Special Offers and Events



Please check back regularly for special offers, and event information.

Shades of Pink

If you’re sitting on the deck outside the Lagoon Lodge, sipping a sundowner and taking in the sights, it’ll be more than the majestic Overberg Mountains catching your eye – a flamboyance of flamingos are enjoying the South African summer along the stretch of Hermanus Lagoon that is Mosaic Private Sanctuary. Both Greater and Lesser flamingos can be sighted. The pinker of the species is the Lesser (listed as near-threatened), while the paler, and larger variety, is the Greater, and more common to the Cape Region. Lesser flamingos tend to be sighted predominantly north of Cape Town, but we’re lucky […]

Mosaic Summer

Mosaic Summer There’s plenty to do at Mosaic this South African Summer! Our regular Summer Spookhuis Menu and Picnics along with Daily Specials of smoked meats from our smoker, garden vegetables, roosterbrood, and coleslaw will be available at R120 per person for the specials and half price for kiddies. Cocktails, craft beers, Jack Daniels and a daily Gin Bar will quench your thirst.  Our Sunday Roasts will serve up delectable fare on December 10thth and 24th and Sunday 20th January. For the kids? Slip and slide, boules, volleyball and lawn games are on the Summer sun menu! Join us Weekdays […]

Father’s Day Spa Special*

Spoil dad with a deep tissue body massage at our gorgeous Rain Milkwood Spa for only R250 this June!* Bookings: 076 313 2814 Read more about our Spa here. terms & conditions apply. men only. subject to availability. vouchers purchased and promotion valid for June 2017 only. Save Save Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

Father’s Day with Jack at Mosaic!

Whether he’s an old friend, or a new acquaintance, there’s so much to like about Jack – he’s smooth, versatile, and great company – especially in winter. Include him for stories around the fireplace or invite him to a long lazy lunch. That’s exactly what we’ll be doing this Fathers Day at Mosaic – enjoy a special Jack Daniels Tasting & BBQ Lunch alongside the lagoon! Sunday 18 June, 12pm  | BOOKINGS: 076 313 2814   Jack Daniels Mini Tasting & Food Pairing Enjoy four Jack Daniels Tastings each with a bite-sized morsel – perfectly paired with the Tennessee favourites. […]

An Inspirational Journey (9 nights)

9 NIGHTS CAPE TOWN, WHALE COAST, GARDEN ROUTE + BIG 5 SAFARI    Total journey price per person sharing R 20 615 for 9 x nights 3 x nights Cape Town The Andros Deluxe Boutique Hotel – Deluxe room type, bed and breakfast 2 x nights Hermanus Mosaic – Lagoon Lodge, meals and activities 2 x nights Knysna The Turbine – Standard room type, bed and breakfast 2 x nights Eastern Cape Kichaka Luxury Lodge – meals and activities VALID MAY – SEPTEMBER 2017 ***All the above bookings to be made via a single e-mail: combo@inspirationalplaces.com  or your local operator in […]

What is Luxury?

What is luxury? It is different things or experiences for different people. At Mosaic we may define luxury differently from some others. It is not the rare or expensive imported from far away to impress with name brands. It is the use of local resources to give a unique and uniquely pleasurable experience of what our area has to offer. Our buildings incorporate wood, stone and thatch from the property. Our cuisine is based on local products including fresh fish, game meats, charcuterie, seasonal produce from our organic garden, and the fantastic range of local wines. Spa services and bath […]

Mother’s Day Lunch at Lagoon Cafe

Join us alongside the Hermanus Lagoon for a special Mother’s Day Lunch this May 14th. Look forward to a delectable three-course menu – and we’ve designed one especially for the kids too so it’s truly a family affair this Mother’s Day. Start with an Elderflower and Mint Spritzer welcome drink + canapé and then get ready for the lunch feast. From a choice of Trout Gravlax or Tomato and Mozzarella Arancini Balls to Seared Duck Breasts with Wild Mushrooms or Baked Kingklip with a Pea and Fennel Velouté to a Trio of Sorbets and Meringues, the food and views will […]

Easter at Mosaic Lagoon Cafe

Join us at our Lagoon Cafe this Easter for scrumptious foods and time with family. Bookings: 028 313 2814 Easter Menu Salad of the day: Asian beef salad Thursday and Friday. Chicken, bacon, brie and fig salad, Saturday, Sunday Special Friday 14 April – Monday 17 April Easter Platter Pickled Fish, Spiced carrot salad, mini spinach and feta quiche, smoked oaked klein rivier cheese, Roast cherry tomatoes and olives, chorizo and fresh baked bread. R120 Sunday Brisket Special as well as our normal menu Slow Roasted Smoked Brisket with potato coquettes and roasted Mediterranean vegetables of aubergines, tomatoes, spinach, courgettes […]

Laid Back Sunday Roasts

Join us for a delectable Sunday Roast on the water’s edge at Mosaic Lagoon Café. It’s a return to celebrating time together as we gather to enjoy delicious seasonal produce and mouth-watering flavours with a three-course feast. Come savour the food, company and views of a good ol’ fashioned roast with a modern twist. Menu for Sunday 12th March at Noon | R250pp – Kids Under 12 Half Price | BOOKINGS: 076 313 2814 Starter Pumpkin and Cinnamon Soufflé with a Coriander, Carrot and Apple Salad Or Creamy Chicken Livers with Bacon, Sage and Nuts   Mains Brandy Snap Chicken: Brandy […]

Spa Special for October – Moms to Be and New Moms!

Moms to be and New Moms, don’t miss out on our October Special! (P.S – wouldn’t this also be a lovely gift for an expecting mom friend, or to celebrate a new mom?) Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

Fins, Flippers & Felines

There’s no shortage of things to do at Mosaic Private Sanctuary. From beach trips to Walker Bay to kayaking on the lagoon and quad bike rides exploring the surrounds, you can stay busy without leaving Mosaic’s 1,000 hectare sanctuary.  Bird-watching from the private decks at the 5-star Lagoon Lodge is sure to relax you – snuggling alongside the fireplace or enjoying a glass of the Overberg’s finest wines in the lapa bar. But with whale watching in season now, shark cage diving, and a wild cat sanctuary a short drive away, Mosaic’s central location affords convenient visits to three of the […]

A Union of Landscapes & Love

Weddings are a time for celebration – celebrating a new union, a new family, a new milestone. A wedding photographer is a key part of your day – quietly documenting the love and special moments shared between a couple starting on a grand new adventure together. This month we chat to renowned wedding photographer Kobus Tollig about shooting around the Cape, and why he loves capturing these moments from behind his lens at Mosaic Private Sanctuary. You shoot weddings all over the beautiful Cape, what makes Mosaic Private Sanctuary special? For me Mosaic is a peaceful part of heaven that has […]

Spoil Dad this Month with Mosaic

Join Mosaic Private Sanctuary and make this year’s Father’s Day a spectacular one. From lunch at the Lagoon Café at the historic 1892 Spookhuis, to a Spa Special, why not enjoy time alongside the lagoon and say ‘Thanks Dad!’ with Mosaic. Lunch Menu: Choice of Starters: Prawns Bisque – King prawns in roasted tomato and basil soup. Served with homemade roll and grilled lemon wedge. OR Peri-peri Chicken Livers – Livers in a traditional homemade Peri-Peri sauce served with a roll Choice of Mains Osso Bucco – Veal shin in natural jus served garlic confit, and steamed root vegetables. OR […]

ELEMIS Launches BioTec Facials and Products at MOSAIC

Mosaic Spa, nestled amongst the milkwood trees at Mosaic Private Sanctuary, is proud to add ELEMIS BioTec Facials and Product line to its already extensive spa offering.

A Mother’s Day Must!

Join MOSAIC Private Sanctuary for Mother’s Day and celebrate the special woman in your life. From lunch at the Lagoon Café, to a stunning special at our Spa (did you know, we now offer ELEMIS Biotec facials?), you can spoil mom in a gorgeous, tranquil setting in Stanford, just outside Hermanus. Spa Special: Mom gets a 25% discount on Spa Treatments booked on or before Mother’s Day 2016.* (*To be redeemed by June 20th 2016). Lunch Menu: Starter Thai Fish Cakes served on a bed of greens and Harissa Mayo Mains (choice) Slow roasted lamb shank braised in red wine, […]

Caffeine & Fairydust spends time reconnecting at MOSAIC

We recently hosted Maz and her family at our MOSAIC Cottages. Thanks so much for visiting, Maz! Read all about her stay on her lovely blog, HERE. Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

Celebrate Love with us this Valentine’s Day

Celebrate your love with an outdoor Picnic at Mosaic Lagoon Café this Valentine’s Day. Love birds can look forward to Smoked Prawn Skewers, a Kings Plate made up of freshly baked ciabatta with 2 types of cheese, Mosaic’s organic garden vegetables, olives, hummus and slices of grilled fillet steak, and to top it off, meringues with berries & vanilla cream. A bottle of sparkling wine is included in the cost of R500/couple. Why not add to the romance by booking a treatment at the gorgeous Mosaic Rain Spa? Bookings: 028 313 2814. Mosaic Lagoon Café – Open Wednesday – Sunday 11am […]

Southern Style at Mosaic!

The smoker is finished, the grill is fired up and Mosaic has a whole new menu!  It’s everything Southern Style – BBQ recipes inspired from Tennessee and Texas (pulled pork, beef brisket and chicken – menu changes), mixed with spices and homemade bread from Southern Africa. Vegetables are gathered daily from Mosaic’s organic garden and roasted or put into salads. The yummy cheese and meat platters and desserts are still on the menu. This is a casual affair. Outdoor seating is on the patio, or at picnic tables on the Lagoon edge or under Milkwood trees. Indoor seating is also […]

Location, location – Perfume Ad shot at Mosaic

We love our back yard, and in this case, it made the ideal backdrop for a perfume advertisement. Originally a stills shoot, it turned into a video. You can watch it here.   Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

Mosaic Lagoon Lodge Part of Inspirational Places’ 9 Night Tour

Our friends at Inspirational Places have put together a package which sees guests exploring ‘inspiring’ travel destinations reaching from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape. The package incorporates 4 different establishments, including Mosaic Lagoon Lodge, offering guests a 5-star experience just outside both Hermanus and Stanford. Package R16 775 pps for 9 Nights* *Terms & Conditions apply. Valid May 2015-September 2015. Kindly Contact Inspirational Places on combo@inspirationalplaces.com for bookings and further info.   Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

Blushing to Complement the Flora

As fynbos and wildflowers spring to life throughout the Western Cape, the team at Mosaic have an extra flash of colour in our cheeks – we’re blushing with pride! Amazing TripAdvisor reviews have been arriving, and we’re thrilled that our guests have had memorable, and relaxing breakaways with us. The accommodation is superb, the food is incredible and the staff are nothing short of amazing! Thank You Mosaic, for a truly memorable weekend! – 190Tracy via TripAdvisor I would recommend mosaic to anyone wanting a romantic or family getaway in a spectacular setting. – Fed H via TripAdvisor When people […]

Worth Flapping About

If the word ‘avitourism’ sounds foreign to you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. But what you may be surprised to hear is that “Avitourism is associated with one of the fastest growing types of environmental tourism, or ecotourism ” according to About.com. Alright, if you’re still unsure, here’s the answer – it’s for the birds. Or really, it’s all about the birds. This specialized type of tourism focuses on activities centered around birding – and for an escape surround by nature, it’s no wonder Mosaic Private Sanctuary is an ideal destination for the hobbyist, or serious birder alike. Earlier this […]

Mosaic Shop in Stanford – it’s Sale Time!

On the 30th of August we’ll be having a Winter Sale at our Mosaic Shop in Stanford – you can find us next to the lovely Graze cafe in Queen Victoria Street. Along with the sale items, we’ll also be showcasing our new Spring goodies plus an exciting exhibition by Baron Bustin. Selected works will also be available for purchase, so swing by between 8:30 and 4pm on the 30th and see for yourself. “For photography, there is no comparison with Africa. The thrill is in the fluidity of the situation at all times- you never know what nature is […]

‘Becoming You’ Blogger Kathryn Rossiter Visits Mosaic

Kathryn and her family headed out for a weekend in Duminy Cottage, one of our self-catering stone cottages here at Mosaic Private Sanctuary. Despite the winds, they had a ball exploring and spending family time together. Read the full blog HERE.   Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

Road Tripping to the Lagoon Lodge with Tania Thompson Poole

Photographer Tania Thompson Poole discovers Mosaic Private Sanctuary’s Lagoon Lodge during her 3 500km roadtrip. Read the blog on CapeInfo’s website HERE. Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

Mosaic Welcomes New Chef

From humble beginnings in scullery, to one of Franschhoek’s finest, Mosaic welcomes Chef William Carolissen and his wife, Carmen, to the family…

Photographer Mark Peddle Captures Mosaic

Mark spent some time at Mosaic for a mini break, and took some lovely photos during his time with us. See more of Mark’s photography at www.markpeddle.com .       Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

‘A Private Sanctuary in Stanford’ by Bridget McNulty

Travelstart Blogger Bridget McNulty visits Mosaic Private Sanctuary. Click for the full article HERE. Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

’10 Things to Do in Stanford’ by Roxanne Reid

We made Roxanne Reid’s list of 10 Things to Do in Stanford – “7. Indulge in a Massage. You’ll find the Mosaic Private Sanctuary & Spa on the edge of the Hermanus lagoon a few kilometres west of Stanford. It uses Rain products made in Swellendam from 100% natural ingredients with an African twist and gorgeous aromas. Fair Trade and Beauty without Cruelty creds too. Enjoy your massage in the minimalist salon or outside under the milkwoods, with a view of the lagoon.” Read the full story HERE. Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

’12 Restaurants and Wineries in Stanford Worth Visiting’

Blogger Roxanne Reid includes the 1892 Spookhuis Cafe (now Mosaic Lagoon Café) on her list of 12 foodie spots to visit in Stanford: “Everyone who has been to the village of Stanford near Hermanus in the Cape Overberg agrees that you need to be very, very hungry before you visit…” Read the full list of the Top 12 HERE. Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

Mosaic Shop Joins Stanford Village

Anyone who lives in or has visited the village of Stanford knows about the fabled 1892 Spookhuis on the Hermanus Lagoon, at the far end of the Stanford beach road. What you might not know is the wonder and beauty of this delightful sanctuary and what gifts await those who venture to visit!  The gorgeous surroundings are awe inspiring with mountain views and fabulous bird life, the gourmet picnic baskets enjoyed on the lagoon edge are divine, and the new Mosaic Shops at the Spookhuis and Lagoon Lodge have something for everyone. We are so excited to announce the Mosaic […]

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille names MOSAIC as a 110% Green flagship

MOSAIC Private Sanctuary’s 110% Green commitment is to unit conservation, our community, and sustainable travel to the Cape Whale Coast; to further conserve our land, improve the well being of impoverished people in Stanford, and provide a premier holiday experience to our guests, to experience the magnificent resources of our area: fynbos, birds, mammals, insects, marine life and history. The Western Cape Government is spearheading a number of initiatives in an effort to make the Western Cape the Green Economic Hub of Africa.  The 110% Green Initiative provides a platform that stimulates people and organizations to build an innovative and […]

On the Hermanus Lagoon

Explore the Hermanus Lagoon from the shores of Mosaic, one of South Africa’s most beautiful landscapes. This breathtaking place is home to a myriad of waterbirds, from blue cranes, flamingos, fish eagles and a variety of cormorants. Stroll on the shore or paddle on a kayak, you are assured to have an experience hardly imagined. MOSAIC Private Sanctuary is surrounded by the Hermanus Lagoon, the Walker Bay Beach, and well as the Overberg Mountains. Each provide their own manner of serenity. Enjoy our adventures, be it shark cage diving with the famous Great Whites or Whale watching from the world’s […]

Overberg Mountain Views

Our luxury resort is placed in the majestic slot of land between the Overberg Mountains, the Hermanus Lagoon, and the Walker Bay Beach. Here, breathtaking sunsets are commonplace and relaxation takes new meaning. It is our hope that you would make your way to Mosaic and see what we mean. An hour or so east of Cape Town, we make the perfect South African getaway. Come stay for a weekend. See the whales. Dive with the sharks. Kayak on the Hermanus Lagoon. We have so much to offer, and our staff love to take personal care of you! Here at […]

Walker Bay Beach Reserve

Pristine, private, and at our back door, the Walker Bay Beach is a destination to be savored. Known for its “champagne air” it is a meeting point of mountain and sea, uniquely laced with spectacular marine life, coastal fynbos, and birds. Accessible only by 4×4, our guests enjoy beach adventures with unforgettable views of sky, sand and sea. Observe the giant Southern Right Whales, penguins and seals. Explore the mysteries of a stone-age archeological cave. Enjoy a barefoot breakfast or sip champagne while gazing upon a sun-kissed horizon. Walker Bay Beach excursions are included as part of your stay at […]

Famous Marine Big Five

Located in the whale watching hub of the world and surrounded by the Hermanus Lagoon, MOSAIC does not lack in adventures or solace. Our team assures that the Hermanus activities will not disappoint. Lose yourself somewhere between ocean, lagoon and the glistening Overberg Mountains. Like its name suggests, this 933-hectare property offers the fortunate few a truly multifaceted guest experience. After a spot of bird watching from the seclusion of your verandah, head down the boardwalk for a hearty breakfast in the intimate dining room. Amongst the continental options, expect freshly baked muffins, farm butter, sumptuous fruit platters and homemade […]

Luxury Lagoon Lodge

Hidden amongst a grove of ancient milkwoods, discover a place where time stands still. A place for contemplation and adventure. Tucked away near picturesque Stanford, Mosaic is the Cape’s answer to the luxury African sanctuary lodge. Our team is proud to present you with the highest echelon of South Africa resorts. Lagoon Lodge has 5 luxury safari-style suites and is fully inclusive of all meals, house beverages/wine/beer and Mosaic activities. Secluded within an ancient milkwood grove, stone and glass walls open onto gorgeous mountain views and private decks overlook the Hermanus Lagoon. Each room has beautiful soft netting surrounding a […]

Self-Catering Cottages & Cafe’

Self-catered luxury with food an activity options at the 1892 Spookhuis. 4 lovely stone cottages are available on a different part of the reserve, surrounded by milkwood trees and fynbos gardens. Each has a unique layout and occupancy ranges from a cottage sleeping 2 guests to the largest sleeping 9 guests. All have kitchen and BBQ facilities, outdoor patios and are serviced daily. Our services, facilities, and most of all location make Mosaic an exotic, luxurious, and relaxing destination for a South Africa vacation. Mosaic cottages are next door to the 1892 Spookhuis Cafe’, a restored historic homestead where food […]

Top Billing Insert on Mosaic Private Sanctuary

South Africa’s Protea cricket player, JP Duminy and his lovely wife Sue, visit Mosaic and learn to pump prawns on the Hermanus Lagoon with Top Billing presenter, Simba, on SABC3, April 4, 2013. Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

A thumbs up from Green Home Magazine

Green Home Magazine – Thumbs Up for MOSAIC Private Sanctuary – “MILKWOOD MOSAIC”  click here for the whole story. Facebook0Twitter0Google plus0

Hermanus Resort – Safari Style Lagoon Lodge at MOSAIC

Burrowed within the ancient milkwoods of South Africa you will find MOSAIC’s Safari Style Lagoon Lodge. Here, you will discover a place where time stands still, a place for contemplation and adventure. Our resort is located in Stanford, on the Hermanus Lagoon and Surrounded by the Overberg Mountains. We tend to think of ourselves as the Cape’s answer to a luxurious Hermanus resort and retreat.  Our Lagoon Lodge has 5 luxury safari-style suites and is fully inclusive of all meals, house beverages/wine/beer and Mosaic activities. Secluded within an ancient milkwood grove, stone and glass walls open onto gorgeous mountain views […]

Hermanus Boat Whale Watching – MOSAIC Private Sanctuary

Hermanus is known as the world’s premier venue for whale watching. As part of your stay at our private sanctuary, we encourage you escape to the sea and experience the whales for yourself. Hermanus boat whale watching has long since been a guest favorite, and with the opportunity right it at your fingertips, it is almost a shame not to catch a glimpse of the sea’s biggest mammals. Between June and December is when Southern Right Whales from Antarctica migrate to our sheltered bays to court, mate and calf. So, be sure to time your trip accordingly if whale watching […]

Quad Biking Hermanus – Adventure through Fynbos

“Quad Biking Hermanus” equates to adventure, exploration, and seclusion in South Africa’s great terrain. You will ride along the edge of the lagoon and up to high points on Mosaic. There, 360 degree views of the ocean, lagoon, and mountains will accompany you. Along the way you will learn about magnificent flora, birds, mammals, and lagoon wetlands. These beautiful characteristics are inherent to the fynbos biome of South Africa’s southern coast, and it is truly a terrain like no other. The uniqueness of beauty of this adventure makes it one you will not wish to miss during your stay at […]

Kayaking Adventures on Hermanus Lagoon

Hermanus kayaking excursions on the lagoon take you from the worlds chaos, and place you in a world of stillness. Drift down the South African coastline and experience the serenity of this private getaway. Enjoy a morning cruise or a sunset ride as you get lost in the vastness of the ocean and the lagoon. Adored by adventurers and ponderers alike, we invite you to come aboard. Whether you stay in the luxury of our Lagoon Lodge or the simplicity of our self-catering Cottages, kayak excursions are a must. Most excursions are to the Hermanus Lagoon. Being right in our backyard, its surreal […]