Lake Pleasant Living Luxury Garden Route Accommodation
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LAKE PLEASANT LIVING EXCLUSIVE SUITES are much more than just an investment.

Situated on the edge of a freshwater lake, adjacent to the Nature & Marine Reserves, this unique development offers a superb lifestyle investment.

From as little as ZAR1.4 million you can enjoy fully furnished and luxuriously equipped, exclusive up-market living in a tranquil and secure environment where the synergy between luxury and comfort make total sense.

Enjoy peace of mind in the knowledge that the professional Mantis team is managing your valuable asset and will take care of all your leisure needs.


To coin a popular South African phrase and say that property such as that offered to investors at Lake Pleasant Living is "as scarce as hens teeth" is, if nothing else, rather accurate.

Situated in the heart of the acclaimed "Great Lakes" area of the Garden Route between George and Knysna, lies the mysterious Groenvlei (a.k.a. Lake Pleasant) with a surface area of about 250 hectares (4 kilometers long and 1.2 km wide) and a maximum depth of 5.5 meters, Groenvlei is one of the few freshwater lakes in the southern hemisphere - it's uniqueness attributed to having no inflowing river or link to the sea. Over the years this special site has become one of the most sought-after tourist destinations on the Garden Route.

There is no other development in the Garden Route area that is guaranteed to stay nearly exactly as it is now and not become just another crowded development with declining values. By virtue of being built inside the proclaimed Goukamma Nature Reserve other than the already approved modest second phase no further structural development will ever be allowed to happen at Lake Pleasant Living guaranteeing that it's pristine and unique location will be maintained assuring you of a very sound investment asset. Only a few investors will have the privilege of investing in Lake Pleasant Living and owning a part of this paradise - will you be one of them?

A summary of what is offered to Lake Pleasant Living investors is as below. For a detailed information pack please click on the link at the bottom of this page.

Phase 1. - Sold Out

A selection one and two bedroom fully furnished luxury suites.

Owners' Privileges

  • Sectional Title (NOT timeshare)
  • Unlimited Usage of Suite
  • Rental Pool Option and Returns
  • Services Arranged on Request
  • 24-Hour Security
  • No Transfer Duties
  • Exterior Insurance
  • Public Liability Cover

Standard Suite Features

  • Fully furnished
  • Equipped kitchenettes
  • Intercom system
  • Air-conditioning
  • Televisions with selected satellite channels
  • Drinks cabinet with bar fridge
  • Digital safe

Yours to enjoy

  • Mantis Collection Spa & Gym
  • Bistro on the Lake
  • Rim-flow pool
  • Pristine, secluded beaches nearby
  • Internet station
  • Jetty
  • Barbeque equipment
  • Herb garden
  • Laundrette
  • Boardroom
    (Seats 14)
  • Private Dining room
    (Seats 14)
  • Carport with private store room
  • Sauna & Steam rooms
  • Heated Indoor Relaxation Pool

Mantis Collection


Phase 2. - Now Selling!

Six only two bedroom free standing duplex villas (295m2) selling at ZAR3.25 million.

Phase 2. - Lake Pleasant Living

- Downstairs open-plan living area, outside braai facility and private rim-flow pool for leisure and entertainment
- Upstairs en-suite bedrooms opening onto a balcony with elevated, picturesque views on Groenvlei Lake
- Intercom system
- Air-conditioning
- Flue-less fireplace
- Barbeque area
- Lock-up garage
- Carport

Phase 2. is now selling. The six units comprising phase 2. are the final development stage of the property - no further development will take place nor is any further development allowed by agreement with Cape Nature Conservation.


  • Please click here to find out more about investing in Lake Pleasant Living and to receive a detailed information pack.