Do you just want to get away from it all? Removed from the rat race, stressors, telephones and traffic? Semane Lodge is the place for you! Experience the peace of country living, beautiful summer days, starry nights, cosy winter fires, or a quiet romantic weekend. You can hike, swim or fish in the river, or simply relax and appreciate the tranquil surroundings. Also ideal for team building, conferences, or as a small, intimate wedding reception venue. Come to Semane Lodge in Mbewu Fields and discover a piece of paradise!

Semane Lodge is situated in the Eastern Cape in Mbewu Fields, on the edge of the Baviaanskloof, on the banks of the Kouga River. It is located off the R62, just 13 kilometers outside Joubertina - approximately 170 km from George and 215 km from Port Elizabeth. To view the area and get directions click on Map & Directions. GPS coordinates: Latitude = 33°44’45.69S and Longitude = 23°50’40.07E.

Mbewu Fields is located within the gigantic Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve – a spectacular world heritage site. Known for its biodiversity it abounds with indigenous fauna and flora. The area teems with birdlife, fish in the Kouga River and fynbos covering the hillsides. Kudu, klipspringers, baboons and leopards are regularly spotted. The Kouga River meanders through Mbewu Fields, providing a peaceful, calming atmosphere as the water flows over the white river stones. It has natural pools for swimming, kayaking, tubing and fishing (bass and catfish). The area offers opportunities for hiking, rock and mountain climbing, and 4x4 treks. Due to its unspoiled surroundings one can contemplate the stupendous Milky Way as it straddles the night sky. Nearby, you can visit the Cango Caves close to Oudtshoorn, or surf at Jeffrey’s Bay one hour away, or visit Knysna and Tsitsikamma Forest. Or just simply relax, read, eat and sleep at Semane Lodge!

A variety of self catering accommodation is offered. The luxury Semane Lodge Main House can accommodate between 2 up to 15 guests. The cosy cottages are ideal for 2 to 4 persons. The “long house” with communal facilities accommodates up to 10 people in 5 separate bedrooms (one or two guests per room). Appliances and equipment such as a stove or gas cooker, fridge, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery and braai facilities are available. Bed linen is included. Click on ACCOMMODATION to view the pages for each of the accommodation units. NOTE: Please keep in mind that there is no Telkom telephone landline facility or cell phone reception in the Mbewu Fields or at the Lodge.

During the popular and busy December/January peak season (especially over Christmas/New Year) bookings are normally 7 nights minimum. During the out of season period bookings are usually two nights minimum, although one-night bookings might be considered for the cottages. However, we don’t accept one-night bookings for the Main House of Semane Lodge. PLEASE NOTE: Reservations need to be done at least 7 days in advance out of season and 2 to 6 months before the December/January peak season.

You may use any of the following methods to contact Holidayscape - the booking agents for Semane Lodge:
• Click directly on Booking Enquiry complete the form and submit; OR
• E-mail Holidayscape: and provide your name, surname, contact number, the dates you require (arrival and departure dates), and number of persons (including children and their ages); OR
• Phone Holidayscape: 028 271 5775 (local) or +27 28 271 5775 (international) and provide your name, surname, contact number, the dates you require (arrival and departure dates), and number of persons (including children and their ages).

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