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Wilmington, DE
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We spent two nights at Fynbos and wished we had stayed a week. The place is peacefully tucked away among fynbos--vegetation with small leaves for other Americans--where the mountains form the backdrop. At the same time, it is very easy to get into Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding attractions. There are a few cottages on the property, and the one... More 

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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We appreciate that you took the time to do it. There are even more guinea fowl now, as one lot have just arrived to show us a very late batch of new babies! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stayed for five nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a beautiful place and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Brian, Liz and Melanie are delightful hosts and the breakfasts are superb. We were unfortunately not able to sample Brian's dinners because he had recently come out of hospital. We stayed in the upstairs apartment where we really enjoyed the... More 

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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we are happy that you enjoyed our beautiful views and property. Yes, we are so relieved that Brian is on the mend, after being so ill, and all is back to normal. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Fynbos Ridge is in the forest between Plet Bay & Knysna, an old colonial feel, large garden for shorts walks, Brian & Liz are very relaxed, as are their pet pigs, dogs, chickens etc, we had a huge room in the main house, Peter, Dublin

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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review

We do appreciate very much the time you took to submit a review. Thank you! Hopefully you will visit beautiful Plett again one day, and stay with us again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

A lovey family run place with a very friendly welcome. We loved the gorgeous pool area, the selection of games and DVDs, pretty terrace and lounge and the honesty bar. The room was lovey and well equipped, only scored down slightly as there was no air con but we had ceiling fans and felt safe enough to leave the windows... More 

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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review, much appreciated! Yes, you were here during an unusual week of heat-wave conditions....I wished that we had air conditioners too! We chose not to fit them when we bought Fynbos Ridge, due to our commitment to being environmentally friendly, and also because we do not usually need them in Plettenberg Bay, as our weather... More 

Cambridge, UK
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

Beautiful Dutch style farm house set in attractive grounds, approx 10kms from Plettenberg. Spacious and stylishly decorated interior, with long shaded verandah. Liz, Mel & Brian made us very welcome, offering suggestions for places to visit/eat, inc making reservations. Excellent breakfast. We'd definitely rebook on return to Plett.

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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to submit a review. We will be pleased to have you back one day. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Staying in properties where the owners/managers have high standards and have thought of everything is a surprisingly rare treat. Fynbos Ridge is one of those special places where it’s incredibly difficult to find fault! A beautiful property set in stunning and immaculately kept gardens (“we just try to tame it”) that are full of surprises and secret areas, the house... More 

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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review - made me smile! We are investigating better wifi solutions, just difficult being rural, but we are giving it our attention. And air conditioners too if the unusual weather patterns persist! I need one too! Thank you for mentioning my garden - quiet season is upon us and I am about to try to... More 

Barnet
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

It's a lovely place to stay. We stayed with adjoining rooms so we were able to enjoy a quiet evening reading after bedtime with a informal bar arrangement. There is no evening food at the moment. Breakfast was lovely. There is no air con but fans were fine, even though it was scorching hot. The outdoor pool was fun for... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Great value. Felt like home away from home. Clean spacious room with modern bathroom and comfortable bed. Nothing was too much trouble (including special breakfast request, umbrella for the beach). I would definitely go back

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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review - and it makes us happy to see that you would visit us again! We appreciate the kind words. More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Just returned from our 4th visit staying in one of the lovely cottages. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this peaceful relaxing spot to all our friends & family. The location is just perfect, accommodation & grounds are beautiful. Mel, Liz & Brian are fab super helpful hosts. We feel relaxed the minute we arrive & are never ready to leave.

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FynbosRidge, Owner at Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you, and we hope to see you next Christmas. It has been lovely watching the kids grow up! More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed at Fynbos Ridge for a week over the Christmas period. We wanted somewhere quiet and peaceful before our trip home to the UK after having spent 2 weeks in Cape Town - so it was ideal. The surroundings were beautiful. The only sounds were bird song.....This is not a "boutique hotel" but would be rather like staying in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fragrant Fynbos. Spectacular mountain views. Abundant birdlife. Relax and unwind. We invite you to experience our magnificent Private Nature Reserve. Choose between a luxurious suite in the gracious Cape-style Manor House or a spacious, secluded self-catering cottage. Delicious dining and alfresco breakfasts are available. 5-star TGCSA graded. Carbon Neutral Approved. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages

Address: Look For Brown Road | 7km after Plett turnoff, heading to CPT from PE, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $151 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We stayed in clivia which is some way ( easy walk) from office/main house. Great location, WiFi might be difficult.”
 of 5 bubbles mnb10477, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms and cottages are great.”
 of 5 bubbles alainthijs, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cottages are great for groups/families, especially if you would like to braai and/or self-cater. All of the rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 580maureenl, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“in-room wifi can be variable, so make sure you ask for what you need.”
 of 5 bubbles TimEwbank, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The Main house is very nice it has 6 luxuary rooms one pays per person”
 of 5 bubbles SandyT742, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
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