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  • Scenic, country ranch feel, on a lushly forested estate
  • Elegant, luxurious rooms and amenities
  • Numerous outdoor activites on the estate and in the region

Lalapanzi Lodge

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

9km from Somerset West


-34.1032, 18.9183


The log cabins at Lalapanzi Lodge have a rustic look that blends unassumingly into the stunning vineyard, forest and fynbos surrounds of the Wedderwill Country Estate. Inside however, the lodge is a beautiful example of sophisticated contemporary styling, treating guests to restrained luxury and the highest standards of modern comfort. The experience is made even better by a variety of facilities and outdoor activities that truly connect guests with pampered country estate living, whether it be on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis.

The main lodge plays host to four B&B double rooms and a luxury suite, all appointed with Queen-size beds, wireless internet, safes, ceiling fans, panel heaters, electric blankets, hairdryers, tea/coffee trays, minibars, and satellite televisions with DVD players. Guests can enjoy underfloor heating and heated towel rails in the sleek full en-suite bathrooms, and can wrap themselves in a fluffy bathrobe and slippers after refreshing.

The rooms are situated on the ground floor and have comfy lounge areas opening onto a patio with majestic views stretching over the estate to the ocean at False Bay. Upstairs, the air-conditioned luxury suite features a balcony with the same views (but better) and has a separate, more spacious lounge area, making it a perfect choice for those who want to spoil themselves.

Self-caterers will want for nothing in the two lodges, which have been designed to offer supreme comfort and space for groups of up to six people. Each lodge has a kitchen featuring top-of-the-range modern amenities, while the large lounge is kept cosy by a gas fireplace, with an iPod dock and satellite television providing entertainment.

In all three bedrooms, guests can kick off their shoes to enjoy the warmth of underfloor heating, while most of the rooms have full en-suite bathrooms. In summer, fans ensure cooling comfort, and guests are able to make to use of braai facilities and relax on loungers in their own private garden. Furnished with plush chairs, the large balcony offers breath-taking views of the Hottentots Holland Mountains and False Bay, making it an idyllic sundowner spot.

The food is of the same high quality as the accommodation, and bed and breakfast guests will have a thoroughly satisfying start to the day with a Continental and cooked breakfast in the dining room or on the balcony. On request, the chef can also prepare mouth-watering two-course dinners, utilising the freshest seasonal ingredients, served by the fireplace in winter.

To unwind from the stresses of life, relaxed guests can treat themselves to spa treatments or lounge around the swimming pool. Those with a thirst for adventure can explore more than 20 kilometres of hiking/mountain biking trails which wind their way through the scenic estate, or go swimming, kayaking or boating on the large dam.

Nature lovers will be kept interested by a variety of naturally-occurring fauna and flora, and can visit the game farm to see bontebok, springbok, eland, zebra and wildebeest. The lodge is well positioned for beach outings, wineland experiences and day trips to Cape Town, meaning that guests of all tastes are catered for.

Rates & Summary

4 B&B Rooms

Ground floor rooms
Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Lounge area
Patio with sea views

Luxury Suite

First floor room
Sleeps 2 in extra length Queen-size bed
Lounge area
En-suite bath and shower
Balcony with sea views

Ezantsi Lodge (self-catering)

Sleeps 6 in 3 double bedrooms
Each room has en-suite bath and shower
Lounge with fireplace
Private garden with braai area
Balcony with sea and mountain views

Phezulu Lodge (self-catering)

Sleeps 6 in 3 double bedrooms
2 bathrooms with bath and shower
Lounge with fireplace
Private garden with braai area
Balcony with sea and mountain views


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Bed and breakfast in rooms and suite
Self-catering in lodges
Dinner on request


Children of all ages welcome in self-catering lodges.
No children permitted in rooms and suite.

Why Stay Here?

Situated on a magnificent 260ha estate outside Somerset West, conveniently close to the Western Cape’s top attractions, Lalapanzi Lodge accommodates either bed and breakfast or self-catering guests in luxurious log cabin-style rooms and lodges. Lalapanzi Lodge offers clean-cut, stylish accommodation on a large estate with plenty of space for outdoor activities, creating a luxurious, fun-filled countryside experience for guests. Spa treatments, a swimming pool and great food leave guests feeling pampered and relaxed.


  • Scenic, country ranch feel, on a lushly forested estate
  • Elegant, luxurious rooms and amenities
  • Numerous outdoor activites on the estate and in the region


The exclusive use self-catering lodges offer particularly good privacy.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

The paved approach road is suitable for all vehicles.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa treatments
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Swimming, kayaking and boating in the dam
  • Game farm
  • Nearby: beaches, scuba diving, whale watching, shark cage diving, golf courses, quad biking, paintball, Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, historical attractions.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • No Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Full Kitchen
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric stove
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Babysitting available
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 10km
  • Nearest fuel within 10km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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