General

Fynbos Ridge is set on a magnificent fynbos reserve, with stunning mountain views.

Set amongst the fragrant fynbos, the Cape Dutch style Country House is spacious and well appointed, and the self-catering garden cottages are comfortable and secluded.

Our ethos is relaxed luxury, peace and tranquility, enhanced by our friendly and professional service.

We are only a few minutes drive away from pristine beaches of Plettenberg Bay, a large selection of activities and award winning golf courses.

We offer fine dining, as well as delicious breakfasts.

Our organic herb and vegetable gardens supply our kitchen, and self-catering guests are welcome to pick their own salads.

The Garden Route is well known for exquisite bird life, forest walks and whale watching. Over 85 species of birds visit our property. Many varieties of protea flower in our indigenous gardens, which invite you to stroll around and explore.

Our swimming pool is private and has the most amazing views.

An exciting addition to our services is the selection of art holidays, photography and birding courses that we now offer.

We are committed to the environment, and have been carbon neutral approved.

We would love to welcome you to Fynbos Ridge!

At Fynbos Ridge you can choose between bed and breakfast accommodation in the Country House, or self-catering in the garden cottages and studio apartment.

Country House

The Country House is a large Cape Dutch design guesthouse which has 4 double luxury bedrooms and 1 double superior luxury bedroom – each with full en-suite bathroom. Full breakfasts and dinners by arrangement are served in the alfresco dining room.

Both the formal and informal lounges have log fireplaces and there is a long outdoor patio where guests can enjoy mountain views whilst having their breakfasts and dinners.

All the rooms are named after one of our beautiful indigenous flowers.

Facilities in all our rooms:

  • Full en-suite bathrooms
  • LCD TV , DSTV and DVD player
  • King-size bed or twin beds if preferred
  • Choice of feather or non-feather duvets and pillows
  • High thread count percale linen
  • Soft fluffy towels
  • Fridge and coffee and tea making facilities
  • Iron
  • Heaters
  • Ceiling fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Wireless internet is available

Food

Delicious breakfasts served in the dining room of the Country House, or alfresco on the verandah. We offer a buffet of fruit, cereal, cheeses and meats, freshly baked croissants and scones as well as full English breakfasts made to order.

In the evening, fine dining is available, made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Crunchy salads and sweet young vegetables, freshly picked from our organic herb and vegetable gardens. All accompanied by home made bread, straight from the oven.

Passionate chef Brian, has been awarded many “Michelin Stars” by our guests, and the menu changes daily, depending on what is fresh and in season.

Freshly cooked meals are also delivered to the cottages.

We know you will love the food at Fynbos Ridge!

Carbon Footprint

Owners Liz and Brian Phillips are committed to doing their bit for the environment. Over a period of years the fynbos has been restored to its natural state by undertaking a burning schedule and continuous removal of all invasive alien vegetation. Fynbos is a collective term which describes the vegetation indigenous to the Southern Cape and includes well-known plant species such as proteas and ericas. In 2001 Fynbos Ridge was proclaimed a Private Nature Reserve by the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board. Many birds, butterflies and small mammals have now made Fynbos Ridge their home.

Steps we have taken to protect the environment and conserve natural resources include:

  • Landscaping with indigenous vegetation.
  • Installed solar heating.
  • Commissioned our own biological sewage treatment plant.
  • Use biodegradable cleaning products.
  • Recycle refuse.
  • Conserve rainwater.
  • Use natural fabrics and recycled glassware where possible.
  • Installed water-saving showerheads where possible.
  • Growing our own organic herbs & vegetables.
  • Generate our own compost.
  • Vermicomposting (installed a wormery).

Annually we calculate our carbon footprint and plant trees to offset this. Our guests are also encouraged to contribute to this initiative.

Health & Wellness

We have visiting therapists to pamper you in the privacy of your cottage or bedroom, in the peaceful and natural surroundings of Fynbos Ridge. Choose from the following during your stay:

Beauty

  • Facials
  • Eyebrow tinting and shaping
  • Eyelash Tinting
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Waxing – Hot and strip wax – leg, underarm, bikini and facial

Massage

Soothing, gentle music accompanies your massage using pure organic aromatherapy oils to relax the body and the mind. Working the main energy centers of the body, balance is restored to the whole system.

  • Full Body – 1½ hours
  • Back, neck and shoulders – 1 hour
  • Indian Head Massage – 1 hour
  • Foot Reflexology – 1 hour
  • Head / Food Reflex combo – 1¼ hours

Alternatively there is a Wellness Centre just 5 minutes drive from Fynbos Ridge with all of the treatment rooms overlooking the indigenous forest.

Gym

In Plettenberg Bay there are well equipped gyms, just a few minutes drive from Fynbos Ridge. They offer the following services:

  • Biokinetics
  • Chiropractics
  • Fitness assessments
  • Health Bar
  • Massage
  • Nutrition
  • Pilates studio
  • Personal training
  • Physiotherapy
  • Self-defense studio