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Laird's Lodge

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Laird's Lodge is a Cape Dutch country house set in a 24 acre private estate between the two popular Garden Route towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. This is a relaxing place to stay with in easy reach of the beaches and activities of the area.

At a Glance

  • A quiet and convenient retreat, ideally located to enjoy a full Garden Route experience

  • Delicious meals - quality living is a focus at Laird's

  • Well appointed and spacious rooms

  • A great place to spend a couple of nights to break up the drive between Cape Town and the game reserves of the Eastern Cape

  • Only 8km from the fantastic beaches of Plettenberg Bay

Couples, Family, Honeymoon

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Laird's Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Garden Route


The location of Laird's Lodge is particularly notable. Set between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, you are never far from the restaurants, activities and general distractions of these two buzzing Garden Route hubs, whilst having a quiet and calm retreat to slip back to after a busy day out exploring.

Laird's styles itself as a gourmet retreat, somewhere to head to get away from it all and enjoy the delicious food on offer and excellent service. But for those keen to be a bit more adventurous, there is so much more on offer all within a short drive.

It would be easy to laze your way through the afternoon by the pool or on one of several verandahs and sheltered courtyards, enjoying homemade iced tea and delicious cakes. Or take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens. Indoors, the front lounge has comfortable seating, a small library, complimentary internet access, wood burning fireplace, and satellite television. The brandy lounge has cozy seating arrangements ideal for enjoying an aged after dinner brandy or whisky, along with a separate large screen television area for the sports enthusiast.


Each of the rooms at Laird's is en-suite and features high-ceilings, huge beds and individually designed interiors. In case it is needed in the hot summer months, all rooms have air conditioning. Gowns, room safes, telephones and well stocked tea and coffee stations are all included.


Delicious breakfasts are served each morning and include: fresh fruits, just-baked breads, croissants and muffins, homemade jams and preserves and cooked specialities. In the evening, pre-dinner drinks are enjoyed around heated braziers in the candlelit courtyard or in the informal brandy lounge. Specializing in seafood and game dishes, the Lodge boasts one of the finest menus in the Garden Route.

Location & Directions

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Laird's Lodge is located between the two popular Garden Route towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Each is within 15 minutes drive from the Lodge.

When to go

Garden Route enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34ºC, although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4ºC. Generally, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings. From June to December, the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) graces Walker Bay with its massive presence.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Laird's Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Garden Route

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