Overview of Lairds Lodge Country Estate

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 seasonal 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 the chefs demonstrate their skills and enjoying delicious brandy, gin and wine tastings in the elegant Lounge.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/10/2023 - 19/04/2024 Bed & Breakfast $105
20/04/2024 - 30/09/2024 Bed & Breakfast $95

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Exclusive country douse on a large estate
  • Breathtaking mountain views in the heart of the Garden Route
  • Decadent, fresh and local country cuisine
  • Tranquil surroundings for the perfect hideaway
  • Elegant and spacious suites
Day tours

Day tours

Fly fishing

Fly fishing

General Facilities

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.

Finish off your day with a smooth night cap and cigar in the intimate cognac and cigar lounge. Wi-Fi is available to all guests.

Bar

Bar

Restaurant

Restaurant

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Dining

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 four-course dinners in the traditional dining room or in the charming wine cellar.

As a treat, enjoy a guided tasting in the gin bar.

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Traveller Reviews

  • SY

    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
  • RH

    Superb. Excellent food and the staff extraordinary.

    Robert Head
  • MP

    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
  • AB

    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
  • CC

    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
  • CC

    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
  • PI

    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
  • PI

    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
  • AP

    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
  • AP

    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
  • SE

    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
  • SE

    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
  • SM

    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
  • SM

    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
  • EH

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

    Eileen Hunter
  • EH

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

    Eileen Hunter
  • YH

    Lairds Lodge, where I had what was the best 5 course gourmet dinner of the whole trip!

    Yvonne Hegarty
  • YH

    Lairds Lodge, where I had what was the best 5 course gourmet dinner of the whole trip!

    Yvonne Hegarty

Traveller Reviews

  • SY

    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
  • RH

    Superb. Excellent food and the staff extraordinary.

    Robert Head
  • MP

    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
  • AB

    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
  • CC

    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
  • CC

    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
  • PI

    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
  • PI

    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
  • AP

    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
  • AP

    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
  • SE

    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
  • SE

    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
  • SM

    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
  • SM

    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
  • EH

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

    Eileen Hunter
  • EH

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

    Eileen Hunter
  • YH

    Lairds Lodge, where I had what was the best 5 course gourmet dinner of the whole trip!

    Yvonne Hegarty
  • YH

    Lairds Lodge, where I had what was the best 5 course gourmet dinner of the whole trip!

    Yvonne Hegarty