The original thatched homestead is set among beautiful gardens, against the backdrop of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, offering a peaceful and tranquil retreat. Hunters Country House is a member of the Relais & Châteaux groups and provides exceptional service and attention to detail. Relax in the homely atmosphere of the antique furnished lounge, or outside by the swimming pool. Stroll through the estate's private forest and enjoy the sights and songs of the plentiful birds.

Five golf courses are within easy access of the estate, while the golden beaches of Plettenberg Bay lie just 10 minutes away. Hunters Country House welcomes children of all ages and has a recreation area, including a shallow swimming pool, games room and thatch-covered sandpit, especially for children.


  • Located on a secluded private estate
  • Impeccable service and warm hospitality
  • Beautiful gardens to wander through
  • A member of Relais & Chateaux
  • Dedicated children’s recreation area

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Relax in a sun lounger beside the sparkling pool, or ask the staff to assist you in arranging exciting excursions and day trips in the surrounding area.

Book a spa treatment - massage, reflexology, manicure or pedicure - to enjoy in the privacy of your suite.

Children will enjoy the fun facilities at the Cub's Corner under the supervision of trained staff, including a paddling pool, sandpit, games room with a TV.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Computer facilities
    Curio or Gift shop
    Games room
    Wine cellar
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Wi-fi available
    Children's Club
    Swimming Pool


Sumptuous buffet breakfasts are served in the sunny glass house of the conservatory with views of the garden.

Enjoy a relaxing meal made with the freshest ingredients at the Summer House, an innovative and informal dining experience.

Alternatively, enjoy romantic dinners by candle light in the beautifully decorated dining room.

Complement your meal with a bottle of estate or auction wine chosen from the Hunters Country House's cellar.

Garden Suite

There are 18 luxury cottage suites situated among the beautifully manicured gardens of this old English country estate. The individual thatched-roof suites are comfortable and spacious, and guarantee the privacy you'd expect from a Relais & Chateaux property.

Located along winding paths through the garden, the eight Garden Cottages offer a mix of traditional furnishings with modern day colours and fabrics. Each cottage has a fireplace, air conditioning, and an en suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower, as well as a garden patio.

Garden Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini bar
    Outdoor area
    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

The five Superior Garden Suites are larger than the Garden Cottages, and include a full couch and extra armchair beside the fireplace. Each suite has air conditioning and an en suite bathroom with a separate shower and bath. The garden patio of these suites has additional loungers and a parasol.

The two Deluxe Pool Suites have a dining area and a separate lounge with a large flat screen TV. French doors open from the lounge onto a patio with its own plunge pool and garden. The spacious en suite bedroom has a separate dressing room and a large bathroom with dual basins, heated towel rails, and an outdoor shower. The patio has a table and chairs set for dining alfresco, and loungers beside the poolside.

Ideal for families, the two Family Suites consist of two en suite bedrooms, a family room with dining area, satellite TV and DVD player, and a guest bathroom. The most luxurious of the suites is the Forest Suite, which has a separate dining room, lounge, butler's kitchen, and private swimming pool.


  • Picnics
  • Bird watching
  • Horse riding
  • River cruises
  • Sunset cruises
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 $75 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2016 - 05 Dec 2016 $95 Bed & Breakfast
  • 06 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016 $75 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Suite,Superior Garden Suite,Master Suite,De Luxe Pool Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Hunter in Garden Route, is just perfect! Even being away, it was worth staying enjoying the hotel in our free time. I think I never had such a wonderful breakfast. The Zinzi restaurant was the best we went in whole trip

    Amanda Lopez, January 2015
  • On to Hunter's Country House in Plett. I thought I was back in the Cotswold region of England and that is all good! It is a beautiful spot and our room was exquisite; I didn't realize at first that it was not a standard, but rather a premium accommodation. There were very few guests when we were there. Their breakfast was quite under whelming and Storms River which was memorable. We have visited many, many of our own national parks here in the USA and have always enjoyed the experience. Additionally we went to which surprised me. Roxy in the front office was amazing! We walked to all their other properties knowing that Rosalie and Milt had stayed at Tsala; we popped into Zinzi's and looked at their menu and decided to eat dinner there our second night. Actually, we preferred the food as well as the ambiance there; the dining room at Hunter's is a little too formal and a bit pretentious. Having all three options in one place is terrific; they are three stunning venues. From there we spent the better part of one day in Tsitsikama, Buffels Bay, a wonderful beach, and Monkeyland. I thought the latter would be very touristy but I was wrong; both Ray and I loved it and found it to be very informative. The people at Hunter's recommended Old Nicks, a lovely little shopping area with terrific merchandise. Unfortunately, Ray is not very patient when it comes to shopping!

    Laurel Sherman, January 2010
  • Our night at Hunters was superb, although quite short.

    Wayne Jacobs, July 2008
  • We really loved Hunters Country House in Plettenberg Bay, it was really amazing and service was excellent. We both agreed that it was the best place we stayed in our whole trip!

    Cormac Doyle, July 2008
  • Though the atmosphere here was considerably more formal (especially for dinner in the evening), the staff was very considerate and accommodating. They had upgraded the boys to a cottage like our own and they were very beautiful indeed.

    Wanda Porteous, April 2008

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Lisa Liprini

Lisa Liprini

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"This elegant English country house will relax and rejuvenate you - excellent value for money. You simply must dine at the nearby Zinzi Restaurant one evening!"



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We really loved Hunters Country House in Plettenberg Bay, it was really amazing and service was excellent. We both agreed that it was the best place we stayed in our whole trip!

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