Welcome to L'Ermitage Quagga Lodge, your gateway to exploring the stunning West Coast of South Africa! Just a few hours' drive from Cape Town, our lodge is nestled on the banks of the Berg River, just outside the charming town of Velddrif.
The West Coast is famous for its breathtaking spring flower season, which reaches its peak from August to September each year. Imagine wandering through vibrant fields of wildflowers, soaking in the beauty of nature right on our doorstep.
Located approximately 145 kilometers from Cape Town, Velddrif is surrounded by popular West Coast towns such as Langebaan, Port Owen, and Paternoster. It's the perfect base for exploring the unspoiled beauty of the Cape West Coast.
At L'Ermitage Quagga Lodge, we pride ourselves on offering luxury accommodations and a range of exciting activities. Take a game drive through our pristine wilderness, where you'll have the chance to spot our famous Quaggas, as well as rare species like the Blonde Wildebeest, Blonde Gemsbok, Sable, Springbok, and Buffalo.
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L'Ermitage Quagga Lodge consists of 5 modern Chalets overlooking the river. Each Chalet has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a spacious lounge and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen as well as inside and outside BBQ facilities. Each Chalet offers complimentary WiFi, DSTV satellite channels and ceiling fans. The property is completely self-sustaining, with electricity sourced from an on-site solar powerplant, gas water heating systems and ground water filtration equipment. The use of electrical devices is restricted to that provided by the lodge.
L'Ermitage Quagga Lodge is the proud home of approximately 40 Quaggas, which has been rebred out of extinction. The lodge also have a couple of other rare species roaming its plains. These includes the Blonde Wildebeest, Blonde Gemsbok (Oryx), Sable, Springbok and Buffalo. The Berg River estuary is also an important bird habitat, as it is home to around 30,000 birds. Daily Game Drives
Our chalets have been designed and built in such a way that we are 100% dependent on solar power to generate electricity throughout the year. To help us conserve this valuable resource, we encourage guests to use electricity sparingly, and not to bring with any devices that will put strain on the system.
Daily Game Drives are available for our guests at an additional fee, offering a rare opportunity to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat.
L'Ermitage Quagga Lodge is the proud home of approximately 40 Quaggas, which has been rebred out of extinction.
We had an amazing stay at Quagga Lodge
The house is really perfectly located next to the Bergriver.It feels like a home away from home.We highly recommend this place and will come back.
What's not to love!
From the moment you step in you are welcomed by a stunning scent, followed by the beauty of a modern, clean and well laid out chalet and then you see the breathtaking views! If that's not enough the hosts are super friendly, helpful and such a pleasure to chat with. We met Johan on the game drive which was extremely informative and interesting. You definitely get to see animals... Read this review
What an amazing place
The lodges are modern, very clean and they have amazing views out on the river. The peace and quite atmosphere are just to die for. They also have beautiful antelope and kwaggas on the farm that you can visit on a game drive. We visited them last weekend and the hosts are awesome people. Very friendly and they do an amazing job there to make their gest feel comfortable... Read this review