- From the Cape Dutch-style buildings to the verdant gardens, this bucolic country estate’s green and white colour palette emits a tangible peacefulness in Margaret River’s winemaking heart.
- Located at the heart of the Margaret River wine region, just a 3-hour drive from Perth, Cape Lodge is a hidden gem and an absolute ideal elegant country manor retreat for refined wine lovers.
- Cape Lodge sprawls over 40 acres; eight of them dedicated to a private vineyard. There’s also a one-mile walking track through the leafy gardens and manicured lawns, which curl around the mirror-still lakes and and the native bush sprouting tall trees.
- It has only 22 rooms and one four-bedroom private residence, creating an exclusive yet personal feel.
- The Cape Lodge restaurant is a refined, traditional French bistro that uses local seasonal produce and serves classics and weaves in regional specialities. Indulge in their hands-on Cooking School designed for culinary enthusiasts.
- The property boasts has own 8 acre vineyard producing fine Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz exclusively for guests of the hotel.
- Enjoy a gourmet picnic in one of the many nearby magnificent white sandy beaches and swim in the crystal clear waters of hidden bays in the Indian Ocean.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Fi Wilkie is a painter based in Margaret River where she has lived and worked for over 25 years. In addition to her job as a full time artist she is also an experienced teacher, working with anyone who is artistically curious to encourage engagement with their own creative thinking. She runs a series of workshops at her dynamic home art space – Toot Studio. All these workshop experiences aim to build confidence and stimulate a fearlessness in the participants and their intuitive artistic expression. Fi’s accomplished work is represented at Linton and Kay Galleries in Perth and John Miller Gallery in Margaret River. Her Toot Studio is also part of the highly successful annual Margaret River Open Studios event.
View these majestic creatures up close as they make their annual migration between the Antarctic and the pristine waters of Western Australia’s South West coast with the opportunity to view Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, and the rare Blue and Minke Whales on both their northern and southern migrations.
Jesters Flat have a variety of rides – one hour Country Lane bush ride, 1.5 hour Drovers Tour, Treehouse Picnics and more. All rides are fully escorted. There are horses to suit experienced riders and beginners.
With the abundance and preservation of unique and diverse species of flora and fauna, you can see why this region is in the top 10 bio-diversity hotspots in the world and the only hotspot in Australia. The only pure tuart forest in the world stands in the north of Your Margaret River Region, whilst the karri, the third tallest tree species in the world, stands in the south. Next to the Indian Ocean, the boundless beauty and diversity of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park envelops the region on the western edge. The premium wine region and agricultural land give way to woodlands, jarrah and marri forests on the east. Scenic spots are plentiful and range from stunning seascapes to tranquil forest valleys. Contemplate the enormity of Sugarloaf Rock, Cape Naturaliste – a gigantic towering granite rock that emerges from the Indian Ocean from the lookout on the mainland. It is easy to be amazed and it is easy to experience it all as there are fantastic lookouts, walk trails, cycle paths and mountain bike trails with easy access.
The beautiful sleepy coastal town of Augusta sits along banks of the Blackwood River and the sweeping pristine waters of Flinders Bay to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Lighthouse Tours run daily and offer a unique experience of going inside and up to the top of a working lighthouse. Enjoy breathtaking views across the treacherous oceans and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Learn about the history and listen to stories of unimaginable tragedy and rescue.
Nearly 20 years ago that brewery was a lone trailblazer and now with nine breweries in Your Margaret River Region, craft beer is a real player in the Margaret River region. Each brewery has its own distinctive style from traditional pale ales and pilsners to preservative and additive free brews. By contrast chocolate beers, ginger and chilli beer will give your tastebuds something new to think about. Brave inventive styles are introduced regularly and frequent the daily tasting list. Some also produce their own cider, there’s even a distillery.
Voted as Australia’s Best Gourmet Region by Gourmet Traveller Magazine the Margaret River Region has an abundance of produce stores, farm gates and artisan food producers.
The Margaret River Region is as spectacular underneath the ground as it is on top. Over 150 highly decorated limestone caves lay beneath the surface of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge. Formed approximately 1 million years ago, a number of these complex and fragile karst systems are open to the public. Go inside and be amazed by these massive labyrinths decorated intricately with limestone crystal formations. Cave tours range from completely easy ‘at your own pace’ self-guided tours, guided tours along boardwalks with great commentary, ‘off piste’ adventure hard-hat tours to extremely adventurous ‘abseil your way in’ expeditions. It is difficult to choose the best cave tour in the Margaret River Region. You can marvel at the reflections on Lake Cave’s permanent lake, be dwarfed in Jewel Cave’s enormous chambers and take it easy on the Mammoth Cave self- guided tour. At Yallingup’s Ngilgi Cave (pronounced ‘nilgi‘), you will learn the Aboriginal legend as you look up at limestone shawl formations– or delve deeper into the cave on an adventure tour.
Located in Western Australia offering luxury accommodation in the Margaret River wine region, Cape Lodge is surrounded by its own vineyard and is likened to staying at a private country estate, yet with all the trappings and facilities of a world class private boutique hotel. Positioned in the heart of the great wine region of Margaret River, Cape Lodge attracts those who are seeking a private, stylish and sophisticated retreat, and those with a yearning to discover outstanding food and wine. Cape Lodge neighbours include the great wineries of Vasse Felix, Moss Wood, Pierro and Cullen. The lodge has 22 romantically secluded rooms and a magnificent 5 bedroom private luxury Residence.
The superb Cape Lodge Restaurant- long one of the great dining rooms in Western Australia offers classically prepared French-influenced country fare showcasing the best of Margaret River’s produce sourced from local farms, the kitchen garden and the freshest of seafood from nearby pristine oceans. Cape Lodge also offers a Gourmet Retreat and Cooking School designed for culinary enthusiasts. Cape Lodge sits on 40 acres of manicured parkland and ornamental lakes and has its own 8 acre vineyard producing fine Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz exclusively for guests of the hotel. The lodge has a variety of experiences available to guests, ranging from horse riding and cooking classes to whale watching and surfing. There’s an open-air pool and a secluded spa.
Second-floor lakeside rooms are accessorised with a small balcony, while ground-floor abodes are fronted by a patio and deck chairs. The generously proportioned rooms are split between airy furnishings in soft greys and white, or a charcoal palette enhanced with the extra-large double bed’s velveteen headboard. Garden-view rooms – smaller but still roomy thanks to raked ceilings – evoke a country feel with floral artworks. Bathrooms are stocked with natural products from nearby olive oil farm Vasse Virgin. The Residence, a four-bedroom private retreat edged by white rose bushes, agapanthus and hydrangeas, sits away from the Lodge’s main accommodation and scores its own lake and tree-lined views. The main bedroom has twin queen-sized beds, a luxurious double shower and a balcony.
Garden View Rooms
The 5 Garden View rooms, all have tranquil garden views. Four rooms have courtyards with outdoor settings and one room is located within the main lodge and features a wheelchair access bathroom. All Rooms feature king size or twin beds, flat screen TV and DVD player with en suite bathroom and walk in shower.
Garden View Deluxe Rooms
The 4 Garden View Deluxe rooms, each feature a balcony overlooking the gardens, towards the lake. Rooms are equipped with king size or twin beds, flat screen TV, DVD player and open plan en suite with shower, over a large spa bath.
The Lakeside rooms perched beside the brook and are surrounded by natural landscaping. All rooms feature king-size, large bathrooms with separate spacious walk in showers and freestanding baths with underfloor heating. The sitting area includes flat screen TV and DVD player
Lodge King Deluxe
Located in the Main Lodge the Lodge King Deluxe Room is 50m2 with king size bed, spacious granite ensuite with free standing bath, walk in shower, flat screen TV and DVD player
The Private Residence
Sitting privately on it’s own three acres, The Private Residence features light and understated interiors, with beautiful fabrics, marble bathrooms and bench tops, as well as expanses of polished timber floorboards throughout. Artworks hang on the walls by well recognized Australian artists. Privately secluded with views across formal gardens, rolling lawns to a private lake and putting green with white sand bunker, The Residence can accommodate up to 4 couples and is a short stroll from all the facilities of Cape Lodge, including the lake side restaurant. The Residence is the ideal gourmet vineyard retreat only minutes away from pristine Margaret River beaches, karri forests, wineries and vineyards. The expansive open plan lounge, dining and entertaining areas feature fully equipped kitchen brandishing Miele oven, gas cook top, dishwasher and microwave, as well as open fire place, reverse cycle air conditioning, surround sound flat screen television, Apple TV and DVD player. All crockery, cookware and cutlery is provided.
The Cape Lodge restaurant is a refined, traditional French bistro that serves classics such as seafood soufflé, cuisse de canard and moules marinières. It favours local produce and weaves in regional specialities such as marron (a freshwater crayfish); Sundays are reserved for three-course harvest dinners of local and estate-grown produce. In 2018, a raw bar will feature fresh seafood from the over-endowed South West region. The restaurant holds cooking classes and can put together picnic hampers on request. Breakfast is a smorgasbord of superfood grains, homemade granola, local yogurts and fruits, as well as cooked options. The estate’s vineyard produces some 3,000 bottles of shiraz and sauvignon blanc that are available exclusively to hotel guests.
The Cape Lodge Restaurant
The Cape Lodge restaurant features seasonal local and homegrown produce plucked from nearby oceans, local farms and the kitchen garden, to create fresh innovative cuisine. The wine list is extensive and features both back vintages from Margaret River’s wine estates as well as other Australian and international wine regions. Dine in the lakeside restaurant, or for something a little more casual enjoy a seasonal Harvest Produce Platter in the comfort of the Guest Lounge or the privacy of a suite.
There’s an open-air pool, a secluded spa suite (treatments are also available in your room), a lakeside restaurant and lounge, and a sitting room. Exercise is best done outside, but there’s also a treadmill and exercise bike indoors. A turndown service is available on request.
Then enjoy the wonderful gardens with tennis court and swimming pool back at the lodge.
Our treatment room is located in the Main Lodge or be pampered in the privacy of your room.