Separated from the sand beach by only a small road, the Periwinkle Lodge is located directly on the endlessly long Robberg Beach in the popular summer destination Plettenberg Bay.
The Periwinkle’s most notable characteristics are its welcoming atmosphere, the highly comfortable facilities and the exceptionally good value it offers for little money.
Sue, the owner, personally cares for each and every one of her distinguished guests, taking care of their needs, ensuring their comfort and offering read more » help with words and deeds. The Guest House’s balcony, just like the private ones each room features, offers a fantastic view of the ocean and, in the evenings, the frequent chance to watch the dolphins play in the surf.
On a fine day, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on the Periwinkle Lodge’s terrace, soaking up the new day’s first sunshine and listening to the waves rolling up against the beach below.
Breakfasting on the terrace also provides you the opportunity to get to know and chat to the other guests, exchanging tips for leisure activities or just to enjoy the pleasant and easy atmosphere.
If you arrive between June and November, the Plettenberg Bay holds another surprise in store for you: The bay is the favourite place for the migrating whales to raise their young. Watch the giants play in the bay from the terrace or seek close contact on a whale watching cruise.
The Periwinkle Lodge is perfectly situated for exciting excursions to discover the region’s many attractions. In the evening, share your day’s adventures in front of the fireplace sipping one of the many excellent South African wines.
No two rooms at the Lodge are identical but most offer a stunning view of the bay and the Robberg National Park. Those who enjoy a crackling fire should ask for a room featuring a private fireplace.
The Periwinkle Lodge – your first choice if you would like to enjoy a superb beach destination and an area boasting unsurpassed natural beauty and a dazzling range of activities in a perfectly relaxed and easygoing atmosphere.
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The Periwinkle Lodge has ingeniously been constructed on various levels connected by staircases. The hotel’s spacious veranda affords a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean and is accessed through the read more » main level.
The connected patio offers a second seating area infused by the Periwinkle’s dominant design theme of light, warm colours adding a Mediterranean touch to the entire complex.
Each room has been individually furnished but conveys the hotel’s pledge to guarantee every guest’s comfort. A private bathroom, air-conditioning and a tea and coffee maker are always present.
Some of the rooms have additionally been equipped with a fireplace. A private terrace or balcony is again a common feature and most offer a stunning ocean view.
It is a place to fall in love with. The Periwinkle Lodge effortlessly sports the best characteristics of a gracious guest house to feel completely comfortable at. The manager and the owner both lovingly take care of their guest’s needs and can always offer good advice on excursions and activities. Come to the Periwinkle Lodge – a home away from home.
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Dolphin and whale watching cruises are just one of the many activities it will be a pleasure for the Periwinkle Lodge to organise for you. Sports and excursion options galore: The Plettenberg Bay has an read more » excellent leisure program.
Not to be missed is a visit to the Tsitsikamma National Park, Africa’s oldest maritime nature reserve. The world-famous Otter Trail navigates the stunning landscape and fascinating ecosystem.
One of the park’s many highlights is the hike to the mouth of the Storm River. A suspension bridge spans the river just before it flows into the Indian Ocean. The breathtaking construction measures 77 metres and is 7 metres high. The river is also the setting for exciting sport adventures; abseiling and wild water rafting are some of those which may be enjoyed here.
Adrenaline junkies face a new challenge: the bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge – a sheer 216!! metre drop. Less nerve-racking is a visit to the Knysna Elephant Park, where your heavyweight local hosts will be Harry, Sally and Duma, or to the first sanctuary for wild monkeys, adequately named Monkeyland.
Those who seek some light physical activity are best advised to go and see the Robberg Peninsula. Three stunning trails of different levels lead you to secluded places of great beauty and natural lookouts out over the ocean.
The two longer trails pass the seal colony the peninsula is named after.
While you stay at a safe distance to the animals, you may watch them and listen to their hoarse barks at your leisure. Sturdy shoes are recommended for the trails.
The Buffalo Hills Game Reserve is also well worth a visit. Incidentally completely malaria free, the private game reserve offers exciting tours for day visitors.
Extremely knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna, your enthusiastic guide will be Bruce. The reward for daring to venture deep into the African wilderness is a shot of the liqueur traditionally being distilled on the property. The Periwinkle can arrange the transfers should you decide to taste more than one.
Your safari concludes with a hearty and delicious lunch. While the private game reserve may not house the Big Five, it is nevertheless an enchanting place and perfect for an introduction to the exciting safaris the country offers.
Your day’s adventures are best revived at night in front of the Periwinkle’s fireplace to the sound of the whale’s song (June to November) in the bay below!
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