A tranquil Cape Dutch country estate set within the heart of South Africa’s stunning Garden Route

Positioned between the towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, Lairds Lodge is an exclusive retreat for those who enjoy the serenity of quiet provincial living. Hidden in the heart of the Garden Route, this delightful country house is set within beautiful landscaped grounds and has a refreshing outdoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy. For those keen to explore the area, the lodge is well positioned to visit the spectacular nearby sites of Thesen Island, Western Head and the artisan shops of Plettenberg Bay.

The estate has one on-site restaurant, where guests can experience an authentic South African four-course gourmet dinner. The evening begins with pre-dinner drinks, served in the quaint candlelit courtyard or the informal brandy lounge. A delicious set menu is then presented to guests in the dining room, although you can choose to dine in the more intimate wine room if preferred.

Although rooms are divided into a standard, deluxe or luxury type, every room is en-suite and features a charming high ceiling and generous private terrace. Simple, elegant furnishings and a delicate neutral colour scheme create a welcoming ambiance for guests, and reflect the natural tranquility of the estate's verdant surroundings.

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Key information

On the Garden Route, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1¼ hours from George airport
Rooms: 17

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Accommodation information

17 rooms with private terraces


Restaurant, lounge

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