Lily Pond Country Lodge is a beautiful modern guesthouse tucked away within the serene gardens bordering Tsitsikamma National Park along the Garden Route. Lily Pond Country Lodge provides a spacious and peaceful retreat, offering a breath of fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of daily city life. Conveniently situated near the beach and lagoon of Nature's Valley, the location offers walking trails, an abundance of birdlife, and easy access to all the adventurous activities within the Garden Route National Park. Enjoy the convenience of an on-site restaurant featuring a fusion kitchen and vegetarian options.
Guests will have full access to a "Zen style" pool surrounded by wooden decks situated on various levels, featuring pool loungers and comfortable bean bags that offer a relaxing view of the lily ponds. The dining area is equipped with 12-meter folding doors that open onto a spacious verandah, providing a stunning vista of the black infinity pool and the tranquil lily ponds. The establishment has both outdoor and indoor fireplaces, a well-appointed bar and lounge, and a restaurant offering a daily changing 4-course set menu with vegetarian options available upon request. Dinner is served at individual tables, but arrangements can also be made for a communal dining experience. The breakfast lounge/patio is equipped with a library and internet workstation, along with umbrellas and a water feature. Additionally, there's a winter lounge with an open fireplace, and in-house full-body massages are available upon request.
Embark on a picturesque journey from Plettenberg Bay through rural farmlands and native forests, descending to the coastal village of Nature's Valley on the outskirts of the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park in South Africa. Along this route, you'll discover Lily Pond Country Lodge, featuring enchanting lily ponds set amidst 12 hectares of natural-style gardens, indigenous forest, and a renowned on-site restaurant.
Lily Pond Country Lodge offers a range of activities for guests seeking relaxation and a connection with nature. Bird-watching enthusiasts can delight in the diverse species that inhabit the lodge's surroundings, creating a serene atmosphere. For those who appreciate the calming presence of aquatic life, the opportunity to engage in koi fish watching provides a unique and peaceful experience. Additionally, nature enthusiasts can explore the lodge's inviting nature trail, immersing themselves in the natural beauty of the 12 hectares of gardens and indigenous forest that surround the lodge.
(There is an on-site restaurant for all meals)
Fires were lit and rooms warmed in advance of our arrival as it was a cool evening. The grounds, pool and pond were beautiful. Room was spacious, beautifully fitted out and opened onto a deck area overlooking the pond. Honesty bar in each room. We will definitely return for longer when the sun shines.
I loved everything about it! The food is great, the place is beautiful, the service is awesome. We really loved it!!
Our stay at Lily Pond Country Lodge was an exceptional experience and undoubtedly the highlight of our trip to South Africa. From the moment we arrived, we were enchanted by the peaceful setting and the tasteful and elegant decor of the lodge.
One of the great assets of Lily Pond Country Lodge is its environment, which is pure and unpolluted. Together with its wildlife and surrounding forest, Lily Pond Country Lodge offers one of the greatest true and clean wildernesses left on the Garden Route and Tsitsikamma National Park. Lily Pond Country Lodge recognises its responsibility to respect the environment and is committed to achieving environmental best practices, where practically possible throughout its business activity.
They continually seek ways to conserve and protect natural resources, to minimise the wastage of raw materials and energy, whilst providing a consistent and quality product and service to our guests. They conduct internal environmental reviews and annually assess our progress towards improved environmental performance and revise as necessary. Customers and guests are made aware of the sustainability policy and to give them the option to help us achieve it. To ensure the team of staff is aware, involved and encouraged to be proactive in wanting to work to and improve environmental policies.
The hotel has implemented various initiatives to enhance energy efficiency and promote sustainability. This includes the installation of solar panels and heat pumps, along with the widespread use of energy-saving bulbs throughout the establishment. A proactive "switch off policy" is encouraged among both staff and guests to minimize unnecessary energy consumption. Staff members are well-informed about the importance of lowering or turning off radiators and thermostats when rooms are not booked. Additionally, efforts are made to contribute to environmental conservation by printing literature on recycled paper. During periods of low occupancy, the hotel strategically isolates specific sections, allowing for the shutdown of heating and the reduction of lighting to emergency levels only. Regular boiler checks are conducted to ensure optimal energy use, and future plans involve the purchase of energy-efficient equipment and the integration of solar-powered water pumps, further aligning with the hotel's commitment to sustainable practices.