After ten years of coming to South Africa and staying with my daughter, son in law and grandchildren in CapeTown, this time my husband and I finally ventured out to the Garden Route and after a few days in Knysna we stayed at Packwood; a recommendation from my son in law after they had stayed there a few years before.
It was everything we could have asked for, wonderful food, great Sauvignon Blanc produced locally, the wonderful company of our hosts Peter and Vicky and above all such a wonderful peaceful tranquil setting that allowed us to slip totally into our relaxing holiday and forget completely the snow and ice we left behind in the West Midlands. The location of Packwood affords beautiful un-interrupted views through the valley and with it being four to five k's off the main Knysna-Plett Road the only sound you here are of the birds. Plett is close enough for the beach, the shops and restaurants should you need them, although Vicky and Peter were always on hand should we have wanted to eat in.
It's an absolute gem and we'd be back in a flash.
- 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