“A romantic B&B in the hills above Plett, with a handful of luxurious suites and tranquility that seeps into your soul”
Tamodi has just 4 guest suites. Décor in all is elegantly African, with warm colours, carved wooden screens, colourful textiles and interesting art. It's made that little bit more special by fresh flowers, a handwritten welcome note, and pretty decoration on everything from towels to loo rolls. Bathrooms are open-plan.
The 2 Standard Suites sit in the main lodge. Don’t be misled by the name - they’re lovely. Both have kingsize beds (or twins on request), private decks with pretty views, vast freestanding baths overlooking the trees, walk-in rain showers, and more storage space than you’ll ever need. The Honeymoon Suites come on an even larger scale and are worth the splurge, with teak four-poster beds, soaring ceilings, sofas, and indoor and outdoor showers. One is set in the main lodge; the other - our favourite - sits in a separate cabin a short walk away, in a spectacular forest setting that offers maximum romance and privacy.
Breakfast is the only meal served, but it’s a really good one. Help yourself to cereals, fruit and yoghurts while the staff whip up cooked options; the daily specials (smoked trout omelette, scrambled eggs with bacon, avocado and balsamic vinegar) are particularly creative and tasty. Ask for the amazing freshly made juice with a zing of ginger, too.
Menus for the area’s best restaurants are provided in the lounge to help you decide where to go for lunch and dinner. Popular Italian joint Enrico’s is 5 minutes down the hill, right on the rocks at Keurbooms Beach. Its pizzas are legendary, as is the baked fish. Our highlights in town include artisan bread and coffee at Le Fournil, and the green apple gelato at Ice Palazzo. There are also winery restaurants within easy driving distance - Bramon Wine Estate, 10 minutes away, is a lovely place for a lazy tapas lunch. Alternatively, stock up on bread, cheese, olives and other treats at the Thyme and Again farm stall between Tamodi and Plett, and have a picnic on your deck; tea and coffee are always available at the B&B, and there’s a well-stocked wine cellar.