On the water + By the sea + Magnificent mountain views.
Place yourself between ocean, lagoon and towering mountains and you’ll arrive at Mosaic, a hidden gem on the Whale Coast in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom and South Africa’s southern most wineries.
MOSAIC is a nature lover’s paradise with over three kilometers of frontage on the Hermanus Lagoon and 1,000 hectares of conservation land that extends to a pristine beach on Walker Bay, known as the best place in the world for whale watching. Guests are immersed in beautiful flora and birdlife while exploring secluded beaches by 4x4, cruising the lagoon, quad biking and mountain biking through fynbos clad hills. Beautiful wine estates are just down the road, as well as encounters with the Marine Big 5, with boat-based whale watching and cage diving with great white sharks. Mosaic is where luxury is laced with earthly beauty and heavenly night skies.
Recommended by Mariette du Toit-Helmbold in The Best of South Africa - 10 Best Weekend Getaways. "
ACCOMMODATIONS: LAGOON LODGE: All Inclusive of meals, Mosaic activities & house beverages
For the ultimate private getaway, Lagoon Lodge captures the essence of tranquility with just five safari style suites woven into an ancient milkwood grove on the edge of the Hermanus Lagoon. A pampered stay here is all-inclusive of meals, adventure activities and house beverages.
Stone and glass walls open onto private decks for spectacular mountain views and bird watching. Soft bedding lies beneath romantic netting where one falls asleep listing to owls and wakes up to the sound of the African Fish Eagle. Each room has a bathtub, indoor shower and a private outdoor shower for an "African bush experience". A king bed or two twins can be accommodated. Rooms include pure linen & cotton towels, organic Rain bath amenities, ultra soft bathrobes, coffee plunger, bar refrigerator, wine, sherry and fireplace.
Boardwalks under a canopy of ancient Milkwood trees lead to a lounge where drinks and meals are shared outdoors or by a fireplace that will warm the soul. A plunge pool overlooking the mountains is a favorite place to spot birds. And as evening falls, exquisite colors of the sun setting and the stars of the southern hemisphere fill the sky.
The cuisine at Mosaic is fresh, delicious and the creative mastery of the chef, baker, gardener, and local producers. It is based on local products including fresh fish, game meats, charcuterie, seasonal produce from our organic garden, and the fantastic range of local wines. Breakfast is a hearty fare with healthy grains, fresh fruit and baked goods and daily specials. Lunch is served picnic style outdoors or around blazing fires when there is a chill in the air. Sumptuous dinners are built around vegetables from Mosaic’s organic garden and local seasonal ingredients. All of which are best paired with fine South African wine from the cellar!
LOCATION sets Mosaic apart from all others. On the edge of the Hermanus Lagoon, Mosaic expands to a secluded part of the pristine Walker Bay Beach and Nature Reserve, the best place in the world for whale watching. As the name suggests, Mosaic offers the most multifaceted guest experience on the Whale Coast, all from the front door. With 1000 hectares and over 3 km of frontage on the Hermanus Lagoon, daytime fun varies from quad biking through fynbos clad hills, 4x4 beach excursions, relaxing lagoon cruises, kayaking, guided bird watching, wine tastings and sundowners in special places with panoramic views. Mosaic activities depart from Mosaic (without having to take a transfer many kilometers down the road).
Walker Bay, known for its “champagne air,” is a destination to be savored and where one encounters the awesome Marine Big 5: Whale, Great White Shark, Seal, Dolphin and Penguin. Southern Right Whales migrate from Antartica to mate and birth their young from June to December. They can be viewed sipping sparkling wine of the top of sand dunes on Mosaic's 4x4 beach excursions.
Viewing the abundant marine life of Walker Bay by boat is not to be missed. Mosaic will arrange your excursion to explore the Marine Big 5. The experience being eye to eye with great white sharks (from a cage!), or boat cruising in search of whales, seals and penguins is simply thrilling.
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED (except Spa is at an extra charge):
• RAIN MILKWOOD SPA: Massage & skin therapies with Rain Africa spa products and ELEMIS Biotec Facials. Manicure & pedicure with OPI polish or gel polish.
• 4x4 Beach excursions (whale watching in season)
• Boat cruises on the Hermanus Lagoon
• Kayaking and SUP on the Hermanus Lagoon
• Quad bike excursions exploring magnificent flora, birds and lagoon wetlands.
• Guided bird watching and nature trails
• Fat Bikes & Mountain Bikes
• Archeological cave tour at the beach
• Wine Tasting at Springfontein Wine Estate next door
• 1892 Spookhuis - library, movies, sports, games, puzzles
• Boat based whale watching(June through December) & Marine Big 5 Eco Tour (All Year)
• Whale watching and scenic tour by plane
• Shark cage diving (Year Round)
• Wine tasting - Walker Bay Wine Region
• Sea kayaking in Hermanus
• Helicopter transfer to/from MOSAIC
• Horseback riding
• Hang gliding
• Golf in Hermanus
The mission at MOSAIC is one of restoration and renewal: renewal for all who visit, restoration of livelihoods in the local community through job creation, and restoration of the precious eco-system that is MOSAIC.