Friday, July 18, 2008


Each Suite at Kurland is a cottage in the Dutch Cape architectural style.

The pool area overlooks the expansive pastures surrounding the property.

Enjoy drinks & canapes in the relaxed ambience of the Sitting Room before Dinner.

The Rose Garden Suite has a spacious Terrace with private swimming pool.

The Paddock Suite's bathroom opens onto a private Courtyard.

The Paddock Suite's adjoining lounge area with open fire.

The luxury bathroom features a reclining chaise lounge.

One of the 2 Paddock Suites opening onto a private Terrace.

The exquisite lounge area of the second Paddock Suite.

This elegant Suite features a private sitting room, open fireplace & private Terrace.

A king-size four poster bed & oversized chairs make relaxing so easy.

The 2 Paddock Suites feature a loft room located over the main Suite
and is especially designed & furnished for children. These rooms each have a play area, toys & ensuite bathroom.

Beautiful pieces fill each room, some family heirlooms & others sourced from international Fairs
such as Maison & Objet in Paris.

Relax with a cocktail by the pool.

Enjoy brunch on the Terrace overlooking the Rose Garden.

Dine in the candlelit Dining Room or at the Chef's Table in the kitchen.

A fast paced polo match on the Kurland grounds.

Lush pastures surround the estate where polo ponies graze contentedly.

The glorious pristine beach at Plettenberg Bay is only minutes from Kurland.

A quiet picnic in the estate grounds would be very hard to resist!

The Kurland Luxury Boutique Hotel estate as seen by air.

Firstly a warning!! If you hanker for a weekend treat in a minimalist, trendy loft Hotel in a busy noisy city, stop reading this post RIGHT NOW!!

However, if a weekend in an unashamedly pretty luxury boutique Hotel set on a coastal paradise of exquisite beauty near Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route in South Africa calls you, then read on!!

Situated on a plateau between the lush, green Outeniqua mountains and the warm, blue waters of the Indian Ocean, originally a traditional Dutch Cape Homestead, Kurland is now a luxury retreat, yet still retains the feel of a private residence.

There are only 12 tastefully decorated and spacious suites. Each room is individually styled and furnished and exquisite in every respect. King-size beds, soft, plump comforters, huge open plan bathrooms, open fireplaces, a well-stocked library, private Terraces - with wonderful views of the rolling pastures of the expansive Estate, will ensure you experience a relaxing & peaceful weekend.

Kurland is famous for its beautiful roses, which provide the property with an abundance of fragrant blooms all year round. A new Rose Garden is being created boasting exclusive roses cultivated by David Austin, the world’s leading rose horticulturalist.

The Luxury Spa is a sanctuary of calm, located within the Hotel. We could unwind upon arrival or book in for a little self-indulgence during our stay. The Spa includes a private steam room, sauna room, therapy rooms, a relaxation area, a gym and a refreshing plunge pool.

Kurland also boasts a world-class polo field where matches are regularly played. We could spend an aftenoon watching a game from the comfort & elegance of the wide verandah on the stunning white pavillion overlooking the field.

So join me for a weekend of relaxing in the elegant Drawing Rooms, sipping cocktails on the sun-warmed verandah, stretching out by the sparkling pool & indulging in a spa treatment. Yes, this is a very traditional retreat, with absolutely beautiful Suites, so enjoy the moment & welcome to Kurland.


  1. Oh thank you for the lovely post. I am packing my bags now! I love every single picture. It seems like a magical place. I wonder if they would let me change rooms every day?

  2. That's insanely gorgeous. I want to soak in that tub and sleep in one of those amazing bedrooms! When are we going? :)

  3. OH MY GOSH! I LOVE this hotel!!! Seriously, a plush chair in the bathroom- how creative and convenient. I would never leave the bathroom if I stayed there!!!!


  4. I want to sit and relax in that bathroom.... great blog

  5. O

    What a dream vacation spot! I want to book the rose garden room tomorrow!

    Anna :)

  6. 20, 2008 at 6:55 AM

    Love all the bedrooms! I myself have a big problem to do a make over my bedroom.

    Do you have any tips? Your tips are very much appreciated.

    Enjoy the week end!

  7. Marybeth - changing rooms every day, what a great idea!

    I'm with you Tanya, the tub looks very inviting.

    Hey Michelle - that chaise lounge in the bathroom is a divine idea isn't it.

    Diane, thanks for stopping by, hope to have you visit often.

    Anna, lovely to have you visit. Hope your week away was fabulous. The Rose Garden Room is yours!

    Hi Chie - I'll work on your request!

  8. I will pack my bags PRONTO! What a beautiful place.

  9. WOW... how did I miss this post... I want to go here! WOW... I could paint so many of these photos... where's the time????



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