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 Our third visit!

Dec 4, 2019 kevin c Watford, United Kingdom

This truly an amazing place to stay! Don’t think about about going out for dinner elsewhere! The food is an absolute delight and they cater for everyone’s dietary needs. Great staff give you such a friendly welcome and provide lots of information about what to do in and around Plettenberg. We particularly enjoy the pre dinner drinks with other… Read more
This truly an amazing place to stay! Don’t think about about going out for dinner elsewhere! The food is an absolute delight and they cater for everyone’s dietary needs. Great staff give you such a friendly welcome and provide lots of information about what to do in and around Plettenberg. We particularly enjoy the pre dinner drinks with other guests, which gives you a chance to share and learn about African adventures. This was our third visit and we will be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating LUXURY COUNTRY HOTEL

Nov 30, 2019 Sapper1976 Watford, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 4 nights recently. Rooms were first class. Staff were very friendly and helpful, offering advice on things to do and even booking them for you. Special mention must go to Shannon and Eddie who both went out of their way to ensure that everything was just perfect. Had some great laughs with the breakfast staff.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful room, lovely atmosphere, great staff,

Nov 18, 2019 travelhappywithus

All of the above, plus some. Pool with day beds were just great, our room was to the very front of the property and the veranda was just a delight to sit in. From our point of view the only thing that let it down (just a little bit) was the lack of choice of meals in evening. No choice in how your steak was to be cooked, it was take it our… Read more
All of the above, plus some. Pool with day beds were just great, our room was to the very front of the property and the veranda was just a delight to sit in. From our point of view the only thing that let it down (just a little bit) was the lack of choice of meals in evening. No choice in how your steak was to be cooked, it was take it our way, or not at all. If I remember correctly their was a choice of two mains, buts thats quite restrictive. Breakfast was really good with great choice. Food in the evening could have been served hotter, not a big fan of luke warm food. Would I go again, definitely, the peace and quiet location was just great, and the furnishings throughout the lodge were lovely. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay

Nov 17, 2019 DeiseGirl13 Waterford, Ireland

Lovely accommodation and very friendly staff. Really helpful and always asking did you need help booking tours or even just giving recommendations on what to do around the area. Having dinner there with the rest of the guests is a nice experience as well and great to try local African food
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Truly excellent!

Nov 10, 2019 AndynAngeMay Weston Turville, England, United Kingdom

We had an enjoyable stay here, the accommodation is first class and the food is amazing. By far the best meal we had in South Africa during our holiday. A limited choice but the quality is superb and the staff are great.