Kurland Luxury Country Hotel
Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa
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HOTEL - PLETTENBERG BAY, THE GARDEN ROUTE, SOUTH AFRICA
amidst emerald green pastures where the foothills of the Outeniqua
mountains sweep down to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, lies
Kurland, the luxury country hotel, established by the Baroness Dianne
Behr on the age-old Behr family estate near Plettenberg Bay, along
the famous Garden Route.
Guests will enjoy
peace and relaxation in the beautifully appointed and tranquil reception
and sitting rooms of a truly hand-made hotel. Although
established in the old Cape Dutch tradition, the hotel is completely
modern in all other respects and is surrounded by immaculate polo
fields and adjacent stables which form part of the estate.
The tastefully decorated rooms display some enviable
objects d'art, antique furniture and original oils. Whether bathed in
cheerful sunshine or warmly lit by lamps and firelight, they add a languid
glamour to Kurland's spacious, comfortable interiors.
Known by their proximities to the rose
garden or the paddocks, each of the individually styled en-suite bedrooms
is a separate living area, with comfortable couches, telephone, satellite
television, and mini bars.
Guests have a wide range of activities
to choose from including tennis, boating, horse riding and cycling.
The hotel also boasts a health spa complete with gym, sauna, steam
room and plunge pool for those in need of extra pampering.
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Kurland has twelve tastefully decorated and spacious rooms - designed
to cater for the guests every comfort with large spaces, comfortable
sofas and embossed linen on the beds. Ceiling fans ensure that guests are kept cool in the hot summers and
large fireplaces can be used in the winter months. The spacious bathrooms
are equipped with heated towel rails and underfloor heating.
The rooms are individually styled and display some enviable objects
d'art, antique furniture and original oil paintings. For the convenience of guests all rooms have telephones, satellite television
and mini bars. Eight of the rooms have private plunge pools. Ten of the bedrooms have loft rooms especially designed for children.
Elegant x 2
Accommodates 2 adults. Rooms have a garden patio.
Luxury with loft x 6
Accommodates 2 adults (downstairs) and 2 children (loft). Rooms have a private courtyard and a patio.
2 rooms: internal staircase to the loft. 4 rooms: external staircase to the loft. The two Luxury rooms with
internal lofts interlead into each other.
Superior with loft x 4
Accommodates 2 adults (downstairs) and 3 children (loft). Private plunge pool and staircase to the loft.
Private plunge pool and veranda.
2 rooms: internal staircase to the loft. 4 rooms: external staircase to the
The two Superior rooms (with external lofts) interlead into each other. As do the two Superior rooms
with internal lofts above them. The two rooms interlead into each other.
Of the 12 rooms there are 4 pairs of interleading rooms. The only 4 rooms which do not interlead are the 4
Luxury rooms with external lofts above them.
Children of all ages welcome. Complimentary cots available. Children’s menu available
PLAYROOM: Children’s playroom with TV, DVD, games and toys available for children for 2 – 16 years (or the young at heart).
POOLS: In addition to the main hotel pool there is a special pool area for children to swim and play offering a full pool and a second
splash pool for the little ones.
SMALLS: Children’ mountain bikes and small ponies for riding are available for families to enjoy together.
ROOMS: All loft rooms are equipped for children and provide an ideal hideaway and play area as well as a comfortable bedroom with
child friendly facilities and amenities.
MEALS: Early dinners and special menus are available in a children conservatory.
BABYSITTERS: Trained baby sitters are available, please request on booking.
ARRANGED ACTIVITIES: During high season child minders arrange special activities.
An example program (children are free to join any or all activities as parents see fit):
08h00 - Meet in the playroom for Glitter Glue Arts and Crafts
(with a light breakfast)
09h00 - Foot polo on the road field
10h00 - Monkeyland visit
12h00 - Picnic lunch under the oak tree
13h00 - Adventure walk on the estate
14h00 - Cricket
14h30 - Swimming and water games
15h30 - Horse riding
16h30 - Board games in the playroom
17h30 - TV/Playstation time
18h00 - Dinner time
19h00 - Back to mom and dad
(All meals are supervised)
Relax into the pastoral
mood of Kurland in a comfortable chair on the spacious, shaded verandah,
or stretch out on a recliner by the palm fringed,
sparkling pool. A full bar service with snacks is available. Kurland's
well stocked library includes internet and e-mail facilities for
those who require them.
Kurland's modern health spa includes a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna,
steam bath and plunge pool. Beauty treatments are available on request
and a masseuse is available for those who want a massage.
Tennis and horse riding and in season polo matches are also part of
the daily activities as are visits to the fabulous sandy beaches nearby
and walks through the vast estate and over lush polo fields.
cuisine is served at breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room or
in the adjacent courtyard. A full bar service with
snacks is available.
There are also many other restaurants in Plettenberg Bay for alternative
feel the urge to work off your sumptuous farm breakfast, relax after a
horseback ride or a game of tennis, or simply pamper your deserving self,
you need look no further than the hotel's health spa. It includes a fully
equipped gymnasium, sauna, steam bath and plunge pool. Beauty treatments
and massages are available at the Hotel spa.
Or visit the state of the art stables
and magnificent polo ponies waiting in anticipation of polo matches
between players of international standing, and participate in the
Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding area
abounds with facilities for activities such as whale-watching, sunset
golfing at the country's best courses, black water rafting and much more.
Close to Kurland - the following can
easily be arranged:
to the beaches
dolphin and whale watching
walks in the forest
forest mountain bikes
deep sea fishing
surfing and body boarding
The spa at Kurland has a steam room and sauna, and provides a variety
of massages, facials and other health and beauty treatments. Kurland
also has a tennis court and fully equipped gym. For the children there
is a large playroom as well as an outdoor play area with heated pools
and an adventure playground. Childcare facilities are provided.
The airport at Plettenberg Bay is 20km from the hotel and has daily
flights to and from Johannesburg. George Airport has regular flights
to and from Cape Town and is a 75 minute drive from the hotel.
The Polo Room in The Pavilion at Kurland measures 10m by 8m with a ceiling
height of 3m. Situated on the main polo field about 1km from the hotel,
the Pavilion enjoys wraparound views of the mountains, polo fields and
With an adjoining lounge and bar and dining area, The Pavilion also
has a large wooden deck suitable for tea breaks and drinks.
Equipped with audio-visual equipment such as a flipchart, whiteboard,
overhead projector, screen, video projector and video machine, the conference
room accommodates a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 delegates seated
in a U shape.
The Pavilion is available as
a venue for wedding receptions, anniversaries and other functions in
conjunction with the reservation
of all twelve
hotel rooms. There is no extra charge for the hire of The Pavilion. Kurland simply provides the use of The Pavilion (or its surrounding
grounds) as a venue. All other services should be supplied by the wedding
organizers e.g. crockery and cutlery, tables and chairs, staffing and
catering, or a marquee (if the numbers are too large for The Pavilion
itself). A full list of resources is available from Kurland to assist
you in planning a function.
Ponies at Kurland
Kurland is a 700 ha estate consisting of a small luxury hotel and
a polo complex.
The polo complex comprises four boarded fields, a 50m x 100m polo arena,
fully equipped stables and veterinary clinic, and a one kilometer sand
exercise track and paddocks for up to 300 horses. Experienced grooms
care for the horses and a vet and farrier are permanently on standby.
The large white-roofed Polo Pavilion with a restaurant, bar and children's
playroom a restaurant and bar as well as changeroom facilities caters
to the well being of players and spectators alike.
Other facilities include a wooden horse with specially mounted audio-visual
equipment to analyse one's polo swing. Individual professional polo tuition
is available from resident 4 goal professionals George Morgan, Matt Pohl
and Richard Pohl.
Professionally trained ponies are provided to meet the needs of any
level of player. Ponies are also for sale, on request. Players should
come equipped with their own helmets, mallets, boots and polo clothing.
Mallets may also be purchased at The Kurland Shop.
Kurland also has an extensive network of soft roads through forests
and pastures for leisure riding.
On Tatler magazine's 2003 list of the "101 Best
Hotels in the World" and
runner up for their 2002 "Hotel of the Year" Award.
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