At the hotel
Extensive grounds, mature gardens, spa with Decléor treatments, steam room, gym, tennis courts, polo club, stables, quad bikes, free WiFi. In rooms: TV, CD/DVD player, minibar, iPod dock, underfloor heating, premium toiletries.
There’s no shortage of space here, so all rooms are large, with open fireplaces, oversized bathrooms, sitting areas and king-sized beds. Elegant Rooms overlook the pool and have two double beds and private terraces; we like the blue-and-white Mediterranean decor of Greek. The six Luxury Suites (two in the Rose Gardens with private patios and lofts, four overlooking the pool area with plunge pools and lofts) are our first love: Paddock IV has a Victorian canopy bed and free-standing roll-top bath. Superior Suites, all with private porches, plunge pools and lofts, are magnificently spacious: we like Paddock VI, with its Oriental silk wall panels; Rose Garden III and IV are pure country romance.
Sunloungers discreetly peek over the edges of an attractive outdoor swimming pool. There’s also a dedicated children’s pool so that adults can relax undisturbed.
Pick your favourite activities and pack accordingly: riding gear, gym kit, tennis whites, hiking boots, swimsuit, reading glasses, cycling shorts, wine-tasting guides, binoculars, ornithology books…
Rates are based on two adults sharing; they also include complimentary wine on arrival, and use of the sauna, gym and steam room, among other facilities.
Superbly family-friendly, Kurland has adorable children’s rooms and facilities galore. Children under five stay free in parents’ suites; five- to 12-year-olds, R540–R990; 13- to 16-year-olds, R1,020–R1,210 per night.