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Hunter's Country House

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

Hunter's Country House, located along South Africa's Garden Route near Plettenberg Bay
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Hunter's Country House, a Relais & Chateau property on the Garden Route of South AfricaHunter’s is an exclusive family owned retreat, set in the heart of the magnificent Garden Route of the Western Cape. Situated 10km west of South Africa’s premier resort town of Plettenberg Bay with it’s endless golden beaches and magnificent indigenous forests, and 20km east of the lagoon town of Knysna, the hotel is surrounded by rich indigenous forests and framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma mountains.

The Hunter's first fell in love with Pear Tree Farm in 1979, with dedication they have transformed this farm into a beautiful country estate.

The gracious, original homestead is reminiscent of the traditional country architecture of the region. In the extensive gardens surrounding the manor house are 23 luxurious guest suites, each one individually decorated and designed for the absolute comfort and privacy that one would expect from a Relais & Chateaux property.

Hunter Hotels presents a trio (Hunter's Country House, Tsala Treetop Lodge and Gorah Elephant Camp) of prestigious, family-run establishments along the magnificent Garden Route of the Western Cape and the malaria-free game frontier of the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Epitomizing service excellence and the impeccable dedication of a team of 145 dedicated staff, each of the 3 Hunter’s properties has achieved a remarkable synergy of a classic service ethic and the finest present-day standards of luxury.

This multi-award winning property is the flagship of the Hunter Hotel Group and defines the benchmark for sumptuous country living, exemplary service and acclaimed gourmet cuisine. South Africa’s Hotel of the Year and a member - Relais & Chateaux. Member - L.I.H.S.A. SA’s Top 100 Restaurants. Member - Chaine des Rotisseurs.

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Hunter's Country House offers 23 suites nestled discreetly in the landscaped gardens of the Hunter Estate. All suites and cottages have en-suite bathrooms with both bath and shower, ceiling fan, mini bar, safe, television, tea / coffee making facilities, telephone and hairdryer. The 5 different accommodation types are individually decorated and antique furnished with fireplaces, private patios and forest views:

Orchard Cottages (2) Traditional Cape cottages, interior 45m²

Garden Cottages (13) Thatched country cottages, interior 45m²

Premier Suites (5) Thatched cottages with separate lounge and bedroom areas, interior 60m²

Classic Suites (2) Private garden and pool with indoor and outdoor showers, interior 85m²

Forest Suite (1) The ultimate luxury suite with private pool and butler’s kitchen, interior 125m²

Hunter’s Country House welcomes children of all ages. There is a private children’s recreation area with shallow swimming pool, a TV and video / games room, dining room, a change room, jungle gym and thatch-covered sandpit.

These facilities are especially designed to ensure that children are well cared for and that the peace and tranquility of the estate are maintained and guests remain undisturbed. Hunter's allows only a limited number of children at any given time to ensure the above.

Pumba’s Garden
Pumba's Garden is open and fully supervised from 07h30 daily through to 18h30, so feel free to leave your children to play in our capable care while you sightsee or relax by the pool.

Pumba’s Garden includes a playhouse of videos, books, play dough, toys, games, art supplies and much more.
It offers full baby changing facilities, ablutions, a small kitchen and opens out onto a luscious garden, which includes a splash pool, Jungle Gym and a sheltered sandpit. Children under the age of 8 are restricted to the use of the pool in Pumba’s Garden only. From light snacks, fruit, beverages and ice cream, to nappies and sun block, Pumba’s Play House has been carefully stocked to ensure that your precious ones have everything they need to ensure uninterrupted fun!

Should you require a babysitter in the evening, babysitting facilities are available in your suite from 19h00 onwards. Alternative times may be arranged on request.

Junior Guests are welcome to order from any of the regular menus as well as from the children’s menu. Hunter's Executive Chef, Jurgen Snyman is on hand to cater for their often more specific tastes. It is requested that with consideration to Hunter's more elderly guests, parents accompanied by children under the age of 10 who wish to dine in the conservatory for breakfast, do so before 08h30 or after 10h00, or who wish to dine together in the dining room, arrive at 18h30. All guest areas in the main house are available to families for lunch and 24-hour room service is available for those awkward in-between times.

Three intimate Baronial dining rooms with silver and candlelight are the perfect setting for the gastronomic cuisine. A wine cellar houses some of the Cape's finest wines while the sun lounge and main lounge with its upstairs library and antique fireplace add to the charm of the main house.

A sun drenched conservatory is ideal for hearty breakfasts and seats up to 50 guests for functions.

• The original thatched homestead features antique furnished lounges, candle-lit dining rooms, an excellent cellar and a sun-drenched conservatory
• Gourmet cuisine reflecting the diversity of South African cultures
• A main outdoor swimming pool
• Forest trails, bird watching, garden walks and picnics on the estate
• Aromatherapy and reflexology available on request in the privacy of your suite
• Five golf courses within easy access
• Personalized itineraries suggested by Front Office
• Jill’s Antiques on the estate & curio shop at the hotel
• Private ‘Chapel in the Forest’ available for weddings
• Fax, Internet and e-mail facilities

The romantic and beautifully appointed candle-lit dining room is the setting to enjoy superb cuisine prepared by Hunter's acclaimed team of chefs. A choice of select Estate or prized Auction wines from South Africa's Cape are on offer from the cellar.

Hunter’s Country House is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Garden Route. All below are within easy reach. Guests are a mere eight minutes drive from the pick of the country's beaches; in a superb setting of beautifully manicured gardens, framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma Mountains and surrounded by rich indigenous forests.

Day Excursions
• Ostrich Farms; Day trip; 09h00 – 16h00
• Cango Wildlife Ranch; Day trip; 09h00 – 17h00
• Cango Caves; Day trip; 09h00 – 16h00
Kynsna - George
• Outeniqua Choo Tjoe; 2½ hours; 09h45 & 14h15
• Featherbed Nature Reserve; 4 hours; 10h00
Plettenberg Bay
• Monkeyland; 2½ hours; 08h00 – 17h00

Recreation – relaxing
• Oyster Tasting; 1 hour 08h00 – 17h00
• Guided hikes and walks; 4 hours; On appointment
• Massage (in your suite); 2 hours; On appointment
• Catermaran – Knysna Heads; 1½ hours; On appointment
• John Benn Ferry 1½ hours; 12h00 – 17h00
• Golf – Plettenberg Bay Per 18 holes; On appointment
• Golf – Sparrebosch Per 18 holes; On appointment

Recreation – active
• Horse Riding; 1½ hours; 09h00 & 15h00
• Bungee Jumping; 2 hours; 08h00 – 17h00
• Abseiling – Tsitsikamma; 3 hours; 08h00 – 17h00
• Tennis; per hour; 08h00 – 17h00
• Mountain Biking; Half day; On appointment
• Deep Sea Fishing; Half day; 07h00
• Dolphin and Whale Watching; 3 hours; 09h00, 12h30 & 14h00
• Black Water Tubing; 4 hours; 08h00
• Canoeing; Half day; On appointment
• Sea Kayaking; 4 hours; 09h00
• Scenic Flights; ½ hour; On appointment
• Parasailing; 25 mins; 08h00 – 17h00
• Great White Shark cage diving; Day trip; On appointment

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