Glengarriff Lodge – A unique Wild Coast accommodation offering

Glengarriff Lodge - Accommodation - Wild Coast - Eastern Cape

Glengarriff Lodge, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

If you are looking for excellent accommodation along the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast, Glengarriff Lodge is ready to welcome you.

Glengarriff aims to make every stay a memorable experience. Thus, their staff will go the extra mile to ensure that their guests are well taken care of and welcomed with open arms.

The Glengarriff Lodge is located along the popular Jikezela route of the Wild Coast, just 25km from East London. There are plenty of activities to enjoy nearby – from game drives and canoeing, to hiking trails and horse riding.

With the Glen Eden Beach less than 200 metres away, Glengarriff Lodge is the perfect place to stay when trying to escape the noise of the busy city. Guests can also experience great conditions for surfing or simply bring out some beach chairs and relax along the shore.

Wendy Leppert, who manages this wonderful beach-side lodge, has more than 15 years of experience in catering and hospitality.

She is known for her welcoming and friendly face that all guests see when they arrive at Glengarriff Lodge. She has also been praised for doing her absolute best to make sure her guests always leave with a smile on their face.

Wonderful accommodation and facilities at Glengarriff Lodge

Glengarriff Lodge - Accommodation - Wild Coast

There are six comfortably sized rooms to choose from at Glengarriff Lodge, each one uniquely and stylishly decorated and with their own en-suite to provide maximum comfort.

All the rooms can sleep a maximum of two people with two rooms having a shared door for families to share.

The Gecko Lounge is where guests at Glengarriff Lodge can enjoy a delicious meal and drinks. The restaurant has a touch of class and provides a relaxing atmosphere for travellers, who need a breather.

Guests, who visit the Gecko Lounge on Friday night, can enjoy new and tasty dishes with specials changing every week. Morning breakfast is served on the deck so guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with their meal.

The Gecko Lounge is also a popular conferencing and function venue. Guests hosting work functions, weddings or birthday parties will find anything they need at the Gecko Lounge.

Up to 70 people can be seated when utilising both the inside and the spacious deck.

To find out more about Glengarriff Lodge and what they have to offer, give them a call on 073 330 3055. Visit their website at Find them at Balugha River Estate Road, Glen Gariff, 5275.

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