Fragrant and colourful, Hunterísí luxuriant gardens create an idyllic setting for this opulent retreat
in the heart of the Garden Route. Hunterís 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, Hunterís is a member of Relais &
Chateaux and Chaine des Rotisseurs.
Hunterís is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of all that the Garden Route has to offer.
Plettenberg Bay, South Africaís premier seaside destination with its glorious golden beaches, is a
mere 10km eastward, while the vibrant town of Knysna, nestled next to the vast Knysna lagoon, is
20km toward the west. And every which way the lush indigenous forests framed by the majestic
For absolute peace and tranquility, venture no further than the Estate itself. An old-world
ambience permeates the thatched manor house with its antique-furnished lounges, candle-lit
dining rooms and sun-drenched conservatory. Secluded within the gardens are 21 luxurious
suites, individually designed and decorated, each uniquely distinctive. All have private patios and
gardens, certain suites have their own plunge pools while all guests can enjoy the hotelís large
sparkling outdoor pool. Set in the magnificent gardens with a spectacular view of the Outeniqua
Mountains, the recently built open-air Summer House provides an attractive alternative to the
more formal dining rooms, offering innovative, informal meals with the focus on fresh wholesome
Aromatherapy, massage and reflexology are available on request in the privacy of guestsí suites.
Hunterísí additional features include a Boardroom (fully equipped with audio-visuals) where fax,
internet and e-mail facilities are provided, a Curio shop, and a private ĎChapel in the Forestí for
weddings. There are also five golf courses within easy access of the Estate.
Hunterísí superb gourmet cuisine, reflecting the rich diversity of South African cultures, is
complemented by the finest Estate and prized Auction wines from the extensive cellar.
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THE GARDEN within the GARDEN ROUTE ÖÖ
Nestled discreetly within the lush landscaped gardens surrounding the hotel, each with its own
private patio and forest view are our 21 suites, individually decorated with antique furnishings and
all with en-suite bathroom (bath and shower separate), fireplace, mini bar, television, ceiling fan
as well as air conditioner, telephone and hairdryer. There are 5 different accommodation options :-
Our 3 well-appointed Orchard Cottages - traditional Cape cottages, interior 45 m2
Our 8 stylish Garden Cottages - thatched country cottages, interior 45 m2
Our 5 spacious Premier Suites - large thatched suites with separate lounge area, interior 60 m2
Our 2 exclusive Classic Suites offer luxurious accommodation, private pool with outdoor shower,
interior 85 m2
Our 2 thatched Family Suites, comprising a large bedroom and lounge (which converts into a
second bedroom), each with en-suite bathroom provide luxurious family accommodation and
service, interior 90 m2
Our Forest Suite - the ultimate in luxury with extensive lounge, separate dining area and butlerís
kitchen, as well as secluded private pool and thatched gazebo, interior 125 m2
Perfect for a romantic honeymoon, Hunterís also provides the ideal escape for a family holiday.
Unlike many establishments of this calibre, Hunterís welcomes and caters for children of all ages.
The new two-bedroomed Family Suites provide spacious accommodation where the whole family
can truly relax in their Ďhome-away-from-homeí and the Summer House is the perfect venue for
informal family meals, or where younger guests can enjoy delicious wholesome food while parents
savour several courses in the elegantly appointed Crystal Dining Room. Cubsí Corner, where
younger children are minded by trained staff, is a dedicated childrenís recreation area with
paddling pool, jungle gym, shaded sandpit, video / TV / games room and dining room. (See
attached Child Policy). An entertainment area geared to older children is envisaged for the near
The region enjoys the most temperate climate in South Africa with summer extending from
October through to April. In mid-summer the days are gloriously long with the sun setting around
seven-thirty in the evening. Winter days are generally mild but nights can be refreshingly cool.
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