Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route, Kurland Hotel & Spa is an ambassador of old-fashioned, nostalgic country luxury. This Tatler award-winning boutique accommodation exists on a beautiful time-absent private estate with its own polo club and tranquil countryside amenities, creating a holiday fantasy destination where both young and old have the pleasure of engaging in bucolic pursuits and pampered experiences exclusive to the region.

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Arriving at Kurland Hotel & Spa is akin to stepping back to colonial times: a long driveway meanders through expansive rose gardens, past airy verandahs and English sportsmen in canary shorts and pink knee-length socks, arriving at one of 12 spacious cottages, each evoking its own Mediterranean shabby chic character. Even the most basic of suites feature massive bathrooms, living areas, open wood-burning fireplaces, king-sized four-poster beds, and private patios outfitted in antiqued white wrought iron furniture. Six luxury suites stand out for their sanctuary-like bathrooms where black-and-white tiled floors, golden chandeliers, freestanding bathtubs, and luxurious reclining chaises overlook secluded courtyards and water features. Four Superior Suites, on the other hand, are most notable for their private swimming pools and relaxation areas with courtesy blinds, crafting a romantic haven away from the main homestead. Families or groups searching for an exclusive, secluded stay should opt for the Kurland Villa, a stand-alone mansion near the polo facilities.

Dining can be enjoyed anywhere on the grounds, whether in the courtyard or on a private terrace. No matter the location, culinary highlights include bistro-style dining at Katarina’s Restaurant and the unique award-winning Chef’s Table experience created personally by Executive Chef Leon Coetzee. Kurland is also a perfect hideaway for families, allowing parents the added luxury of relaxation at the spa or swimming pool, assured that the needs of their children are perfectly tended to by the hotel’s exceptional team of nannies and menu of endless imaginative activities. Kids may choose from complimentary Shetland pony rides and cooking classes in the “Children Only” Dining Conservatory, or simply retreat to their private loft rooms featured in the Luxury and Superior Suites, expertly furnished with various toys and books for their amusement.

With its premier address within the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, Kurland Hotel & Spa boasts an expansive never-be-bored selection of activities for young and old alike. Guests may enjoy equestrian rides, forest walks, sandy beaches, and water sports all nearby. The hotel also features its own internationally renowned championship polo grounds, the site of one of the ten best polo matches in the world. The accompanying stables and tuition center is ideal for polo enthusiasts wishing to learn the sport or simply marvel at the professionals during a match. Learn more about this luxury property here.

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