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This contemporary guest house is off the beaten track and away from the crowd. Set in a landscaped garden with a rim-flow pool and surrounded by indigenous forest. Lily Pond Country Lodge is situated 5 miles from Nature’s Valley and 11.2 miles from Plettenberg Bay, amidst walking trails and outdoor activities.

Lily Pond boasts luxuriously decorated rooms and suites fitted with modern, African-style furniture and deluxe bedding. Each room’s patio has a gravel floor and comfortable deck chairs with views over the lily ponds.

A restaurant with vegetarian options is available on site, and fresh Continental and full English breakfast options are served on the spacious patio.(dinner reservation upon on arrival is important)

Guests can also relax on the veranda with a glass of wine or beer, and enjoy views of the infinity pool and colourful lily ponds. The lodge also offers massages on request.

Lily Pond Country Lodge is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Nature Valley Beach and lagoon. Tsitsikamma National Park and natural rock formations at Arch Rock are less than 12.4 miles away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Lily Pond Country Lodge has been welcoming guests since 17 Mar 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 sofa bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 sofa bed
1 extra-large double bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have restaurant on site? and do you serve vegetarian?
    Thank you for your question. Yes, we do have a restaurant on site and offer a daily changing menus with a vegetarian option as well. If informed in ti..
    Answered on 7 November 2019
  • Are you taking bookings for this coming week? Myself and a colleague are travelling for business purposes and require a property for just the 1 night.
    Yes, we are open and no problem to stay 1 night. Just let us know. Kind regards, Niels Lily Pond Country Lodge
    Answered on 2 January 2021
  • Dear Lily Pond, Is your staff vaccinated?
    Yes, our staff and we as owners are all vaccinated. Margret & Niels(owners)
    Answered on 12 November 2021
  • Hi, do you cater halaal?
    We take diet requirements into account but we need to know in advance or before you arrive if we can accommodate you. Kind regards, Niels Hendriks (owner)
    Answered on 27 July 2021
  • Hi, do you cater halaal?
    See answer earlier. Kind regards, Niels (owner)
    Answered on 27 July 2021
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Hosted by Owners Lily Pond Country Lodge: Niels & Margret

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Owners Lily Pond Country Lodge: Niels & Margret
Unique location close to Tsitsikamma National Park and Nature's Valley in a private nature reserve. All the modern suites with private patio facing the big colorful lily ponds with Koi fish. If you appreciate an unique tranquil stay, spacious suites in park like gardens and a restaurant on site with honest fresh food and daily changing menu then you are more then welcome. Renowned for it's architecture, value for money and friendly professional staff (see reviews). We do offer in-house massage treatments that ads to the relaxing atmosphere at Lily Pond Country Lodge. Close to Natures Valley's beach and lagoon. 20 km from Plettenberg Bay. You can expect a boutique accommodation that is "Refreshingly chic with an African touch".
Owners Niels & Margret left the Netherlands and started and build Lily Pond Country Lodge in 2002. In the Netherlands we both were in the Dutch Navy till 1989 and later owned a distribution company for Life-style magazines. Passioned about food we added a dining possibility to the lodge and Margret begun as novice chef in the kitchen while Niels was the (also novice) waiter. Being more successful then she thought... we opened our restaurant for our guests in 2005. Together with this alteration we also adde 4 new luxury garden suites. During the winter in 2016 we renovated all our en-suite rooms and luxury suite in the same style as the Luxury garden suites we build in 2005. Since 2016 we have 10 suites and a cosy Zen-style restaurant that we run together with our 12 enthusiastic staff members. After all these years of hard work we still enjoy our life style here in this beautiful part of South Africa. We are proud of our lodge and restaurant and look forward to share this with our guests. Not only Lily Pond Country Lodge, but this whole area has so much to offer that you will not regret your stay here close to Natures Valley en Plettenberg Bay. We speak English, German & Dutch
The Crags -a rural village- just around the corner of Lily Pond and adjacent Tsitsikamma National Park, boosts a lot of activities like Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Jukani, Tenikwa Wildlife Centre, Elephant Sanctuary, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Beautiful polo fields at Kurland Estate. A growing number of Wine Estates like Bramon, Newstead, Kay & Monty are within a 5 minutes drive. Natures Valley Beach is a 7 minute drive and 2 golf courses are within 20km. The Highest Bunghy Jump, Storms River and Touristic village PlettenBerg Bay are only 15km away. At Lily Pond you can walk in our indigenous forest or around the ponds and relax in the shade on one of the wooden decks at the rimflow pool. Beautiful trails in all different degrees of difficulty and a a paradise for mountain bikers.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,German,English,Dutch
Property surroundings *
1 restaurant on site

    Lily Pond Restaurant

    Cuisine: African, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse, International, South African

    Open for: Dinner

Facilities of Lily Pond Country Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Executive lounge access
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Adult only
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • English
  • Dutch

House rules

Lily Pond Country Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


13:30 - 19:00


07:30 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 10 years are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

10+ years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 900 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no cots available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 10 and older are allowed)

Mastercard Visa American Express Lily Pond Country Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Lily Pond Country Lodge

  • Check-in at Lily Pond Country Lodge is from 13:30, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Lily Pond Country Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Horse riding
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Foot massage
    • Walking tours
    • Back massage
    • Swimming Pool
    • Full body massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Bicycle rental
    • Head massage
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Neck massage
    • Bike tours
    • Couples massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Hand massage
    • Spa/wellness packages

  • The prices at Lily Pond Country Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Lily Pond Country Lodge is 2.7 miles from the centre of The Crags.

  • Guests staying at Lily Pond Country Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • Lily Pond Country Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Lily Pond Restaurant

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.