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“Tranquil country cottages in beautiful garden setting”

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Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages
Ranked #16 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Tranquil country cottages in beautiful garden setting”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Our family spent 4 nights at Fynbos Ridge, and we enjoyed it greatly. The property is stunningly beautiful; you are surrounded by birdsong and lush gardens that the owners have cultivated over many years (Brian told me they had planted 20,000 plants, and I believe it!). The cottages are charming and comfortable, and they have lovely views across the fynbos (meadowlands) to the distant hills. Liz and Brian are kind and gracious hosts. Their pets (3 dogs and the delightful Truffles the pig) entertained all of us, and my sons enjoyed wandering through the gardens. The setting is remote (about 5 mi outside Plettenberg Bay); go there if you are looking for a peaceful and charming retreat, but don't expect to be near the beach.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

What happens when location, location, location meets comfort, comfort, comfort?...Fynbos Ridge is the answer. Situated a few kilometers from Plettenberg Bay on the road to Knysna, Fynbos Ridge is not surrounded by crowds, other houses or accommodation establishments, it is where it should be - in peaceful, magnificent surroundings. The accommodation itself consists of several individually 'amenitised' rooms with en-suite bathrooms, big screen TV's and extremely comfortable beds. The lounge area is stocked with a wide selection of DVD's and the rest of the house has a bar, kitchen and dining room. Next we have breakfast - an assortment of fresh fruits, pancakes and cooked breakfasts will set you up for the day. All in all - excellent service, standard of facilities and quality of location and surroundings.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

What an amazing gem this guest house is! The facilities are comfortable, beautiful and welcoming. Everything you need and more is there! The food yummy and again everything you hoped for and more! And of course the staff and management AWESOME! Thank you for a great stay, we will be back and for more than two days next time!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 reviews
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

we travel a lot and love to visit new places in SA. we have had the most pleasant stay at Fynbos Ridge and the service was excellent - the best we have experienced in a very long time. we will return!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

The first thing you notice when you drive through the gates of the property is how the beautiful garden creates an immediate sense of calm and relaxation. Stepping into the Manor House, with it's beautifully appointed living rooms, bedrooms and deep stoep with an incredible mountain view, one is filled with a deep feeling of regret...
Regret that we were only there for 1 night!! If ever you were looking for a perfect place to get away to relax, summer or winter, this is the place. We absolutely loved it and will be back. At least for a couple of days next time. I can't think of anywhere else that I would rather stay. The breakfast the next morning was delicious and offered something for everyone's tastes. Coming from a 5 star hotel background, we have stayed in numerous places. Fynbos Ridge has an appeal that places is at the top of my list.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Hay on Wye
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170 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Really nice accommodation... large areas all nicely equipped, very well kept and clean... secluded placing of the small cottages and away from the main road.... fires in the rooms for those cooler nights.... Places like the put the UK to shame when it comes to quality and value for money

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Spent a two week holiday in South Africa in April. Travelling from Cape Town along the Garden Route stopping of at Fynbos. Plettenberg was lovely, the people at Fynbos Ridge made us feel very welcome, pretty gardens and an ideal location to relax before our safari. The bedroom was large, with a lovely bathroom, our room opened up onto the verander. We had the opportunity to have breakfast outside on the verander overlooking the gardens. A super setting and we would definitely return there on our next visit to South Africa.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages

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 #16 of 81 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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