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Laze your way through languid afternoons on one of several verandahs or in any of the sheltered courtyards where homemade iced tea is served with our compliments; the secluded swimming pool too is particularly inviting while beautifully landscaped gardens offer opportunity for a leisurely stroll. Indoors, the front lounge with its comfortable couches, small library, complimentary internet access, wood burning fireplace, and satellite television provides an alternative backdrop to a cup of tea and the day’s decadent cake, or something stronger. And the brandy lounge has cosy seating arrangements ideal for enjoying an aged after dinner brandy or whisky, along with a separate large screen television area for the sports enthusiast.

Scrumptious breakfasts – fresh fruits, just-baked breads, croissants and muffins, homemade jams and preserves, and cooked specialities – will prepare you for the day ahead. Pre-dinner drinks are enjoyed around heated braziers in the candlelit courtyard or in the informal brandy lounge. Specialising in seafood and game dishes, the Lodge boasts one of the finest menus in the Garden Route; sociable 4-course gourmet dinners are served in the traditional reed ceilinged dining room, or can be taken in the rustic charm of the wine room. Every meal is carefully paired with selected wines from the Cape, ensuring a memorable South African dining experience, every time

Each of the elegant, high-ceilinged and individually decorated en suite rooms speaks of welcoming tranquility and easy living with cushioned comfort, air conditioned facilities, percale linen and specialised toiletries. Gowns, room safes, telephones and well stocked tea and coffee stations add to the restrained luxury

Not only is the Lodge a Gourmet Retreat property but it is situated in one of the most picturesque regions of South Africa – the feted Garden Route.
Foodie or otherwise, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities; because we at Laird’s are passionate about food and believe that the majority of humankind travel on their stomachs, our staff are encouraged to reveal the hidden gems of our area.

On Thesen Island in Knysna you’ll find a 6th-generation baker and the best hangouts for fresh oysters; take a boat trip across the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head while feasting on lunch and spectacular views; exploring Leisure Isle, Bollards Bay and Brenton on Sea is a must; and, if shopping and a peaceful meal is what you’re after, then The Waterfront should be your first stop.

In Plettenberg Bay your time will be well spent in the small Artisan coffee shops and at any one of the local markets; get up close and personal with whales and dolphins by boat; enjoy the famed Robberg Nature and Marine Reserve with its pristine beach, 200 metre sand dune and 300-strong seal colony; lunch in the vineyards at award winning wine estates; or sip on sundowners in one of the restaurants perched on the rocks or right on the beach while possibly watching the antics of the dolphins frequenting the bay.

With endless stretches of pristine beaches immediately at hand, lazing on the beach could be the pastime of choice; but for those who wish to do a little exploring or adventuring the area’s multitude of activity and leisure options are readily accessible.
Regardless of your leisure time preference, Laird’s Lodge and its diverse surroundings will keep you coming back for more, time after time

RATING:
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star
LANGUAGES:
English, Xhosa
TYPE:
Accommodation
NO. ROOMS:
ROOM TYPES
Standard Room (2 rooms)
Luxury Room (9 rooms)
Deluxe Room (7 rooms)
17
SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Adventure
Beach / Coastal
Birding
Cycling
Fishing
Flora
Golf
Gourmet
Hiking
History & Culture
Leisure
Nature
Relaxation
Shopping
Sports
Watersports
Wildlife
Wine
PROPERTY FACILITIES:
24-hour Security
Bar
Business Centre
Communal Dining
Disability Services
Laundry Service (Available)
Library
Malaria Free
Mobile Connectivity
Pool
Restaurant
Secure Parking
TV Room
ROOM FACILITIES:
Air Conditioning
Bath
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Disabled Rooms
Dressing Gowns
En-Suite
Fan
Fridge
Hair Dryer
Heater
Laundry Service (Available)
Pure Cotton Linen
Safe
Satellite / Cable Television
Shower
Tea / Coffee
Television
Verandah
AVAILABLE SERVICES:
Airport Shuttle (Available)
Babysitting Service
Credit Card
Room Service
Travel Desk
ACTIVITIES ON SITE:
Cooking Courses
ACTIVITIES OFF SITE:
Adrenaline Activities
Animal Encounters
Art Galleries
Beach
Bird Watching
Boat Cruises
Boating
Canoeing
Child Friendly Activities
Cooking Courses
Cultural Tours
Cycling
Deep Sea Fishing
Elephant-back Safaris
Fishing
Game Drives
Game Viewing
Game Walks
General Sightseeing
Golf
Health and Fitness Centre
Hiking
Horse Riding
Horse-back Safaris
Jet Skis
Kayaking / Paddling
Marine Adventures
Massages
Mountain Biking
Para Sailing
Quad Biking
River Cruises
Safaris
Sailing
Scuba Diving
Sea Kayaking
Sky Diving
Snorkeling
Squash Court
Surfing
Tennis Court
Tree-top Canopy Tours
Walks (Guided)
Walks (Self Guided)
Whale Watching
Wildlife Tours
Windsurfing
Wine Tasting
FRIENDLY:
Business
Children
Disability
Honeymoon
Leisure
Luxury
Romance
Vegetarian
Weddings
GUIDANCE:
Elderly Friendly
Triple for Adult Available
Triple for Children Available