The area sports an abundance of indigenous trees where over 280 species of bird life can be found. The view across the lake and camping sites or from our comfortable and spacious rondavels are stunningly beautiful and is nature’s own gentle relief from the stress and strain of modern life.
Island Lake Holiday Resort is situated on the shores of the beautiful Island Lake in the spectacular Wilderness National Park, right in the heart of the famous and majestic Garden Route. We are only a 20 km drive away from either George or Sedgefield & 47 km away from Knysna, with the village of Wilderness, a few minutes away, where restaurants, take a way’s, supermarkets and pubs are to be found. This is an ideal holiday get-away, annual vacation or motor home stopover.
We offer you 55 well-grassed, shaded and level stands. Each site that has 10-amp electricity, is large and spacious, with drinkable water taps nearby. From most sites, you have a glorious view of the lake and launching facilities for your canoe or speedboat within sight of your stand or rondavel. Water skiing on the lake, fishing – where the various type of line-fish can be caught, swimming or simply relaxing on the water’s edge of the lake is right on your doorstep. Facilities
Our meticulously clean, spacious and recently renovated ablution facilities, always have piping hot water on tap, are continuously serviced in season, with large sculleries. We offer you a coin-operated Laundromat with ironing facilities, enclosed wash lines, adjacent to the ablution block. Maids are available for washing and ironing in the season by arrangement, as well as free freezer space for your convenience.
Our Lakeside Rondavels (one room only) are fairly basic, cozy, clean and neat. They are adequately furnished, double bed and two single bunk beds (4 Bed) and the 5-bed one has another single bed and equipped with large fridges, microwaves, electric hotplates, kettle, toaster, and all utensils/crockery. Bedding is supplied and each rondavel has its own braai facility and a fantastic un-obstructive view of the lake. They do not have bathrooms but are very close to the main ablution facility.
Our facilities are what set us apart, and we know they’ll make your stay with us even more enjoyable.
We offer you:
• Cell phone reception
• Clothes drying facilities
• Electric razor outlets
• Freezer space available
• Grassed sites
• Ironing facilities
• Private fishing
• Public telephones
• Washing machines
Below is a list of the nearby attractions that your family may enjoy during your stay at our resort…These attractions are all within either walking distance or an easy drive of the resort:
• Beach nearby
• Bottle store
• Hiking/Nature trails
• Snorkeling/Scuba diving
• Nature reserves
• Tennis Courts
• Shopping Centre/Super Market
• Whale watching
ZEBRA OSTRICH FARM
A Hands-On Experience
Located midway between George and Oudtshoorn, lies Zebra, a private ostrich and seed-farming operation which offers specialized tailor-made tours to small groups of visitors interested in more than the standard commercial “tourism” tour of local attractions.
KNYSNA ELEPHANT PARK
Hug And Touch An African
Get up-close-and-personal with nature at Knysna Elephant Park. With the help of our three resident African elephants Harry, Sally, and Duma you will learn about the sad and mystical story of the Knysna Elephants. the world’s southernmost elephants.
WILDERNESS NATIONAL PARK
Nature Hiking Trails
In the heart of South Africas famous Garden Route, a charming world of lakes, rivers, fens, estuaries, and beaches gently unfolds against a backdrop of lush forest and lofty mountains, all elements that characterize the Wilderness National Park. Nature trails wind through densely wooded forest and along tranquil rivers, offering you the opportunity to encounter the brilliantly colored Knysna Lourie or one of the five kingfisher species that occur here.
Jewel of the Garden Route
Plettenberg Bay is packed with things to do – watching, doing, enjoying. Whether you’re staying for a weekend or a month you’ll always find things available to suit all interests, ages, and lifestyles.
Our exceptional climate means the main emphasis is on the outdoors where the quality of life, peace, and peace-of-mind are all assured.
A must for those in the area
The Cango Caves lie in the Swartberg Mountain Range in a limestone belt measuring 1,5km in width and almost 16km in length.
The limestone layer was formed by the deposit of oolites which are loosely-bound calcium.
CANGO WILDLIFE RANCH
Experience the Thrill
Explore it! Cango Wildlife Ranch, the Garden Routes premier conservation destination where you can meet a host of endangered animals. Cango Wildlife Ranch is internationally recognized for its far-reaching conservation efforts. We are the leading breeders of cheetah in Africa, and one of the largest in the world. Experience the thrill of stroking one of our tame cheetahs.
Take a trip to the Heads
A pair of prominent sandstone cliffs known as The Heads flank the channel through which the sea pours into Knysna’s lagoon. The eastern Head is densely covered with luxury houses. On the lagoon, a small beach offers safe swimming waters, showering facilities and access to the NSRI aquarium. A walkway leads to the end of the head offering breathtaking views of the stormy sea channel and the opposite shore. Several caves lie along this path. The Western Head is largely undeveloped and encompasses the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Ferry trips and guided trails to the reserve are available.
GEORGE GOLF COURSES
18 Holes to go…
Golf at the many top courses in the area like Kingswood Golf estate which is a mere 20 km’s.away.