Hunter’s Country House

Country Retreat, Plettenberg Bay


South Africa’s Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Populated by ancient indigenous forests, rugged mountains, golden beaches, secluded coves and picturesque towns, a holiday to the Garden Route is guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust. Plettenberg Bay is one of the many gems along the Garden Route and home to the five-star Hunter’s Country House. This chic African inspired country estate attracts travelers from all over the world who have a penchant for luxury, comfort and style.


Nestled within the lush jewel-toned flora and fauna of fragrant country gardens, charming cottages, elegant rooms and stylish suites are privately set in hidden leafy corners and accessed by pretty winding paths. Book one of the pool suites and experience a haven of tranquility, put your swimsuit on, open your French doors and step out onto a sun-splashed deck complemented by a sparkling plunge pool. Luxury touches include Charlotte Rhys body products and all of the accommodation options have been individually designed and beautifully decorated with distinctive African infused accents. Additional amenities include a fireplace, hairdryer, personal in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, international adaptors, umbrellas, laundry & pressing services, a fully stocked minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and air-conditioning.


When you are not exploring the Garden Route, park yourself poolside with an ice-cold drink or book some pamper time while the kids are happily entertained in the Cubs Corner. Head for the outdoor boma with its comfortable couches and fireplace, for a high tea or a glass of bubbly as the sun sets, the perfect ending to another day in paradise. Expect a sophisticated take on country style fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sage at Hunter’s offers a fine dining experience while The Conservatory offers lighter bistro style dining and both a la carte menus include fantastic wines from top wine farms throughout South Africa. A formal lounge & library with a fireplace is available to all guests with complimentary Wi-Fi access in the main areas and the little curio store is a great place to pick up those all-important mementos.


Plettenberg Bay is renowned for its unspoilt beach and beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. It is also famous for whale watching with southern right whales being spotted all year round. Book a boat trip to do some whale watching or paddle the rugged coastline on a dolphin-watching kayak trip. There are activities here for thrill-seekers and chill-seekers alike, soaring above the tree tops on a zip line canopy tour to shark cage diving for adventure lovers. If you like your fun a little more laid back, you could find yourself swimming and frolicking with adorable African fur seals or cruising the deep ravine of the Keurbooms River to Whiskey Creek where you can you can walk through forest, take a refreshing dip in the cool waters, sip on sparkling wine and relax in natural scenic beauty.

Child Policy

The five-star treatment extends to children who are well catered for at Hunter’s Country Lodge. With suitable dining preferences and a children’s club for 0 to 6-year old’s consisting of a small paddling pool, climbing frames, sand pit and the Clubhouse, where they can watch videos, paint, draw and play games. A babysitting service is available upon request.

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When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

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