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Blue Bayou at the Breede River Lodge

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.2 out of 5from 41 reviews for Blue Bayou at the Breede River Lodge
Cleanliness
3.8/5
Service
4.1/5
Location
4.4/5
Safety
4.5/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Liz D - Oct 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Liz D
With spouse/partner

Very efficient staff and fantastic accommodation.

10/10 accommodation was amazing, way more than we expected.

Tony H - Aug 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Tony H
With friends

Convenient.

Unfortunately the bedding needs upgraded as the cover on my bed was broken and extremely thin for the cold days. Builders busy with jackhammer few meters from our accommodation. Noisy and dusty.

Theresa P - Jul 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Theresa P
Family with young children

Fantasties.

Dis lekker, netjies en veilig.

Natasja D - Jul 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Natasja D
Family with teenagers

Not the greatest.

Unit is quite old and needs a bit of attention.

Eldo U - Jun 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Eldo U
With spouse/partner

Dit was OK, maar nie wow nie.

Dit is vir my super belangrik om 'n goeie bed te hê. Die bed was hard en die matras deurgelê. Nie goeie kwaliteit nie. Met die prys verwag mens 'n paar sakkies koffie, tee, en suiker, en 'n melkie. Dis nie groot uitgawes nie. En 'n lekker bottel koue water. Toiletpapier kan hul ook ekstra verskaf. Die stort was verstop.

Johan F - Jun 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Johan F
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker naweek gewees!

Ek het R50 ekstra betaal, hou dit vir my volgende bespreking!

Theuns C - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
1/5
Theuns C
With spouse/partner

Never again!

After a wonderful Chokka Hiking Trail experience in several guest houses, we (married for over 40 years) booked two nights in the Breede River Lodge for relaxation on the way home to explore and experience one of the unique ecosystems in South Africa. The Blue Bayou accommodation detracts from a beautiful Lodge with otherwise friendly people! Good email and messaging communication was received from Blue Bayou, Breede River Lodge (Rob). Unit 208 was allocated to us. A dirty and dusty unit 208 was found on our arrival at around 18:30. Old carpets filled up all open storage spaces in main bedroom. Dusty blankets on bed causing serious hay fever at night. We had to remove them outside the bedroom in the middel of a cold night. Main light in bedroom was not working. TV wall connection screwed open and left on table. TV not working. Only 10% toilet paper on roll. Bathroom not hygienic clean. Mop and house cleaning equipment left on balcony. Shower water running out slower than inflow. Serious restoration work on adjoining unit. Starting at 07:30 in the morning with hammering on wooden pergola next door. Cutting cement tiles and sliding door frames throughout the day. Words of renting agent Therese next morning, "As jy nie tevrede is met die plek nie kan jy vir jou 'n ander plek gaan kry. Ek sal reël dat die eienaar jou oorblywende dag terug betaal". Explaining that we've paid R245 cleaning fee in addition to renting, the agent said "that is to clean your unit for the next clients"! My wife and I were the only clients out of many open and available units at the Breede River Lodge. We've booked well in advance. Out of all the available units, it is difficult to believe that unit 208 was given to us without consent of restoration work on the same building structure. Bad experience on our first visit to one of the ecological wonders in South Africa. We can only hope that visitors from overseas will get better and friendlier places to stay.

Nicol L - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nicol L
Family with teenagers

Great views, very peaceful. Had pizza in the restaurant, delicious! We'll bring our paddle ski's next time.

Remember to bring firewood and filter coffee. It was lovely to sit at the fireplace and they have a plunger.

Louis V - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
5/5
Louis V
With spouse/partner

Ongelooflike lekker trippie gewees!

Baie mooi plekke om te sien daar, sal definitief weer Witsand besoek!

Schonell C - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
1/5
Schonell C
Family with young children

Not what we expected.

Disappointed in the cleanliness, we did not even use the kettle because it had buildup filth. The showers definitely needs a deep clean and drains needs to be cleared. It is unhygienic to shower with water ponding.

Marius N - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Marius N
With spouse/partner

Baie aangenaam.

Net 2 probleme. die eenheid het nie 'n vrieskas nie en die dubbelbed het winterlakens met 'n elektriese kombers en dit vir middel Ferbruarie.

Regard V - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Regard V
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker en rustig.

Baie mooi plekkie, net winkelloos.

Izak V - Jan 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Izak V
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker vir die tyd dat ons daar was.

Ons moes ongelukkig vroeër terugkeer huis toe weens Covid.

Este R - Dec 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
2/5
Este R
Family with teenagers

Ons was in unit 208.

Die eenheid is baie vuil en oud. Geen skuifdeur kan oop en die laaie onder wasbak kon ook nie oop. Die sitkamerbanke was vol vuil kolle. Hoofslaapkamer se skuifdeur kon nie oop en gordyne was vuil. Die mikrogolf was vol vuil spatsels van vorige gaste. Die toaster was grillerig en vuil. Ons het nie lekker gebly in unit 208 nie. Als is vuil gewees.

Marius S - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marius S
With spouse/partner

Heerlike kuier en afsluiting van daaglikse roetine.

Baie lekker gekuier - heerlike omgewing om te ontspan en die visgereg was uitstaande.

Jakes J - Nov 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jakes J
With spouse/partner

Sal graag weer wil gaan.

Skoon en netjies. Mooi uitsig oor die rivier.

Suzette N - Oct 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Suzette N
With spouse/partner

Mooi plekkie, maar kort aandag.

Die trappe is nogal problematies, veral as bagasie opgedra moet word. Dit was wel genoem dat daar steil trappe binne die plek is na die leefarea. Die skuifdeure na buite kort aandag. Het vreeslik gesukkel om dit oop te maak. Die kombuiskaste by wasbak het nat geword en kan nie maklik oop of toe nie. Stoofplate is geroes. Die plek kort ernstige instandhouding.

Rudi B - Oct 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rudi B
Family with teenagers

Wonderlik!

Was net 'n slag lekker om nie WiFi of DStv issues te hê nie. Niks erger om by plek op te daag en jy moet begin bel om probleme uit te skakel nie. Dankie Rob!

Amanda G - Sep 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Amanda G
With spouse/partner

Het dit baie geniet en net gerus.

Die stilte en rustigheid was heerlik as mens wil afskakel. Eenheid was gerieflik en ten volle toegerus. Lekker om op die dek te sit en na die rivier te kyk en sien hoe gety verander. Kaggel binne was welkom in die koue.

Herholdt J - Jul 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Herholdt J
Family with young children

Sien die see en rivier mekaar ontmoet.

Heerlike kuierwoonstel met bo-vertrek met lekker balkon vir uitsig oor die rivier en die see. Kaggel in leefvertrek met goed-toegeruste kombuis. Onderste twee slaapkamers elk met hul eie badkamer. Een het 'n bad en een 'n stort. Verwarmers in kamers, oorgenoeg ekstra komberse en warmkomberse op al die beddens. Uitstekende waarde vir geld. Ek beveel dit baie sterk aan.

Maryke L - Jun 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Maryke L
Family with teenagers

Heerlik gekuier

Baie smaakvol en gerieflik. Alles wat mens nodig het.

Gerhardus K - Jun 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Gerhardus K
With spouse/partner

Lekker

Lekker, lekker, lekker.

Ronel C - Jun 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ronel C
With spouse/partner

Mooiste uitsig op die rivier en die see.

Huisie is luuks toegerus met die mooiste uitsig op die rivier en see. Ons is baie vriendelik ontvang en sommer gehelp met die aandra van bagasie ook. Een nag was te kort in die oulike plekkie.

Hennielene B - Jun 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Hennielene B
With spouse/partner

Slegs 1 nag in Witsand deurgebring.

Hierdie selfsorgeenheid is goed toegerus en uiters geskik vir 'n paartjie of gesin met 2 kinders. Die uitsig is pragtig en die area baie rustig. Daar is 'n paar plekke in die eenheid wat aandag kort en bietjie onderhoud moet gedoen word. Dit is egter goeie waarde vir geld.

Jay-dee L - May 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jay-dee L
With spouse/partner

Baie beïndruk met die plekkie.

Dit is regtig waarde vir geld. Nie ver van die Breederivier asook die see af nie. Dit is veilig en baie rustig. Perfek as jy wil net ontspan en wegbreek van die besige stadslewe.

Simoné H - May 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
0/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Simoné H
Family with young children

Lekker ontspannend. Mooi uitsig.

Die eenheid was netjies, met genoeg warm beddegoed. Die enigste probleme wat dit onaangenaam gemaak het was die stortdeur, dit moet vervang word. In die kombuis by die wasbak is die hout-countertop al so beskadig van die water dat dit heeltyd op die vloer deur drup. Yskas het na vis of iets onaangenaam geruik. Die webtuiste se advertensie moet aangepas word, aangesien daar geen braai-area is by die swembad nie.

Andre J - Apr 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Andre J
With friends

Baie mooi eenheid.

Netjies en skoon. Baie lekker sentraal.

Phillip B - Apr 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Phillip B
With friends

Excellent location and great facilities.

Was baie lekker. Plek perfek vir 4 mense en die beste ligging in Witsand.

Alexander R - Jan 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Alexander R
Family with young children

Baie lekker gebly! Alles wat jy nodig het.

Elke huisie het nie sy eie braaigeriewe nie, maar 'n gemeenskaplike braaiplek. Sou dit eerder verkies om eie braaiplek te hê.

Caroline V - Jan 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
2/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
1/5
Caroline V
With friends

Definitely needs a revamp.

The rooms are old and should be revamped. Carpets are old and smelly, they should be replaced. Towels are old and should be replaced daily. Sleeps 4 adults however 2nd bedroom door cannot close because of bed! Whole unit was dirty.

Eileen C - Jan 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Eileen C
With spouse/partner

The location was amazing. The unit we stayed in needs attention.

Unit 208 is privately owned. Lounge carpet needs to be thrown away, mattress covers need a wash and towels need to be replaced.

Marius K - Jan 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Marius K
With spouse/partner

Vuilste plek wat ek nog ooit teëgekom het. Badkamer nie stortgordyn en als is onder water as jy stort. Vuil beddegoed ruik muf.

Plek soebat vir 'n oordoen. Hou aan soek, daar's beter plekke op Witsand.

Belinda D - Oct 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Belinda D
Family with teenagers

A relaxing and comfortable stay in a well appointed apartment with beautiful views over the Breede River.

We loved the boat trip up the river despite the poor fishing. Great birding and lovely scenery. We were served the best oysters I have ever eaten at the Anchorage Restaurant.

Werner V - Sep 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Werner V
With spouse/partner

Rustig, gemaklik en mooi uitsig en geniet die kaggel in die koue weer baie.

Rustig, gemaklik en mooi uitsig en geniet die kaggel in die koue weer baie.

Stephanie M - Sep 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Stephanie M
With spouse/partner

A very neat double storey unit within a complex with a view of the lagoon.

The unit is beautiful and clean. The stairs to the upstairs section are steep. Upstairs has a view of the lagoon and a comfortable swing chair from which to enjoy the sunrise. A short drive takes you to the beach at Witsand. Well-equipped.

Sandra K - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Sandra K
Family with teenagers

Het dit verskriklik geniet.

Alhoewel daar probleme was met vuil beddegoed was die kuier baie gesellig. Het dit verskriklik geniet. Die feit dat my seun kon loop en verken soos hy wil was vir my 'n verligting. Baie veilig en gaste vriendelik.

Elana J - Oct 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elana J
Family with young children

Nice quiet area and close to restaurant and river!

Enjoyed it so much, I'll book again!

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Lekker rustige omgewing en naby aan restaurant en rivier!

Het dit so baie geniet, ek bespreek sommer weer!

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Sunette S - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sunette S
Family with teenagers

Fantastic stay.

Neat and beautiful river views. Will definitely want to vacation there again.

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Fantastiese verblyf.

Netjiese en pragtige uitsig oor rivier. Sal definitief weer vakansie daar wil hou.

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Bennie V - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Bennie V
With spouse/partner

Cute unit, great coffee, beautiful views with perfect location.

We had a great time in front of the fireplace as well as on the deck with beautiful views of the Breede River. Pili Pili Restaurant and on-site bar were very convenient. Will definitely visit again.

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Oulike eenheid, lekker koffie, pragtige uitsig met perfekte ligging.

Ons het heerlik gekuier voor kaggelvuur asook op die dek met pragtige uitsig op die Breederivier. Pili Pili Restaurant en kroeg op die perseel was baie gerieflik. Sal beslis weer besoek.

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Annemarie V - Jul 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Annemarie V
With spouse/partner

Pragtige huisie met 'n pragtige uitsig.

Ons het heerlik oorgeslaap, baie dankie!

Adéle B - Jul 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Adéle B
With spouse/partner

Baie mooi netjies en skoon, heerlik gekuier.

Baie netjies en het alles wat jy nodig het, selfs elektriese komberse. Heerlik gekuier met restaurant op die perseel. Sal definitief weer gaan.

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  • Capacity: 4 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 18:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Joseph Barry Drive, Breede River Lodge, Witsand, 6666, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
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