Located in one of the most beautiful spots in The Garden Route National Reserve, surrounded by beauty, in a valley of water and light, lies Pine Lake Marina family resort. Situated on the shores of the sparkling Swartvlei Lake outside Sedgefield, this Garden Route retreat offers the ultimate holiday experience in tranquil, safe surroundings. Here is a place where your conversation is interrupted by the sound of a Fish Eagle calling his mate. A place where your view is obstructed by a mountain range, and the traffic is delayed by foraging guinea fowl.
Pine Lake Marina is the ideal family holiday destination. Practical self-catering accommodation, extensive facilities and diverse activities will keep young and old entertained. Our Resort facilities include pedallos, water skiing, tubing, 5 swimming pools, 1 heated pool, putt putt, tennis, squash, games room, canoeing, jacuzzis, Pine Vibe Gym, Pine Express Convenience Shop, Pine Vibe Sports Bar and Restaurant and much more!We are conveniently situated in the heart of the Garden Route within an hour’s drive of most attractions, venues and sites in the region. Pine Lake Marina is situated halfway between George and Knysna, as well as Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay, with Oudtshoorn not too far off either, with its beautiful Cango Caves and adventure for the young ones at the Wildlife Ranches and Ostrich Farms.
If you are an adventure enthusiast who enjoys off-road cycling, trail running, kayaking, etc. Pine Lake Marina is the place to be, the Swartvlei Lake and Garden Route in general offer a wide variety of training opportunities and exciting events.
The Giraffes are tall free-standing buildings with one or two bedrooms, that sleep 4 to 6 people, and are situated amongst the gardens. They provide a great social platform as you enjoy a braai (BBQ) and make new friends, re-affirm existing ones.
These rustic free-standing units are set amongst the gardens and are ideal for bigger groups or families. They range from one bedroom units to four bedrooms and sleep from 4 to 10 people.
The cottages are more private than some of the other units and range from studio units to three bedroom units and can sleep from 2 to 8 people.
The Cabanas are situated on the waterfront and provide the most amazing views of all the units on the resort, with beautiful sunrises over the lake. The Cabanas can sleep from 4 to 8 people in two or three bedroom layouts.
Dog friendly chalets:
We now also have units where you can bring your furry friends and they'll be safe, these specific Giraffe units have a sectioned off garden and allow only small dogs to be brought with you on holiday!
2 Sleeper Studio:
The 2 Sleeper Studio Chalets is perfect for a quick weekend break or for couples. It provides everything you need and are value for money. Explore the beauty of the Garden Route with Pine Lake Marina as your base!
Situated in The Garden Route, Pine Lake Marina offers a conference venue with some spectacular views, showing off the best the area has to offer. The conference venue accommodates 200 delegates + , depending on the floor plan most suited to your company’s needs.
Below are floor plan guidelines:
- Cinema style up to 180 delegates est
- U-shape 100 delegates est
- Workshop 70 delegates est
- Gala dinner 200 delegates est
- Breakaway room 12 delegates
The main venue Lake View, boasts an open fire place ideal for winter conferencing with fully licensed bar. Additionally the resort has secondary venues available for breakfasts or light luncheons. Our Pine Boma is the resorts’ outside feet in the sand venue – beautiful views and open fires for a more informal event. Breakaway facilities are available on request.
The venues are perfect for both business and non-business functions including birthdays, parties, team-building events , year-end functions and weddings (see our 'Fairytale Wedding' section for specifics)
The resort’s offers 184 self-catering units, from 2-8sleeper units. The readily available accommodation means that the delegates need not risk long-distance travel afterwards.
The venue offers all the professional amenities for your audio-visual requirements including excellent sound system, big screen with projector, cordless microphones, and internet access – everything you need to host a successful event. Pine Lake Marina is situated close to George Airport and a shuttle service for guests can be arranged.
Teambuilding - Whether your company needs to unite, motivate or reward, Teambuilding at Pine Lake Marina will be an experience your team will never forget. Speak to our event coordinator about our exciting itineraries.
Catering - Pine Lake Marina provides an extensive range of country style catering suitable for birthdays, gala dinners, cocktail evenings, potjie kos, traditional braai and spitbraai evenings. Tea breaks with snack platters are also available, and for those with a sweet tooth we’ll happily assist with a Candy & Cookie station. Enquire about the resort’s set menus or get in touch with the Functions Coordinator to discuss a theme menu.
Why not be in the forefront of staff care by offering 'Family Conferences'? – Stay with us here...instead of reimbursing transport fare, why not upgrade your staff member's chalet size and allow him to bring along his family. This way his family can enjoy the abundance of activities on offer and the staff member can fully relax with their family, after the days work at the conference (it may even save your company a few bucks – do we see a win-win situation here?).
The beauty salon B Beautiful is a new addition to the services on offer at Pine Lake Marina, situated across from the Games Room next to the kiddies pools, is a place for you to come and relax… The professional staff offer a wide variety of services including manicures, pedicures and massages. They will help you to keep looking great while on holiday, or get you more relaxed with a brilliant massage. B Beautiful is also open to local clients who wish to get some top quality treatments, within a stone’s throw from Sedgefield and Wilderness!
PineActive is Pine Lake Marina’s gym situated on the 1st floor of PinePiazza. It has everthing you need to either start getting in shape, or to maintain and improve your current fitness levels. Especially for those who want to keep going whilst on holiday. There is sufficient equipment to enable great cardio work-outs with two treadmills, two elliptical trainers, two rowing machines and five exercise bikes. There are also work-out machines for leg exercises, as well as back. The free weights area has enough weights and benches to cater for the training of a wide variety of muscle groups.
PineActive has membership available to locals in the area, so if you are situated in Knysna, Sedgefield, Wilderness, or George – membership might be a convenient option for you! Especially for those who commute through the area regularly. PineActive has six- and twelve month contracts available at very reasonable rates. You need to take note that no person under the age of 16 will be allowed into the gym.
There is also a cover charge of R20.00/session/person (maximum 2 hours)
Please see our "Introduction Programme" on the right-hand side of the page, which is a great way to start off with if you are new to gym training.
PineActive is pleased to announce the availability of a top notch personal trainer Willie Schoonbee with Xtreme Fitness & Toning Solutions, who will be able to get you into shape!
PineXpress convenient store situated in the Piazza opposite the Jacuzzi and heated pool. For your convenience and to improve your shopping experience, PineXpress accepts payment by credit card, or alternatively an ATM is available and located inside PineXpress convenience store. Relax while shopping in a casual manner for your holiday requirements.
- Fresh Bread
- Fresh Milk
- Ice Cream for hot summer days
- Cold drinks to quench your holiday thirst
- Snacks : Crisps, Popcorn, Sweets, Biltong, Biscuits and more
- Fire Wood & Fire Lighters
- Fresh braai Meat
- Salad Ingredients
- Wine (Available Mon-Sat except after 17:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
There is no need to bring lots of food on the journey with you, since PineXpress has a wide vaiety of items for sale. The prices are also very competitive with stores in the area, which means saving a trip to Sedgefield for the basics.