De Hoop Nature Reserve

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge


Stunning scenery, whales and history

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge is situated on an exclusive concession in De Hoop Nature Reserve, a 34 000-hectare conservancy, often referred to as the ‘jewel of the Western Cape’. Lekkerwater – meaning ‘good water’ in the Afrikaans language – offers a comfortable beach-safari experience in a truly magical setting.

Set overlooking a six-kilometre stretch of pristine sand, the seven suites at Lekkerwater Beach Lodge have been carefully designed to let ocean views take centre stage. Floor-to-ceiling windows deliver remarkable sea vistas from every corner of the suite, while the private decks are ideal for enjoying a sundowner drink, overlooking the stunning coastal landscape. The rooms’ interiors take its cue from the natural beauty of the surrounding reserve. With a colour palette of blues and greens balanced by rich organic textures, the aesthetic in each suite is a subtle mirror of the scenic beauty beyond. Cool sea breezes take the edge off summer’s heat, while a wood-burning stove in each suite offers welcome warmth when dramatic winter storms roll in.

With a rich history, incredible fauna and flora, pristine beaches, rolling hills and abundant sea life, the focus at Lekkerwater is on an exceptional nature-based experience. From almost every vantage point the ocean dominates the landscape, as a result the daily activities on offer are structured around the tidal positions.


At a glance

  • Seven chic rooms

  • In-room fireplace

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Spa

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1.5% of all revenue generated by Natural Selection’s camps goes back to local conservation projects.


Natural Selection are well known for building and maintaining lodges that are eco-conscious, and Lekkerwater is no different. The lodge has been built on the land that was once used for FW De Klerk's retreat and generates electricity through solar and wind power, along with the use of grey water treatment and a zero single-use plastic policy.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

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In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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