Set in magnificent locations, each Hunter Hotels property is unique, offering the discerning visitor to South Africa an unforgettable experience. Rich in character, beautiful and opulent, with specific attention to detail, the internationally acclaimed Hunter Hotels are the pinnacle of unobtrusive service excellence. The four family owned and run establishments are all proud members of the prestigious international Relais & Chateaux hotel group.
Hunter's Country House, Knysna / Plettenberg Bay Garden Route (Est Nov. 1989)
Exuding charm and gracious elegance, this grand dame of the Garden Route are situated west of South Africa's premier seaside destination Plettenberg Bay on the scenic Garden Route. The 5 star Hunter's Country House is the original flagship of the Hunters Hotel Group. Winner of numerous awards since opening in 1989, including South Africa's Hotel of the Year, 3rd place in SA's Top 100 Restaurants in the Hotel category and nominated in the World Tourism Awards this year, this distinguished, family-friendly hotel consists of a grand manor house with 21 secluded, luxurious suites set in the midst of magnificent gardens reminiscent of an English country estate.
Tsala Treetop Lodge, Knysna & Plettenberg Bay Garden Route (Est Oct. 2001)
Inspired by ancient African ruins, the exclusive Tsala Treetop Lodge is a spectacular lodge perched within the canopy of a pristine indigenous forest. The majestic stonemasonry of the entrance gives way to an extravagant structure of timber and glass that looks down on age-old trees and out across rolling hills and valleys. Situated against the same backdrop as the luxurious Hunter's Country House, yet within a vastly different landscape, the Tsala Treetop Lodge is a romantic synergy of African cultures blended with Eastern and European flavours. Internationally recognised for its achievements in service excellence in Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List, SA's Top 100 Restaurants 2004 and Tatler's Top 101 Hotels for two year's running, Treetop Lodge too has been recognised for its unique architectural excellence.
Gorah Elephant Camp, Port Elizabeth Addo Elephant National Park (Est Dec. 2000)
Experience the magnificent wilderness of South Africa from the sumptuous comfort of the Gorah Elephant Camp, an exclusive game lodge located in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Home to the Big Five, the Addo National Park, situated in the malaria-free zone of the Eastern Cape, has the highest density of elephant on earth. Restored to its 19th century Colonial splendour the Gorah House has been declared a National Monument. Luxury accommodation at the Gorah Elephant Camp is in tented suites echoes safari of a long lost era. Lauded in Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List, North is recognised for its elegant table being placed 2nd in SA's Top 100 Restaurants, Game Lodge category.
Marataba Safari Company, Marakele Game Reserve (Est Dec. 2005)
Embark on a journey to a mystical place - the Marataba Game Lodge, encompassed by the untamed African landscape, embraces the spirit and glory of ancient South Africa. Framed by towering mountains overlooking vast plains teeming with game, merging into undulating bushveld with winding rivers cutting through dramatic gorges, Marataba Game Lodge is an exclusive 23 000 hectare private concession inside malaria-free Marakele, a privately owned Big 5 National Park 3 hours' drive north-west of Johannesburg. In harmony with its magnificent surroundings, Marataba's extraordinary lodge, the 1st of 3, offers the ultimate African safari experience.