Tarn Country House

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The Tarn is four-star country House is in the heart of the Garden Route on the South African Coastline. Tarn is a beautiful little hideaway located in the Crags. The Crags is between Tsitsikamma Forest and the Outeniqua Mountains.

This magnificent Plettenberg country retreat can be found between Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley, only 2 km from the spectacular coastline and sandy beaches of South Africa.

Tarn Hotel guests are invited to enjoy sumptuous breakfasts on the patio overlooking the forest with the beautiful Outeniqua Mountain range in the background. Delicious gourmet dinners are also available; they can be accompanied by excellent South African and international wines.

The hotel offers a choice of 8 charmingly decorated bedrooms:

  • 2 Twin bedded rooms
  • 6 Double bedded ( of which 3 Queen size and 3 King size)

Features and amenities include:

  • Top quality bed linen
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater/Fan
  • Private Entrances
  • Welcome Drink
  • Garden Furniture outside entrances


The house is surrounded by numerous lovely walking trails that lead through the Crags indigenous forests, down to Whiskey Creek, and along the ridge back towards the retreat's main gate. This path provides the opportunity of seeing some of the amazingly diverse bird life, and small mammal species, such as bushbucks, grey duikers, porcupines, bush pigs, chacma baboons, and vervet monkeys. The bird-feeding table outside the reception is also a bird paradise, particularly in the morning.

Activities and Sightseeing places

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Polo
  • Horse Riding
  • Whale & Dolphin Boat Trips
  • Sea & River Kayaking
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Game Parks and Safari Drives
  • River Cruises
  • Beaches and Surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Para-sailing
  • Skydiving
  • Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
  • Local Township Tours


From Cape Town: follow the N2, pass Plettenberg Bay, remain on the N2 and from the Bitou River Bridge, just outside Plettenberg Bay, the Country House is at a distance of 9.2 km on the left-hand side of the road. You will turn left at the 2nd Tarn Country House sign.

From Port Elizabeth: From the Tsitsikamma Toll Gate, Tarn is approximately 20 km on the right-hand side of the road. You will turn right at the 2nd Tarn Country House sign. Off the N2, +13 km outside of Plettenberg Bay, sign on the left coming from Plett's side (no street address).


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Terrace

Facilities Available at Tarn Country House

  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Parking
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace

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