Tamodi Lodge and Stables


Tamodi Lodge and Stables was the perfect stop over on our way back to Cape Town for a night of luxury after a week spent with family at Sundays River just north of Port Elizabeth. Tamodi Lodge is situated on the hills above a valley overlooking a magnificent indigenous forest and the breathtakingly beautiful Outeniqua Mountains. We left fairly early that morning so we could take a slow drive back along the cape coastline and enjoy the views of the exquisite scenery that we were driving through. As we approached the garden route it seemed more spectacular than ever and it reminded us how lucky we were to be living in a country of such majestic beauty.

We continued to make our way along the garden route admiring the luscious scenery now glistening from the rain that had been coming down all day. Quite unaware of the time, we noticed signs to Plettenburg Bay approaching us and realised the turnoff to the lodge must be close by. As we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Owen Johnson, who is the owner of Tamodi Lodge and Stables. He helped us with our bags and offered us a glass of marvellous red wine before showing us to our room. It was a cold rainy afternoon and it felt good to be inside the cozy lodge and to feel the warmth of the fireplace that had just been lit in the large open plan lounge. Our bedroom was beautifully decorated with modern furniture built with wood and stone and the glorious large bath was positioned wonderfully overlooking the views of the valleys below. We made ourselves at home and took a long glorious bath before we joining Owen and the other guests around the fireplace in the lounge, where he told us a little background about the lodge and the area around.

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That evening we went for dinner to a wonderful little pizza restaurant called Enrico’s about 10 minutes down the road from the lodge. The restaurant is situated near the sea and although the night was cold and wet it was lovely watching the waves crashing from the table where we ate. We enjoyed a fabulous pizza and after a great night out it was easy to fall asleep on our large comfortable king size bed. We woke up early that morning to the chirping noises of our 6 month old trying to tell us that he was awake and we were happy to see that there was a ray of sunshine peaking through the clouds as we slowly arose for the day. We got ready for breakfast which was being served on the wooden deck overlooking the pool and beautiful views below. We were delighted to see all the scumptious food laid out ready for us to eat. There was a fullet buffet of cereals, fresh yoghurt, fruits, croissants and scones which was being served as well as a cooked breakfast of all sorts. We ate as much as our hearts desired before retiring to the deck chairs to sit and relax before making our way back home to Cape Town after our wonderful stay.