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.
The boutique hotel, made up of three stylish wooden cabins and a central lapa, overlooks wooded hills and valleys to the distant Outeniqua mountains beyond – the views go on for days. Atop a sunny hill, the lodge is a short stroll from the Touw River and waterfalls in Wilderness National Park.
The style and décor is contemporary-luxury but oozes warmth and comfort too, especially in the lapa, where breakfast is served each morning, and yoga classes are offered. The sun-drenched pool deck hints to Nima’s name – meaning ‘sun’ in Tibetan.
The three spacious wooden chalets are self-catering, and feature modern, individually decorated interiors with panoramic views over the valleys (best enjoyed from the giant bathtub, or sun-drenched private deck). Attention to detail is evident, and in such a romantic setting, Nima Lodge is an ideal honeymoon hideaway.
- king-size, extra-length bed
- deep bathtub with valley views
- private balcony with daybed and outdoor seating area
- spacious indoor lounge
- fully equipped kitchen
- tea- and coffee-making facilities
- complimentary wi-fi
- Bluetooth speaker
Cost From R1 150 per chalet per night (depending on season)
Experience and explore
Relax on the pool deck with a book and soak up the sun and sweeping views, or try an intimate morning yoga class. There are a number of excellent hiking routes in the area, and Nima Lodge offers guided ones, or just good advice on where to go.
Fresh breakfasts are prepared on request, with a focus on healthy, locally sourced ingredients.
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.
The owners are in the process of designing three brand-new timber cabins, overlooking the tree-lined valley below. Subscribe to our newsletter for up-to-the-minute details!
Distance from CT 5 hours
Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Where to find it Nima Lodge, 10 Mile Lane, Hoekwil, Wilderness, Western Cape