By Sophie Pirlot, our Contributor in South Africa and author of the blog Poesy By Sophie.
The 5-star luxury KURLAND hotel is simply a paradise for families who want to experience something unique. After 3 magic days spent there, we can say that this accommodation is really one of the most kid-friendly we’ve tried in South Africa. And as you know – happy kids…happy parents!
Its ideal situation between the mountains and the pristine beaches of the Garden Route makes the place very special and peaceful. Its 12 tastefully decorated suites are surrounded by a vast 700 hectare private estate of incredible natural beauty and immaculate polo fields.
At Kurland everything is considered for the happiness of the kids and their parents. First of all, you will be amazed by the family suites – they have a gorgeous main room for the parents and a dream loft room especially designed for children; flower-blossom bedding, toys, dollhouse, small colorful bathrobe, marshmallow bubble bath. Our little ones felt as if they were in a Mary Poppins movie!
During the day you could decide to spoil yourself at the spa and the pool, go for a horse riding lesson or enjoy a day at the nearest beaches (they have plenty of beach toys and equipment to borrow). Also, take some time to explore; not far away is the scenic Tsitsikamma National Park or the untouched Robberg Nature Reserve (our favorite! – an easy 2 hour trail finishing on an incredible sand dune).
The hotel offers babysitting services, a very long list of healthy children’s menus (not only nuggets and fries as is often the case!) and many activities tailor-made for kids – horse riding, cycling, cooking classes after picking the herbs in the vegetable garden, tennis or simply playing in the huge playroom or at the kiddies’ pool.
- Address: The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
- Phone: +27(44)5348082
- Website: www.kurland.co.za