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This is what guests say about Lily Pond:

A brief but amazing visit @ Lily Pond


Lilypond is a truly breath taking location. Both the grounds and the rooms were absolutely delightful but the grounds are definitely the star of the show. I spent a number of hours just sitting overlooking the lily pond and soaking it in. Set 10 minutes drive away from the bustle of Plettenberg Bay in December/January, it was the perfect jump off point for our many excursions into this spectacular part of the Garden route. Niels and Margret were wonderful hosts with Niels personally taking responsibility for my caffeine addition.....
The food was was beautifully prepared and presented in their intimate dining area with both indoor and outdoor options. Breakfast was served every morning on the front terrace by the very friendly and efficient staff with a wide array of options.
All round, I couldn't recommend it strongly enough and we will definitely be back for another visit soon.

Paul

Qatar-South Africa

A wonderful experience in hospitality, accommodation and environment


Thank you Nils and Margret for the wonderful time we could spend at your location. We hope to come back one day again. Thanks a lot for your personal hospitality and the warm welcome we experienced of your very kind stuff.

Peter

United Kingdom

Lillifee… no: Lilypond… 🤗


Surrounded by nature only, you can recreate in a wonderful lodge with the highlight of three lilyponds and a huge, well-kept garden.
Thanks to Margret, Niels and their staff for a (too) short, but very pleasant stay near Tsitsikamma and Storm‘s River.
For a daytrip to Storm‘s River you will be sure our first choice again!

2 Sterne

Germany

Birthday breakaway


Wonderful stay in a beautiful location!
Friendly and attentive staff.
The owners Niels and Margret went out of their way to make us feel at home.
They were recommended to us by family members and we can understand why.
Thank you!

Sjani

South Africa

Oasis.....

Fabulous stay, beautiful rooms & landscaping. Very relaxing and you don't want to leave.....

Caroline & Jean-Baptiste

United Kingdom-France

One of a kind...

Fantastic location, delicious dinner the friendliest and helpful hosts we ever had.

Thank you so much!!

Iris, Stephanie, Justus & Thilo

Germany

Special Place

Avery special place and a great welcome from Niels & Margret. Friendly, peaceful & attention to detail is exceptional. We will hopefully be back and for longer this time. We didn't wanted to leave... Wonderful food & service, nothing to fault....  

Phil & Chris Gandy

United Kingdom

Birthday breakaway.


Wonderful stay in a beautiful location!
Friendly and attentive staff.
The owners Niels and Margret went out of their way to make us feel at home.
They were recommended to us by family members and we can understand why.
Thank you!

Shani

South Africa

Heerlijk genieten in volle rust.

Super fijn verblijf gehad bij de Lily Pond! Fantastisch eten en hosts en staff waren erg gastvrij. Hebben hier heerlijk kunnen ontspannen in een luxe lodge en kunnen genieten van de mooie omgeving. Dank ook voor alle aanbevelingen met betrekking tot wat te doen in de omgeving.

Thomas

Netherlands

Super!

Geschmackvoll eingerichtetes, sehr großes Zimmer mit Blick auf schöne Gartenanlage mit Pool und riesigem Teich. Super-nettes Personal und sehr freundliche Besitzer, großartiges Essen. Hervorragende Betten.

Klaus

Germany

Fantastic experience!


The design of the hotel is great. View is exceptional. Quiet and relaxing place, with high quality staff and very friendly owners. Nice food and music at the restaurant .
Definitely place to stay and highly recommended.

Michal

Belarus

A brief but amazing visit.


Lily Pond is a truly breath taking location. Both the grounds and the rooms were absolutely delightful but the grounds are definitely the star of the show. I spent a number of hours just sitting overlooking the lily pond and soaking it in.
Set 10 minutes drive away from the bustle of Plettenberg Bay in December/January, it was the perfect jump off point for our many excursions into this spectacular part of the Garden route.
Niels and Margret were wonderful hosts with Neils personally taking responsibility for my caffeine addition.
The food was was beautifully prepared and presented in their intimate dining area with both indoor and outdoor options. Breakfast was served every morning on the front terrace by the very friendly and efficient staff with a wide array of options.
All round, I couldn't recommend it strongly enough and we will definitely be back for another visit soon.

Paul

Qatar-South Africa

Excellent Stay!


Our stay was absolutely amazing. The owners, Niels and Margaret supported by their super friendly and hospitable staff made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The food at the restaurant was really excellent. The well designed lodge near Natures Valley has a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere with a well kept large garden with the highlight of three lilyponds. We will certainly stay there again when we are in that area.

Hendrien

South Africa

Tranquility at it’s best


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lily Pond Lodge. The hosts are extremely friendly and very helpful. Absolutely loved their property. So very tranquil and peaceful, you can’t help but relax. The food was exceptional as well as the staff. The surrounding area is also incredibly beautiful and we loved the hikes and the mountain biking. We would highly recommend stopping in at Lily Pond Lodge.

Sonya

South Africa

Zurückgekehrt zur Lilypond Lodge!

Nach mehr als 15 Jahren sind wir zurückgekehrt zur Lily Pond. Wir waren so froh, Margret und Niels, die Inhaber und Manager wieder zu treffen. Die Lodge ist noch schöner geworden. Nach unserer Zeit im Buschcamper haben wir den Luxus der großzügigen Unterkunft und der schmackhaften Dinnermenüs von Margret genossen. Die schnelle und ordentliche Reinigung hat uns wieder fit gemacht für die Zivilisation. Der Trail von Natures Valley, einem verträumten Feriendorf, zur Salt River Mündung hat uns wirklich ins Paradies geführt. Dafür sollte man sich Zeit nehmen.

Frank

Germany

Overall our best stay in SA!!

The property is gorgeous and has stunning views, the restaurant food is of very high quality. The staff incl. the owners are present and are very welcoming and keen to offer local suggestions. I would for sure stay again, we loved everything!

Russel

Canada

Great stay in The Crags


We really enjoyed our stay at Lily Pond. The facilities and rooms are beautiful. We also had dinner there one night, which was delicious. 100% would stay again.

Sannah

United Kingdom

Lovely time at Lily Pond.

Absolutely loved our time there. Margret & Niels are fantastic hosts and the staff are all very helpful and friendly. Well maintained, peaceful, restful and absolutely beautiful.


Sonya

South Africa

STUNNING!

We had THE nicest stay at Lily Pond Country Lodge. The food, the rooms, the style, the whole atmosphere and the kindness we experienced made our time so special. It really was the nicest lodge we stayed at during our three week travel through South Africa. Highly recommend!

Inspire

UK (Oct 2019)

LOVELY LOCATION< FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION

We loved this place. We enjoyed everything about it, from the quality accommodation to the delicious food and lovely gardens. We had a large, very pleasant room overlooking the lily pond, with comfortable bed, great shower and excellent breakfast. Super hosts, super place to stay.

Val

UK Oct 2019

A PLACE LIKE IN PARADISE

Lily Pond Country Lodge was the most beautiful place on our two weeks travel on the Garden Route in South Africa. Unfortunately, we spent only two Nights at this lodge. The service and the meals at breakfast and at dinner were excellent. A carafe with fresh orange juice on the table and so many fresh fruits for breakfast. The location is very beautiful, especially the lake with the water lily – a wonderful view while having a glass of wine. The room service opens the bed for night, placed a little chocolate and the car was cleaned every morning.
The people are always very friendly and you are welcome all the time. We felt like being in the honeymoon
You should visit definitely the Tsitsikamma National Park near Stormsriver and also Robberg Nature Reserve near Plettenberg Bay which are not too far away. The nature you can expe-rience at these places is simply amazing. But also Nature´s Valley nearby is a wonderful place whith an incredibly beach – very wide and so less people. Our journey has passed now almost one year ago but we are still keeping this experiences in mind and we will come back to South Africa once again.

DieGuru

UK

NOT TO BE MISSED! THIS PLACE IS HEAVEN ON EARTH !!

This is by far THE BEST PLACE we've been to in SA and in general. The level of service is so high you won't believe it. The room is beautiful with gorgeous view to the pond. It was top clean with premium bedding. The in house restaurant is amazing. Food was delicious and service was perfect. The owners spend time with each guest every day asking them how was their day and what are their plans for the next days. Breakfast at tge garden was also delicious and made for order. Our car has been washed every day! To sum up: GO THERE! Great value for money and you'll have the best stay for sure! We spent 2 nights there and we were very sad to leave.

Andrew Webb

UK-Feb 2019

A WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY

When we arrived at Lily Pond we immediately felt a feeling of calm. The lodge is in a beautiful setting. Our room, which the Lily Pond had upgraded was lovely, very large, peaceful, private and with lovely views. All the staff we spoke to had worked at the Lily Pond since it opened or very soon after which is a credit to the owners and it was obvious in the service they provided. A slight negative for the Lily Pond is that it is a little remote and it's a little too far to drive anywhere else to eat in the evening. Because of this we decided to eat at the Lily Pond each night and very quickly agreed that we were glad it was to far away from anywhere else as the 4 course meals we had were fantastic, superbly presented and high quality. Our only regret was that we had booked only a 3 night stay.

Trip wrote on 13 December 2018

lily Pond Country Lodge

A LOVELY STOP IN NATURES VALLEY
We were delighted to stay here on our trip around the Western Cape. We were able to do some walking around Natures Valley which is quieter than Storms River but this must also be visited. The reception and help were first class as was the food in their restaurant.

David wrote on 5 December 2018

UK

A HIDDEN RETREAT AND PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX

Stayed @ Lily Pond the second time, after been here during our honeymoon in spring 2017 already. Fantastic place, lovely and personal service, and lots of possibilities for activities and stunning beaches close by.We will definitely come back!

Culture wrote on 23 December 2018

Lily Pond Country Lodge

OUTSTANDING SERVICE, BEAUTIFUL ROOM AND A GREAT TEAM.
We were delighted with our stay at Lily Pond. The Proprietors were so welcoming and interested in all of their guests. The room provided was of a very high quality with great space. We had dinner on one night of our stay and the food was fantastic.

Jan wrote on 18 January 2019

UK

THE BEST STAY WE FOUND ON OUR GARDEN ROUTE TRIP.

Wished to have booked more than just one night, to have a chance to get deeper into the Lily Pond mode. Ambiance, interior, kitchen, hosts - everything top class. We will come again, but then longer....

Brad wrote on 24 November 2018

South Africa, via SafariNow

We spent two nights here to chill out after a hectic but enjoyable few days on safari. It was much better than our wildest dreams and the setting, accommodation, welcome and culinary delights were above the norm.We would happily recommend Lily Pond to anyone.

John Morris

United Kingdom, via SafariNow

We were really impressed with the lodge. The surroundings and the facilities were all faultless. The staff were friendly and incredibly helfpul, helping us to plan our days activities. We felt thoroughly pampered throughout our stay. Dinner was well prepared and served in lovely surroundings starting with drinks in front of a roaring fire.A really nice touch was on chilly evenings to find a hot water bottle warming the bed.Cannot recommend it highly enough - and such good value.

Olwyn Burgess

United Kingdom, via SafariNow

This place is just stunning. The decor and outside areas are beautiful. Our room was huge, comfortable with a stunning bathroom. It had everything we needed and more. The staff were amazing. I wish we could have stayed longer

Shaneeb

United Kingdom, via TripAdvisor

One of the most beautiful areas in South Africa. So relaxing and tranquil. Great location. Very close to natures valley beach. Dinner was excellent and breakfast every morning was just as great. Staff are extremely helpful to make your stay great!

Shane

South Africa, via TripAdvisor