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Set high above Hawke’s Bay, Cape Kidnappers Lodge is surrounded by 6000 acres of lush green farmland and rolling hills. The Lodge has panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean and a subtropical maritime climate.
There is a range of suites inside the main lodge and set on the hill above it, and all have en suite bathrooms, balconies, and internet access. The Owner's Cottage is away from the main lodge and is perfect for small groups or families, with four en suite bedrooms, a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and two smaller sitting rooms.
Facilities at the main lodge include a Jacuzzi (which is perfect for stargazing), a spa, infinity pool, gym, and a wine cellar with tasting room. A 71-par golf course sits atop of the cliffs overlooking Hawke's Bay, and guests can participate in various activities both on and off site, from quad and mountain biking to trout fishing, farm tours, hot air ballooning and white water rafting.
The dining experience at Cape Kidnappers can be just as personalised as your activities; there is an extensive list of dining locations, from the cosy Snug to the wine cellar. Homegrown vegetables are used daily and everything possible is made from scratch. Packed lunches range from gourmet picnics to activity packs and local wines are matched perfectly to local produce.
Why we love it
The Cape Kidnappers golf course is up there with some of the best in the world. We say it's definitely worth a putt.
Katie, Original Traveller