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“Magnificent view in quiet luxurious lodge”
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Tamodi Lodge
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Tamodi is a good place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life -- the lodge is built in a quiet spot with great views over the forest falling away to the river below. It is a thatch roofed building with large wooden decks at the back. There is a swimming pool and deck chairs overlooking the valley.

The room we had was equipped with a TV (with a good DVD collection and a couple of satellite channels), wardrobe, ensuite bathroom (with good quality bath and shower), heated towel rails and underfloor heating. Just outside our room there was a lounge with coffee making facilities and a well stocked bar fridge. There is also a well stocked library area, and a good selection of magazines throughout the lodge.

They offer a good continental and hot breakfast (combined), included in their bed and breakfast package.

The closest restaurant is Enrico's down at the beach at Keurboomstrand, which is a short drive (part gravel road) from the lodge. It is a bit of a drive to get to Plettenberg Bay town or the numerous attractions in the Crags though, so maybe not the best location if that will be the main purpose of your visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

An amazing place for those wanting to escape, be treated like royalty but given the space to take time off and be totally in your own world. Its views over the mountains and forests are spectacular, the birdlife, the tranquil setting in the house. Totally work its weight in Gold to spend a few nights recharging here, exploring from here to various areas around Plett etc.

Room Tip: Spent the extra few dollars and stay in the honeymoon suite, and ask to have a tour of the wine cell...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Not often you leave a guest house with sadness, but this certainly happend to my wife and I after spending two incredible nights at one of the BEST places we have had the pleasure to experience. The fine balance between tasteful decor, incredible setting, very spaceous areas and rooms, feeling totally at home, peaceful serene surrounds topped with hosts of unequal charisma, warmth and friendliness left us with a memory that will stay with us for a very long time. To top it all, a breakfast superior in every way will make this my first choice by far in future. You will most definitely not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Die Tamodi Lodge ist einfach ein Traum. Die Lage an einem Berghang mit einem überwältigenden Ausblick ist nicht toppen. Wir haben uns sehr, sehr wohl gefühlt. Das ganze Haus ist äußerst geschmackvoll eingerichtet und unser Zimmer war wunderschön und perfekt ausgestattet. Unser Gastgeber Owen und seine Frau Lynn haben sich mit ausgesuchter Freundlichkeit um uns gekümmert, uns Tipps gegeben, Reservierungen vorgenommen, einfach jeden Wunsch von den Lippen abgelesen. Das Frühstück auf der wunderschönen Terrasse vor dem angefeuerten Kamin mit Blick auf Garten und Pool war perfekt! Die Lage der Tamodi Lodge ist optimal um mit dem Auto Ausflüge nach Plettenberg, Tsitsikama Nationalpark oder den Tierattraktionen Birds of Eden, Monkeyland oder Elephant Sanctuary zu unternehmen. Aufgrund der etwas abgeschiedenen Lage ist ein Auto ein Muss, das Schöne an der abgeschiedenen Lage wiederum ist die völlige Ruhe, die man in der Tamodi Lodge genießt! Für Pferdefreunde ist es ein Paradies, da Lynn aktiv Sprungpferde trainiert. Die Pferde werden in Pferdekoppeln auf dem Gelände der Lodge gehalten, die Gäste sind herzlich eingeladen das sehr schöne Anwesen zu erkunden. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen!

Room Tip: Die "Honeymoon suite" ist ein Traum!
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

We stayed at some lovely places on the Garden Route, but this was The Best! Stunning lodge with warm and friendly hosts. All rooms decorated with original artwork and beautifully furnished. Breakfast on the verandah overlooking the vast wooded valley and mountains beyond was superb. Can't think of anywhere I'd rather stay.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

What can one say? Beautiful property, attractively furnished, lovely decor, great rooms, friendly and attentive hosts. Had 3 of the most wonderful nights of our latest stay in South Africa there, and will definitely - God willing - return for even more of the same. Terrific electric storm in the distance as well! Great viewing.

Room Tip: Only 3 suites, one the Honeymoon suite. All terrific, you cannot go wrong choosing any! Ask to see t...
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Reviewed May 31, 2011

This was our first trip to South Africa, and first to Plettenberg Bay. What a treat to arrive at the simply gorgeous Tamodi Lodge. Arriving on a rainy afternoon, we immediately immersed ourselves into the sumptuous granite bath (that has a 180-degree view of the river valley beyond.) The next day the sun shone brightly, making the view from the spacious deck even more spectacular. Mist drifted along the ridge, illuminated the the cresting sun. Almost too picturesque to be real. After a dip into the infinity pool, and a scrumptious breakfast, we were off to the many wonderful beaches that were minutes away. The lodge itself is decorated impeccably and appointed with all the amenities one would expect from a luxury inn. The warm and gracious proprietor, Owen, knows everything there is to know about the area, and is always on hand to make recommendations. What an extraordinary place that is beauty defined. We couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Keurboom Heights, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay > The Crags
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in The Crags
Price Range: $209 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamodi Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tamodi Lodge and Stables (luxury 4 star accommodation in Plettenberg Bay), a family-run establishment, was created by Lynne and Owen Johnston, their inspiration born out of a love for horses and the beautiful valleys of the Crags. This passion is reflected in the carefully designed main house and stable buildings. You will relax in the peaceful setting while looking out over indigenous forests, valleys and the Outeniqua Mountains. Two beautiful standard rooms are available as well as three luxurious honeymoon suites, and two luxury suites with their own private plunge pools. The property forms part of a natural conservancy area and is also a working equestrian farm with a riding school. We provide a full breakfast, but suggest lunch and dinner at one of the fine Plett restaurants. Keurbooms beach is just 5 minutes away, where you can enjoy magnificent views over the bay while watching the whales and dolphins playing in the surf. ... more   less 
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Tamodi Lodge South Africa/The Crags

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