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.
Distance from CT 5 hours
Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Where to find it Nima Lodge, 10 Mile Lane, Hoekwil, Wilderness, Western Cape