Tarn Country House Plettenberg Bay Bed & Breakfast, Garden Route

Tarn Country House

Bed & Breakfast at Tarn Country House, N2, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa. Show on Map

About Tarn Country House

Tranquil, peaceful, beautiful are three of the best-suited words to describe Tarn, with its spectacular views of sprawling gardens, majestic mountains and forests, it’s very easy to get lost in the beauty of the property and its surroundings. “Welcome to our slice of heaven, our piece of paradise”.

Tarn is nestled up on a hill in the Crags on a privately owned and managed estate comprising of a 100 acres of indigenous forest. Located on the Garden Route where the Tsitsikamma Forest overlaps the Outeniqua Mountain Range. Situated between Plettenberg Bay / Keurbooms (8km) and Natures Valley (10km), which are some of South Africa’s most stunning coastlines and beaches.


Tarn offers 9 individually styled, en-suite bed-rooms with bidet. All our rooms are ground level, have a patio with garden furniture and beautiful garden- and mountain views.

The Rooms
Two sunny Standard Twin (of which one has separate shower and bath).
Two Standard Queen-size (shower over bath).
Four Luxury rooms, as well Twin or King-size (1 with sleeper couch, two with double oval bath, two with fire-place, all with separate shower and bath).

Each bedroom has a fan, heater, coffee-tea making facilities, welcome beverage, hiking stick, umbrella, swimming pool towels, extra blanket, hair dryer, torch and mosquito repellent.


Delicious breakfast served on the patio overlooking sprawling gardens or in the spacious breakfast room.


We accept children of all ages! We have 2 camper beds and 2 camper cots. We also have high chairs.

Our rooms are suitable to share with children, with a max of one additional cot and one camper bed. If the second child is too old for a cot, we recommend taking either one of our Luxury rooms, with a sleeper couch and we put up one additional camper bed.

Or we offer one Luxury room (Sunbird) for the parents and one Standard Twin for the children (Swallow). Those two rooms are right next to each other and have an interleading corridor and separate entrance. In this case the children have their own room and they would be charged full rate.


We have a salt water swimming pool, hiking trail, library, covered/off street parking, safe at the reception, laundry, ADSL (separate computer for guest use), skype address (tarn.country.house), WIFI, wireless, bird feeding table (very good bird-watching), vegetable garden, BBQ/Braai, info centre at reception, cigarette lounge and boules.


Hiking and Trails, Fishing, Golf, Polo, Horse-Riding, Whale and Dolphin Boat Trips, Sea and River Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping, Game Parks and Drives, River Cruises, Massages, Helicopter Rides, Beaches and Surfing, Mountain Biking, Para-Sailing, Skydiving, Air-Flips, Forest Canopy Tours, Scenic Drives, Scuba Diving & Snorkelling, Snake Park, Monkey Land, Birds of Eden, Elephant Sanctuary (elephant back rides), Wolf Sanctuary, Ceramic Manufacturing Tours, Local Township Tours.

In Plettenberg Bay: Robberg Peninsula Nature Reserve (hiking, Seal colony, lighthouse and beach), The "funky monkey" at Old Nick's village, the Plettenberg Bay Adventure Land with water slides, quad bikes and play park, Piesang Valley (African Craft Market & Curio), Central Beach, Ocean Blue (dolphin / whale / great white shark watching), Lookout Beach / Deck (Restaurant), swimming, body boarding, surfing and more.

Plettenberg Bay Town: shopping, coffee shops.
Wittedrift: Buffalo Hills, game drives and walks.
Keurbooms River: canoeing, Ferry trips.
Keurbooms Beach: beach walk to "Arch Rock" (30minutes).
Nature's Valley: Lagoon, Beach and hike to Salt River Mouth (Delta).
Bloukrans: The world highest Bungee, bridge walks, or flying fox.
Tsitsikamma National Park, with Storms River Mouth, suspension bridge, Big Tree, Fallen Tree.
Storms River adventures: Treetop Canopy tours.
Knysna: Waterfront to eat oysters, shopping, Featherbed Nature Reserve boat trip (like a Mississippi cruiser), Knysna Heads, Garden of Eden.
Oudtshoorn: Cango Caves, Safari Ostrich Range / Farm, meerkat sanctuary.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Tarn Country House)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation SuperiorRecommended on TripAdvisor

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.96494444444444
Longitude: 23.449511110777777

Closest airport(s)
Plettenberg Bay Airport - 12km

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on SA-Venues.com
October 2007 - 5 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

What could we say better than Wonderful ; we had two wonderful days at Tarn Country House. It was relaxing and so comfortable ... a very nice swimming...

carpentier Isabelle, Tours/France

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