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The gracious Cape Dutch homestead stands stoically watching over the vast estate that is Kurland, just outside Plettenberg Bay. Kurland is 600 hectares of rolling greens and verdant forest, with a river running through it, resting in the Outeniqua foothills. Now, this renowned estate is welcoming exclusive-use guests to enjoy authentic country living at Kurland Homestead. Also on the estate is Kurland Villa, The Pavilion and Katarina’s, which are sort after for weddings and celebrations. 

The original farm homestead dates back to at least 1885, and has been in the Behr family since the 1940s. Sensitive additions have been made over the years, but the enchanting sash windows and wide board yellowwood floors remain as gentle reminders that Kurland is steeped in history. Passed down through the generations, the estate is synonymous with polo, so horses and paddocks are part of this living, working farm. 

Kurland Homestead with its striking wide verandah stands poolside, along with a crescent of suites on either side of it. Views from the grandstand verandah are of lapping water, greens and horses, forest and moody mountains – in that order. It’s so beautiful and refreshing, you can sit there all day and watch the world – and the horses – go by.

Inside, the Homestead is calm and comfortable. Here, layered English country décor meets Cape Dutch grace, with elegance and no pretence. There’s a dream kitchen for cooks and caterers, a spa and gym, and playrooms for children – who also have a dedicated outdoor swimming pool. In winter the roaring fire beckons you to move closer, curl up and bask; summers around the pool are as relaxed as you can get. If you have energetic genes you can appease them by going horse riding, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing, walking or hiking. And there will be something new to do every day you are there. 

Homely, cosy, relaxed, beautiful and authentic – that’s Kurland. It’s a place of magnanimous space, bucolic vistas and serene country ease. Extended family gatherings, weddings, birthdays and reunions have all been celebrated here with great aplomb and happy memories. It’s idyllic nature lovers who also enjoy creature comforts, and a touch of gracious living – Cape Dutch country style. 

What we love!

  • The setting is extraordinary
  • Breathtaking views of horses and mountains
  • That everything runs with such ease
  • The calm and beautiful combination of Cape Dutch architecture and grazing polo horses
  • That you are close to Plett, should you need anything, but it feels far from any fuss
  • Housekeepers Brenda and Themba, who are so hospitable, friendly and capable
  • So many outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy
  • Hiking along the river and swimming en route
  • Relaxing with a good book in the gorgeous gardens

Need to know:

  • The central pool is not fenced or covered
  • There are horses and dogs on the property
  • Polo and horse riding should be booked in advance
  • Additional staff and a chef also need to be reserved in advance
  • Bicycles are available for guests’ use
  • The property is for private use, whether all suites are occupied or not
  • Sleeps 48 people in 12 suites and 10 loft rooms

Facilities

  • 12 x Bedroom (king) (extra length) en-suite
  • 4 x Bedroom (tripple three-quarters) en-suite
  • 6 x Bedroom (twin three-quarters) en-suite
  • Aircon
  • All linen provided
  • Apple TV
  • BBQ (Built in)
  • Beach towels provided
  • Beach umbrella
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Ceiling fan
  • Chef (additional cost)
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee plunger
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog friendly
  • DSTV
  • Fireplace (wood provided)
  • Freezer (large)
  • Freezer (small)
  • Fridge (large)
  • Housekeeper (full-time)
  • Microwave
  • Netflix
  • Outdoor shower
  • Oven (Electric)
  • Playroom
  • Pool (heated & no net)
  • Pool loungers
  • Sauna
  • Servicing (additional cost)
  • Smoking outside only
  • Stove (Gas)
  • Toaster
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing line
  • Washing machine

Guests

Sleeps 47

Pets

Dogs Allowed

Check-in time

2 PM

Check-out time

10 AM

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