The idyllic beachfront setting! Crystal Lagoon Lodge rests on a fynbos-sheltered dune only a few feet from the ocean’s frame. Extraordinary beautiful sea views from the highest point on a fynbos-covered dune through large floor-to-ceiling windows.
Crystal Lagoon Lodge is situated right on the edge of the desirable location of Langebaan lagoon. There are no borders between you and the sea, only the boardwalk, and a few wooden stairs to a white sandy beach of a sea lagoon.
The beach-chic lodge has seven sea-facing deluxe suites, including two for honeymooners and two standard rooms without sea views. And it goes without saying that all amenities and little luxuries expected from a 4-star graded establishment are available, including massages.
Schaftplaas Weddings, Events, and Accommodation offers you the opportunity to experience the ambiance and rustic charm of a real West Coast farm environment
Since its proclamation in the early 1700s as a farm to the Frijburgers (“free citizens”) who were employees of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) at the Cape of Good Hope, Schaftplaas has been a haven for many a tired traveling worker. The historic farm was developed around the water well from where local farmers as well as farmers from further inland, traveled one-day shifts to the port of Saldanha to trade their fresh produce to the sailors and officers on the ships in exchange for coffee and spices. These farmers used Schaftplaas as a resting location to eat, replenish water supplies, feed their oxen or horses, and to overnight. It is interesting to note that the word “schaft” originates from the Frisian language that implies “resting to eat.” In 1832, Hendrik Albertyn built the manor house on the farm and to this day, the sturdy old building that has hardly been altered is the center of activity on the farmyard.
The Kruger family has owned Schaftplaas since 1993. Through their love of the region and horses, in particular, the current owners began hosting like-minded friends and family on an annual horse excursion during the spectacular flower season that starts in August. With more and more people taking an interest in the annual event additional needs for sufficient accommodation, ablution facilities, catering, and entertainment arose. Today Schaftplaas Venue offers complete function and event facilities that can cater for up to 200 guests! In addition and true to its origins as a resting place and refueling stop, the farm now also boasts five luxurious self-catering cottages that offer overnight accommodation to 16 guests in total.
A lot of effort went into the planning and execution of the refurbishment of existing structures to ensure that the farm’s rustic charm would stay intact. The carefully curated function venue and cottages ideally capture the spirit of a bygone era and create the distinctive character of this typical West Coast farm. Visitors to Schaftplaas will be delighted to discover the most beautiful antique furniture and artifacts placed in the different venues each with an interesting piece of history attached!
We offer the following; 6 Standard Double Bed Rooms (on Bed & Breakfast basis) with tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen Tv with own DSTV, mini bar fridge all with en-suite bathroom with shower and private deck to enjoy our garden views. We also offer safe parking on premises and Free Wi-Fi. Shared areas include a braai area, splash pool, indoor fireplace and TV room for sports fans to enjoy. Tortoise Trail Lodge also have two self catering units with a rustic equipped kitchen.