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Review of Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages

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Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages
Ranked #14 of 84 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Liz and Brian have one of the most idyllic spots in Plett!

Fynbos Ridge is absolutely breathtaking. The most beautiful spot with gorgeous gardens. Nothing is too much trouble for the team and everything is of only the best quality. The best quality linen, fully-fitted kitchen and exquisite finishings make for a beautiful home.

When we went for breakfast the one morning, one of the gentlemen who work there even asked us to move the car for him so that he could wash it for us!

We had dinner at the main house the one evening and were not disappointed! Brian's cooking skills are amazing.

Their gardens left us inspired to make ours like theirs one day.

Unfortunately the weather wasn't warm enough for swimming, but their pool and the views from it are stunning.

It has taken us a year to write this review, but we think that shows that this spot is deeply entrenched in our minds.

We hope to see you soon again, Fynbos Ridge and would suggest that anyone making their way to Plett stays there.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

First of all I should say that Liz and Brian are excellent hosts. The gardens that surround the main houses and the garden cottages are absolutely delightful and the variety of bird-life is second to none. We had a great room with a lovely view to the mountains, a super breakfast is on offer and if Brian is cooking in the evening I would recommend sampling his cuisine. I would be happy to recommend Fynbos Ridge to others and it will be on our list when we return to South Africa. Very well placed for visiting anywhere from Plett to Storms River.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

In November, we stayed 4 nights at Fynbos Ridge and enjoyed our stay a lot. The couple is so carrying and fulfilled every wish we had. The house we stayed at was very clean, huge and spacious for family with kids. The kitchen fully equipped. We were not allowed to clean up the kitchen or even the outside grill we used ;-) It was done every morning by staff. The breakfast was very lovely prepared and tasted great. The quietness of nature around gave us peace and harmony and a very relaxing stay. Especially for families, the stay at Fynbos Ridge is absolutely recommendable! Even the house is located 5 minutes outside from Plettenberg Bay, it is a good starting point for all acitivities in the area of Plettenberg Bay an Knysna. Every point of interest can be reached within half an hour by car.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! We appreciate it.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Very peaceful and beautiful setting. Excellent accommodation - we had a "studio" but it was huge with a full kitchen, spacious living/dining area and a swish bathroom. Bed very comfortable and whole place immaculately clean. Public rooms very comfortable and verandah magnificent. Owners very friendly and helpful - pet pig (Truffle!) very cute - also several friendly dogs.

Altogether very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for us, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Just about to leave Fynbos. We were a group of 15 and basically took over the main house. A beautiful place very tastefully fitted out. Generous hosts, great breakfast and lots to do in the area make Fynbos a lovely place to stay.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for the review. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Come back again one day for a longer stay - with or without the busload of family!
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

When leave the busy N2 and enter the grounds of Fynbos Ridge Country House and Cottages, you leave behind the hustle and bustle of the world. From the time you meet the ever helpful owner and oft times chef, Brian, you relax and begin to appreciate the tranquility of a truly amazing and special place.
We stayed in an apartment attached to the main house. It contained more than you would ever need for a short stay. With views across the tree canopy to the far off valley this is really one of the best places I have ever stayed in my whole live. For wild life lovers, especially from northern Europe, for this is paradise. The owners encourage a myriad of startling coloured birds to visit the vast gardens and pathways. The resident pet, a black and white pot bellied pig is omni present and provides a great attraction for children.
Breakfast is wonderful and cooked to order when you need it.
After a day exploring near by Pleetenberg Bay, this is a wonder retreat. Wished we stayed longer.

Room Tip: Just relax and enjoy the views, the constant bird song and the tranquility of an amazing location.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Thank you for the review, we appreciate it. We like your choice of description for Truffle, the piggy - omni-present! Good word for an omnivore! We hope to see you back at Fynbos Ridge sometime. Kind regards, Liz.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Fynbos Ridge is an oasis of peace, especially during high season when Plett and Knysna can be very frenzied. The family members that run it - Brian, Liz and Mel - are delightful hosts; attentive, but not intrusive. Elliott, Zola and the other helpers are also delightful. The views out towards the distant mountains, over the nearby fynbos, are soothing and restorative. The only thing that would have made our two and a half week stay there better would have been to stay on for another two and a half weeks!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. The staff were chuffed to see that they got a special mention, and are very impressed that they feature on Trip Advisor too!
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Property: 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 #14 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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