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October 18, 2011

Lily Pond Country Lodge

If you are a busy professional or on holiday and are looking for some peace and quiet, not very far from home, 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 eastside 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 include 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 can’t resist a bit of a shop 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. In one word, Lily Pond is fabulous!


• Individually decorated en suite rooms
• Overlooking lily ponds and forest
• Fridge, entertainment centre, wireless internet
• Haute cuisine
• Swimming pool
• Health spa

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