The Garden Route, a panoramic region idyllically placed between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains, is home to Lake Pleasant Living. Situated on the edge of a freshwater lake and adjacent to the Goukamma Nature & Marine Reserve, Lake Pleasant Living offers the discerning traveller superb facilities in tranquil surroundings.
Whether it is nature, culture, heritage, outdoor adventure, gourmet delights or spirit, mind and soul experiences you are after, Lake Pleasant is the ideal setting from where to explore all the beautiful Garden Route has to offer.
The Mantis Group Spa & Gymnasium boast sauna and steam rooms, an indoor heated relaxation pool and a gym open to guests. A wide range of specialist beauty and body treatments are available and administered by professional staff.
Lake Pleasant Living also offers prolific birdlife, exceptional bass-fishing, mountain biking, boating and beautiful unspoilt beaches nearby, as well as many world-class golf courses and a wide variety of attractions to enjoy.
The spacious one and 2 bedroomed suites and 2 bedroomed villas all have breathtaking views of the lake and landscaped garden from private patios and balconies.
Standard features include up-market furnishings; fully equipped kitchenette; air-conditioning in every room, TV, and a sleeper couch in the living area - suitable for children under 12 years.
Classically prepared cuisine is offered at the Bistro on the Lake restaurant, accompanied by a fine selection of local South African wines.
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Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town/Hermanus/The Winelands/Swellendam/Wilderness: Follow the N2 to Knysna. About 20 km from Knysna, turn right off the N2 at the Groenvlei turn-off, and follow the road to the Lake Pleasant Living entrance gate.
From Port Elizabeth/Plettenberg Bay: Take the N2 to Knysna. Once you enter Knysna on the N2, keep on straight and travel through the town. 20 km past Knysna, turn left off the N2 at the Groenvlei turn-off, and follow the road to the Lake Pleasant Living entrance gate.
General Information For Guests
All the suites have fully equipped kitchenettes, air conditioning, televisions with selected satellite channels and a drinks cabinet with bar fridge.
Although the suites have fully equipped kitchenettes, Lake Pleasant also has a bistro, bar and terrace, offering an environment that makes the dining experience enjoyable, with a relaxed atmosphere, good yet unobtrusive service, friendly staff and most importantly superb food. The menu offers a blend of European and South African dishes and caters for all palates. Open daily from 8 am till late for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also live music on selected nights.
Services arranged on request include transfers; day excursions; suggestions on area activities; golf course bookings; barbeque equipment and food; baby-sitting; laundry.
Situated on the edge of Groenvlei Lake, Mantis Collection Spa and Gym offers the quintessential in body and beauty treatments. Take time out to restore the synergy between body, mind and soul or get energized in the gym overlooking the water. Sauna, steam and heated relaxation pool also available for guests enjoyment. Open daily, by appointment- please enquire on check in or call ahead to make a booking.