Lake Pleasant Hotel

The Garden Route, a panoramic region idyllically placed between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains, is home to Lake Pleasant Hotel & Spa in the Knysna district. This charming property, built on the edge of one of the few natural freshwater lakes in the southern hemisphere, is a serene retreat set in the picturesque Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve.

Lake Pleasant Hotel & Spa (5 Star) has 36 luxurious en-suite rooms all with their own balcony and overlooking the beautiful Groenvlei lake. Nestling between verdant hills, lakes, indigenous forests and unspoilt beaches, this is an area of incomparable beauty. Appetizing contemporary modern cuisine is prepared from the freshest produce, flavoured and garnished using fresh herbs. A la carte menus marvelously display the chef’s intrinsic culinary talent and exclusive award winning wines tempt even the most jaded palate.

Afternoon high tea is a decadent delight. For the romantic, picnic baskets filled with delicious delicacies can be ordered for the beach at sunrise, or sunset, or anywhere in-between. The dining experience would be incomplete without aromatic coffees, decadent desserts, warming cognacs, fragrant cigars and friendly attentive service.

Even if you never set foot outside the boundaries of the Lake Pleasant Hotel & Spa, there is enough to keep you busy for days on end. Situated on the shores of Groenvlei, in the Bird Sanctuary of the Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve, the possibilities are endless.



Lake Pleasant Hotel & Spa’s 36 suite luxury rooms are well equipped with all necessary modern conveniences to ensure complete satisfaction and pleasure. Standard deluxe, duplex and manor suites all open onto private balconies overlooking the lake – a harmonious blend of conservation, recreation and accommodation. Each room is outfitted with a satellite TV that has a selection of channels, air-conditioning, under-floor heating, hairdryer, private bar, tea and coffee facilities, internet connection, a writing desk and a safe. Large, well-appointed bathrooms have his and her basins, a bath and shower and imported Molton Brown amenities



Knysna and the lakes
Lake Pleasant is situated in the heart of the Lake area of the Garden Route and forms the perfect base from which to explore… Take a scenic drive to nearby Knysna, where you can visit the spectacular sight of the Heads, taste fresh oysters or browse amongst quaint and interesting shops for items of arts and crafts. Knysna is also well-known for its hand-crafted wooden furniture. While in the area, look out for the famous elephants of the Tsitsikamma Forest or visit Noetzie with its fairy-tale castle, and don’t forget the little stone church at Belvidere.

George and the Choe-Tjoe
George, the biggest town on the Garden Route, boasts the smallest cathedral south of the equator. For a nostalgic touch take a trip on the world famous Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe- steam train. It will take you on a magical journey through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country; past the tranquil lakes of Wilderness, along endless beaches and through the woodlands to Knysna.

Caves & Forests
Further up the coast, you will find Plettenberg Bay, Keurbooms River Mouth and the densely wooded Nature’s Valley. The Outeniqua Pass will take you to Oudtshoorn, its famous Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. Lake Pleasant Hotel & Spa could not have been more ideally situated. Executive modern conference and function facilities are available. Otherwise, breathtaking scenery awaits those who explore one of the many hiking trails and nature walks throughout either the nature and marine reserve or other local hiking trails in the area.

Sun, Sea, Dolphins & Whales
If you are in search of sun and sea, or whale and dolphin watching, the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are only 2.5 kilometers away. Besides the Hotel’s tennis court and swimming pool, it is also centrally situated between six famous golf courses.
At nightfall, amble down to our Cigar Bar Lounge, have a pre-dinner drink and share the days experience with fellow guests.
The atmosphere at Lake Pleasant is such that you will soon think of it as a place to come home to…



TARIFFS FOR 2004/2005
01 Oct 03
to 30 April 04
1 May 04
to 30 Sept 04
01 – 31
October 04
01 Nov –
30 Nov 04
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15 Dec 04
16 Dec 04 –
31 Mar 05
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30 April 05
Superior Twin
R 2 100.00 R 1 440.00 R 1 800.00 R2 230.00 R 1 800.00 R 2 230.00 R 1 800.00
Suites R2 800.00 R1 900.00 R2 400.00 R2 970.00 R 2 400.00 R 2 970.00 R 2 400.00