Kenako Lodges - All this and more
Imagine being woken by the cry of a fish eagle. Hearing the dawn chorus of birds from the lush vegetation surrounding your log cabin, and a pristine lake glittering outside your window in the early morning sun. It's time for the dream to become reality ... Ke Nako Lodges offer all this and more.
Situated in one of the world's most important wetland areas - the Wilderness Lakes in the Garden Route of South Africa - Ke Nako is the ideal self-catering base for exploration and relaxation for nature lovers, birding enthusiasts and those simply looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to stay. Tucked away near Rondevlei village at the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains, overlooking Langvlei lake, Ke Nako is private, yet less than 7km from the N2 main road, practically set for easy access to the nearby holiday towns of Wilderness and Sedgefield, as well as Knysna and George with its airport affording links to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Completed in October 2011, the lodges comprise two separate four-sleeper units, cleverly designed to be merged into one larger lodge if required, each offer one bedroom with en-suite shower, a sleeper couch, fully equipped kitchen facilities and a lounge/dining area that extends to an outside deck and braai (barbeque) facilities. Your hosts live nearby (but not too close) and will go out of their way to assist by supplying you with any additional requirements that you may have.
There is also a well-appointed self-contained annex attached to the main lodge which comprises a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, comprehensive kitchen facilities including washing machine and a lounge dining area with sofa bed.
Discover the wonders of indigenous forest right on your doorstep: a nearby footpath leads into the surrounding lush green vegetation, where, in rainy seasons, streams and even a waterfall bubble away. Beyond the 1.5 hectare property of Ke Nako, a myriad of hiking and cycling trails offer sightings of notable birds, including the Knysna Loerie and Forest Buzzard, small animals and fragrant vegetation.
Less than 20 minutes' drive away are some of the most unspoilt beaches of the southern Cape, some more populated by sea creatures than humans.