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4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Fisanthoek Road off N2 | Near Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Our wine arrived from Packwood Wine Estate yesterday... It is chilled and ready to be enjoyed later tonight. Vicky and Peter Gent really have developed the nicest wine I have ever tasted and over the weekend we agreed that nothing can compare to their wine.

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

If I write everything I'd like to say about this amazing place, you won't read it all as there is too much to say. Condensed, the location is spectacular set on 1000 acres of dairy farm in the original 60's farm house. We were met by the owner, Vicky, who made us feel immediately welcome and we settled in to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

Packwood estate is ideal for those wanting a personal chef to cater for your meals, lovely rooms, peaceful setting on a huge rolling estate with vineyards and horses, but not at some crazy over the top price. The owners are lovely, but not terribly involved, the manageress who is also the chef is a gem! Its truly a special place... More

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Address: Fisanthoek Road off N2 | Near Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Packwood Country Estate 4*

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A taste of country living at its best, Packwood offers a unique experience, set in 1000 acres of pristine countryside, fantastic views over to the Tstiskamma mountains and down to the ocean, wholesome cuisine using produce from the vineyard, dairy and gardens, beautiful accom, an abundance of bird life, hiking, cycling, riding, shooting and fishing on the estate, tranquility, exclusivity and privacy coupled with home from home hospitality. ... more   less 
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