Lairds Lodge

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

The hotel

An artfully designed escape that’s earned its place on the Garden Route map, Lairds Lodge Country Estate isn’t just well-located – it’s lavish, leisurely, and inspired by the local scene. On a 24 acre estate between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, this Cape Dutch-style homestead’s authentic in its very fabric. Purists won’t be disappointed when they dine either, with local Cape wines often pairing a repertoire of regional game and seafood. Adding a homely feel, you can dine at the sociable communal tables in the dining room, or in the intimacy of the atmospheric brick-walled wine cellar. Its boutique-style guestrooms and lounges give a contemporary twist on classic styling, with overstuffed cushions, shade-less bulbs, and a palette of putty, grey, and hessian; but you won’t spend much time indoors, with the daybeds around the pool, beautiful gardens, and neighbouring Knysna Elephant Park beckoning.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, approximately 10 minutes from Plettenburg Bay.

Hotel information

All rooms have private terraces with seating areas and access to the garden and pools, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, WiFi access and complimentary robes. Standard Rooms with 1 king-sized bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Rooms with mini-bar fridge and 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Onsite restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, which is served in the traditional dining room. Casual brandy lounge. Courtyard for pre-dinner drinks. Swimming pool. Complimentary WiFi available in public areas and rooms.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent lodge with very good restaurant

Oct 13, 2019 Thomas D Graz, Austria

Outstanding jewel, especially the room design and interior is great, very good staff, excellent breakfast as well as a la carte dinner , well maintained and one of the best cleaned places during our trip in SA
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Oct 11, 2019 Q4817KSkareno Nottingham, United Kingdom

This place is fantastic the best place I’ve stayed in South Africa the food is outstanding and the attention to detail by the staff is unbelievable. Every morning they even wash your car for you and the highlight of our holiday was when we got a call in the morning to tell us the cheeky monkeys were near our lodge. The lodges are unbelievable and… Read more
This place is fantastic the best place I’ve stayed in South Africa the food is outstanding and the attention to detail by the staff is unbelievable. Every morning they even wash your car for you and the highlight of our holiday was when we got a call in the morning to tell us the cheeky monkeys were near our lodge. The lodges are unbelievable and are decorated to the highest level and the bathrooms are amazing everywhere is so clean I would recommend this hotel to everyone. Read less
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Oct 9, 2019 Lindaandrob

Stayed here on our journey along the garden route. Lovely hotel and grounds. Room spacious and well equipped with tasteful decor. Outdoor swimmIng pool area had lots of sun beds etc to relax on after sightseeing. The food and service was exceptional with every effort made to make our stay special, e.g. on one chilly night they put hot water… Read more
Stayed here on our journey along the garden route. Lovely hotel and grounds. Room spacious and well equipped with tasteful decor. Outdoor swimmIng pool area had lots of sun beds etc to relax on after sightseeing. The food and service was exceptional with every effort made to make our stay special, e.g. on one chilly night they put hot water bottles in the bed while we were having dinner. I would definitely recommend staying here Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice location

Oct 4, 2019 fabiohc3c Geneva, Switzerland

We spent 2 nights at Lairds Lodge last September The location and the lodge are very nice. Rooms are vaste and nicely decorated. Staff is very kind and friendly. The restaurant offers a very good quality of food and breakfast offers a great choice of dishes. I would recommend this place whiteout any doubt to any traveller looking for a superior… Read more
We spent 2 nights at Lairds Lodge last September The location and the lodge are very nice. Rooms are vaste and nicely decorated. Staff is very kind and friendly. The restaurant offers a very good quality of food and breakfast offers a great choice of dishes. I would recommend this place whiteout any doubt to any traveller looking for a superior location. Much appreciated!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cushions and ducks

Oct 1, 2019 elainew623 Scotland, United Kingdom

Very comfortable place to stay and food was very nouvelle cuisine in the evening but a bit limiting in choice, lovely seating areas and great pool, bedrooms are of individual design and beautifully furnished unfortunately none I could see have a great outlook, best views are from the front entrance. Staff were friendly and attentive, and as for… Read more
Very comfortable place to stay and food was very nouvelle cuisine in the evening but a bit limiting in choice, lovely seating areas and great pool, bedrooms are of individual design and beautifully furnished unfortunately none I could see have a great outlook, best views are from the front entrance. Staff were friendly and attentive, and as for the cushions and ducks you will just have to go and see. Read less