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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  • Excellent (634)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sentimental revisit didnt disappoint

Jan 14, 2020 Judith H Cambridge, United Kingdom

We came here with friends in 2008 always wanted to comeback as it was so lovely.It was as if we never left. We were offered the same same room as a complimentary upgrade because we had been here before. Nothing was too much trouble .The service, staff, absolutely first class. We were treated like royalty. Bani needs special mention as he looked… Read more
We came here with friends in 2008 always wanted to comeback as it was so lovely.It was as if we never left. We were offered the same same room as a complimentary upgrade because we had been here before. Nothing was too much trouble .The service, staff, absolutely first class. We were treated like royalty. Bani needs special mention as he looked after everything for us. Dining here is a fablous experience too. Everyone dines together in a very convivial atmosphere . Superb wine list and the food is just wonderful. Loved the attention to detail and the geniune interest that all staff showed in their guests. This place has to be on your bucket list when driving the N2 on the Garden Route. Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 fbreen263633

We had a wonderful stay in this lodge, myself my husband and son. It is a very friendly well run and makes you feel at home from the minute you arrive. The decor is also worth a mention as it has a colonial feel and is very homely. Very friendly staff !
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect hosts. Luxury with friendly staff

Jan 10, 2020 Mary D Newry, United Kingdom

We are lucky enough to stay at this beautiful hotel which has lovely chalets with self contained rooms, large and luxurious bathrooms and lovely grounds. It is the perfect place to rest with fabulous food and credit for the staff in particular for their friendly and helpful service. Its very deserving of 5 stars.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A happy 20 hours at the Lodge.

Dec 25, 2019 gmcint596094 Howick, South Africa

Wonderful attention to detail in the furnishings and choice of decor but with a homely atmosphere. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were attentive but discreetly so. A slight drawback is the proximity to the N2.
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Dec 12, 2019 George043 Near Zurich, Switzerland

There are but superlatives to describe the Lairds Lodge! Situated in a wonderful garden, the Lodge offers a charmingly decorated lobby and restaurant and very beautiful rooms. We received a warm welcome from Dorry and she explained everthing necessary to know while we were sipping a complimentary drink. The rooms are spacious, also the bathrooms,… Read more
There are but superlatives to describe the Lairds Lodge! Situated in a wonderful garden, the Lodge offers a charmingly decorated lobby and restaurant and very beautiful rooms. We received a warm welcome from Dorry and she explained everthing necessary to know while we were sipping a complimentary drink. The rooms are spacious, also the bathrooms, and the beds are very comfortable. From your room you have access to a garden and a pool. We spent two absolutely quiet and peaceful nights there. We had dinner at the hotel's restaurant the first evening and my wife and our two friends told me it was excellent, me having only a bowl of water and a cup of tea because of an acutely upset digestion. They have a good selection of excellent MCCs and wines. We enjoyed breakfast outside and were greeted very friendly by the hotel's owner Les. The hotel is still owned by the same family since its foundation. There is absolutely nothing I could critisize at the Lairds Lodge, I hope we may be able to go there again! Read less