Tides River Lodge lies on the banks of the Breede River, near Malgas, in the Cape. A short, scenic two and a half hour trip from Cape Town and only half an hour from Swellendam on the way to the Garden Route.



Tides is an oasis in the dry wheatlands of the Overberg, an “off the beaten track” destination for those who enjoy something different. Tides Lodge is located in a sheltered cove with an island directly in front of the property. Tides is without doubt one of the most unique and pristine locations on the Breede River. Next door to Malgas, Tides Lodge offers something for everyone and the activities available range from relaxing in a deck chair and enjoying the peaceful tranquility of the Breede River to traversing the challenging 4X4 trails of the Overberg.

Why come?


A day at Tides feels like 

Sunshine on the skin, sandy toes & belly laughs.

Its a delicious book you don’t want to put down.

There is so much to do, but also not much you have to do.

Take your pick.




Each of our 4 house is fully equipped & ready for your weekend antics whether that be a family getaway or friends reunion. There is a wood fired hot tub, a cosy boma, a bird watching lapa , and a tidal sandbank.



The property is right on the river, with a huge lawn, sandbank, sunsets & stars. Amazing birdwatching.

There is also a riverside lapa with a fire powered hot tub - fantastic for entertaining over a hot potjie in the evening