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Packwood Country Estate
Certificate of Excellence
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 supper or to get food from the shops to make a supper back at the cottage, isn't a mission. The best part is that you can book for a supper to be made by the lovely Ilsa, which is made out of the farm's produce!

Packwood has the dairy on the farm as well as all the Vineyards - the cheese and wine is to die for - but just outside the front gates you stumble onto the Fisanthoek/Harkerville hiking trails which can make a great day outing. There are loads of places to do mountain biking and not far from the estate are many other hiking trails to choose from! With a huge variety of tourist destinations within a 25km radius either direction of the farm it makes a perfect location! I cant wait to go back!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank CaraLeeD
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Reviewed October 10, 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.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank tlozier
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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 what was to be 3 days of feeling like we were completely at home. Situated perfectly between beautiful Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Packwood is minutes from everything that the two towns have to offer. Fact is, we spent most of our time on the farm, it's that beautiful. Vicky and Peter have worked tirelessly to create wonderful environment and Ilsa, Vicky's right hand in running the B&B is lovely, easy going and accommodating to every detail. We will definately be back!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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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 with sweeping views down to the ocean.
Much better than staying in Plettenberg itself, as it has this haven of traquility feel to it, and really lovely to come back to after a day of exploring Knysna or Plettenberg or Tsitsikamma or Plettenberg Bay.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 19, 2011

My husband and I "found" Packwood Estate on a dirt road between Knysna and Plettenberg and fell in love with it when we saw the thatched roof cottages and tastefully decorated rooms painted in soft colors and the for ever view over fields, woods and into the mountains.. We did not have a reservation but the Garden Room was available which we booked for the night. Once here, we did not want to go out to eat so dinner was prepared and served for us. The candlelit room was charming and tasty dishes were served with cheese and wine from the estate. We met Vicky and Peter, the owners, the next day and were shown all around the estate, got to see their beautiful home which they built themselves on top of the hill with incredible views. We were given ideas how to spend more time in the area and added three more nights to our stay. We recommend Packwood Estates to the traveler looking for peace and tranquility in tastefully decorated rooms.
Ingrid andByron Greenfield USA

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank safari41073
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Reviewed February 15, 2011

Having driven along the N2 from Cape Town we arrived at Packwood to be met by Vicky and Peter Gent whilst looking out at the most amazings views across the farm. Breakfast was a delight sitting outside looking at the view and after a dip in the pool sitting in peace and quiet on the decking again looking out as far as the eye can see. Not only lovely fresh milk from the jersey cows, mature cheddar made from their own milk but delicous sauvignon blanc from the Packwood vines. wish we could have brought more of that home!!
Great place to be as both Knysna and Plett are less than 30 mins away and Vicky will happily recommend things to do and places to eat. We spent 5 days( having booked 4) here and really did not want to leave but we were truly relaxed and will return.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bishamsue
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Reviewed January 12, 2011

We stayed here for two nights in November during our second trip to South Africa as part of a week long trip along the Garden Route. Packwood is a beautiful country house on a working farm and vineyard with stunning views down to Plettenberg Bay. Our hosts, Vicky and Peter were charming, very hospitable and our room was perfect - very large and sunny with his and hers bathrooms. The house itself is stunning and the service provided by Illsa the housekeeper was superb - her cooking was first class. This is a wonderful place to stay if you want complete relaxation, excellent hospitality and first class accommodation. The wine produced on the vineyard is also excellent - we are looking forward to drinking the small supply we brought home. We would definately go back to Packwood.

Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
Thank WestCraigs
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Additional Information about Packwood Country Estate

Address: Fisanthoek Road | Near Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $81 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Packwood Country Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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