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 Great place to stay with outstanding food

Mar 29, 2020 kwc973 Bottesford, United Kingdom

Stayed two nights and the welcome you receive is warm and friendly which continues throughout your stay. Rooms are lovely and have an outdoor seating area. Lovely gardens. The food is outstanding both at breakfast and dinner and even though we were there during the start of the dreaded virus all the staff were extremely helpful. Look out for the… Read more
Stayed two nights and the welcome you receive is warm and friendly which continues throughout your stay. Rooms are lovely and have an outdoor seating area. Lovely gardens. The food is outstanding both at breakfast and dinner and even though we were there during the start of the dreaded virus all the staff were extremely helpful. Look out for the rubber ducks!!!!!! Great place which will hopefully survive this horrid time so that lots of tourists can enjoy. Well done to all. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely place

Mar 25, 2020 johnsJ816ZT

Great Hotel with helpful staff. Shame it rained whilst we were there. The dining experience is something else. We sat at the big table and it was most enjoyable. Food was excellent at both Dinner and Breakfast...Thank you Lairds Lodge
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply the Best!

Mar 10, 2020 Property212

By far the best Hotel we stayed in on our recent visit to South Africa. Excellent all round, service was spot on and the food in the Restaurant amazing. A lovely host and have to say all our needs were taken care of. We hope to come back soon. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay. Simon Janet Simon and Susan
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel on our SA trip

Mar 7, 2020 Colin E

We had three nights at Lairds Lodge as part of our Garden Route self drive holiday. Although we experienced some great hoiteks alkong the way this was the best! Nice quiet setting, very warm welcome and the staff looked after everything from the first to the last minute. Lovely big room and hoitek faciities were all very good. Highlight was in… Read more
We had three nights at Lairds Lodge as part of our Garden Route self drive holiday. Although we experienced some great hoiteks alkong the way this was the best! Nice quiet setting, very warm welcome and the staff looked after everything from the first to the last minute. Lovely big room and hoitek faciities were all very good. Highlight was in the dining room - first class food and wine from a small but high quality menu each evening. Dining was a very social ocassion alllowing us to meet and sit with a variety of different guests every evening. Breakfasts were also superb with freshly cooked hot breakfasts to order. All staff very friendly and helpful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tucked away elegance

Feb 29, 2020 patrick g Norwich, United Kingdom

Luxury all the way, elegant rooms in an elegant Lodge. Outstanding food and wine, at a price. From the moment your car stops everything is taken care of. You do have to negotiate the unmade lane in to reach all this lovelyness