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Attractions while staying at Lermitage Quagga Game Lodge:

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.

Welcome to L'Ermitage Quagga Game Lodge, a hidden gem nestled on the breathtaking West Coast of South Africa. This exceptional lodge offers a haven of luxury accommodations, where guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature while indulging in exquisite indulgences. From stunning two-bedroom chalets to thrilling game drives, Lermitage Quagga Game Lodge is a sanctuary that promises an unforgettable experience. Prepare to be captivated by the sights and sounds of this extraordinary destination.


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Safari Game Drive on the West Coast Near Cape Town

Quagga & Safari Game Drives

L'Ermitage Quagga Lodge is the proud home of approximately 40 Quaggas, which has been rebred out of extinction. We also have a couple of other rare species roaming its plains. These include the Blonde Wildebeest, Blonde Gemsbok (Oryx), Sable, Springbok and Buffalo. The Berg River estuary is also an important bird habitat, home to around 30,000 birds. Daily Game Drives will be available for our guests, offering a rare opportunity to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat.

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West Coast Flowers

West Coast Flower Season is from early August through to the end of September 🌸🌼
Embark on a breathtaking journey through the West Coast's vibrant flower fields near Velddrift on the West Coast. Experience the beauty of nature in full bloom as you explore the stunning landscapes and colorful blooms unique to this region.
This adventure is unforgettable for flower enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
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Canoeing | Kayaking

Bring your own Canoe | Kayak or hire a canoe at reception and paddle along the river. This is a relaxing paddle suitable for the whole family. The Berg River is home to thousands of waterfowl every spring and when the veld explodes in spectacular flower displays in late winter months.

The annual Berg River Canoe Marathon is in the first week of June 



Hiking along the Berg River

Nature Walks and Hiking

Along the Berg River... The air is fresher here at L'ermitage Quagga Lodges. The views are clearer. Set your own pace walking or hiking along one of the many trails to suit your fitness level on our farm.. Head out on foot and explore this natural eco-paradise and all it has to offer.

Bird Watching

Bird Watching | Birding | Berg River and Estuary

The Berg River flowing in front of the chalets is a birders' paradise. The tidal action between the ocean and the river causes tidal flats and thus creating some of the multiple habitats that makes this one of the very best birding areas on the Western Coast of Southern Africa.

More info and List of Birds Available here

Fishing | Berg River and Estuary

This lower Bergrivier is a rich source of a large variety of fish during both seasons, both of fresh water and of salt water. Creating good fishing conditions for carb & catfish. In summer, species like Elf, Steenbras, Garrick, Cod, Bar, Mullets may be caught.

Bird watching at the Berg River Estuary

Berg River Estuary

Rated as one of three top estuaries in South Africa, in terms of conservation, the Berg River Estuary starts 69 km upstream of its mouth in Velddrif on the Cape West Coast. It is one of only four perennial estuaries on this dry coast and its lower reaches are an Important Birding Area (IBA) – it supports 210 species of bird, 25 of which are nationally important, whilst up to 80% of the fish in the estuary use it as a nursery.

West Coast Fossil Park

Visit the West Coast Fossil Park close to Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa. See the fossils of bears, sabre-tooth cats, short-necked giraffes and the many other exotic animals which inhabited the west coast area some 5 million years ago.

West Coast River Cruise

Enjoy one of our leisurely 2 hour boat trips and experience the beauty of the Berg River from a different perspective. On a small passenger vessel operating from Bokkomlaan in Velddrift, you can enjoy boat trips on the Berg River for Small Functions, Birthday Parties, Workshops, Sunset Cruises and Environmental Education. Come, relax and spend some time in nature!