- Beautiful Gardens
- Family Friendly Accommodation
- Central Garden Route Location
- Fab for families.
Ideally situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, The Country House is a great location from which to explore the Garden Route area, or just to spend time relaxing in the wonderful gardens.
Only 10km from Plettenberg Bay and 22km from Knysna, The Country House boasts gorgeous spaces and a relaxed vibe. The individual thatched cottage suites are plush and peaceful, with a privately positioned patio and garden.
There are 19 luxurious suites at Hunters Country House, all individually designed and decorated with its own distinctive atmosphere. All have private patios and gardens, while certain suites have their own splash pools. The five individual thatched roofed Garden Suites and seven Superior Garden Suites are each privately positioned within the fragrant country gardens. There are four Family Suites each with two spacious bedrooms. The family suites sleep a family of 4 or a family of five with one younger child on a rollway bed. Offering 85 m2, the 2 Deluxe Pool Suites have a separate lounge and dining area with a large flat screen TV and French doors opening on to the stone patio and sundeck of the private pool and garden. The 125 m2 Forest Suite, tucked discreetly into the beautiful garden is like a house of your own.
Hunters Country House is a good option for families. It is a fun, secure place for children of all ages to play and have a holiday where even the youngest of guests is pampered. For younger children Cubs Corner (0-8yrs) is a designated area with a small paddling pool, climbing frames, sand pit and the Cubhouse, where they can watch videos, paint, draw and play games. Should parents wish to have their children looked after at Cubs Corner or require baby sitting facilities this can be pre-arranged prior to their arrival. For the older children the Teen Scene area offers them a chill lounge to escape to, play darts, pool, watch DVD’s and relax. Facilities include darts, pool table, table tennis and pool games.
- Deluxe hotel with panoramic ocean views
- Superb ‘Garden Route’ location
- Two pools, spa, fine dining
- Short walk to beaches and activities
- Across the road from a blue flag beach
- Well presented property
- Excellent choice for visiting Plettenberg Bay
- Located in Plettenberg Bay
- Beach location
- Sea Views
- Chic accommodation
- Smart mid-range guesthouse
- Modern interiors
- Well located for beach
- Excellent family apartment
- Peaceful property in idyllic surroundings
- Excellent ‘Garden Route’ location
- Variety of accommodation options
- Numerous activities on site and locally
- Upmarket hotel on private estate
- Excellent ‘Garden Route’ location
- Pool and extensive grounds
- Sweeping views of Plettenberg Bay area
- Family-run lodge
- Monkey and bird sanctuaries, hiking, kloofing
- Mountain biking, winery and wine tasting
- High quality forest lodge
- Beautiful forest location
- Swimming Pool
- Base for Garden Route
Self drive Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari holiday with private guided tours in Cape Town. Suitable for families.
Tailor-made Classic 12 days
From $2,255 per person
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
Level of service, quality of food throughout
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019
We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!
The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).
A few points:
Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.
Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.
Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!
The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!
Katrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019