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21 June 2017

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

We have once again been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017! This is awarded to businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers throughout the year.

See our reviews here »

Trip Advisor

27 April 2017

Inaugural Ride of Cross Cape Cycle Route

Exciting news! An invitation to join the inaugural ride of the Cross Cape. This is the first route of a cycle route network mapped by the Western Cape Government to grow cycle tourism. Start Date: 12 May 2017 in Plettenberg bay. In total a 742km journey, you can choose to ride it all or only part of it.

See more here »

Cross Cape Cycle Route

15 March 2017

LUX Honeymoon Suites

This winter we will be building two Lux Honeymoon Suites. They will both be in one building off a central lounge and patio but designed for privacy (see architectural rendering below) . These Lux suites will each have private plunge pools. 

Taking bookings from 16 November 2017.

Lux Honeymoon Suites

21 July 2016

Robberg Nature Reserve

The Robberg Peninsula is a nature reserve and national monument that lies about 8km south of Plettenberg Bay. It is a beautiful and remote rocky peninsula, one of the most popular walking destinations in the Garden route.

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Robberg

23 June 2016

Beaches in and around Plett

Central Beach

Often the busiest beach in Plett. Life guards on duty in season. It’s the launch site for Marine Safaris, dive charters and ocean kayaking tours and facilities include restaurants, bars, public toilets and the local National Sea Rescue Station; 2 km / 2 minutes from Plett Central.

Lookout Beach – Blue Flag Status

Formerly Plett’s most iconic beach, this area was washed away during the 2007 floods but has returned even more pristine within the past three years. This is now popular for long walks along the ocean side. This has also become a fantastic sun bathing spot, great for surfing and body boarding and has ample play areas.

Full list of beaches here »

9 June 2016

Plett and the Pansy shell

The pansy shell is an icon for Plett and is the symbol for the Bitou Municipality.

Although they are called ‘shells’ they are in fact skeletons of a sea urchin. They are flat sea urchins and feed on microorganisms in the sand.

Pansy shells prefer fine, well sorted sediment that is mostly found in log-spiral bays of the southern and eastern coasts of South Africa. Read more »

Bitou logo

8 April 2016

TASTY TAMODI, a unique food & wine winter special

During June and July Tamodi Lodge is promoting a fun weekend to taste the local Plett Food and Wine delights. We will assure you a cosy, warm and relaxing stay in the Mountains.

We can accommodate a minimum of 4 singles or a maximum of 8 Guests sharing.

Find out more here »

Tasty Tamodi

28 January 2016

Guided Hike from the Lodge

We have built a second bird viewing platform a bit further away from the first, this one gives a different view of the surroundings and is less shaded by vegetation. You can find it during our Guided hike. We do the hike in the morning before breakfast, approximately twice a week. Be aware that it is a quite a steep walk down to the river and a tough climb back up.

Guided hike

14 January 2016

Kulula Magazine article

“Only once we walked through, experienced its grand proportions and headed out the other side did we realise what a gem we'd stumbled upon. Arriving on the massive wooden terrace, our jaws hung open at the scene before us.” – From an article in last month’s Kulula magazine. You can read the full article here.

Kulula magazine article

12 November 2015

Tsitsikamma - Plettenberg Bay Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

The criteria has been met to extend the IBA (Important Bird and Biodiversity Area) from Tsitsikamma to Plettenberg bay. There are strict standardised international criteria set by BirdLife International to ensure only the most crucial sites gain IBA status.

With over 300 species of bird in the area, and several of them either endemic or red data book listed, it is essential to ensure that adequate protection for these birds, and for other biodiversity, is in place. Treating the whole bay as a single ecological unit, including the estuaries, wetlands, Fynbos and Forest habitats makes sense from a biodiversity point of view, and has become the focus of most of the conservation work.

While the long term work of formally linking the two MPA’s will take time, it is a great boost for conservation in the area.

This article is an interesting read and explains how the change came about.

IBA map

9 November 2015

Living Large In Plett: Tamodi Lodge

Our first stop was Tamodi Lodge, positioned in Keurboom heights, approximately 10 kilometres outside Plettenberg Bay. We were met with immediate tranquillity as we headed down the driveway lined with Eucalyptus trees, pastures and private stables towards the sizeable, but understated, thatched lodge. Indeed the architecture, both interior and exterior, is designed to act as minimalist back drop to the real showstopper: the view. Read more »

Tamodi Lodge

22 September 2015

Plettenberg bay wines being recognised world wide

One of our favourite places, Bramon (just a short drive away), has won a double gold at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards this past weekend. They won 2 Michelangelo Gran D’Or Medals, one for their 2012 Blanc de Blanc MCC and one for the 2013 Blanc de Blanc MCC.

We love going to Bramon to drink bubbly and eat their fantastic meze style food. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of local wines, cheeses, oysters, meats, pates and more all served with freshly baked homemade breads and polished off with a decadent dessert.

Very well deserved, congrats Bramon!

Bramon

16 July 2015

Bird viewing platform

We have built a secluded bird viewing platform in the forest, follow the path down from the lodge and you will find it. It is so relaxing listening to the sounds of nature. There should be a birdseed container for you to use, if of course the baboons haven’t stolen it again!

Bird watching deck

14 May 2015

Winter is near

As the weather starts to get cooler we are reminded why we love winter in Plett and especially Tamodi so much! What could be a better than fetching a bottle of red from the wine cellar and enjoying it next to a roaring fire?

We also have so many festivals and exciting events happening in the Garden route this time of year:
In Knysna there is the Oyster festival (3rd-12th July), while in Plettenberg bay there is the Plett MAD (Music, Arts and Drama) Festival near the end of June as well as the Plett Food Film Festival in July.

Read more about the weather in Plett here.

Fireplace

3 April 2015

Tamodi lodge #2 best in the whole of Africa by Booking.com

Every year booking.com makes a list of their best establishments, these come from the reviews and ratings of actual guests. We were thrilled to notice that Tamodi lodge had been rated number 2 best accommodation in the whole of Africa! Number one being Riad Les Nuits de Marrakech in Morocco. Thanks to our wonderful guests for their reviews, we are so grateful.

See the full list here

16 January 2015

African Crowned Eagle Release

A great youtube video worth a watch! The amazing story of conservation in the Crags area. The magnificent African Crowned Eagle is released back where it belongs.

4 November 2014

Aerial shot

A shot taken recently of Tamodi from the air.

Aerial shot

22 October 2014

Our new honeymoon suite is complete!

You now have the choice of either the honeymoon suite in the main lodge or our new addition which is in a separate building for absolute privacy.

Both Honeymoon suites have king size beds with beautiful indigenous forest views and are fitted with: Bath and shower (both indoor and outdoor showers), Heated towel rails, Underfloor heating, TVs and DSTV satellite, Nespresso machines, Mini bar and Separate walk-in wardrobes.

Find out more about our honeymoon options here »

honeymoon suite

honeymoon suite

honeymoon suite

18 September 2014

Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival - 4th & 5th October 2014

The Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival is happening early next month, this is the festival's first year and we hope it will become an annual event.

The Plett Winelands have superb, award-winning coastal wines & bubbly and the festival should be great fun. 16 Plett wine farms will present their wines and bubbly for tasting. There will also be delicious food available. Enjoy a picnic under the umbrellas or mingle at the tasting tables while listening to the mellow sounds of a swing/jazz band. Read more »

Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival map

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