Kurland / Plettenberg Bay

Price upon request
Ref.: AFH111
The property is no longer available with Finest Holidays.
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Chic, prestigious, luxurious: Kurland nestles on a private estate at the foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountains.
More than half a century ago, Baron Peter Behr discovered a coastal paradise of exquisite beauty near Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route in South Africa. The Baron purchased an Estate near Nature’s Valley, which he named Kurland after the Baltic province where he was born.

In 2000, his grandson Peter, and his wife Dianne, transformed the family homestead into a Luxury Boutique Hotel. Retaining its age-old reputation for great hospitality amidst spectacular natural beauty, Kurland soon received accolades. In 2002, it was Runner-up in the prestigious Tatler Hotel of the Year award.

The character of Kurland ensures that families are happy and relaxed, being designed with excellent facilities for children of all ages. Kurland is a family paradise.

Kurland hotel is a luxurious sanctuary, with the staff to guest ratio ensuring highly personalised service and fine cuisine. Guests can relax in the peace and tranquility of Kurland. Our courteous staff will prepare a personalised itinerary of activities and experiences suited to each guest’s adrenalin levels.

Fine cuisine can be enjoyed in a variety of locations throughout Kurland’s beautiful Estate, whilst the greater Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve offers equestrian activities, forest walks, beaches, water sports, and extreme activities such as bungy jumping or sky diving and all in a tranquil and safe environment.

However long your stay at Kurland, you will take away memories of a relaxing time spent in a special place.

Kurland’s philosophy for a great vacation is simple... good old-fashioned Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy the Kurland Spa and revitalize your mind, body and soul whilst absorbing the Kurland atmosphere.

Our Luxury Spa is an intimate sanctuary of calm, located within the Kurland Hotel. What more refreshing way to unwind upon arrival or for a little self-indulgence during your stay. Our Spa facilities include a private steam room, sauna room, therapy rooms, a relaxation area, a gym and a refreshing plunge pool.

Our highly trained therapists offer guests a personalised and discreet service at the Spa, or in the privacy of their suite.

The standard of Kurland cuisine is an outstanding example of the very best of South African food and wine. Dining in the candlelit dining room is a memorable experience.

Kurland Hotel on South Africa’s Top 100 Restaurants 2007 List - dine 2007

Kurland Hotel has been listed on the Top 100 restaurants on the much acclaimed
Diners Club International dine 2007 award.

Wherever the mood takes you; to The Library, The Verandah, The Pool, The Courtyard, your private terrace, The Chef’s Table, or the Rose Gardens, an elegant setting will be arranged either for more intimate meals or for group celebrations.

Weather permitting The Courtyard offers a distinctly romantic Mediterranean ambience, with its picturesque fountain and candelabra.
Kurland has just 12 tastefully decorated and spacious suites. For the comfort of guests all suites have oversized beds, exquisite linens, huge en suite bathrooms, a lounge area and terrace, and are equipped with modern facilities such as telephones, satellite television, safes, mini bars, heated towel rails and under floor heating.

The superior suites all have private pools, which enjoy magnificent views of the estate, whilst the luxury suites have secluded courtyards and water features.

Children of all ages are welcome at Kurland, which boasts extensive play areas and a dedicated children’s dining conservatory.

The Luxury and Superior suites all have private loft rooms that are specially furnished for children with their own en suite bathrooms.

If polo and quad biking ticks your clock, the estate is ideal. But if you would rather lie back and be pampered,Kurland is perfect for everyone, and particularly kids! Kurland will close 11 May - 7 June 2010 inclusive (not for usual month of June). Open for World Cup 2010.


Luxury Rose Garden’s Suites

Located in Kurland’s ‘age old’ rose gardens, the luxury Rose Garden suites of 60m2, offer a classical Kurland experience. The pastel décor, king-sized four-poster bed, huge open plan bathroom, sitting area next to the fireplace, and well-stocked library, assure every comfort in a spacious and peaceful environment. The private terrace overlooks the paddocks. Rose Garden Luxury suites are inter-leading, making them perfect for family groups.

Luxury Paddock Suites

The 4 Luxury Paddock Suites are located in the rambling gardens, close to the main homestead. The suites of 57m2 are individually decorated, have an entrance terrace which overlooks the pool area, a king sized bed and oversized chairs in a cozy sitting area next to the fireplace. The spacious bathrooms are a sanctuary, with a shower, bath and reclining chaise, which overlooks a private courtyard and flowing water feature. Paddock I and II have pastel décor colour schemes, whilst Paddock III has an African theme. Paddock IV with its Victorian Canopy Bed, clawed bath and French antiques is an all time favourite for Honeymoons and romantic getaways.

The Elegant suites overlook the tranquil pool area, and are conveniently located a few steps from the main homestead.

These spacious 51m² guest suites have an individual décor style; one is in a Greek Mediterranean theme, and the other in pink and white Toile. Both have huge bathrooms, sitting areas, fireplaces and private patios.

Twin double beds are the standard; however the romantic Toile room has the option to be created with a king-sized bed and has a separate dressing room.

The elegant suites are inter-leading, which makes them perfect for groups.

The 2 Superior Paddock Suites are opulently furnished and are exquisite in every respect.
These Exclusive suites of 75m2 are located at a distance from the main homestead and pool, which makes them particularly private and peaceful. The bathroom opens onto a private Courtyard, which has a discreet water feature, whilst the main suite flows into the spacious pool terrace. An exclusive second room is located above the main suite and is accessed by an inter-leading door or private entrance. This ‘loft’ room is en suite, has satellite TV and telephone, can sleep 2, 3 or 4 persons, and is ideal for family members or the au pair.

All our luxury and family suites have ‘loft’ rooms. These loft rooms have been specifically furnished for children of varying ages, and are fitted with 2, 3 or if required 4 beds and have a play area, toys and en suite bathroom. Access is by external or internal staircases, and baby monitors are available. The lofts are a safe haven that allows the children to have their own holiday experience whilst affording their parents maximum privacy in the main suite below.

Tucked away from the main hotel, the Superior Rose Garden Honeymoon suites provide a perfect romantic haven.

The separate entrance hall leads into the 72 m2 main suite which is luxuriously furnished and has a king-size bed, fireplace and comfortable seating area. The terrace and bathroom have stunning vistas of the Estate.

The spacious terrace has a private swimming pool and relaxation area with courtesy blinds that afford complete privacy. This is the ideal venue for brunch or a romantic dinner.

Rose Garden III has a lilac & roses décor theme, whilst Rose Garden IV has a four-poster bed in diamonds & roses design.

Prices & Service

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Kurland Hotel is situated near Nature’s Valley in Plettenberg Bay. The pristine unspoilt beaches of Nature’s Valley, and the incredible indigenous forest of Tsitsikamma are breath taking.

Whatever your length of stay, there is simply not enough time to experience everything that the area has to offer, so why not let our dedicated concierge suggest an activity plan that is tailored to your interests.

Enjoy the thrill of country pursuits in magnificent surroundings on the beautiful Kurland Estate.
Walk, jog or cycle the vast 700 hectare Estate, take an outride by horseback, experience professional polo tuition, or enjoy the exhilaration of a quad bike ride. Our staff will be delighted to arrange an activity plan for your stay.


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Plettenberg Bay is a very special holiday destination that is blessed with an eternally warm climate that evokes the urge for lazy days on the beach, languid sunsets and sundowners, to be followed by lingering dinners. The Tsitsikamma Mountains form the backdrop to both pristine sandy beaches and eco-sensitive riverine forests and wetlands. The spectacular scenery and the relaxed atmosphere are to be cherished and are seldom found elsewhere.


The Kurland Hotel is an idyllic venue for that special wedding, situated on a pristine country estate near Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay.

If you are planning a wedding, we can combine expertise with our luxurious surroundings to ensure that it is a day to remember and one that is unique to you. The beautiful Kurland Hotel and Estate provides a very special place for friends and family to gather in celebration of a marriage. Privacy and elegance are assured for that romantic wedding reception.

Polo Lifestyle
Kurland is synonymous with fast and furious Polo on quality grounds. The sport has proven to be a true ambassador for Plettenberg Bay, and many world-class facilities have been established for Polo enthusiasts. It is a place where the Polo players and their families may enjoy themselves in comfort and in perfect harmony with a coastal holiday. Kurland’s players and Polo horses have international status, and the Kurland International Day is heading towards being rated one of the top ten polo matches in the world. The “Plettenberg Bay Festive Season of Polo” and ”Easter Polo Festival” are both must-do’s for seasoned holiday makers and jet-setters from
around the world.