The Plettenberg, situated on a rocky headland in Plettenberg Bay, along the famous Garden Route – is the ultimate South African seaside escape. This five-star 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World' property, boasts 35 beautifully appointed rooms and two family-style villas, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand. Guests may enjoy world-class cuisine courtesy of SeaFood at The Plettenberg, where fresh seafood is the order of the day.
The Double Rooms are individually decorated and offer a spacious bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Each room features Neutral colours with accents of blush and blue which create a wonderfully light atmosphere, complementing the beautiful seaside setting. Air-conditioning throughout the rooms ensure ultimate comfort for guests, year-round.
The Luxury Double Rooms are individually decorated in shades of aqua to reflect the marine environment surrounding the hotel. Each features its own sitting area and bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning throughout to ensure the most comfortable stay. Views vary, depending on the location of each room.
Each room is as unique as its view, featuring an individual, sophisticated décor scheme. Offering the ultimate comfort, the rooms come with a spacious sitting area, walk-in showers and air-conditioning. Guests can enjoy the gorgeous hues of the sunset from the comfort of their room or from their private step-out balcony or terrace, with a close-up view of pods of whales or dolphins when they move in towards the bay.
The Suites all feature a step-out balcony or private terrace from which to fully take in the spectacular ocean views. An open plan lounge and bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, as well as air-conditioning, offer luxury and comfort for all guests, allowing them to truly relax and feel at home.
Each of the Suites boasts breathtaking views over the bay and surrounding area, which may be also be enjoyed from a private step-out balcony. In addition, one Premier Suite also features direct access to the pool area. With an open plan lounge, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, as well as air-conditioning, these Suites ensure the most pleasant of stays.
The Beach House
Guests of The Beach House will have easy access to all hotel amenities in the adjacent buildings while being able to relish the privacy this accommodation option offers. Two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms lead off a large sitting room with a fireplace, a dining room and a small service kitchen. The house also comes with flat-screen televisions, satellite TV channels and DVD players. The Beach House offers 150m2 of space and is perfect for families or friends travelling together.
The Lookout Villa
Pods of whales and dolphins, darting seagulls and ocean views may all be enjoyed from this special and most exclusive accommodation option at The Plettenberg. At 190 square metres, and featuring three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, The Lookout Villa is the perfect option for families or groups of friends travelling together. Guests are able to take full advantage of the spacious open-plan lounge, dining area, and well-stocked galley kitchen inside, while a private swimming pool and garden encourage the joys of outdoor living. Flat-screen televisions, satellite TV channels and DVD players all come as standard.
As a destination, Plettenberg boasts a year-round temperate climate, beautiful beaches and unrivalled scenery, as well as a culture of conservation, living history, annual events and festivals, and a flourishing creative community. Tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg also boasts golden beaches, a rugged peninsula and dense green forests. There’s so much to see and discover that is rich with adventure, experience and spectacular sightseeing. Explore the gastronomy offerings of the Garden Route, take a cultural sojourn through the area, and discover the bays, beaches and beautiful forests for which this region of South Africa is famous for.
The Garden Route begins about four hours outside Cape Town and includes one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline, the starting point of which is constantly contested as towns such as Witsand, Stilbaai and Albertinia join the route that winds its way for some 200 km via George, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna on to Plettenberg Bay culminating in the Tsitsikamma Forest - a fairyland of giant trees, ferns and birdlife.
Mountains crowd close to a shoreline dotted with beaches and bays, and vividly coloured wildflowers delight the eye. Between Heidelberg and Storms River, the Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber-coloured rivers and golden beaches.
Meandering trails are followed by hikers, the forests invite long, leisurely drives, and the lakes and rivers lend themselves to swimming boating and fishing. A wide range of leisure options, spectacular scenery and a mild climate guarantee an unforgettable holiday experience when visiting the Garden Route in South Africa.
The region provides a stirring study in contrasts. The delightful town of George, known as "The Gateway to the Garden Route", graces a coastal plateau in a fertile area of lush greenery at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. Oudtshoorn, "Capital of the Klein Karoo", is set in a semi-arid valley, providing the ideal habitat for ostriches which are farmed here on a grand scale.
All ages welcome
8 Double Rooms
9 Luxury Double Rooms
6 Luxury Sea View Rooms
7 Premier Suites
1 Two-Bedroom Villa
1 Three-Bedroom Villa
Things to do while at The Plettenberg
Things to do whilst in Plettenberg
All ages welcome
*upgraded room types available on request
1.5 hours from George Airport
2.5 hours from Port Elizabeth
The Plettenberg Hotel, Church Street, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
All ages welcome