite bathrooms, fire places and DSTV. The lodge that my children and I shared, on a recent visit, was huge and had all the necessary facilities for self-catering.

The main guesthouse building consists of four luxury bedrooms, two luxury one-bedroom studio suites, each with their own, private deck. Their Breakfast Room is also located in this building. A rim-flow swimming pool is located below the luxury rooms and Breakfast Room in lush, landscaped gardens. Between 20 and 30 steps link the main guesthouse buildings.

Several self-catering, timber chalets are located higher up on the slopes and offer spacious open-plan living areas. Between 10 and 150 steps are required to reach the various chalets.

The tranquillity of the location and top-class facilities provide the perfect setting to relax. Despite the fact that the spring season had only just arrived, my kids spent the afternoon in the lodge’s crystal-blue swimming pool while I enjoyed a frosty and a good book in the pool-side lounger.

That evening, we strolled around the village in search of a restaurant that served ribs, which we soon located. The village has a wide selection of restaurants, a spar and a service station – all that is needed for a weekend away.

The breakfast is buffet-style with a great selection of fruit, juices, cereal, breads, cheese, cold meats and, of course, the optional hot English breakfast. Delicious!

I look forward to returning to the Boardwalk Lodge and can highly recommend it for a weekend or longer getaway.

For more information call 044 877 0238, or visit www.boardwalklodge.co.za