+27 44 877 0824 stay@watersidelodge.co.za
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Welcome to

Waterside Lodge

Nestled between the indigenous bush of the coastal mountains and the natural beauty of the Touw River, Waterside Lodge welcomes you to our stylish, well-appointed en-suite accommodation.  Each unit has a private balcony or patio with views towards the river and ocean.


We serve a full English breakfast in our spacious dining room or on the patio, with our trademark view of the river.

The pristine Wilderness Beach and the Wilderness Village, with its restaurants and tourist attractions, are within comfortable walking distance. At our front doorstep you will find the start of the Touw Rivers Boardwalk, an easy and scenic 500m stroll, providing close encounters with the many bird species abundant in the lush coastal undergrowth.

Wilderness is perfectly located as a central point from which to explore the world-renowned Garden Route of South Africa.  Popular activities on offer include scenic hikes for the fit and not-so fit, canoeing, para-gliding, zip-lining, swimming, surfing, 4-by-4 trails, forest walks, ATV’s, cycling,  visits to wild-life sanctuaries, elephant rides, fishing, shark-cage diving and many more.

There are no fewer than ten world-class golf courses within easy distance of Waterside Lodge.  These include Pezula, Simola, Sedgefield, George, Fancourt, Oubaai, Kingswood, Glenwood, Pinnacle Point and Mossel Bay.  With our wonderful, temperate weather all-year round,  the Garden Route Golf Circuit remains a wonderful attraction.


Your hosts –

Simon & Hilde van der Meulen

Owners, Waterside Lodge

Cancellation Policy

Guests can cancel free of charge up to 42 days before arrival. 50% payable on reservation. 


Checkin & Checkout

Check in from 14h00. Check out by 10h00.

Free WiFi



Free Parking


Visit The Wilderness in Style


To enquire about our fantastic Specials contact us at stay@watersidelodge.co.za or call us on 044 877 0824 for an extra low-season rate