Western Cape Mountains, South Africa
Kurland is the ideal retreat along the Garden Route of South Africa. Situated in the foothills of the Western Cape Mountains within a vast and beautiful private estate, complete with its own polo club, Kurland is the stuff of holiday fantasies.
This Tatler award winning 5 star luxury boutique hotel has just 12 suites, and has acquired a reputation as an exclusive hideaway. Kurland 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’.
Time is of no consequence at Kurland, and guests set their own pace. Kurland aims to provide comfort, serenity, and great hospitality and ensures that guests have the pleasure of engaging in country pursuits and new experiences.Kurland is a proud member of the Relais & Chateaux Association, an exclusive collection of 500 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries, All around the World, Unique in the World, and is consistently rated as one of the best hotels in the world.Kurland, is simply the most desirable address on the Garden Route.
Kurland Hotel has just 12 tastefully decorated and spacious suites. The Luxury and Superior Suites all have private loft rooms that are specially furnished for children with their own en suite bathrooms. The Luxury Suites have secluded courtyards and water features whilst the Superior Suites all have private pools, which enjoy magnificent views of the Estate.Kurland Hotel has 2 Elegant Rooms, 6 Luxury Rooms and 4 Superior Rooms whilst Kurland Villa has 8 rooms available on an exclusive use basis only.
The beauty about Kurland’s proximity to Nature’s Valley and surrounding farmlands, is that our chefs are able to source seasonal fresh produce, often organically grown. Freshly caught line fish, large Cape lobsters, mussels and oysters offer you a taste of South African shores.
A good breakfast will fuel your active days ahead. In summer, rich, ripe mangoes and strawberries are teamed up with thick natural yoghurt and honey from hives along the Garden Route. Farm eggs make for substantial omelettes filled with home-made cheese. Herbs and salad ingredients liven up the dishes designed to offer you a variety of gastronomic experiences. Take pre-dinner drinks on the main homestead veranda and then dine by candlelight and a log fire. But if the mood takes you, dine together in the library, at the pool area or your own private terrace. At Kurland, our menu is a moveable feast.
Kurland Hotel has been proudly listed in the Top 100 Restaurants on the much acclaimed Diners Club International Dine 2007 award.Wherever the mood takes you; to The Library, The Verandah, The Pool, The Courtyard, your private terrace, The Chef’s Table or the Rose Gardens, an elegant setting will be arranged either for more intimate meals or for group celebrations.Weather permitting, The Courtyard offers a distinctly romantic Mediterranean ambience, with its picturesque fountain and candelabra
Kurland is synonymous with an equestrian lifestyle as well as ’fast and furious’ polo on quality grounds. The sport has proven to be a true ambassador for Plettenberg Bay and many world-class facilities have been established for enthusiasts. It is a place where the polo players and their families may enjoy themselves in comfort, combining polo with a coastal holiday.
Kurland’s polo players and horses have international status and the Kurland International Polo Test held on the Estate for many years, updates available on the polo websites, is regarded as one of the top ten polo matches in the world.The polo season in Plettenberg Bay spans from December to April and attracts an ever increasing number of international patrons, top professionals and polo enthusiasts from around the world.There are many polo tournaments held in Plettenberg Bay over the polo season and these are considered must-do’s for seasoned holiday makers and jet-setters from around the world.
Activities At The Hotel
- Walking, running and hiking trails
- Mountain bikes (free of charge)
- Quad bikes (free of charge +16 years old)
- Polo instruction
- Horse riding (charged at R150 per hour)
- Tennis court
- Picnics on the estate
Activities in the Surrounding Area
- Elephant Sanctuary
- Monkey Land
- Nature’s Valley and Plettenberg Bay beaches
- Whale and dolphin watching, deep sea fishing
- Birds of Eden
- Snake Sanctuary
For the Kids
Kurland has been created with excellent children’s facilities making it a luxury family Hotel which ensures that all guests can relax in comfort, peace and safety.The 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
- Special children’s menus
- Babysitting service available on request
For families, we arrange imaginative activities specifically tailored to children of all ages. Our extensive young guest’s facilities are cleverly designed away from main areas to also offer them their very own space.Children can dine in a variety of venues including their own Children’s Dining Conservatory, The Playroom, in the convenience of their own room or by invitation at the exclusive Chef’s Table in the kitchen.
“Bring the kids along on your trip to South Africa… Children will leave Kurland Hotel with many special memories of a ‘fun in the sun’ beach holiday in Plettenberg Bay that will last a lifetime.” So predicted Edward Heathcoat Amory in his “Cape Comfortable” article for the “This is Travel” section of the Daily Mail UK. The Heathcoat Amory family, have continued to celebrate their “perfect English Summer Holiday” at Kurland Hotel ever since.