A real home from home destination with warm hospitality the Gents look forward to welcoming you to their farm, Ilsa Packwood’s charming housekeeper will be on hand to ensure you have a relaxing stay, for guests wishing to book the main house Ilsa is available as your personal chef by separate arrangement and additional cost, allowing you more time to relax and explore the Garden Route and all it has to offer.
Packwood is a great destination for friends and family, excellent hiking and cycling trails, bird watching, clay shooting (pre booking is essential), horse riding (for experienced riders only) and dam fishing for black bass. An inspirational setting for artists with dramatic scenery, animals, fauna and flora, or if you are simply seeking peace and quiet to re-couperate from the stresses of life you have come to the right place.
Packwood is ideally suited for longer stays, we have a min booking policy of 3 nights for the smaller self catering cottages and a min of 5 nights for the main country house out of season. During the December holidays a min of 7 nights. There are many activities along the Garden Route so give yourself plenty of time, enjoy the opportunity to unpack your suitcase and take that well deserved rest.
Packwood House is the main homestead, it has 3 large en-suite double rooms all individually styled in warm African colours, a home from home environment, very affordable at R3500.00 per day, sleeping a maximum of 6 adults only including housekeeping Mon-Fri excluding public holidays. Packwood’s housekeeper, Ilsa, is also available as your personal cook (charged additionally), she has many talents from preparing hearty farmhouse breakfasts; light lunches and delectable dinners; spicy chicken curries; delicious chocolate mousse cakes; freshly caught steamed fish with ginger and spring onion to homegrown lemon cheesecakes. We will take care of the household duties during your stay leaving you plenty of time to savour the Packwood experience.
An additional three self catering holiday cottages sleeping 2, 4 and 6 persons ideal for families and friends, giving you the freedom to come and go as you please, Rates start from R800 per day. Dinners are available with prior notice for the night of arrival. We will also provide you with a complimentary starter hamper filled with Packwood goodies. Plettenberg Bay is our nearest town just 20 minutes away and Knysna 25 minutes.
Housekeeping is available Mon – Fri excl. public holidays on all cottages from 8.30 – 11.30 am.
From the farm to the table, our seasonable produce is available during your stay, jerseylicious milk; cheddar cheese; creamy butter; crisp garden salads from the garden and not forgetting our award winning Sauvignon Blanc and delicious Blanc de Noir MCC a first pink bubbly for Plettenberg Bay.
Packwood Cheese and Wine Lunches, including wine tasting and sales from Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm, (excluding public holidays) bookings essential for lunch.