General

Lake Pleasant Living is unique from other accommodation establishments on the Garden Route as it provides lifestyle living combined with superb facilities and is not merely a room to overnight. Ideally placed between the beautiful towns of Knysna and Sedgefield, this is the perfect place from where to explore endless activities on the Garden Route or enjoy the comfort and luxury of up-market living, complemented by an incomparable natural environment.

Lake Pleasant has a long and checkered history of offering unique accommodation.

The new Lake Pleasant Hotel became the Garden Route jewel in the Mantis crown and was one of the few graded 5 star hotels in Africa.

In October 2005 Mantis changed the hotel to luxury self contained all-suite accommodation offering the same 5 star accommodation but without the expensive frills required of a 5 star hotel and the new Lake Pleasant Living lifestyle was born.

Lake Pleasant Living accommodation is luxurious to say the least. Classic, up-market furnishings and finishes with original artwork define Lake Pleasant Living’s exclusivity.

Open-plan living areas with one or two en-suite bedrooms lead to private patios and balconies. All suites have their own separate lounge with dinning area, a balcony or patio that opens to the lush gardens or lake, en-suite luxury bathrooms, a separate additional guest bathroom with shower and a fully equipped kitchenette with cooker, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

Having till recently operated as the only graded 5 Star hotel on the Garden Route guests are assured of enjoying what can be regarded as the most luxurious accommodation in the area.

Lake Pleasant Living offers you comfort and luxury in a relaxed environment.

Facilities offered to all guests are:-

        • Luxury Accommodation
        • Bistro & Bar
        • Mantis Collection Spa
        • Modern Gymnasium
        • Undercover Parking
        • Satellite Television
        • Jetty onto lake
        • Launderette
        • Herb Garden
        • BBQ Facilities
        • Internet Station
        • Rim flow pool (7 x 11 m)
        • Heated indoor pool
        • Kids pool with water slide
        • Conference / Private Dinning Room
        • 24-hour security

At Lake Pleasant Living there is always something to do, see and experience no matter your preference.

Lake Pleasant Living Exclusive Holiday Suites offer facilities of exceptional standard.

Ideally placed between the beautiful towns of Knysna and Sedgefield, this is the perfect place from where to explore endless activities on the Garden Route or enjoy the comfort and luxury of upmarket living, complemented by an incomparable natural environment.

Luxury Accommodation

The serviced suites all have breathtaking views of the lake and landscaped garden from private patios and balconies.

1-Bedroom Suites: offer one full en-suite bedroom, kitchenette, guest bathroom (including shower), open plan lounge and dining area flowing onto a patio or balcony.

2-Bedroom Suites: offer two full en-suite bedrooms, kitchenette, guest bathroom (including shower), open plan lounge and dining area flowing onto a patio or balcony.

Bistro & Bar

The Bistro Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week offering fabulous cuisine classically prepared with a unique touch by our passionate chef accompanied by fine South African wines .

The dining experience can be completed with an aromatic coffee, warming cognac or liqueur. For the connoisseur or mere puffer, a selection of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor – sink back into a leather couch and enjoy the ambience.

For the romantic, picnic baskets filled with delicious delicacies can be ordered for the beach at sunrise, or sunset, or anywhere in-between. The dining experience would be incomplete without aromatic coffees, decadent desserts, warming cognacs, fragrant cigars and friendly attentive service.

Mantis Collection Spa On The Lake

The Mantis Collection Spa features sauna and steam rooms and an indoor heated relaxation pool open to guests. Body and beauty treatments can be booked with our professional therapists as an added service.

Gymnasium

All guests enjoy unlimited complimentary use of the Lake Pleasant Living gymnasium located in the spa. With a selection of modern and versatile apparatus our gym will help ensure you keep in shape while away from home.

Herb Garden

Lake Pleasant Living has it’s own carefully tendered herb garden to supply the Bistro kitchen with freshly picked herbs each day.

All guests are welcome to take advantage and make use of the herb garden for their own culinary requirements whilst at Lake Pleasant Living.

Swimming Pools & Lake

Lake Pleasant Living has three swimming pools for the enjoyment of our guests.

An outdoor 7x11m rim floor pool with amazing vistas over the lake.

An indoor heated relaxation pool.

An outdoor kiddies pool with a water slide.

Please note that children under the age of 12years are asked to not use the indoor and rim flow pools and restrict their swimming enjoyment to the kids pool and water slide that has been designed with their safety and comfort in mind. Parents are advised that Lake Pleasant Living does not provide any lifesaving personnel and all guests swim at their own risk.

The Groenvlei Lake is generally safe for swimming and it’s water temperature is surprisingly warm. Inexperienced swimmers are however advised to not swim in the lake without competent supervision.

The lake is also full of fish so make certain to bring a rod and a few bass lures with you! As the lake forms part of the Goukamma Nature Reserve only rowing, sailing and battery operated motor boats are allowed on the lake.

Internet Station

A dedicated always-on Internet station is located in the entrance foyer. Our guests enjoy free use of this facility.

Please note that at this time it is not possible to access the Internet using your own computer on the Lake Pleasant Living computer network. Should it be essential for you to access the Internet using your own computer we suggest you obtain a 3G modem card from your cel phone provider before visiting Lake Pleasant, alternatively, there are Internet cafe’s in both nearby Knysna and George where you are able to connect using your own computer.

Conference / Private Dining Room

A elegantly decorated conference and private dining room that seats 14 people is available by prior arrangement to guests for meetings and special occasions.

BBQ Facilities

Guests are able to rent a genuine Webber braai and purchase prepared meat packs from the Bistro should they wish to enjoy a BBQ on their suite’s patio or even on the floating jetty.

Launderette

A fully equipped launderette is available for all guests to make use of if needed. Use of the launderette equipment is free of charge however guests do need to supply their own laundry detergents.

Without having to leave the property to go elsewhere guests are able to enjoy the following activities:-

        • Just relaxing in luxury.
        • Swimming in one of our pools.
        • Fishing for bass in the lake.
        • Sailing on the lake.
        • Mountain Biking.
        • Walking and Hiking
        • Bird Watching.
        • Pamper yourself in the spa.
        • Workout in the gym.
        • Surf the Internet.
        • Renew old friendships.
        • and much more……..

Situated in an area that offers incomparable beauty, from the lush forests to the unspoiled beaches Lake Pleasant Living is surrounded by endless activities for the entire family.

Whether it is eco & nature, culture & heritage, outdoor adventure, gourmet delights or spirit, mind and soul experiences you are after Lake Pleasant Living is the ideal setting from where to base yourself to explore all the beautiful Garden Route has to offer.

Lake Pleasant Living Spa & Gym offers the quintessential in body and beauty treatments and boast sauna and steam rooms, an indoor heated relaxation pool and a gym open to guests.

Take time out to restore the synergy between body, mind and soul or get energized in our gym overlooking the water. Sauna, steam and heated relaxation pool also available for guests’ enjoyment.

We believe that when guests leave Lake Pleasant Living, they should feel pampered, relaxed and rejuvenated.

The Lake Pleasant Spa On The Lake & Gym unique surroundings make for a soul journey of unsurpassed solitude.

Any visit to Lake Pleasant Living is not complete with experiencing the spa whether it be complimentary use of the gym equipment, heated relaxation pool, steam room or sauna available to all guests or treating yourself to a pampering treatment.

The spa at Lake Pleasant Living offers you the quintessential in body and beauty treatments. Experience professional, yet personalized care in a tranquil environment where nature is invited in:-

        • Individual or Couple Treatment rooms
        • Gift vouchers available
        • Health and Lifestyle assessments
        • Signature treatments
        • Hydrotherapy
        • Dermalogica products
        • Refreshments

Open daily, by appointment – outside guests welcome.

Take time out to restore the synergy between body, mind and soul or get energized in our gym overlooking the water. Sauna, steam and heated relaxation pool also available for guests’ enjoyment.