If you are a busy professional or on holiday and are looking for some peace and quiet, affordable, with wonderful hosts, superb food and friendly but unobtrusive staff, then Lily Pond Country Lodge is just what you are looking for.
Nestled on the edge of the serene, indigenous Tsitsikamma forests on the east side of the famous Garden Route, Lily Pond offers a tranquil retreat for even the most intrepid city slicker. It is the perfect synergy of modern “Afro-Zen” Africa, infused with Mexican and Tuscan architectural influences, set on the banks of the most beautiful lily ponds.
While away the day on beautiful wooden decks, watching the myriad bird species come and go. Try the excellent kitchen with a daily changing small, ever evolving menu, focusing on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients, of which a great deal is grown on the property, simply cooked, and beautifully presented.
Sit back and unplug or take a jaunt on the local meander to discover the next door Tsitsikamma National Park. Beautiful local trade includes African art, Raku pottery, mohair mills, wine farms, elephant, monkeys, exotic birds and snakes and of course there is a theatre!
Plett is just 15 minutes away if you cannot resist a bit of a shopping and Storms River adventures offer a superb selection for the more outdoor-oriented. We recommend Nature’s Valley beach and lagoon just a 7-minute drive from Lily Pond Country Lodge.
Lily Pond gets our thumbs up for modern luxury in the heart of nature. Ten out of ten to owners Niels and Margret for creating the perfect retreat.