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Packwood Country Estate

Fisanthoek Road off N2 | Near Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Packwood Country Estate
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Bottlebrush Cottage between 7th - 20th February. Firstly I was made to feel very welcome by Peter, Vicky and the staff. The whole estate is stunning, with beautiful views looking out over the ocean in the distance. If you are up early do not miss out on the amazing sunrise. The cottage is perfect for a couple;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only went to Packwood for lunch so cannot comment on staying there - though I would imagine it is very good if you like self-catering. It is situated 6km off the main road on a good quality dirt road. Important to take your mobile/cell phone as you have to phone from the gate to have it opened. The lunch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As locals we were very pleased to come across Packwood. Four of us went for a wine tasting and lunch. There is no menu as it is set, which was fine. The problem is that there are no prices-- anywhere -and we didn't ask as we go out to eat very often and are never surprised when the bill arrives.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If ever there was a proverbial "home away from home", Packwood Country Estate richly deserves this title. My family and I (6 of us in total, including 4 teenage children) spent a wonderful holiday at Packwood House from late December 2013 to just after New Year. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome, with Ilse's lovely... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed at Packwood Country Estate in early January 2014. We were welcomed by wonderful hospitality, including an authentic home cooked scrumptious meal on the house. The accomodation was great. A fully self contained 2 bedroom house with full DStv package (bonus!). The house is about 5km off the main road on a good quality sand road. This is rural... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely stay at the Bottlebrush cottage at Packwood over December. We enjoyed being out in the countryside and away from the chaos of Plet and Knysna over season (the area is super for mountain bikers, walkers and trail runners as it borders the indigenous forest). Bottle brush cottage is perfect for 2 with a... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I must disagree with Anton H's review. We stayed in the family unit over three holidays seasons with our kids, now aged 8 and 12. We loved every minute!! Yes, the family unit is a chalet on a farm, but that is what we wanted - a rural setting, privacy and space around us. And the chalet is hardly small... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the family unit for 7 days over Christmas. The first thing that strikes you when arriving is that the 4 star Country Estate that you booked is very far from the truth. At the very best, this is a chalet on a farm with the bare minimum spent on it. Things that irritated me were: 1) Fully... More 

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We live locally and were attracted by Packwood's cheese and wine lunch - we were not disappointed! Our host Cara was very friendly and hospitable. Lunch was a generous combination of homemade bread, farm cheeses and a magnificent salad. The estate's sauvignon blanc was a real gem and chilled to the perfect temperature on a warm winter day. We enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Waking up to such a breathtaking view can not be replicated by any resort, this can only be experienced by staying on a working farm! This is where Packwood has made it unforgettable! Located far enough out of town that there is constant peace and no noise from traffic or people walking past but, close enough that going out for... More 

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