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.
Rooms open out to palatial views of the Outeniqua Mountains and Keurboom forest with the sweet smell of fynbos and the soothing sounds of the birds heralding every sunrise. They abound in this tranquil paradise, flying to and fro as you indulge in a deliciously, elegant breakfast overlooking the infinity pool and treetops. With private stables, guided hikes into the valley and a secluded bird-viewing deck, this is the perfect retreat from the vibrant Plettenberg atmosphere.
Thatched roofs with gloriously high ceilings, barn doors, wooden decking, stone features, screed floors and the overall ‘natural’ colour palate add to the organic feel that compliments the environment. It’s open, spacious and serene.
A short drive down the gravel road took us to the Keurboom beaches, where we encountered dolphins playing in the surf from the moment we stepped into the breakers.
Excerpt from the article Living Large In Plett: Four Luxury Stays In Plettenberg Bay,
by Kate Liquorish