Christiana Lodge, a four-star boutique guest house situated in Plettenberg Bay’s upmarket Solar Beach area, offers ample relaxation while in the heart of one of South Africa’s most beautiful natural settings – the Garden Route.
Some five kilometres’ drive from CapeNature’s Robberg Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site, the all-suite Christiana Lodge encompasses three adjoining properties – House Philip, Brakvlei House and Brakkloof Self-Catering – all sharing dreamy panoramic views of the landscape and Indian Ocean.
“Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat or a family holiday, you’ll enjoy absolute privacy at Christiana Lodge, thanks to our architect-designed space of light-filled interiors and clean lines. Guests can expect a variety of spacious and luxurious bed-and-breakfast rooms and self-catering options. Think elegance, easy-going beach chic,” says owner and manager Christa Joubert.
According to Christa, Christiana’s style is a simple celebration of proudly South-Africa design talent. “Think cushions from Isobel Sippel and Evolution, throws from The Mungo Mill in Plettenberg Bay and Room 13 in Cape Town – all world-class, I would say.”
Embracing the great outdoors
Wherever you go at Christiana Lodge, the spectacular surrounds take pride of place. Through thoughtful design, the accommodation makes the most of the vistas over Plettenberg Bay and the pristine Brakkloof wetland.
“The lodge has been designed in such a way as to blur the distinction between interior and exterior in many areas, and is west facing to make the most of the spectacular sunsets and intense golden afternoon light that bathes Plettenberg Bay. The spacious lounge and dining area extends to covered decks overlooking the swimming pool, allowing the restful scents and sounds of nature to envelop the senses, while open deck areas and secluded nooks in the garden provide the perfect resting place.”
One guest, photographer and journalist Chris du Plessis, writes: “A seemingly incongruous meeting place between an exterior wetlands environment and an interior style reminiscent of the Karoo right by one of South Africa’s most famous beaches, Christiana Lodge isn’t just unique. It’s downright astounding.”
Good to know
Stellenbosch Visio readers will receive 15% discount when booking from 1 April 2023 to 30 September 2023.