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Lily Pond Country Lodge

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R102 Natures Valley Road Groot River pass, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6602 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 12 Specialty lodging in The Crags
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Quietly situated next to Tsitsikamma National Park in the best part of the famous Gardenroute. Surrounded by large colorful lily ponds and 12 ha. of indigenous forests. Lily Pond is renowned for its design, tranquility, creative cuisine, relaxing ambiance and friendly service. This contemporary "Afro-Zen" style Country Lodge is only a 7 minute drive from Natures Valley beach and lagoon. 10 modern & spacious suites with air-condition, walk-in showers, bath, TV and private patio all overlooking the lily ponds. Restaurant on site with a daily changing menu (including vegetarian) and comprehensive wine list sets the scene. Infinity swimming pool with wooden decks and loungers view the lily ponds. Close to: Excellent walking & mountain bike trails, golf, Birds of Eden, Monkey Land, Tenikwa Big Cat Sanctuary, birding, highest bungy jump & wine estates. In-house massage facilities. Easy access and free secure parking on site. Free Wifi. English, Dutch & German spoken. Owner managed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German and 1 more
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stefan305665 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bern, Switzerland1 contribution
Our stay at the Lily Pond Country Lodge was just great. The whole staff was very warm and friendly whilst providing an excellent service. We had some wonderful chats with the hosts about this little paradise surrounded by lush green nature. The pleasant room with its comfortable bed and the design of the whole place created a very relaxed and beautiful atmosphere that invites you to stay. We simply loved it and can highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Niels Hendriks, Owner at Lily Pond Country Lodge
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Dear Stefan, Thank you so much for your excellent review and motivating words for us and our staff, especially in this difficult time we are in. Our Staff are at home now because of the the lock down for the COVID 19 virus. We are now "defending" Lily Pond on our own. Maintenance and gardening is now done by ourselves, but that isn't bad job at all. Fortunately we are living in a beautiful area with plenty of space, so we can go out and do walks in our own garden/forest. We hope to welcoming you again as soon everything has passed and all is safe. In the meantime we keep LP up to date and ready for our guests as soon it is possible. Stay well and safe. Kindest regards, Niels & Margret (owners)
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lauriemalyon wrote a review Mar 2020
Ciudad Quesada, Spain7 contributions9 helpful votes
Lovely room and beautiful location. So peaceful. The pond itself goes all the way around half the property and is full of wildlife. Staff are all very friendly and service is excellent, reasonably priced too. Food and wine are also excellent I am vegetarian and I enjoyed it. My wife, who is not vegetarian, said it was the best food she had in South Africa!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Niels Hendriks, Owner at Lily Pond Country Lodge
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Dear Laurie, Thank you very much for your excellent review and text to describe your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you next time you are in this beautiful area. Kindest regards, Margret & Niels (owners)
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Onno H wrote a review Feb 2020
Wingst, Germany10 contributions5 helpful votes
The lodge is conveniently located close to Nature's Valley beach and also not too far from Plettenberg Bay. We especially enjoyed the quiet atmosphere at the lodge, the wonderful and spacious rooms and the wonderful hosts! Also, we were quite surprised by the exceptional quality of the evening meals that can optionally be enjoyed at the lodge. Due to its own power supply the lodge is not affected by the power cuts that seem to be happening quite frequently and can be quite a nuisance.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Niels Hendriks, Owner at Lily Pond Country Lodge
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Dear Onno, Thank you very much for your excellent review on Tripadvisor. Thank you also for the positive remarks about our lodge and us....I will inform our kitchen and chef that you enjoyed their meals. Yes, we are very pleased with our recently bought generator as it takes away a lot of stress and ads convenience to our guests too. We look forward to welcoming you again at Lily Pond next time you are in our area. Kindest regards, Margret & Niels (owners)
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Martin C wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was our second visit to LPL and was equally enjoyable. The owners are in attendance to ensure everything is to your satisfaction and are ably supported by excellent staff. We had a lovely well equipped spacious room. The situation of the lodge means that it is not convenient to eat out; fortunately there is an excellent chef who offered a choice of two delicious three course evening meals, adapted as required to suit individual requirements. Overall, virtually faultless!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from nielsmargret, Owner at Lily Pond Country Lodge
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your excellent and descriptive review. I will tell the chef that you enjoyed her food. We looking forward to welcoming you for your 3rd stay. Kindest regards, Niels & Margret
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rika239 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We originally booked at Lily Pond as the lodge was close to our son's wedding venue. The intention was to stay 3 nights. It was SO fabulous that we had to book another night. The owners a great, the space is awesome and the service is fantastic.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded Feb 11, 2020
Dear Rika, Thank you so much for your excellent review and the flowers/plant you gave us. We hope to welcoming you another time at Lily Pond. Kindest regards, Niels & Margret
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PRICE RANGE
$88 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapePlettenberg BayThe Crags
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lily Pond Country Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lily Pond Country Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary (2.4 miles), Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre (2.4 miles), and Birds of Eden (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lily Pond Country Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lily Pond Country Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lily Pond Country Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lily Pond Country Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lily Pond Country Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peppermill Cafe, Bramon Boutique Wine Estate, and Ristorante Enrico.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lily Pond Country Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lily Pond Country Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lily Pond Country Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Does Lily Pond Country Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Lily Pond Country Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.