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Mudlark River Front Lodge

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We spent Easter Weekend at Mudlark and had a truly fantastic stay! The location is perfect for fishing along the mudflaps or right on the Breede River mouth. Our room had a king size bed and a balcony overlooking the river - perfect for sundowners. The best part about Mudlark is that breakfast and dinner is catered. Hilary is a...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome fishing gem with wonderful accommodations, food & hosts. Be sure not to be afraid of spiders - they're aplenty...but that is the "bush"! Will definitely visit again! (PS Should you wish to get there via Witsands pontoon, be sure to check if its in operation before arriving at the pontoon & it's not working... It will add hours to...

Thank Gigi D
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here two nights as part of our birdwatching trip with Birding Ecotours. What an amazing location on the banks of the Breede River. We were in room 4 with a lovely veranda, nice outside seating overlooking the river. Nice large room and bathroom. Plenty of storage space, safe in wardrobe, chairs to relax in. Filtered water in jug,...

Thank Lizzie0909
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Stayed for one night as part of a birding tour. Enjoyed the scenery on the drive along the river to the lodge. Beautiful setting to watch the sunset. Dinner (grunter caught that morning) and breakfast the next day were delicious and filling. In the morning, we enjoyed watching all the birds at the feeders. The rooms were spacious and comfortable....

Thank bakerliu2
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Reviewed 27 April 2016

When we arrived we were given the choice of two different rooms, both nice, but eventually chose the one with a stunning view over the river and at the time a gorgeous sunset! The dinner as well as the breakfast the next morning were very delicious and plentiful. For those who love fishing and remoteness this must be heaven. No...

1Thank Ulrich M
Wellington, NZ
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We stayed here for just one night as part of an organised tour. I didn't know what to expect, and it is hard to picture the setting and outlook of the place. The cottages are a little basic, and we did get a few insects in the room including the huge rainforest spiders (frightening, but harmless!). But the view is...

Thank Duncan W
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We stayed at this Lodge for 2 night and 3 days. The dirt roads leading you to the Mudlark aren't really that bad... But it's a good 70km!. Don't let this put you off, one you reach this tranquil lodge, it will all be worth it. Hillary and Tim made us feel extreamly welcome from the off. The views from...

2Thank Lee_n_Val
Cape Town
Reviewed 10 October 2015

I would return to Mudlark River Lodge tomorrow. I loved the peacefulness and I especially loved Hilary's delicious food. The room was clean & comfortable and had the most fabulous view over the river. I witnessed some of the most stunning sunsets I've ever seen. You need to be aware of the fact that there is about 70kms of ground...

1Thank VS22_CPT
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We arrived just as the sun was setting and load shedding due any minute! We were provided with lanterns which made getting ready for dinner an experience. Dinner was vegetarian tart, followed by fish. Was asked what I wanted for dinner the following evening and I asked them to surprise me as am willing to try anything, we were served...

2Thank Angela M
Kortrijk, Belgium
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Mudlark is really difficult to reach, onto 70km of gravel road, and there is nothing besides the mudlark lodge. When we wanted to check in they said we were too early, check in was only from 2pm. We were there at 12.30. Also we informed for the fishing activity as we loved to experience that, or some other activities and...

2Thank NoortjeGoethals

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mudlark River Front Lodge is situated on the bank of the Breede River. 5 double en-suite rooms with private decks and magnificent views over 5 kms of river. The lodge offers guided fishing, river cruises, 205 bird species, whale watching the best in SA, easy walks through the fynbos and along the coast. Lots of peace and tranquility. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mudlark River Front Lodge

Address: Breede River Mouth, Witsand 6666, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Witsand
Hotel Class:3 star — Mudlark River Front Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Room number 5 is very private & has fabulous views.”
VS22_CPT, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Room 1 & 2 are the smaller rooms, but still had more than enough space for us, 3 & 4 are almost twice the size of 1 & 2, if you really like space around you. Room 5 is also a large room, but set aside and very private. All the rooms however are stylishly decorated, have their own outside sitting areas and met our requirements two times over.”
CiskaO, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good and not far from the dining room.”
vernonbrusse, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Contact Hilary or Tim direct to make a booking”
aves123, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There isn't a bad room here they are all discreetly hidden in the beautiful garden”
wendym376, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
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