Nima Lodge: Luxury Cabins above the Wilderness Treetops

Nima Lodge: Luxury Cabins above the Wilderness Treetops

A heavenly hideaway with sweeping views.

The Garden Route, famed for ancient forests, gushing rivers, vibrant wetlands, beaches, fynbos and mountains, is lined with a string of coastal resorts, one of which is Wilderness. Here, all these natural landmarks converge to form a landscape of restorative beauty – a perfect location for the beautiful Nima Lodge.

Nima Lodge Cabin Pool

Overlooking wooded hills and valleys to the distant Outeniqua Mountains beyond, the lodge comprises seven spacious cabins, all self-catering, with individually decorated open-plan interiors, complete with oversized bathtubs and private decks. The style is contemporary luxury, with an emphasis on warmth and comfort and an overarching attention to detail.

The sun-drenched pool deck hints at Nima’s name – “sun” in Tibetan – and it’s a short stroll away from the Touw River hiking trails and waterfalls in Wilderness National Park.

Brand-new Sand Cabins

Nima Lodge Cabin New

With their curved walls, trapezoid shape and unique silhouette, the sand dune-inspired Sand Cabins are quite extraordinary – an architect-designed departure from Nima Lodge’s more traditional wood cabins. It’s a multi-level “space to dream in”, from the raised bed to the couch in front of the fireplace and out onto the deck with its hot tub. The bathroom is in a separate “tower” structure, with the bath positioned in front of a large picture-window.

Nima Lodge Cabin Bedroom
Nima Lodge Cabin Bathroom
Nima Lodge Cabin Kitchen

Cost From R2 900 per night (depending on season)

Sun Cabins

Nima Lodge Cabin Hot Tub

The three original lodgings are traditional timber cabins, with a large deck and a daybed overlooking the indigenous forest. Recent renovations have added a second deck down a spiral staircase, complete with outdoor shower, hot tub and a firepit braai area.
Cost From R1 750 per night (depending on season)

Luna Cabin

Nima Lodge Cabin Room
Isabel Hayn

One of the original cabins has been renovated and expanded into a more expansive, luxurious dwelling with high-beamed ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious chef’s kitchen and a larger outdoor area (complete with a firepit and private swimming pool). The decor is more minimalist and neutral, with several in-house designed furnishings. A skylight positioned above the bed allows for magical moon- and stargazing.
Cost From R3 700 per night (depending on season)


Nima Lodge Cabin Patio
Nima Lodge Cabin Fireplace

  • 3 Sand Cabins, 3 Sun Cabins + 1 Luna Cabin (each sleeping two)
  • king-size beds
  • deep bathtub with valley views (plus outdoor shower in Sun Cabins)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • spacious lounge with fireplace (in Luna + Sand Cabins)
  • large deck
  • gas and/or wood braai
  • wood-fired hot tub
  • outdoor firepit seating area (Sun + Luna Cabins)
  • private swimming pool (Luna Cabin)
  • bluetooth speaker/music player

Experience and explore

Nima Lodge Cabin Lounge

A continental breakfast (optional) is delivered to your cabin at 9am, with a focus on healthy, locally sourced ingredients. There is also an “honesty” shop and bar on site. Relax on the pool deck with a book and soak up the sun and sweeping views, or do a yoga class or book a massage.

Apart from direct access to the Kingfisher Waterfall, there are a number of excellent hiking trails in the area (Nima Lodge offers guided ones), or head down to beautiful Wilderness beach for long strolls. There’s canoeing on the lakes and rivers, a variety of forest adventures, catered picnics and a variety of good restaurants in the area.

A luxury hilltop lodge in Wilderness is a dreamy thing by virtue of the fact that it is a luxury hilltop lodge in Wilderness. While Nima Lodge certainly qualifies, that description hardly scratches the surface with all that it offers.

Distance from CT 5 hours
Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes
Where to find it 10 Mile Lane, Hoekwil, Wilderness, Garden Route

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