Boardwalk Lodge

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Boardwalk Lodge has a mix of rooms, studios and self catering timber chalets, all situated just up the steep hill that sits behind the main area of Wilderness.

Opened in 1999, the architecture of the units blend in with the beautiful natural surroundings as well as giving amazing views. All of the Boardwalk Lodge accommodation options are very reasonably priced.


The chalets of Boardwalk Lodge are visible from most of the main part of Wilderness, thanks to their location high on the hillside. The different chalets are spaced well apart, and hence cover quite a large area of the hillside. The view is over central Wilderness, the lagoon and the sea.

Despite being up a steep hill, the main area of Wilderness is still close by. From the reception area (close to the individual rooms and studios) it is just over a 5 minute walk to the main restaurants and under a 15 minute walk to the beach (or a couple of minutes drive). Allow an extra few minutes for the walk back up the hill.

Some of the self-catering chalets are a fairly significant walk from the reception, and also from the car park. All units have some steps to get to, with 150 steps to get to the furthest chalet. Once you are there, the view is worth it!

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Accommodation Options

Boardwalk Lodge offers a huge variety of accommodation options, with sixteen different units.

Rooms and Studios

There are 4 luxury rooms for 2 people, styled in a modern Afro-contemporary style. One of them has a double bed and the other 3 have twin beds. There is also a standard room and superior room, both with a choice of twin beds or a king size conversion.

There is a luxury studio room with twin beds or a king conversion and two luxury studio suites with a separate lounge areas and double beds, one of which also a sleeper couch suitable for children. The studios are styled in a similar way to the rooms, but with additional facilities for minor catering (fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster).

All rooms and studios have a fridge including a minibar and a small private balcony with table and chairs. One of the studios has a gas braai (BBQ) on the balcony. The residents of the other studios and rooms have access to use the shared Weber braai situated next to the pool (which is close to all of the rooms and studios).

The rooms and studios all have an en-suite bathroom which includes a separate bath and shower (except for the standard room which just has a shower). They also all have a private balcony with stunning views and a heating/air-conditioning unit. There is a maximum of 30 steps to reach all of these units.


All wooden chalets are styled in a comfortable contemporary fashion. They all have a lounge with a fully equipped kitchen and a large balcony with a gas braai.  The balconies have chairs and a table and sun loungers.  All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a bath and separate shower.

There are 2 very private one bedroom chalets, highest on the slopes (140-150 steps) with amazing views, each with a double bed. They both have a gas fire in the lounge.

The 3 standard two bedroom chalets are at varying heights (8, 50 or 130 steps) and each have lounge areas on 2 levels. They have a mix of double and twin bedrooms (each chalet is different), and also have sleeper couches hence accommodate up to 6 people. They also have a gas fire in the lounge.

The 2 luxury two bedroom chalets are similar to the standard ones, also sleeping 4-6, but have more luxurious decor. There is no gas fire, but there are heaters and extra blankets in the bedrooms. They are 10 and 30 steps up the hillside.

All rooms, studios and chalets have selected satellite (DSTV) channels and a safe.

Boardwalk Lodge Chalet Bedroom


A full English breakfast is cooked to order and served in the breakfast room from 8-10.30am each morning.  When you book, check if this is included in the price or is an optional extra, as this depends on your room type.  No meals other than breakfast are served.

Cheese and wine platters are available to order from reception for an extra cost.

If you want to eat out, the restaurants in central Wilderness are under 10 minutes walk or a 2 minute drive away.

Boardwalk Lodge Luxury Chalet Lounge


Boardwalk Lodge has a nice sized rim-flow swimming pool, available for use by all guests. A garden with a lawn is next to the pool and sun loungers are available. The shared Weber braai can be used here.

Reception is next to the pool area and is open from 8am to 6pm. There is a small bar next to the reception.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge.

Boardwalk Lodge Pool

House Rules

Check-in time is from 2pm to 10pm. Check-out time is 10.30am.

Boardwalk Lodge welcomes children, but pets are not allowed.

Boardwalk Lodge Chalets

Getting There

Take the main Wilderness turn off the N2, next to the Caltex garage. Follow the road round to the right through the heart of Wilderness village, then round to the left past the Wilderness Hotel. At the roundabout turn left, then take the second right onto Constantia Drive. In less than 100m you will see the entrance to Boardwalk Lodge on the right. Continue up the narrow road until you reach the parking for reception.

All guests can park in access controlled parking at no extra cost. As mentioned above, some of the chalets are still a significant walk from the parking area. A free porter service is available for carrying baggage to the chalets.

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Guest Feedback

Recent reviews for Boardwalk Lodge refer to the incredible views, attentive and pleasant staff and nice accommodation. A few people do mention the number of steps to get to the chalets (they were obviously not aware of this before booking), so please read carefully above to understand the climb that there will be to the specific type of unit that you wish to book.

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