A luxurious & rustic escape at The Log Cabin Lodge in Stellenbosch

The Log Cabin Lodge accommodation Stellenbosch

The Log Cabin Lodge, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Nestled between the various wine farms, vineyards and mountains of Stellenbosch is The Log Cabin Lodge. This accommodation establishment prides itself for having among the most breath-taking views in the area – over the beautiful vineyards, fruit farms and landscapes of Stellenbosch.

The Log Cabin Lodge was built in 2001 and has been the subject of many great stories and unforgettable experiences. Altmann Allers, the owner of Louisvale, granted a chance to a young entrepreneur to carry out his vision of creating something truly unique in the Boland Winelands, who turned a wooden building into one of the highest rated establishments in the Stellenbosch area within a period of one year. 

It was bought by a group of four friends in 2010 that still run it to this day. The lodge is perfect for business, leisure and families, and was designed to make it feel like a home away from home!

Accommodation at The Log Cabin Lodge

The Log Cabin Lodge, accommodation, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

The Log Cabin consists of four different uniquely themed rooms  and a cottage, each fitted with custom décor and furniture to provide total comfort and relaxation. Not only can you enjoy the comfort of the fireplace in the lounge during the cold winters, but also the company of a dog named Roxy, and two cats named Venus, the mother, and Sokkies, the daughter, who roam the premises.

All rooms are equipped with super King-sized extra-length beds, air-conditioning, a workspace that is laptop friendly, hairdryer, ironing facilities, fresh linens made from Egyptian cotton and towels, a bathroom with a shower and a kitchenette that comes with a compact oven, toaster, bar fridge, coffee station and kitchenware.

The Cottage of The Log Cabin Lodge, comes with two en-suite bedrooms, each one equipped with a bathroom with a shower, air-conditioning built-in cupboards, and a fully-equipped kitchen with a fridge, oven, toaster, Nespresso & filter coffee machine and kitchenware.

Facilities at The Log Cabin Lodge

The Log Cabin Lodge, accommodation, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

A communal entertainment area can be found in the high roof lounge.  Here you will be able to sit back and get cosy in front of the indoor fireplace as you read a good book or sip on a sundowner together. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the accommodation.

An outdoor braai can be found on the communal deck, where you can enjoy a traditional South African cookout under the stars. A smaller mobile braai can be found and moved to your desired location as well.

A swimming pool is available for use on the property when you need to lie back and cool off during a hot day. Mountain biking is a popular activity in the area so don’t be afraid to venture out and get a deeper look into the beautiful scenery of the area. The Log Cabin has four mountain bikes available to their guests free of charge.

The owners offer a wide variety of wine tours and a complimentary wine tasting opportunity at the Louisville Wine Estate which has wonderful wine and an amazing restaurant. They can also set up traditional evening braais for you upon request.

For out of town guests who want to explore what the area has to offer, the owners can create custom itineraries that include a 4×4 vehicle and driver to take them places!

Top reasons for staying at The Log Cabin Lodge:

  1. The Lodge is situated in a tranquil location, surrounded by natural beauty.
  2. The rooms are spacious and provide you with total comfort and relaxation.
  3. There are a number of fun activities to enjoy in the area, from swimming to mountain bike riding.
  4. When you don’t feel like cooking you can grab a bite to eat at any of the restaurants in the area.
  5. The owners are friendly and provide you with top-class service.

To make a booking at The Log Cabin Lodge, give them a call on 072 129 1854 or email helene@thelogcabin.co.za. Visit their website at www.thelogcabin.co.za or follow them on Facebook or Instagram. Find them at Louisvale Wine Estate, Devon Valley Road, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600.

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