Garden Route, South Africa
Hunters Country House is the iconic base for a Garden Route adventure. The dreamy suites are hidden in a fairytale garden and you’re enveloped by a charming atmosphere. Spend your days exploring the surroundings, then retire to the country house for an evening of indulgence and tranquility.
Although it’s not on the coast, the suites are ideally positioned for exploring the Garden Route’s destinations and attractions. So much is within an hour’s drive: hiking, cycling, kayaking, horse riding, monkeys, seals, dolphins, exotic birds. In a single morning you can discover indigenous forest, tropical beaches and rugged mountains. In the evenings, just sit back and unwind on your private patio.
All the suites feel like private villas, with a fireplace, patio and beautiful en-suite bathroom. They’re surprisingly good value given the sense of space and serenity. Deluxe pool suites have their own plunge pools while the three family suites are much larger, with two bedrooms and areas for the children to run around. After a full day of activities, we’ve found that there’s something wonderfully cosy about returning to Hunters Country House.
We really like the on-site dining options. A lavish inclusive breakfast is served in a bright glass conservatory and the outdoor boma is ideal for sunset nibbles and drinks. We’d recommend at least one dinner at the Zinzi Restaurant; the food is exquisite and the handmade mud chandeliers are something else.
This is a great property for families, with safe space for children to run around and private two-bedroom suites.
- Private patio and fireplace
- Spacious gardens and cosy living spaces
- Excellent buffet breakfast plus range of other dining options
Open all year round, children of all ages are welcome.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £55 / €65 / $75