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Kurland is situated in green pastures in the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains on a beautifully lush private estate. Its grand Cape Dutch buildings are tastefully furnished with antiques and original oil paintings. Set your own pace at this idyllic hotel, part of Relais & Châteaux and featuring its own polo club.

Enjoy a horse or quad-bike ride on the estate or choose from a range of health spa treatments. Children of all ages are welcome with specially designed activities like tennis, boating and a swimming pool available to keep them entertained. The surrounding area offers a wide range of exciting activities to choose from, including visits to the elephant sanctuary, Monkey Land, Plettenberg Bay, Birds of Eden, and Nature's Valley, as well as whale and dolphin watching, and deep sea fishing.


  • Family owned and managed country estate
  • Stylish country hotel on a polo estate
  • Centrally located between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
  • Fantastic family hotel
  • Eat at the Kurland's restaurant with great local cuisine
  • Go horse riding or cycling through the pastures


  • Day tours
  • Guided walks
  • Biking
  • Horse riding
  • Quad-biking
  • Tennis
Everything at this hotel is exceptional - the staff, the food, the service, the rooms... decadently decorated with unique kiddies lofts. A true gem on the Garden Route.
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Standard Room

There are 4 Luxury Paddocks Suites which are located in the gardens, close to the main homestead. These suites are uniquely decorated with pastel or African themes, and feature a fireplace and sitting area with cosy oversized chairs.

These suites offer views over the pool area while the large bathroom - featuring a shower, bath and reclining chaise - overlooks the private courtyard and flowing water feature.

Other room types

Kurland also features two Elegant Suites, situated closer to the main homestead. Both suites feature spacious bathrooms, sitting areas, cosy fireplaces and exclusive patios. These suites feature twin double beds, but the romantic Toile room may be made into a king-sized bed, and also offers a private dressing room. These two suites are ideal for groups as they are inter-leading.

For something more opulent and lavish, there are two Superior Paddock suites which offer a more secluded and tranquil setting. The bathroom opens onto a private courtyard, with a soothing water feature, and the main part of the suite opens onto the pool terrace. There is a also a charming loft room that is en suite, offers satellite TV, and can sleep up to four guests - perfect for families.

There is a dedicated Honeymoon Suite with a romantic Victorian canopy bed, clawed bath and French antiques - perfect for a romantic getaway.

Kurland's Luxury Rose Garden Suites offer a Victorian-inspired, classic experience with pastel colours, a king-sized 4-poster bed, and a spacious open plan bathroom.


Spend a day at the Polo Pavilion - complete with a restaurant, bar and children's playroom where you can watch players of international standing compete.

Join the action with the assistance of Kurland's resident polo professionals and enjoy a horse ride on the estate's winding network of roads through the forests and pastures.

Alternatively, you can enjoy a treatment at the estate's health spa.

Children of all ages are welcome at Kurland. Tennis, boating, horse riding, cycling, a games room and a specially constructed swimming pool will keep them entertained. Trained nannies are also available.

Go walking, running and hiking on the estate or head out on a mountain bike or quad bike. Play a round of tennis or go for a picnic on the beautiful estate, followed by a cocktail at the pavilion bar.


Start your day off with locally sourced organic, seasonal and fresh produce. Think bowls of juicy ripe mangoes and strawberries with thick natural yoghurt and honey from hives along the Garden Route, followed by omelettes prepared using farm-fresh eggs and homemade cheese.

Enjoy lunch at one of the many excellent restaurants on the Garden Route.

Sip on pre-dinner drinks in the main homestead before dining on delicious delights such as freshly caught line fish, large Cape lobsters, mussels and oysters for dinner.

Dinner can be enjoyed in a location of your choice - in the library, on the veranda, beside the pool, in the courtyard, at the chef's table, in the rose garden or on your private terrace.

General facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Babysitting service available
  • Bar
  • Tennis Court


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Dates Board Price
2020-05-01 — 2020-08-31 Bed & Breakfast $145
2020-09-01 — 2020-12-14 Bed & Breakfast $195
2020-12-15 — 2021-01-31 Bed & Breakfast $280

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Joanne Greenberg

"Kurland - beautiful property and a huge room. We were very happy to have 2 nights here because it was such a nice place. Once again the food was outstanding, especially the dinner - thank you!"

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