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Bed and breakfast





Garden Route SOUTH AFRICA 


Our rooms offer magnificent views and spectacular surroundings perched atop a hillside overlooking where the sea and Great Brak River meet. Choose between self-catering or Bed & Breakfast for an equally unique experience.


Allow our team of experts to take your event or conference to the next level with our warm hospitality, brilliant service and world class facilities.


Game drives, Cango caves, sunset beach walks or cage dive with the sharks. The experiences are waiting for you to make the most of, to share and make memories that will keep you going.

Weddings & events

Set amongst the pine forest and Fynbos gardens, our intimate and warm venues can be transformed into the perfect space for your special day or event. From start to finish Ilita Lodge can host the entire event with bespoke packages designed to meet your needs.

Why stay anywhere else?

about us

Set above the picturesque town of Great Brak River, surrounded by panoramic views of the river mouth, rolling mountains and Mossel Bay, this hidden gem will take your breath away. Ilita Lodge’s friendly and professional atmosphere is sure to serve your every need and leave you feeling renewed, revitalized and invigorated. Ilita Lodge offers guests the opportunity to explore the Garden Route from its centrally located position and specialises in providing custom packages.

Discover Unlimited Beauty

Ilita Lodge has recently upgraded 21 luxury en­-suite Bed & Breakfast rooms, 1 executive en­suite room and 1 honeymoon suite which are now all styled with exceptional quality and equipped with modern facilities to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Each bedroom has a private balcony ensuring our guests all have a prime spot to enjoy the spectacular view. Guests are treated to a delicious and beautifully presented Full English Breakfast as well as a continental spread served in the cozy and homely dining room.

Our self-catering guests are invited to experience the 7 spacious and comfortable units, tastefully equipped with upmarket modern amenities. Wrapped in the peaceful and serene surroundings of the indigenous Cape Fynbos. These units offer travellers a chance to unwind whilst enjoying a typical South African braai under the starlit skies. Ilita Lodge has pet friendly self catering units available, please enquire with us.

Founded by the Goodger family in 2006, Ilita Lodge started out as a 10 bedroom guesthouse. In 2016, with a greater vision for what they could offer, The Make Memories Management team, bought over Ilita Lodge.

It has since expanded to include a magnificent conference centre, an eloquent banquet hall, a fabulous coffee shop, spacious and comfortable self catering apartments and an independently operated Lapa restaurant.

Ilita Lodge is privileged to have received a 9.3 (out of 10) rating from (Guest Review Awards) in 2016.



The MAKE MEMORIES Group purchase, hold and develop lodges around Southern Africa. The MAKE MEMORIES company only markets lodges that they manage. Our specialist teams arrange unique packages using these lodges as bases to help people create memories that will last forever.
The MAKE MEMORIES Group has a passion to provide unique experiences, service excellence and a focus on people. Please contact us to find out more about our packages!


The WONDERFUL SOUTHERN AFRICA FOUNDATION is the charity arm of the MAKE MEMORIES Group. Every time you book with MAKE MEMORIES please know that you are touching someone’s life. The WONDERFUL SOUTHERN AFRICA FOUNDATION is a non-profit organisation with a primary aim to improve quality of life and to relieve poverty.

If you would like to partner with the WONDERFUL SOUTHERN AFRICAN FOUNDATION, please feel free to contact us or make use of the details provided.