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Mudlark Riverfront Lodge


Mudlark Riverfront Lodge

Experience the uniqueness of being surrounded by river, mountains and fynbos at Mudlark Riverfront Lodge, a remarkable Breede River guest house where the Indian Ocean and Breede River meet.

Mudlark Riverfront Lodge offers the perfect Breede River accommodation for peace and tranquility. Experience a soul rejuvenating getaway in the serenity and seclusion of this Breede River riverfront lodge, only 3 hours from Cape Town.

The lodge is situated on a 22 hectare estate, part of the Lower Breede River Conservancy and nestles on the  bank of the largest river in the Western Cape about 2 kilometers from the tiny coastal holiday village of Infanta, with the village of Witsand on the opposite bank of the river mouth.

Our situation is unique in that no other habitation can be seen and the lodge has magnificent views up and down the estuary, looking across the river toward Witsands and of the distant Potberg mountains. The lodge faces north and is protected from the prevailing sea breezes, and is surrounded by fynbos on three sides and the river in front.

Accommodation on the Breede River

See our gallery for all our beautiful pictures of The Mudlark Riverfront Lodge - Breede River, Western Cape, South Africa. As well as pictures of the view of the riverfront lodge - Western Cape, South Africa.

The Mudlark River Front Lodge offers exclusivity to residing guests, with individually decorated private rooms. Our menu is renowned for its excellence using products sourced fresh from the sea, river and surrounding farms. Embracing the West bank of the Breede River, the Mudlark Riverfront Lodge is a small intimate lodge with accommodation for 10 adults, and 4 children.

This Breede River accommodation offers the perfect location for relaxing and exploring the Overberg area. Some of the main attractions in the Breede River Estuary are:-

This is one of the best whale watching areas in the South Africa, and is known as the" Whale nursery of South Africa". Whales swim close to the cliffs at Cape Infanta and seem to be within touching distance, 85 adult whales and 40 calves counted during the 2011 census

The Breede River is a fishing hot-spot with Kob of up to 50kg, Spotted Grunter, and Garrick up to 12kg regularly caught. As the angling is so good the Breede River is known as the "Home of the Big Kob".

De Hoop Marine Reserve a World Heritage Site is our neighbour.

An amazing 205 bird species can be found around the lodge, river bank, and coast. This area is also part of the Cape Floral Kingdom with hundreds of varieties of fynbos and renosterveld.

There are various stunning walks and activities on the Breede River including, fishing, fly fishing, water skiing, snorkeling, kite surfing, surfing and sunset cruises.


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Tim & Hilary

Hilary and Tim have owned the Mudlark property for over 22 years, and 15 years ago they decided to live permanently on the Bank of the Breede River, thus the Mudlark Riverfront Lodge was created.

Tim has had contacts in the area going back many years from when he was a student, thus he has a intimate knowledge of what is happening in the area.

Mudlark Riverfront Lodge was the first lodge to open at the mouth of the Breede River.

Tim and Hilary are great fisher people. Tim was chairman of the Atlantic Boat Club in Cape Town, and Vice Chairman of Western Province Deep Sea Angling. He has represented South African Deep Sea Angling Association in numerous international competitions, and was an All Africa Record Holder. Due to his concerns about conservation on the Breede River he is on the committee of the Lower Breede River Conservancy, and vice chairman of the Breede River Management Forum.

Hilary was one of South Africas top women anglers, holding 14 South African National Records, from Kob to Black Marlin. She was the first woman in Africa to land a Broadbill Swordfish. Hilary is a excellent chef. Having previously owned and operated a coffee shop in Hout Bay. In 1998 she was also a medal winner in the Overberg Chef of the year, Guest House Category, the only competition that she has entered.

Both Hilary and Tim are keen Photographers, Hilary photographs birds, and Tim underwater.

Whenever they have time to get away, East Africa, and recently Madagascar are their destinations.

Hilary and Tim are assisted by Landi and Sarah in the lodge, and in the garden and on the boats by Freddy, Davey, and Mervin, all who have grown up in the area.

Everyone is managed by our “Mad Dog Bodger” who thinks all our guests have specifically come to see him.

Tim & Hilary