The Garden Route, a panoramic region idyllically placed between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains, is home to Lake Pleasant Holiday Resort. The resort is situated halfway between Wilderness and Knysna on the shores of the Garden Route's only freshwater lake - Groenvlei. Groenvlei is also part of the Goukamma Nature Reserve.
The resort offers a range of facilities including a squash court as well as a restaurant, pub, convenience store, take-wway, tennis court, mountain bikes for hire, two swimming pools as well as safe swimming at the resort's Lake Beach at Groenvlei.
There are also rowing boats and canoes for hire, a large Games area and a self service laundromat.
The Timber Cottages are situated in a beautiful position against the hill nestling amongst indigenous Milkwood trees, overlooking the resort and the lake. They each have 3 bedrooms, one with a double bed, the second room with single beds and the third with either single or adaptable bunk-style beds. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, the second bathroom offers a shower, bath, toilet and hand basin.
A large wooden deck (veranda) with built in braai (barbeque) leads into the lounge which boasts an open fireplace.
A private and exclusive swimming pool is available for the 5 Timber Cottages resident’s exclusive use.
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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.