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Stanford Lake Lodge

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Overview

Your own piece of paradise
Amidst the exquisite high country of Haenertsburg / Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo Province, land of mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests, stands the elegant Stanford Lake Lodge, a tribute to those seeking nature at its best...

We offer self-catering single and double storey log cabins overlooking the 17-hectare Stanford Lake whose Waterfall feeds the spectacular Ebenezer Dam. There is also three semi-detached self catering cottages only a stone's throw from the indigenous forest. Stanford Lake Lodge is less than a three-hour drive from Pretoria.

Cabins
Overlooking and just 50m from Stanford Lake, which feeds the Ebenezer Dam via a Waterfall here on our farm. Trout and Bass fly-fishing available and our bird life is fantastic - Fish Eagles are the norm! The farm boasts a bird list of over 90 birds! Take a 2.4km walk through our indigenous forest - it is nothing but spectacular - nature at its best! Or get on your mountain bike for a 9km ride along a lake, dams, and indigenous forest! By choice, no TV in the cabins - there are places close by (pubs and restaurants) with TV screens for sports enthusiasts, etc...

Double Storey Cabin
3 bedrooms, 2 upstairs with a double bed and a single bed in each and a room downstairs that has 2 single beds. There are two bathrooms, one on each level. Open plan living area consisting of lounge, dining and fully equipped kitchenette with a stove, fridge, microwave, pots, pans, cutlery, etc... Towels and linen provided. The fireplace inside is for those chilly nights here on the mountain. Weber Braai for braaing on the deck which overlooks our 17hectare dam also known as Stanford Lake.

Single Storey Cabin
3 bedrooms, 2 with a King bed in each and one with 2 single beds. One big bathroom with a shower. Spacious open plan living area consisting of a lounge, dining and a fully equipped kitchenette with stove, fridge, microwave, pots, pans, cutlery, etc. Towels and linen provided. The fireplace inside is for those chilly nights here on the mountain. Weber Braai for braaing on the deck which overlooks our 17hectare dam also known as Stanford Lake.

Cottages
You can take a 2.4km walk through our indigenous forest, which is situated 30m away from the cottages - it is nothing but spectacular - nature at its best! Our bird life is fantastic - Fish Eagles are the norm! The farm boasts a bird list of over 90 birds! Or get on your mountain bike for a 9km ride along a lake, dams, and indigenous forest! 50m away from the Growth Centre - this is available to guests! 500m away from our 17hectare dam also known as Stanford Lake which feeds the Ebenezer Dam via a Waterfall here on our farm. Trout and Bass fly-fishing available. By choice, no TV in cabin - there are places close by (pubs and restaurants) with TV screens for sports enthusiasts, etc.

One Bedroom Cottage
Rustic semi-detached one bedroom cottage which has a double bed. The bathroom has a bath with a shower. This cottage has an open plan living area consisting of a lounge(with a sleeper couch) and a dining room. The kitchenette is fully equipped with a stove, fridge, microwave, pots, pans, cutlery, etc... Towels & linen are provided. The Fireball fireplace inside is for those chilly nights here on the mountain. Use the built in Braai on the covered stoep and listen to the birds on the deck which overlooks the lake and the indigenous forest is only a stone throws away!

Two Bedroom Cottage
Rustic semi-detached two bedroom cottage which has two single beds in one bedroom and a double bed in the other. The bathroom has a toilet, basin and a shower. The open plan living area consists of a lounge, dining room and a fully equipped kitchenette with a stove, fridge, microwave, pots, pans, cutlery, etc... Towels & linen are provided. The Fireball fireplace inside is for those chilly nights here on the mountain . Use the Braai on the covered stoep and sit on the outside deck which overlooks our 17 hectare dam also known as Stanford Lake with mountains in the background and listen to the birds in the indigenous forest right next to you!

Four Bedroom Cottage
Rustic semi-detached four bedroom cottage which has four bedrooms; 3 with queen beds in each and one with 2 single beds. Two bathrooms with showers. The open plan living area consists of a lounge and dining room. The separate kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, fridge, microwave, pots, pans, cutlery, etc... The Fireplace inside is for those chilly nights here on the mountain. There is also an enclosed stoep which overlooks the lake. There is a Braai on the outside deck, which overlooks our 17 hectare dam also known as Stanford Lake, with the majestic Wolkberg Mountains in the background.

Relaxation therapies
Many soothing therapies are offered - after chatting a little, design an hour of different treatments to suit your needs. Also on Stanford Farm, just up the road from the cabins, Colleen Ballenden offers foot massages and more at The Growth Centre.

Bird watching
The indigenous forest and well placed bird baths host a fantastic variety of birds, like the 'royal ' Knysna lourie, the elusive narina trogon and the majestic fish eagle. The forest is one of the most interesting areas and has the specials.

Fishing
Right at your doorstep, the 17 hectare Stanford Lake, whose Waterfall feeds the spectacular Ebenezer Dam, has trout and bass to test your fly fishing skills. The Haenertsburg Trout Association sells permits to two other fishing venues on the mountain and if you need any buy or rent equipment the local Fishing shop in Haenertsburg village will see to you needs.

Mountain Biking
Stanford Lake/ Ebenezer Dam - Blue Route
This 5.3km route is suitable for families with young children. It follows the edge of Stanford Lake and Ebenezer Dam on well used roads and is fairly flat with two uphill sections of about 150m towards the end of the route. It can be extended by 3km by following the road along Ebenezer dam further and returning the same way. It can be accessed from Stanford Lake Lodge.
Cheerio/Sequoia - Orange Route
This 5km route is suitable for families. It passes through the pine plantations, avo Orchards and the beautiful Gardens of Cheerio and Sequoia along grass paths and roads. The climb to the top of the hill is made worth the effort by the spectacular views of the Wolkberg and Cheerio Valley. It can be accessed from Cheerio Trout Lodge, Sequoia and Cheerio Gardens.
Cheerio/ Sequoia/Bramasole/ Stanford Lake College - Green Route
This 25km route is suitable for experienced riders and weekend warriors who want to test their strength and stamina. It follows roads through plantations, Gardens and natural forest, passed secluded dams and babbling streams. The climbs are steep and long but the views from the top over the Ebenezer dam towards the Wolkberg make it all worthwhile. It can be accessed from Cheerio Gardens, Cheerio Trout Lodge, Sequoia, Bramasole and Zwakala.
Magoebaskloof Adventures - Black Route
This 10km route is for very experienced mountain bikers. 5km of single track hug the contours of the Letaba Gorge through riverine forest. A steep climb gives spectacular views of Georges Valley before a steep descent back to the start. It can be accessed from Magoebaskloof Adventures.

Location: Haenertsburg/Magoebaskloof
Known as "the capital of the land of the Silver Mists", this enchanting corner of the Limpopo Province forms a natural gateway both to and from the Kruger National Park. Birdlife in the area is prolific, with Knysna and Purple Crested Loeries, several species of eagles and the very rare black fronted bush shrike. Over 187 species of birds have been identified on the mountain.

Plant life enthusiasts will be overwhelmed at the diversity of plant life. Some of South Africa's most beautiful indigenous forests and grasslands occur here. The best known trees are yellow-woods, stinkwoods and cabbage trees. An exotic tree, the blue-gum, is the tallest man-planted tree in the world. The forests and grasslands are home to an incredible variety of plants and ferns.

Facilities

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours

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  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 8 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Magoebaskloof, Stanford Lake Lodge has been voted Best Value for Money in Magoebaskloof for 2016

Location

Stanford Farm, A21 on the R71, Haenertsburg, 0730

Map Stanford Lake Lodge in Magoebaskloof  Valley of the Olifants  Limpopo  South Africa

Guest Comments

There was no personal interaction with the management other than email so cannot really give feedback on service
- Karen Jenkinson

Wonderful place, will be returning!
- Anthony Wostmann

My stay was excellent, the best in a long time. Clean, peaceful and super view with peace for mind and soul.
- Dolf Dreyer

Exquisitely furnished and kitted out. Very comfortable. Good to see the owner is renovating the outside.
- Bob Batchelor

So 'n mooi plaas en rustige omgewing vir 'n naweek wegbreek. Diens was ongelooflik en definitief waarde vir geld.
- Annecke Boshoff