Surrounded by paddocks and meadows, Kurland is a tranquil estate set under mature oaks in a rural farm setting on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay. The original homestead has been restored to offer every comfort for the discerning traveller in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Stylishly decorated interiors, charming courtyards with private plunge pools, deep verandahs and sweeping views add to the experience.
The Kurland Hotel offers 16 beautifully appointed suites, some of which are suitable for families with additional upstairs, en suite loft bedrooms, which have been decorated with exquisite furnishings sourced from international fairs in Paris and Milan. All suites have spacious bedrooms, oversized beds, luxurious linens, huge en suite bathrooms, a lounge area and terrace, and are equipped with modern facilities such as telephones, satellite television, safes, minibars and under floor heating.
Generous country breakfasts and lunches are served in the courtyard or at the pool on sunny days. In the evenings enjoy a drink on the veranda or relax in the library before dining by candlelight. Guests may select their own wines from the cellar.
An intimate health spa offers the luxury of aromatherapy massage, beauty treatments, steam bath, sauna, gym and tennis court. A superb new polo complex with stables and polo fields form part of the estate and guests may have the pleasure of watching a game of polo. Resident polo professionals are available to offer private tuition tailored to the appropriate skill level and horse riding is available by arrangement. After a refreshing swim in the pool, take a leisurely stroll through the estate or bird watch. Plettenberg Bay offers beautiful beaches, whale and dolphin trips, deep sea fishing and sailing.
The Kurland Hotel offers 16 luxurious rooms and suites split between Elegant Suites, Luxury Suites, Superior Suites, Family Suites and Honeymoon Suites. Rooms feature twin or king size beds and huge bathrooms, sitting areas, fireplaces and private patios. Honeymoon Suites also feature their own spacious terrace with a private swimming pool.
There are 2 Elegant Suites which offer a large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. These suites have a private patio.
There are 6 Luxury Suites which offer a large double en-suite bedroom with an extra attic room with space for 2 children.
the 4 Superior Suites have a double en-suite bedroom with private patio with plunge pool. There is an extra attic room which has beds for up to 3 children.
This spacious villa is offered on an exclusive-use basis. There are 8 rooms, 5 in the main villa and 3 in the cottage.
The Kurland Hotel offers great facilities for children including a private playroom, an array of activities and lofts above various suites featuring between 2 and 4 beds. There are special children's menus and there is a babysitting service available on request. Children will love the vast majority of the adventure activities on offer nearby but also the attractions including the Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland and Wild Waters Park.
Facilities at the hotel include a spa, gym, plunge pool and childrens’ playroom. There are numerous dining options including 'The Library', 'The Verandah', 'The Pool', 'The Courtyard', your private terrace, 'The Chef’s Table', or the 'Rose Gardens'. 'The Courtyard' offers a distinctly romantic Mediterranean setting with its picturesque fountain and candelabra. The Kurland polo complex features four boarded polo fields, fully equipped stables and veterinary clinic and the pavilion includes a well stocked bar, children's playroom and restaurant.
Horse riding and quad biking are complimentary at the hotel. Spa treatments, sailing, canoeing, whale watching, mountain biking, forest trails, scenic flights and gliding, golf, hiking, sea kayaking, boat cruises, polo lessons to suit all skill levels and deep sea fishing (all nearby) are at an additional cost.
When to travel
Garden Route enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34ºC, although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4ºC. Generally, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings. From June to December, the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) graces Walker Bay with its massive presence.
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Location and directions
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Kurland Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay near Nature’s Valley. The pristine unspoilt beaches of Nature’s Valley, and the incredible indigenous forest of Tsitsikamma are breath taking.
How to get there
George (120km west of Kurland) or to Port Elizabeth (220km east of Kurland) are served by internal flights. For International flights use Cape Town International or Johannesburg. From northern Europe the flight takes 11-13 hours. Transfers can be arranged through the hotel.