For 200 years, De Bergkant Lodge has been an oasis of sanctity and beauty; a place to celebrate and build on love promises and marriage vows.
In 1858, the classic Cape Dutch building of De Bergkant Lodge was gifted as a wedding present to newly weds Helmuth Luttig and his bride Petronella, by her father Carel Lotz who was a master builder of the famous Prince Albert style gables.
Today an air of heritage and harmony, infused in our walls and carried down through the centuries, has welcomed other valentine's, newly weds, young brides and modern nuptials looking to spend days enveloped with love amidst blue-tipped mountains, fresh running streams and big skies.
Modern amenities and our newer Georgian style building, together with a 1904 Victorian house comprises our estate and is recognised as a Heritage site for its history of bonhomie, as well as a current day retreat offering ‘True Karoo Hospitality’.
Weekenders, wanderers and newly weds seek out De Bergkant Lodge for its perfect location; one which is so aptly described by our name which means 'behind the mountains' or 'mountain side'. You find De Bergkant Lodge a short drive from George or Cape Town, nestled at the bottom of the magnificent Swartberg Mountains in the Western Cape's Karoo region.
OUR PROMISES TO YOU:
We offer you a chance to get away from it all, on a kid-free, guilt-free escape which offers a drink-in-hand-by-noon trip for two (or more).
We are easy to find on the map and perfectly located for first time road trip explorers in the region. There are two routes to find us. Either from Cape Town which takes you along the festive Route 62 or via the historical town of Oudtshoorn and over the Swartberg Pass.
We guarantee you a weekend escape which will make your date last longer than three nights and which will be filled with both a sense of adventure, peace, total relaxation, wining and dining and whatever else you need to add an extra dash of self-prescribed rest, while far removed from the city and cradled in comfort away from your everyday normal.
We offer you a plethora of natural distractions which give you a chance to switch off from technology. That even means a reminder to switch off your morning alarm on your phone.
Our promise of #TrueKarooHospitality comes with personal privacy in spacious comfort where you can sit still and hear the wind rushing, feel big sky sunshine; with no pressure to do anything but with plenty to choose from if you will.
Enjoy the best start to the day with a breakfast by the pool ala De Bergkant Lodge Swiss-style with the freshest fruits, cured meats, yogurts and pastries, followed by an elegant English breakfast with rich, steaming coffee. Grab a lunch bite or picnic snack from our neighbouring La-di-dah general store and head out to explore the hills and canyons. When its dinner time, choose your dining style for the night and ask us to book ahead for you, all just in short strolling distance from De Bergkant Lodge's front door.
Ultimately, when you book your couple's getaway @ De Bergkant Lodge you are in a kid-free zone where adults get to choose to do just what you want… even it means staying holed up all day wrapped in your bathrobe with short ambles between our in-house masseuse table, to your outdoor patio to any one of our three pools, accompanied by as many afternoon gin and tonics as you wish to give yourself.
Before you depart, remember to gift yourselves with a memento of your time spent together too. There is a wide choice of crafts and gift selections such as Avoova on offer; and remember to stock up on 'padkos' or road snacks as its called in Afrikaans for your road trip back home.
Remember to bring a SLR camera and capture the natural beauty surrounding you. Here you can discover our varied bird life, desert succulents, winding mountain passes, local wine-growers of the region and our unique Fynbos flora and South African wildlife.
For those looking to improve their photographic skills book a weekend photography workshop or buy your own personal momento of the landscape, mountain views, people and cultures of the Karoo with De Bergkant's resident gallery photographer Louis Botha's fine selection of art prints and photographic books.
Book your rest and retreat @ De Bergkant Lodge now on www.debergkant.com.