If you have never taken the time to stay or visit this property, you really are missing out!! The tranquil setting of the hotel on one of the most magnificent estates where immaculately kept paddocks in which leisurely grazing polo ponies roam sets the scene. Hospitality comes easily to the staff and one relaxes comfortably into the Kurland way of life. Children of all ages are catered for and loft rooms fully equipped with small dressing gowns, little beds, story books and toys makes this an ideal destination for family stays.
After a long day a glass of wine before dinner on the verandah in front of a warm glowing fire was a welcome relief to a friend and me. Dinner was scrumptious and the menu full of imagination.
All this aside one of my personal favourites was that all Crags attractions and beaches (Plett and Natures Valley) were in easy proximity but, the hotel was away from the swarms that mob the Garden Route during the busy season. Furthermore the ability to wake up and go for a morning run/walk/cycle/horse ride from ones front door before breakfast was a treat!
I would highly recommend a visit – go see for yourself!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ambassador to the finer things in life, Kurland is the ideal family and honeymoon retreat along The Garden Route. Situated in the foothills of the Western Cape Mountains on on a vast and beautiful private estate, complete with its own polo club, Kurland hotel is the stuff of holiday fantasies. This luxury boutique hotel, within reach of secluded beaches and a great variety of activities, has buckets of character, a never-be-bored menu of things to do, fine cuisine and staff who know the true meaning of the word ‘hospitality’.Over 50yrs ago Baron Peter Behr discovered a coastal paradise of exquisite beauty near Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route in South Africa and purchased the estate which he named Kurland after the Baltic province where he was born. In 2000, Behr’s grandson Peter, and his wife Dianne, transformed the family homestead into a Luxury Boutique Hotel which sits at the heart of a 1700 acre estate of stunning natural beauty, perfect for country pursuits. Today, Kurland is a peaceful and luxurious sanctuary which offers highly personalised service, fine cuisine and excellent facilities. Its location within the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve allows guests the chance to enjoy equestrian activities, forest walks, unspoilt beaches, water sports, and extreme activities such as bungy jumping or sky diving. Kurland also boasts its own championship polo ground, private stables and tuition centre – perfect for guests who wish to learn to play themselves or simply sit and back and marvel at the professionals. Adult guests at Kurland will enjoy the hotel’s 12 luxurious suites, sumptuous interiors, peaceful library, gorgeous rose gardens and well equipped spa whilst parents will relax safe in the knowledge that the needs of younger guests are also very well tended to by Kurland’s experienced team of nannies. Children will relish in Kurland’s facilities – two, three and four bed loft rooms have been cleverly created above the main suites, each with en-suite bathroom and play area and they can choose to dine in ‘Children Only’ Dining Conservatory, Private Playroom or by invitation at the excusive Chef’s Table in the kitchen.Retaining its age-old reputation for great hospitality amidst spectacular natural beauty, Kurland has received a number of accolades including Runner-up in the prestigious Tatler Hotel of the Year awards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kurland Hotel Plettenberg Bay