Hunter's Country House

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The original thatched homestead is set among beautiful gardens against the backdrop of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, offering a peaceful and tranquil retreat. Hunter's Country House 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 or cocoon yourself in your suite for an in-room massage and pamper session.

Five golf courses are within easy access of the estate, while the golden beaches of Plettenberg Bay lie just 10 minutes away. Hunter's 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 them.

This is a welcome stop on the ever-popular Garden Route, especially if you and your family are undertaking a self-drive vacation from Cape Town.


  • Located on a secluded private estate near Plettenberg Bay
  • Impeccable service and warm hospitality
  • Beautiful gardens to wander through
  • Dedicated children’s recreation area


  • Picnics
  • Bird watching
  • Horse riding
  • River cruises
  • Sunset cruises
  • Spa treatments
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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Pool Suite

Hunter's Country House has two Pool Suites that each have a separate dining and lounge area with a flat-screen television. There are separate dressing rooms off the main bedroom, and the en suite bathrooms have twin vanities, heated towel rails and secluded outdoor showers. French doors open onto patios and sundecks with private pools and gardens.

Terrace Room

Just a short stroll from the main building, tented boma and main pool you will find the five cosy Terrace Rooms. Each feature an intimate outdoor patio with seating.

Garden Suite

Located along winding paths through the garden, the 12 thatched roofed Garden Suites offer a mix of traditional furnishings and chandeliers with modern colours and fabrics. Each cottage has a fireplace, air conditioning, and an en suite bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower, as well as a garden patio.

Orchard Suite

These four private suites are beautifully decorated with textural fabrics that fuse both modern and contemporary styles in calming colour palettes. Beautiful antique furniture pieces complete the elegance of the Orchard Rooms.

Family Suite

There are three Family Suites that consist of two bedrooms each, with en suite bathrooms.

Family Pool Suite

Hunter's two-bedroom Family Pool Suite is discreetly nestled in a gorgeous garden, ideal for a private family getaway. This suite has its own private pool.


Relax on a sun lounger beside the sparkling pool or book a treatment - like a 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, and a games room with a television set.


Enjoy refined country style dining at Sage at Hunters or in one of the beautiful seating areas around the Estate, and choose from the set menu with choices. For a casual lunch or dinner a la carte style, our award winning Zinzi Restaurant is just a stroll from both Hunters and Tsala. A third option is the exquisite glass-walled dining room at Tsala which offers a la carte for lunch or dinner.

General facilities

  • Babysitting service available
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Fireplace
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi available
  • Children's Club
  • Swimming Pool
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Hunter's Country House

Amanda Lopez

"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"

Laurel Sherman

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 accomm odation. 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!
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Cormac Doyle

"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!"

Wayne Jacobs

"Our night at Hunters was superb, although quite short."

Wanda Porteous

"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."

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