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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 a quite space wrapped in nature. Tides Lodge is located in a sheltered cove with an island directly in front of the property, making it without doubt one of the most unique and pristine locations on the Breede River. Next door to Malgas, Hike the Potberg Mountains, cycle the MTB trails, paddle the river, visit a wine farm, see De Hoop Nature Reserve or just relax on the banks of the river.

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Purchased in 1994 by the Hedley Family, originally named Waterkant,

Tides has been the source of great adventure, learning and blissful summer escapes for over 20 years.


Consisting of four different houses each with its own separate space, set up and design, ensures something for every group, family or couple.

Houses enjoy all the modern comforts as well as WiFi for those who wish to work remotely.

All houses have access to our hot tubs and some have their own, taking relaxation to the next level.

Whether its canoeing, fishing, braaing, relaxing in the hot tub or enjoying a book on one of the decks there is something for everyone to enjoy at Tides River Lodge.

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There is no shortage of things to keep the family entertained at Tides Lodge - whether it's relaxing by the fire or cycling over the Potberg Mountains - there is something for everyone. 


De Hoop Nature Reserve is open from sunrise to sunset. Covered in limestone fynbos, the De Hoop coast is a marine reserve which extends 3 kilometres out to sea. Along the coast you will see the finest examples of intertidal ecosystems in the Cape. Snorkelling in large clear pools is one of the best ways to appreciate this inter tidal world.


The Overberg has a number of different eco-systems and offers enthusiasts an opportunity of birding in mountain, coastal, river and estuarine habitats. Tides Lodge is centrally situated for exploring the Overberg region and its associated bird life.

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