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Tenikwa  offers accommodation near Plettenberg Bay in our spacious, intimate and elegant Nature Lodge and a more relaxed stay in our adjoining country-style  Suites, on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis, or as a package with accommodation, meals and selected Tenikwa activities.  All rooms are en-suite with showers.  WiFi is available, free of charge, to all our guests.

Tenikwa is ideal for accommodation near Plettenberg Bay. We are located on the same property as Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre – a mere 20 minutes drive from Plettenberg Bay,  on 46 hectares of indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest and Cape Floral Fynbos.  Guests can relax and experience authentic South African hospitality whilst  enjoying nature, wildlife and the most spectacular rural scenery.

If you would like to support a genuine conservation project rehabilitating wild animals back to nature, stay a little longer with us at Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre!

We are conveniently located in the middle of The Garden Route on the main Cape Town to Port Elizabeth tourist route and just 1.9km off the  N2 National Road (1.9 km). Tenikwa Nature Lodge is close by for any visitor who wants to explore the variety of eco-adventure activities that the Garden Route has to offer. Tenikwa is ideal for accommodation near Plettenberg Bay. Whether you use us as a base, or stay for a night as you pass through the Garden Route, we look forward to hosting you. Our passionate and very knowledgeable reception staff will help you with information about our area!

Nature lovers & wildlife enthusiasts will appreciate the natural beauty of our property with forest and fynbos walks to enjoy whilst you share the space that the wild cats of Tenikwa call Home.

Staying with us at Tenikwa is a unique wildlife experience. Our accommodation is enhanced by amenities that encourage our guests to unwind, relax and enjoy the tranquil natural surroundings, including a boma, sundowner deck, several dams teaming with waterfowl and the call of our lions and leopard as the sun sets.

The gardens are landscaped with indigenous vegetation, supporting a vibrant bird population including the Narina Trogan, Burchell’s Coucal, Knysna Loerie, Golden Oriole and several species of Sunbirds, to name just a few. Whether you are a Birder, photographer, wildlife enthusiast, conservation supporter or just here to enjoy nature, Tenikwa will surely charm its way into your heart.

Tenikwa Lodge Room Decor

Tenikwa Nature Lodge is the original homestead of the founders of Tenikwa. It is decorated with the memories of Tenikwa animals and original African artwork and collectibles. Four spacious and elegant rooms have views of the dam, forest, inner courtyard or landscaped gardens. Guests can relax in one of two lounges, the lovely shaded outdoor veranda or in the gardens surrounding the lodge.  Dinner is served in the dining room, el-fresco on the veranda in balmy weather, or in the boma.

We offer king or queen size beds  in spacious custom-decorated rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in all rooms.

For an intimate, elegant nature experience, enjoy our hosted dinner, bed and breakfast experience at the Tenikwa Nature Lodge.

Our cosy Family Suites are ideal for a relaxed, country-style experience or a family nature getaway. We have a variety of suites to suit family travel. Suite 2 and 3 sleep 2 persons each. Suite 5  sleeps 3 persons with an adjoining door to the next unit making it ideal for families. The adjoining unit (suite 4) has a single bed and is en-suite. Suite 6 sleeps 3 persons. Suite 7 has two rooms with a shared bathroom and sleeps 5 persons.  All units have en-suite bathrooms with shower facilities.  The family suites are furnished to three star standards and each include a tv and own enclosed patio. The units have a view over the garden and dam, and in close proximity to the boma and viewing deck.

Suites are available on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, or bed and breakfast. Dinner is prepared and served in the boma area, or in the dining hall and we invite you to join us for breakfast at Chesters Coffee Shop at Tenikwa reception. Please note that we have no self-catering facilities. Our gate closes at 18h00.