A Hidden Gem Of Tranquility: Mosaic Lagoon Lodge

by | Jun 13, 2023 | Travel

WH recently had the pleasure of experiencing the tranquil oasis that is Mosaic Lagoon Lodge in Stanford. Nestled off the beaten path, this hidden gem offers a serene escape from the bustle of everyday life. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by friendly staff and treated to a welcome drink while overlooking the lagoon. “The first thing that caught my attention was the thriving bird life, adding an enchanting touch to the already picturesque setting. Instantly, I felt a deep sense of peace washing over me,” says Pia Hammond, Creative Director at Women’s Health. 

Our stay 

The safari-style suites, tucked away amidst ancient milkwood trees, feature stone and glass walls opening onto private decks with breathtaking mountain vistas. Enjoy the romantic ambience with netted beds, spacious bathtubs for two and outdoor showers for an authentic African experience. Boardwalks lead to the lounge, bar and dining area, where meals can be savoured indoors, under the trees, or beneath starlit skies in the traditional boma.

The interiors exuded a cosy warmth, making it the perfect retreat for chilly nights. “I must admit, I developed a fondness for the heated blanket — a delightful touch that added an extra level of comfort to our stay,” Pia shares.

What a typical day looks like…

Unfortunately, the rain kept us from participating in the planned outdoor activities (quad biking, SUPping, kayaking, mountain biking and more). However, the lodge offered an alternative that turned out to be a blessing in disguise: a rainy-day spa treatment. “I highly recommend indulging in the hot stone massage by the talented Mbali,” says Pia.

Milkwood Spa at Mosaic 

Balancing Soul | 60 minutes

A balancing massage treatment helps to relax and relieve tension in the scalp and feet as well as work on calming and relaxing pressure points to help restore energy balance.

Day In The Milkwoods | 240 minutes

When you need the best of both worlds. Begin with a stress-relieving full-body massage and signature skin treatment followed by luxurious hand and foot treatments. Complete your experience with a healthy Milkwood Spa lunch.

Khoi-Khoi Decadence | 45 minutes

Let the stress and worries flow away your tense neck, shoulders and back are massaged. The heated stones will release muscle stiffness and leave you relaxed and refreshed. 

What’s on the menu?

One of the highlights of our stay was the exceptional culinary experience. With breakfast, lunch and dinner included, we were never left wanting. Chef Lucky, with his culinary prowess, created a feast for the senses. The food was not only delicious and satisfying but also presented with an artistic flair that made each meal feel like a special occasion. The wholesome flavours and thoughtful preparation truly impressed us and it was clear that every dish was crafted with passion and care.

But wait, there’s more…

On our last day, as we sat at breakfast, a tinge of sadness settled in, knowing that our time at Mosaic Lagoon Lodge was ending. However, the lodge had one last surprise in store for us. Lloyd, Mosaic’s ranger, offered us the opportunity to go quad biking before our departure.

Eager to make the most of our remaining moments, we gladly accepted. The experience was nothing short of unforgettable, with the added thrill of spotting animal tracks along the way. It was the perfect finale to our already exceptional stay.

What is Fynbos Quad Biking?

Ride along the lagoon’s edge and up to breathtaking high points on Mosaic. Learn about the incredible flora, birds, mammals and wetlands along the way. The Fynbos biome on South Africa’s southern coast is truly one-of-a-kind. Don’t miss this unforgettable adventure during your stay at Mosaic!

Other activities in and around Mosaic Lagoon Lodge

  • Whale watching
  • Shark cage diving 
  • Guided bird watching and nature trails
  • Panthera Africa
  • Boat cruises
  • Kayaking on the Hermanus Lagoon


Reflecting on our time at Mosaic Lagoon Lodge,  we can’t help but dream of returning in the summer. The lodge’s tranquil atmosphere, coupled with its stunning surroundings, promises a rejuvenating escape. Whether you seek solace in nature, crave delectable cuisine, or simply long for a break from the ordinary, this hidden treasure is sure to surpass your expectations. 

Don’t miss the chance to experience the magic of Mosaic Lagoon Lodge — it’s a journey that will leave you yearning for more.

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