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Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages
Ranked #17 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 12, 2012

Would definitely stay again. Loved the place, loved the hosts and the home cooked meal. Perhaps more of a great 4 star than luxury 5 but definitely a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2012

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it! We love our guests too! We love Fynbos Ridge and will continue with our program to renovate and upgrade. We took over a very neglected property three years ago, and already made big strides in improving. Hope that you come back to visit us again!

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed in one of the cottages for two weeks with our three young children (5,4&1). Perfect location, in so far as it is close to Plett, however provides a really authentic African wilderness feel and view from the gorgeous Cape Dutch accomodation. Fynbos Ridge provides excellent value for money. Liz and Brian were excellent hosts and Brian's cooking is top notch. We would definately recommend Fynbos Ridge to any friends or family visiting the Garden Route.

Room Tip: All the cottages have a great location.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post a review - we appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed it here, and that the children had fun. Have a good 2012!

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Reviewed January 1, 2012

My wife and 2 teenagers stayed at Fynbos Ridge for 2 nights over Christmas. Liz & Brian, and their daughter, were perfect hosts for our short stay, putting on a fantastic buffet on Xmas eve, and providing wonderful accommodation in a truly relaxing location.

We all had a wonderful time at Fynbos, and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for that extra touch of luxury coupled with attention to detail that makes the difference.

Room Tip: Rooms in house are wonderful and luxurious.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2012

Thanks for the wonderful review, we appreciate you taking time to rate us! It was a pleasure having you all here, and glad that the bungy was survived and enjoyed. Hope that you all have a good year, and that you visit Fynbos Ridge again.

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Reviewed November 15, 2011

We recently stayed in Clivia cottage for 4 nights with our 2 young children. As part of our wedding/honeymoon trip in SA we were only looking for 5 star accommodation and very few private establishments of this calibre allow children. What can I say, there was no issue with our children playing and being as loud as they cared to. Each cottage is far enough away not to impose on each other. The children were (6 & 2) were made to feel at home with Brian and Liz during breakfast for them to feel comfortable enough to deal with their own breakfasts alone and to raid the dvd cupboard and play with the dogs. The cottage itself was beautiful with a fireplace in the living room and main bedroom to light each night (all ready and just waiting for a match!) The efficiency of the daily cleaners was also highly commendable. The 1 thing I would have liked was some slippers as the floors were rather cold without shoes. The nicest thing was to sit near the brai whilst we cooked dinner, a bottle of wine to hand, a magnificent view, birdsong and the happy voices of my children.

Room Tip: Clivia was very close to the pool
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

After making the mistake of flying into Capetown and the unsuccessful mad dash trip to the Lodge to get in before dark we pulled into the lodge tired, cold and hungry. Our hosts met us and led us to our cottage Clivia. The mattresses were lovely and comfortable so we settled in for the night quickly. The next morning when we finally saw the view, we knew we made the right choice to keep going and not stop somewhere closer along the route. Not only is the place gorgeous but the service is wonderful. The breakfast and dinner were delicious and we even got breakfast packed for our last morning for the long ride back. Brian is an amazing chef and that's an understatement. My suggestion is to fly into George airport or Port Elizabeth and drive to the lodge and see the sights close by in Plett and Knysna. Or fly into Cape Town, stay a night or two in Hemanus or one of the other towns along the way and take a leisurely drive down to Fynbos Ridge, then fly out of George or Port Elizabeth. The critical part is to make space for Fynbos Ridge.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

What a wonderful place! Stunning bedrooms in a beautiful, tranquil setting. The dinner we had was 5 star and extremely delicious! The panacotta is to die for!!! Overall, a great experience!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

If you have stayed at Fynbos Ridge then you will know that there really is nothing to moan about. I unfortunately only got to stay one night, this was the first night of my week in Plett and nothing even came close this wonderful establishment.

Arriving at Fynbos Ridge I did not know what to expect, I was absolutely blown away by the hosts and the beautiful surroundings. The rooms are beyond amazing, top class! Luckily the weather was nice so we go to spend some time by the pool looking over the valley, was just amazing.

That evening we had dinner that Brian prepared which was really really amazing, I would recommend Fynbos Ridge to anyone if you are looking for peace, romance and good company.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages

Address: Look For Brown Road | 7km after Plett turnoff, heading to CPT from PE, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $124 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fragrant Fynbos. Spectacular mountain views. Abundant birdlife. Relax and unwind. We invite you to experience our magnificent Private Nature Reserve. Choose between a luxurious suite in the gracious Cape-style Manor House or a spacious, secluded self-catering cottage. Delicious dining and alfresco breakfasts are available. 5-star TGCSA graded. Carbon Neutral Approved. ... more   less 
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