A stay at Kurland is all about wide open spaces and the sense you’re living that rustic life – in style. Your arrival on the farm, just ten minutes from Plett proper takes you on a gravel road past fields of idle grazing polo ponies. Just up the hill and over the stream you’ll come to this impressive Cape Dutch style villa, built in the manner of a centuries old homestead, with an expansive view and a beautiful mountain backdrop to match. It may be a luxe escape, with all the amenities and facilities you need for a family or group holiday, but the easy-on-the-eye vistas, rolling lawns and the scent from the rose gardens that waft into the house will leave you with no other choice but to kick back and relax. The villa is designed with idle recreation in mind – there are rolling lawns for impromptu sundowners, picnics or cricket games, sizeable entertainment areas for lazy, long lunches and most importantly enormous couches to sink into for afternoon snoozes and book reading sessions. You’ll love that there’s space enough for everyone to sneak off and enjoy quiet time, that the tables are oversized and begging for big lunches and starlit suppers and that alfresco living couldn’t be easier. For families and friends who like to stay and play together, this one’s a winner.