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Lily Pond Country Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence


#2 of 12 Specialty lodging in The Crags
Certificate of Excellence
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)
Breakfast included
Room service
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
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Accessible rooms
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Non-smoking rooms
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Stayed just one night en route. Large, room no 6 (superior room) just redecorated with everything you could want including ironing board/iron. Lovely private outlook over the massive lily pond and beyond. Good sized private terrace. Very comfortable beds/ good shower. Booked
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Response from nielsmargret, Owner at Lily Pond Country Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear ROKNottingham..., Thank you so much for your great review. I still remember you both and it was lovely chatting with you. Yes, unfortunately you only stayed one night. I really hope you can stay longer next time, so you will have some more time to enjoy and explore this beautiful area. Kindest regards, Margret Hendriks
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An excellent nights stay in a beautiful environment. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Friendly owners and staff and a delicious breakfast. We were made to feel very welcome. A wonderful place to stay if you wish to visit Nature's Valley and its environs. Thank you.
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Response from nielsmargret2018, Owner at Lily Pond Country Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Scenic, Many thanks for your excellent review and description of your experience at our lodge. A pity that you were able to only stay one night. Hopefully you can spent some more time in our area and at Lily Pond during your next visit. Kind Regards, Margret Hendriks
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Absolutely wonderful experience. it is a nice niche little place with great hosts, incredible food and a beautiful scene. Unfortunately i had bad weather the day i arrived but I loved every aspect of the place.
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Response from nielsmargret2018, Owner at Lily Pond Country Lodge
Responded May 5, 2019
Dear Road.... Thank you you so much for taking the effort to write an excellent review about our lodge to Tripadvisor. Your words are very motivating for us as well as for my staff who do the most work after all.... We look forward to welcoming you next time with hopefully the weather we have now (sunny & 25 degrees) Kindest regards, Margret
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We loved the spacious rooms with attention to detail, enjoyed the unique and quality food (never had a Boboti Wonton as a starter). We got completely Zen in the bean bag facing the beautiful Lily Pond and were looked after by the lovely and handson staff so well. Just all you
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Response from nielsmargret, Owner at Lily Pond Country Lodge
Responded Apr 16, 2019
Dear Ingrid, Thank you so much for your great review and lovely words. We enjoyed your visit as well and look forward welcoming you again at Lily Pond on your next trip to South Africa. Kindest regards, Margret Hendriks (owner)
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Lily Pond is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed so it was perfect for spending 3 nights whilst on our honeymoon in SA. The whole setting with the lodge being surrounded by the stunning lily pond just makes it so special. Margret and Neills, Carol and the team
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Response from nielsmargret, Owner at Lily Pond Country Lodge
Responded Apr 3, 2019
Dear AdventureDrapes...., What a fantastic review and lovely words to describe your stay at Lily Pond. It was an honour to be part of your honeymoon and be able to make it special for you both. We wish you all the luck together in future. I Will forward your comments to our staff and kitchen and I'm sure they will be very proud. Look forward to see you again. Kindest regards, Margret Hendriks
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$123 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapePlettenberg BayThe Crags
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