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Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages

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Restaurants

Fynbos Ridge Country House Restaurant

Guests staying at the Fynbos Ridge Country House in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, may enjoy a delicious breakfast served in the dining room of the Country House, or alfresco dining on the veranda. A buffet of fruit, cereal, cheeses and meats, as well as freshly baked croissants and scones, are available, and full English breakfasts are made to order.

The restaurant offers fine dining in the evenings, made with fresh locally sourced ingredients. The menu changes daily, depending on what is fresh and in the season, including crunchy salads and sweet young vegetables, freshly picked from the organic herb and vegetable garden.  Freshly cooked meals are also available for delviery to all of the cottages.

Spa

Spa Facilities

The Fynbos Ridge Country House in Plettenberg Bay provides visiting therapists to pamper guests in the privacy of their cottage or bedroom, in the tranquil and natural surroundings of Fynbos Ridge.  Guests may choose from the following treatments during their stay:

  • Beauty
  • Facials
  • Eyebrow tinting and shaping
  • Eyelash Tinting
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Waxing - Hot and strip wax - leg, underarm, bikini and facial

Massage

Soothing, gentle music accompanies the massage using pure organic aromatherapy oils to relax the body and the mind. Working the main energy centers of the body, balance is restored.

  • Full Body - 1½ hours
  • Back, neck and shoulders - 1 hour
  • Indian Head Massage - 1 hour
  • Foot Reflexology - 1 hour
  • Head / Food Reflex combo - 1¼ hours

Nearby Wellness Centre

Alternatively there is a Wellness Centre just 5 minutes drive from Fynbos Ridge with all of the treatment rooms overlooking the indigenous forest.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Spa treatments

The Fynbos Ridge Country House in Plettenberg Bay provides visiting therapists to pamper guests in the privacy of their cottage or bedroom, in the tranquil and natural surroundings of Fynbos Ridge.  Guests may choose from the following treatments during their stay:

  • Beauty
  • Facials
  • Eyebrow tinting and shaping
  • Eyelash Tinting
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Waxing - Hot and strip wax - leg, underarm, bikini and facial

Massage

Soothing, gentle music accompanies the massage using pure organic aromatherapy oils to relax the body and the mind. Working the main energy centers of the body, balance is restored.

  • Full Body - 1½ hours
  • Back, neck and shoulders - 1 hour
  • Indian Head Massage - 1 hour
  • Foot Reflexology - 1 hour
  • Head / Food Reflex combo - 1¼ hours

Nearby Wellness Centre

Alternatively there is a Wellness Centre just 5 minutes drive from Fynbos Ridge with all of the treatment rooms overlooking the indigenous forest.

Nearby golfing

The Fynbos Ridge Country House is close to many of South Africa's top golf courses. Nearby golf courses from which guests may choose from include:

  • Goose Valley - Plettenberg Bay (10 min drive)
  • Plettenberg Bay Country Club - Plettenberg Bay (10 min drive)
  • Knysna Golf Club - Knysna (20 min drive)
  • Pezula Golf Course - Knysna (30 minutes drive)
  • Simola Golf Course - Knysna (30 min drive)
  • Fancourt Bramble Hill - George (1 hour 30 minutes drive)
Nearby activities and attractions
  • Whale and Dolphin Watching:
    South Africa's finest boat based whale watching (also dolphins, seals and pelagic birds) with Ocean Safaris, Ocean Blue Adventures and The Explorer.
  • Plettenberg Bay Wine Region:
    Visit the Bramon Estate and indulge in their famous Methode Cap Classique Sauvignon Blanc Wine. Plettenberg Bay was awarded a Wine of Origin status and Bramon is the first and only wine Estate in the area.
  • Hiking
    Along the rugged coastline and through magnificent forests. Guided tours of the spectacular Robberg Nature Reserve.
  • Mountain biking
    Four varied and exciting routes through the nearby Harkerville indigenous forest. Other world class trails in the area.
  • Game Viewing
    On safari at Buffalo Hills and Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve.
  • Meeting Elephants
    Up close and personal at the Elephant Sanctuary and Knysna Elephant Park.
  • Monkey Business
    Monkeyland is the world's first multi species primate sanctuary where monkeys, apes and lemurs roam free in the forest.
  • Birds of Eden
    Birds of Eden features over 2000 birds in a free-flight aviary larger than the Millennium Dome.
  • Horseriding and Polo
    Through magnificent scenery on well-schooled horses accompanied by an experienced guides at Southern Comfort Ranch or with Equitrailing. Polo lessons available at nearby Polo fields.
  • Skydiving, Microlight and Scenic Flights
    Enjoy breathtaking views of the Paradise Coast from the air.
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve
    Take the ferry to the western head of the Knysna Lagoon for a memorable eco-experience with the Featherbed of Knysna.
  • Fishing
    Everything from fly-fishing to deep sea boat charters.
  • Treetop Canopy Tours
    An unforgettable 3 - hour adventure 30 metres above the Tsitsikamma forest floor with Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours or over the waterfall with Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures.
  • Tsitsikamma Forest Tour
    Experience the 2½ - hour guided drive through pristine indigenous forest.
  • Bungy Jumping and Bridge Walk
    Face Adrenalin will show you the world's highest bungy jump (216m with a 7 second free fall) and Africa's largest bridge.
Swimming

Guest may enjoy a refreshing swim in the hotel's swimming pool, which offers stunning views.

Bird watching

Nature lovers will delight in the over 85 species of birds visiting the Fynbos Ridge property, as well as protea flowers in the indigenous gardens.

Services

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Luxury Room

# Rooms:
4

The Fynbos Ridge Country House offers four charming double Luxury Bedrooms. Each of the spacious and comfortable bedrooms features a full en-suite bathroom. All the rooms are named after one of the beautiful indigenous flowers of South Africa.

Crassula Luxury Room:

Crassula is a north facing the first floor luxury room with a king-size bed and full en suite bathroom. Beautiful views of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains can be seen from this elegant room.

Felicia Luxury Room:

Felicia is a north/west facing first-floor luxury bedroom with a king-size bed and full en suite bathroom. This room offers a private balcony from where spectacular views of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains as well as the breathtaking African sunsets may be enjoyed.

Polygala Luxury Room:

Polygala is a south facing ground floor luxury bedroom. The extra large king-size bed can be made up into 2 three quarter beds if preferred. There is a modern en suite bathroom.

Sparaxis Luxury Room:

Sparaxis is a charming west facing first floor room. The extra large king-size bed can be made up as 2 three quarter beds if preferred. This room features a private balcony from where the magnificent African sunsets may be enjoyed.

Guest room amenities are featured in all the rooms include:

  •  Full en-suite bathrooms
  •  LCD TV, DSTV and DVD player
  •  King-size bed or twin beds if preferred
  •  Choice of feather or non-feather duvets and pillows
  •  High thread counts percale linen
  •  Soft fluffy towels
  •  Fridge and coffee and tea making facilities
  •  Iron
  •  Heaters
  •  Ceiling fans
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Wireless Internet is available
Single Room R1430
Double Room R1900

Garden Cottage

# Rooms:
3

The Fynbos Ridge Country House in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, offers three Two-bedroom self-catering cottages. Each spacious cottage (140 square metres) is well-equipped, has two bathrooms, and sleeps up to 5 guests in luxury and comfort.

The cottage features tasteful furnishings, log fires in the lounge and main bedroom for the cooler evenings, as well as a private patio with a built-in barbeque. Although the cottages are self-catering, breakfasts and dinners are available by arrangement at the Country House restaurant, and meals can also be suppliers to the cottages.

Aristea Cottage:

Aristea Cottage is north facing and comfortably accommodates up to 5 guests. Aristea is decorated with touches of blue, thereby creating a naturally cold environment for the long summer days.

The main bedroom has a king-size bed, its log fireplace and French doors opening onto the patio. Savour the peace and tranquillity in a stone bathtub in your en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has two single beds and a shower room. Wake up to magnificent mountain views seen through French doors. The sitting room is both spacious and comfortable, with a cosy log fire, DSTV and DVD player. The patio has a built-in barbecue and offers uninterrupted panoramic views. The well-appointed kitchen ensures that even the gourmet cook is satisfied.

Clivia Cottage

Clivia Cottage is north/west facing and decorated with touches of peach, with dining table and chairs hand-crafted from indigenous Yellowwood. On hot days the ceiling fans in the lounge and bedrooms provide a natural alternative to air conditioning. The enclosed garden leading from the main bedroom is an ideal sanctuary for guests who are seeking perfect tranquillity.

The main bedroom has a king-size bed, its log fireplace and French doors opening onto the patio. Savour the peace and tranquility while soaking in the stone bathtub in the en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a shower room, two single beds and spectacular mountain views. The spacious open-plan living area, with log fire, DSTV and DVD player, leads onto the patio with its built-in barbecue. The well equipped kitchen will delight the gourmet cook

Gazania Cottage

The Gazania Cottage is decorated in sunny tones of yellow, providing a warm and comfortable interior. An extended patio is an ideal place from which to savour the sunrise over the majestic Tsitsikamma mountains or to enjoy a sundowner next to the built-in barbecue.

The main bedroom has a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and its fireplace, and French doors opening onto a north- facing private patio. The cosy second bedroom has 2 single beds and spectacular mountain views. The spacious open-plan living area, with log fire, DSTV and DVD player, leads through French doors onto the secluded patio. Enjoy spectacular mountain views as you barbecue on the vine covered patio. The well-appointed kitchen will satisfy even the gourmet cook.

Single Room R3020
Double Room R3020

Studio Apartment

# Rooms:
1

Virgilla is a spacious (70 square metres) north facing studio apartment at the Fynbos Ridge Country House which is suitable for two guests. Situated on the first floor of the Country House, it has its separate entrance and a balcony from which to marvel at the uninterrupted mountain views. There is a well-equipped kitchen for guests preferring a self-catering option, or breakfast and dinner in the Country House Restaurant.

The Virgilla Studio Apartment comprises of a spacious lounge/dining area, a bedroom area with a king-size bed, a bathroom with bath and separate shower and a fully equipped kitchen.

Single Room R1430
Double Room R1900
 

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.044163

Longitude: 23.293330

Directions

Coming from George Airport:

Turn right out of the airport property. Drive until you see the sign to N2, make a left onto the N2 highway, and continue the N2 through Sedgefield and Knysna. Travel for 23 km when you will see a brown national road sign on the left-hand side of the road
201 metres AFTER the sign, turn left into the entrance and follow the signs to Fynbos Ridge and office.

Coming from Cape Town:

Head for the N2 and drive through Knysna. Travel for 23 km when you will see a brown national road sign on the left-hand side of the road.
201 metres AFTER the sign, turn left into the entrance and follow the signs to Fynbos Ridge and office.

Coming from Port Elizabeth:

Take the N2 towards Cape Town/George.
Stay on the N2
6km after Plettenberg Bay there will be a brown national road sign on the left hand side of the road with Fynbos Ridge (and a picture of a bed). 200 metres AFTER the sign, turn right into the entrance and follow the signs to Fynbos Ridge and office.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

Memberships

  • Bird Life South Africa - Birder Friendly Establishment
  • GAA - Guest Accommodation & Activities Association
  • National Accommodation Association South Africa (NAA-SA)
  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa