Our second trip to Kurland was as magical as the first. We stayed 6 nights after a couple of weeks touring. By then our kids were keen for some other kids for company! They couldn't wait to see Lorna and her kids again and sprinted to the kids club as soon as we arrived. That suited us fine. They left us to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the main house, especially the sofa by the fire on the verandah, the huge room and glorious gardens. Some days we didn't see them between breakfast and supper. That said there is plenty to do for kids beyond the gates. We did Robberg beach and the Elephant Sanctuary last time. This time we tried Radical Raptors and Puzzle Park, both fantastic.
As previously the service was great, our room a real treat and the mood magical. A great new addition at Kurland is Katarina's restaurant which replaced the gift shop. The decor is typically sumptuous, the staff terrific and the menu well judged. This is a great destination for families - we will be very sad when our kids grow out of holidays with us!
- 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