A chic and lavish hotel in a superb setting with incredible views over two picturesque bays.

Making the most of its stunning headland location, the décor of the hotel has a slightly nautical theme, with pastel colours set off against wicker furnishings. Crisp whites meld with splashes of colour and neutral tones, warmed by the abundant natural sunlight to offer a clean, simple and effortlessly cosy feel. An undeniable highlight of this exclusive retreat is the view. With bays either side and distant peaks towering on the horizon, sit with a refreshing drink as you gaze out across the glittering waters to spot the whales and dolphins that frolic amid the waves.

Elegant, chic and modern, SeaFood at The Plettenberg serves up a variety of delicious, local and seasonal produce. Delicate and carefully considered, each sustainable dish promises to delight, with marine flavours enhanced by those of the surrounding Garden Route. Leading off The Sun Lounge, The Sandbar is the perfect evening retreat. From the modern white bar-top, savour contemporary cocktails and mingle with locals and the South African elite. If you’re after a more secluded and romantic experience, candle-lit dinners for two can be served in the wine cellar.

Relax by the pool or hop in for a refreshing swim, stopping at the end of the pool to take in the picturesque sea views. Perfectly epitomising the hotel’s relaxing tempo, the spa is a sanctuary in which you can unwind in a serene atmosphere, with therapists who specialise in individual massage techniques and treatments.

TripAdvisor rating

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Key information

In the heart of Plettenberg Bay, surrounded by its many bars and restaurants

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1¼ hours from George airport
Rooms: 37

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2018
The Plettenberg is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 14th in the Top 25 Hotels in South Africa category for 2018!

Good to know

Children over 12 welcome at this hotel

Accommodation information

37 rooms and suites


• Venture out on a coastal walk • Sit by the sands of peaceful Plettneberg Bay • Take a dip in one of the refreshing pools • Unwind with a relaxing massage* • Treat yourselves to a romantic dinner for town in the Wine Cellar*.


Seafood restaurant and chic bar

*Denotes local charge