Welcome to Christiana Lodge

PLETTENBERG BAY | SOUTH AFRICA

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Where beach-chic meets Karoo romance, luxury 4-Star accommodation in
South Africa’s most spectacular Garden Route town, Plettenberg Bay.

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he all-suite Christiana Lodge offers luxurious 4-star Garden Route accommodation in the exclusive and upmarket Solar Beach area of Plettenberg Bay, and is just a short 5-minute walk from the acclaimed Robberg Beach.

Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat or a family holiday, you’ll enjoy absolute privacy at our boutique guest house, thanks to our architect-designed space of light-filled interiors, clean lines and panoramic views over the pristine Brakkloof wetland of Plettenberg Bay.

We once discovered a letter that was written about our great grandmother, and how much she enjoyed having guests visit the farm. It is this tradition of true South African hospitality that we seek to give to our guests by extending as far as we can the memories of our Karoo childhood through the architecture, the décor and our approach as hosts at Christiana Lodge.

- Christa Joubert, Owner

The Architecture

The Lodge is a work of environmentally conscious design, that combines a love for the Karoo with a appreciation for our iconic beach town…

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ith open spaces and natural light, colours of the earth and splashes of blue, modern finishes and clean lines punctuated by the character of wrought iron or aged cane, Christiana Lodge will transport you to a state of utter relaxation.

From the golden afternoon light that fills the house and the sounds and smell of the sea at Robberg Beach – just a short, 5-minute walk away – to unsurpassed wetlands views enjoyed from your private balcony, deck or even a plunge pool, this is a place to be carefree.

A Word from the Owners

A great deal of thought went into what we wanted to achieve with our design and décor… an expression of who we are and a home-from-home for our guests.

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ur inspiration is the memories we have from our childhood, spent on our grandparents farm ‘Christiana’ in the Somerset East area of the South-Western Cape Interior – an area that is semi-arid and part of the Karoo. When we think back to our days there, we remember joyful days, filled with abundance.

It is this tradition of true South African hospitality that we seek to give to our guests by extending as far as we can the memories of our Karoo childhood through the architecture, the décor and our approach as hosts at Christiana Lodge.

We have sought to re-create the sense of space and light that one experiences in the semi-desert with particular features of the architecture: wide passageways, solid counter-tops, wider and taller than normal doors, high ceilings and of course – lots of windows to let in the light.

The Lodge has also 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 exterior covered decks overlooking the swimming pool, allowing the restful smell and sounds of nature to envelop the senses, while open deck areas and secluded nooks in the garden provide the perfect resting place from which to soak up the sun.

We have complemented this approach in the décor with colours that are reminiscent of the Karoo environment. Clean lines and minimalist, modern fittings are ‘broken’ with contrasting pieces – from aged cane chairs to an old chest, to unpainted porcelain light fittings and wrought-iron chandeliers.

The effect is a unique blend of modern, minimalist, contemporary African and old farm-house – with views over the ‘vlei’ (wetland), indigenous bush all round, and the sound and salt-smell of the ocean.

Words from our Guests

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