Kurland is located where the Outeniqua Mountains sweep down to the waters of the Indian Ocean along South Africa’s Garden Route, close to Plettenberg Bay. A small luxury country hotel with just 12 rooms, set on a vast 1700 acre estate of stunning natural beauty.
The hotel is surrounded by immaculate polo fields with adjacent stables, and horse rides are available for guests. The horses are thoroughbred with a few Shetland ponies, and range in size from 6hh to 16 hh. Polo is very big here and people from all over the world come to both compete and watch this fast and exciting game.
There is a lovely swimming pool in the gardens for adults and some of the suites have private plunge pools. There is also a tennis court, a small health spa and gym, quad bikes and mountain bikes, a 1.25 mile jogging track around the estate and hiking trails to explore. Alternatively guests can choose to relax on the spacious, shaded verandah. Children are very well catered for here, with a variety of facilities (all in a separate area to the main hotel) including an indoor and outdoor playground, a jungle gym, a separate childrens outdoor swimming pool, and bikes.
The rooms are beautifully decorated in a country house style with a lot of attention to detail, and the warm lighting of lamps and fire light adds to a feeling of comfort. All the bedrooms have adjoining bathrooms, with ten of the bedrooms having loft rooms especially designed for children. There is also a beautifully appointed and tranquil lounge, library and dining room.
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