Kurland Villa

Resting regally on the exclusive Kurland Polo Estate near Plettenberg Bay, Kurland Villa is perfect for families and friends looking for an intimate countryside escape.

With its timeless Cape Dutch design, the villa epitomises pure grace and offers up to 16 guests an exceptional experience at the heart of the Garden Route.

Surrounded by lush, indigenous forest and stately formal gardens, Kurland Villa is a study in sumptuous living. Eight luxuriously-appointed en suite bedrooms offer stunning views over manicured gardens while a large swimming pool and a spa - complete with Jacuzzi and sauna – promise utter relaxation. Fabulous cuisine is prepared by your personal chef and paired with fine vintages from the villa’s wine cellar as you dine in style.

Perfectly located to enjoy the buzz and bustle of the Garden Route, it is only a short drive to the ever-popular town of Plettenberg Bay where you will find excellent restaurants, chic boutiques and beautiful white sandy beaches. Close by, there are elephant, monkey and bird sanctuaries as well as hiking trails and marine environments to explore, making Kurland Villa ideal for multi-generational families and nature lovers.

Fact File

Beds 8
Showers 7
People 16
Location Plettenberg Bay
Pool Yes
  • Mountain Views
Service Fully Serviced by a team of staff
Property Type Villa
Ideal For
  • Solo Travel
  • Families with babies
  • Families with toddlers
  • Families with young children
  • Families with teens
  • Groups of friends
  • Couples
  • Extended Families


  • Situated on the magnificent Kurland Estate 
  • Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & steam bath
  • Covered verandah with BBQ & pizza oven
  • Personal chef & butler available
  • Tranquil setting close to all the action
  • Internet & polo access


Style & Décor

Traditional architecture blends with contemporary-chic décor to create a stylish and comfortable countryside retreat. Surrounded by park-like gardens akin to the stately homes of England, the villa is designed in historical Cape Dutch style but with a modern interior. Large, spacious rooms are decorated with elegant furniture and modern amenities that include satellite television and a broadband Internet connection. Antique Persian carpets and a sleek grand piano add glamorous appeal.


Known as the ‘St Tropez of South Africa’, the unspoilt natural beauty and long white beaches of Plettenberg Bay have long attracted visitors. Situated on the Keurbooms River and lagoon on the famous Garden Route, the area is perfect for whale and dolphin watching as well as all sorts of family activities. The town has a number of boutiques for those in need of some retail therapy and a good selection of restaurants. Take long walks along untouched sandy beaches or hike scenic trails in the surrounding forests, after which you may be tempted to try the award-winning local wines.


Ideal for privacy-seeking families and friends who enjoy the outdoor and country life, Kurland Villa is also the perfect locale for polo enthusiasts who want to watch or even play polo on the surrounding estate.

Best time to visit

Plettenberg Bay is best visited in the November to March summer months when you can enjoy long, hot days and balmy nights. Beaches are lively in the December/January high season and visitors should book well ahead for restaurants.

Winters are cooler and wetter and best spent in front of the fireplace with a good book, although the long sunny periods in between rain are perfect for exploring outdoors. If you want to see whales, then the best time to visit is over the August to October spring months.


A large country-style kitchen serves the main house and offers a walk-in cold room, separate scullery, and a laundry/linen room. Fully-equipped with modern amenities that include a gas oven and double fridge/freezer, the kitchen promises easy holiday living. The west wing of the villa offers a smaller kitchenette for added convenience. 

  • Electric oven & gas stove combination
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave oven
  • Wine fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fully-equipped & serviced kitchen

Master Bedroom

Rich fabrics and sumptuous furnishings make the spacious master bedroom an elegant and luxurious abode.  A romantic 4-poster double bed takes centre stage in the room, which further features an adjoining study and en suite bathroom. Traditional sash windows offer beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.

  • En suite bathroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Satellite television
  • Dressing room
  • Private patio
  • Walk-in closet
  • Cupboard space
  • Safe
  • Underfloor heating

Guest Bedrooms

Four guest bedrooms are situated in the main section of the villa and three in the west wing. All rooms have large en suite bathrooms, comfortable double beds and uninterrupted countryside views. Beautiful antique cupboards in the rooms provide ample wardrobe space while a colourful and fully-stocked children’s playroom adjoins one of the bedrooms on the upper level.


Lavish en suite bathrooms accompany each room and offer creamy, ornate bathtubs, contemporary walk-in showers and spacious dressing areas.

Living & Dining Area     

Two elegantly-appointed living areas offer comfort and style: plush sofas and cosy fireplaces catch the eye while floor-to-ceiling bookcases are filled with literary delights. Beautiful Persian carpets add lustrous warmth and grand windows frame verdant views. An 8-seater dining table promises elegant meals while those with a musical bent can tinkle the ivories of the grand piano. Savour some of the country’s finest vintages from the villa’s private wine cellar.  

  • Dining table & chairs
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite television

Outside Area

Rooms open onto wide verandahs that overlook the gardens and forest, and a shaded terrace offers a built-in barbeque area with pizza oven for star-studded alfresco dining. A large swimming pool with comfortable sun loungers offer the perfect place to relax or you can be pampered at the Kurland spa, which features a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath. 

General Facilities

  • Guest toilet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Underfloor heating
  • Security system
  • Wine cellar
  • Pizza oven & wood BBQ
  • Board games
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