During our travels around Cape Town and while visiting the surrounding wine regions we were fortunate enough to stay at my parents well located, beautiful 1898 Victorian Lodge, Kingna Lodge. Their lodge is a true haven of peace and tranquility, located in the quiet and secure part of the historical town of Monatgu on Route 62. Notably, both Presidents, Nelson Mandela and F W De Klerk stayed at Kingna Lodge on 28th April 1995.
The drive from Cape Town, Swellendam and Outshoorn all offer unique landscapes, long sweeping corners for those motorcycle enthusiasts, top rated wine estates, green pastures, mountains and beauty around every corner. Kingna Lodge is a convenient midway point to stop and stay for a few days to take in all the amazing sights, wine tasting and activities in the area. We used Kingna Lodge as our midway point on several occasions to relax before trips to Oustshoorn, the famous Garden Route, Hermanus, Cape Agulhas and Cape Town.
To us, the drive from Cape Town or Swellendam is one of the most picturesque drives in the Western Cape. The drive takes you through the stunning winelands and the valley filled with breathtaking rock faces before you get to the famous “Hole in the Wall”. Once you drive through the hole in the wall you are about 5-8 minutes to Kingna Lodge in Montagu. Be sure to drive safely through this valley as some of the corners can be dangerous.
Arriving at Kingna Lodge, we are always impressed how beautiful the Victorian building and lush gardens are kept. The Lodge offers six ensuite antique filled Victorian bedrooms, all individually decorated to enhance the 116 year old Victorian building. There are two luxury suites, two executive and two superior rooms with private patio’s and one facing the vast mountain range.
The lodge is gorgeous, has a private swimming pool in an enclosed garden and has a true colonial feel. My favourite rooms in the lodge are the unique African themed bar, the library and the beautiful dinning room. Sundowners on the porch or “stoep” are a must to view the birds flying over and the views of the mountain side.
The personal service, attention to detail in every respect, first class Breakfasts and warm hospitality are all hallmark features of Kingna Lodge. The lodge is definitely a wonderful place to visit and a must see for all. To book your stay, contact John or Joy today.