Address Off the N2, 10km west of Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Eastern Cape, fdljaf, South Africa +27 (0) 44 501 1111

Establishment Description

Fragrant and colourful, The Country House at Hunter’s flourishing gardens create an idyllic setting for this luxurious retreat in the heart of the Garden Route.

The Country House combines gracious elegance with sheer comfort and impeccable service with warm hospitality. Far from the madding crowd, yet conveniently close to a wide variety of leisure activities. One of the first things guests notice about The Country House is the sense of “home”. It starts at the beginning of the driveway with enticing views into secret gardens abundant with butterflies and scented air. Then the team and the House herself just seem to embody a feeling of family and belonging – of coming home. The individual thatched cottage suites are plush and peaceful, decorated in a pale green and oyster palette, accented with a romantic sparkle of crystal trimmed canopies and dainty chandeliers. A privately positioned patio and garden makes for tranquil relaxation, reflection and reconnecting.

Built out of love for family and a passion for creating wonderful experiences for  guests, The Country House legacy has become a personal journey and a home to all those who entered through her doors. Young or old, it is a place that fills your heart with fond memories and remains with you for a lifetime.


Each of The Country House’s 19 luxurious suites, are individually designed and decorated with its own distinctive atmosphere. All have private patios and gardens. Certain suites have their own plunge pools.

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Children Policy

The Country House welcomes children of all ages. The Country House is the perfect family getaway. It is a fun, secure place for children of all ages to play and have a holiday where even the youngest of guests is pampered. We make sure children feel like they have come home to 5 star luxury, surrounded by the forest and beautiful grounds.
For the younger children Cubs Corner is a designated area with a small paddling pool, climbing frames, sand pit and the Cubhouse, where they can watch videos, paint, draw and play games. Cubs Corner caters for children 0 -8 years. Should parents wish to have their children looked after at Cubs Corner or require baby sitting facilities this can be pre-arranged prior to their arrival.
For the older children the Teen Scene area offers them a chill lounge to escape to, play darts, pool, watch DVD’s and relax.
The Country House will ensure that children of all ages are catered for from a dining perspective with a children’s menu available for lunch.
The opportunity for children to experience a holiday in South Africa and especially on the Garden Route is a treat and we want to ensure that when they stay with us they are pampered and kept entertained, making their holiday a special one, which they will want to repeat.

Deposit Terms

A deposit of 50% of the total cost of the stay, with a minimum of one night, is required to confirm your reservation

Cancellation Terms

Cancellations between 7 & 30 days prior to arrival will result in 25% of the total cost of the stay being withheld.
Cancellations between 6 & 4 days prior to arrival will result in 50% of the total cost of the stay being withheld.
Cancellations within 4 days of arrival will result in 100% of the total cost of the stay being withheld.
Premature departures may be charged for the full extent of the stay that was booked and confirmed.
Receipt of deposit or prepayment assumes unconditional agreement to our terms

Travel Insurance

We suggest that guests are covered by travel insurance in the event of an unforeseen cancellation.

Room Types & Descriptions

12 Garden Suites
A classic and cosy escape
12 individual thatched roofed Garden Suites, each privately positioned along the winding paths of our fragrant gardens.

4 Family Suites
Share family time together
The 4 Family Suites have two spacious bedrooms en suite, all within close proximity of the other.

2 Deluxe Pool Suites
A haven of tranquillity
Our 2 Deluxe Pool Suites have a separate lounge and dining area, French doors opening on to the patio and sundeck to a private pool and garden.

1 Master Suite
The ultimate in elegance and charm
The 125 m2 Forest Suite with pool is tucked discreetly into the beautiful garden - it´s really like a house of your own


Dining at The Country House and Zinzi -
Delicious, relaxed fare for everyone
For a la carte, our award winning Zinzi Restaurant is just a stroll from The Country House or enjoy country style fare at the House or in beautiful seating areas around the Estate.

The Country House offers beautiful seating areas to enjoy the country style fare on offer.Breakfasts are served in the sunny glass conservatory and offer a selection of tasty treats to start the day. Light lunches are served in the dining room or on the lawns. The outdoor boma with its comfortable couches and fireplace, invites you to enjoy a high tea or a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the gardens.

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Ideally situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, The Country House is a wonderful location from which to explore the beauty of the celebrated Garden Route, or just to spend time relaxing at the peaceful lodge. Only 10km from Plettenberg Bay and 22km from Knysna along the N2, our signboards are clearly visible at the entrance to our access road, which leads you to the security entrance to the Estate. The gravel road is 1,5 km to the gate

34ᵒ 03’ 07.44” S 23ᵒ 16’ 13.95” E (Ele 205m)

Nearest Airport

George Airport

Transfer Options

Country House is a 1 hr drive from George, 2.5 hrs from Port Elizabeth, and 3 hrs drive from Gorah. Both car rentals and road transfers are readily available at all centres.

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