Lairds Lodge Country Estate is a Cape Dutch homestead set on 24 acres of indigenous fynbos, offering great mountain views, and a secluded swimming pool. Enjoy gracious country living at this exclusive estate in the heart of South Africa's scenic Garden Route.

Perfectly positioned between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, Lairds Lodge Country Estate offers easy access to superb beaches, hiking trails, golf courses and the ultimate dolphin and whale watching from a cruiser. When you aren't out experiencing all that this area has to offer, kick back on your private terrace with a refreshing drink, or enjoy an invigorating dip in the swimming pool. Spend your evenings watching chef demos and enjoying delicious brandy and wine tastings in the elegant Lounge.


  • Exclusive Country House on a large estate
  • Breathtaking mountain views
  • Decadent, fresh & local country cuisine
  • Tranquil surroundings for the perfect hideaway
  • Elegant & spacious suites


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Relaxing days can be spent enjoying refreshing dips in the sparkling swimming pool, or soaking up the sun on one of the sun loungers nearby.

The helpful staff at Lairds Lodge Country Estate can assist you in arranging a variety of activities, including excursions to the Knysna Elephant Park, hikes in the Robberg Nature Reserve, or a round of golf at a nearby course.

Finish off your day with a smooth night cap and cigar in the intimate cognac and cigar lounge.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


The Lairds Lodge Country Estate offers a delicious menu of seafood and venison, complemented with fresh herbs from the garden.

Enjoy the daily sumptuous breakfast and gourmet 4-course dinners in the traditional dining room or in the charming wine cellar.

Standard Double Room

There are a total of 15 spacious rooms at Lairds Lodge Country Estate which combine elegance and charm with comfortable spacious accommodation.

The standard rooms can be found in the main building and offer romantic high ceilings and private terraces. These rooms are air-conditioned and feature a queen-sized bed, as well as an en suite bathroom with a shower.

Standard Double Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite shower only
    Outdoor area

Other Room Types

There are 11 Deluxe Rooms in total, two of which are located in the main house, five overlook the courtyard and the remaining four are located in the garden. These rooms feature high ceilings, a king-sized bed, air conditioning, and a private terrace. The en suite bathrooms have both a shower and a bath.

The largest rooms at the lodge are the Luxury Rooms. These rooms have the same features as the Deluxe Rooms, but offer a more spacious retreat.


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  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 $95 Bed & Breakfast
  • 23 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 $95 Bed & Breakfast
  • 06 Jan 2018 - 19 Apr 2018 $95 Bed & Breakfast
  • 20 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $75 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Deluxe Room,Luxury Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Lairds Lodge was very comfortable and we received the most attentive service of anywhere we stayed. Their food was fantastic and the logs fires were so welcoming!

    Stephen Youngman, September 2015
  • Superb. Excellent food and the staff extraordinary.

    Robert Head, December 2014
  • It’s very nice, very charming little lodge. A fantastic ambiance. We were excellently received and the only problem we had is we did not spend much time in the lodge. We had dinner there and enjoyed a high quality meal, really excellent. And they did accommodate the kids more restrictive palate. Second night they recommended a place for dinner in Plettenberg Bay, the Fat Fish, which was fantastic. They also helped us to fill one afternoon with a fantastic visit to the Robber Nature Reserve. Thanks for the recommendation as we've liked the place very much.

    Mariana Pizarro, November 2014
  • We clearly remember initially we were reluctant to go for Lairds Lodge while booking as we found it a bit expensive but it was worth it. Is is a beautiful place - the cute little room for my daughter was the best part of her holidays and she will cherish these memories forever. Lairds lodge is definitely one of our best stays so far and highly recommended. Thanks to you for convincing us to go for it.

    Anand Bangur, January 2014
  • Lairds - beautiful property, beautiful room, patio out back. I have never stayed at a true country estate, and this was both a learning experience and a treat. It is a bit out of the way but the staff there - again wonderful - made taxi arrangements that took us into Plettenberg for dinners (driving at night on the 'other' side of the road and shifting with my left hand meant I could have about a half a glass of wine and that is it... taxis were a better bet). GREAT breakfast elegantly presented every morning.

    Catherine Carroll, October 2013
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    Lairds was also so beautiful. The staff at all the hotels were so wonderful. They make you feel like you are so welcome. The food was tremendous.

    Patricia Irvine, September 2011
  • Thank you for such a fantastic opportunity to spend time In South Africa. This was my first visit and everthing was perfect. The accomodations were excellent and your attention to detail was superb. Our decision to hire a car allowed us to tour the country at our leisure and not feel rushed or under time constraints- a true vacation. The mapped itenerary was our lifeline to our planning. You did an amazing job for us.

    Adele Perry, February 2011
  • The hotels picked were wonderful - especially the Walden House and the Lodge Lairds near Knysna. Shadi even got to do the highest bungee jump in the world and I had a very close baboon encounter near the Cape. It was a very memorable trip.

    Shadi Eskaf, July 2010
  • We would highly recommend Laird's lodge at Plett's Bay. It's so beautiful and the staff so friendly and helpful. We wished we could have stayed there a bit longer. The kids too had a great fun at the lodge, especially with the domestic cat and all the staff at the lodge.

    Shailender Mehta, June 2010
  • Lairds Lodge was beautiful, such attention to detail to ensure we were comfortable.

    Eileen Hunter, April 2010

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Kelly-Anne Blanchard

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"I will never forget the gourmet breakfast and warm and welcoming hospitality and this Cape Dutch Homestead. This property is best described as a retreat, perfect for honeymooners, couples and families alike and a perfect option to include on your Garden Route stay."



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Lairds Lodge was beautiful, such attention to detail to ensure we were comfortable.

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