About Packwood Wine and Country Estate
Packwood Wine and Country Estate is set in a timeless landscape with some of the most spectacular views in the area, matured gardens and thousands of acres of pristine countryside, surrounded by Knysna’s national forest, sweeping views over the estate, majestic mountains and down to the ocean, located in the middle of the Garden Route between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna a beautiful and safe area, the perfect destination to explore the many activities.
Packwood lends itself to a diverse and unique holiday opportunity, popular for hiking and cycling, families, golfers, bird enthusiasts,for the artist take inspiration from this special place with wildlife around you, dramatical scenery, animals, fauna and flora, or if you are seeking peace and tranquility from the stresses of life you have arrived at the right destination, coupled with the warmest of hospitality and a very personal service.
A taste of country living at its best, Packwood farm goodies are available during your stay, produce from the vineyard, dairy, farm and gardens, after a fun packed day enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside, catch a sun downer by the pool, sip and savour a glass of Packwood’s bubbly or award winning Sauvignon Blanc and watch the horses grazing below.
Self Catering Cottages
All the cottages have decks and bbq / braai facilities great for al fresco dining. We offer a light cleaning service from Mon-Fri excluding public holidays. We are happy to help with dinner on the night of arrival and we also give you a complementary starter hamper for breakfast the following morning. We have a min booking requirement of 3 nights during low season and a min of 5 nights during high season.
The Family Cottage (sleeps 4)
The family cottage sleeps up to 4 people, 1 x double room and 2 x single rooms, 1 x full bathroom and additional wc, large open plan kitchen / diner and sitting room with log fire. Sitting at the top of the property the views are sweeping, the deck is large and enclosed, ideal for families.
Bottle Brush Cottage (sleeps 2)
Bottle Brush Cottage sleeps 2, a very pretty thatched cottage, open plan sitting / dining / kitchen area downstairs and upstairs the bedroom ensuite leads onto a large and private deck ideal for soaking up the African sun.
Hill Cottage (sleeps 4)
Hill Cottage sleeps 4 people under thatch, 2 x double rooms 1 with ensuite and 1 with separate shower room, open plan kitchen / dining area leading onto enclosed terrace with braai and to the front the sitting room leads onto a deck, surrounded by matured trees but without restricting all the views this cottage is great for familys and friends.
Packwood House (sleeps 6)
Packwood House is the original thatched homestead of Peter and Vicky, this house is available with Packwood’s charming housekeeper Ilsa who is a very good cook (by separate negotiation), perfect for 3 x adult couples who want space, flawless views and spoiling
Attractions & Activities
With nature all around you, Fish Eagles, Bush Buck, Monkeys and an abundance of bird life, plenty of activities on the estate from fishing in the dams for black bass and tilapia, bird watching with over 80 recognized species, hiking and cycling around the estate and through Knysna’s indigenous forest, gentle walks through the vineyard and farm watch the cows being milked, after a busy day treat yourself to a deep tissue massage by our local masseur (prior bookings essential), or cool down in the swimming pool.
Plettenberg Bay offers some of the most pristine coastline in South Africa, many beaches are surrounded by nature reserves which guarantees you clean beaches and unspoilt beauty, well known for sailing and surfing, there are also clear water lagoons and rivers for safe swimming.