Kurland stands majestically within its extensive grounds, having been designed in the Cape Dutch style. Comprising 12 gorgeous suites and one lavish villa, the accommodation here is suitable for most types of traveller.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Kurland Hotel is situated in an area known as The Crags, which is close to both Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley, along the Garden Route. The Hotel’s estate covers a grand total of 7 square kilometres next to the N2 highway. Kurland’s proximity to the N2 makes it easily accessible by road from Plettenberg Bay (19 km), Port Elizabeth (13 km), and many other areas.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Inside the communal homestead, there are lounges with plump armchairs and sofas in a variety of fabrics and patterns – this miscellany creates a homely vibe. One of the lounges functions as a library, as it has a lot of bookshelves and some reading lamps. Another sitting room includes a cosy fireplace. The property’s restaurant is a delight, featuring separate tables covered in crisp linens and decorated with fresh flowers. Guests can also tuck into meals on the terrace, or simply relax with a drink while enjoying views across the grounds. If you like keeping fit while on holiday, you will love the fully equipped gym! Children appreciate the playground area, which has a small wooden fort complete with bridge, slide, and rope ladder. There’s a paddling pool for the little ones too, and a larger pool for teenagers and adults. Further opportunities for play abound in the Hotel’s play room – this includes toys, games, and a television. Kurland prides itself on being family friendly. It is pretty event friendly too, providing venues for weddings, conferences, and all sorts of private functions – just contact us for more details!
Guest accommodation at Kurland Hotel consists of 12 suites and one villa. The suites come in three categories – Elegant (2), Luxury (6), and Superior (4). All have ceiling fans, a flatscreen television, free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar, and an en-suite bathroom with heated towel rails.
Both Elegant Suites are just a short stroll from the homestead and overlook the pool area. This option boasts 51 square metres of floor space! Each Elegant Suite is individually decorated – one has a Mediterranean theme, while the other features pink-and-white toile. Both contain twin beds, but the toile suite is also available as a double room. As these suites are interleading, they are fabulous for a small group or family. They also include underfloor heating, a separate sitting area with a fireplace, a spacious bathroom, and a private patio.
The Luxury Suites have a secluded outside area too, in the form of a terrace. Four of these suites are close to the homestead and the remaining two are situated in the beautiful rose gardens. Those near the homestead have 57 square metres of floor space, whereas the rose garden suites have a slightly roomier 60 square metres! This option is perfect for families of four, as each has an en-suite loft room with twin beds. Downstairs, the master bedroom includes a king-size bed, very plump armchairs in front of a fireplace, and an exceptionally well appointed en-suite bathroom.
The final suite option is the Superior. All of these suites are located farthest from the homestead and have the most exclusive feel. All provide over 70 square metres of floor space, accommodating an en-suite master bedroom, a lounge area with fireplace, an upstairs en-suite loft bedroom for up to four persons (and with telephone and satellite television!), a private courtyard, and a private terrace with a plunge pool!
The villa is impressive too. This building is much younger than the homestead, but it has similar elements of the traditional Cape Dutch style. It occupies its own grounds next to the main estate and not far from spectacular indigenous forest. With all the amenities of the suites, and all the comforts besides, this option is ideal for large groups of friends and families.
Whichever accommodation category you choose, you can be sure of finding a wonderful base from which to explore the surrounding areas. Kurland has plenty of its own attractions too! The estate has a number of trails, for walking, hiking, and running. Mountain bikes and quad bikes are available free of charge, while horse riding costs a little extra. Polo instruction is possible too, and there’s also a tennis court. Venturing into the Western Cape region, an amazing range of attractions presents itself. Nature fans will love trips to Birds of Eden, Monkeyland, the Elephant Sanctuary, and Ocean Blue Adventures.
Throughout the year, you can marvel at Bryde’s whales, orcas, dolphins, and seals, while southern right whales make an appearance from June to November. Walking with wildcats is on offer at the Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Foodies will relish checking out the local food markets of Kranshoek and Harkerville, and those who take an interest in fine wines need travel a mere 2 kilometres to reach the Bramon Wine Estate and sample its award-winning méthode cap classique!