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

Making the most of its stunning headland location, this elegant hotel has a slightly nautical theme, with pastel colours set off against wicker furnishings. The neutral tones and abundant natural light give the hotel a clean and cosy feel, and the ever-present General Manager gives the hotel an impressively personalised touch. 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.

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. Capturing 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.

The hotel's rooms and suites are found in the main house and the blue wing. There's a classic theme of light colours and super-soft furnishings creating a chic and homely stay, and they're cleverly designed with black-out glass for privacy. All rooms include a welcome bottle of wine on arrival and a complimentary minibar.

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Key information

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

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

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Accommodation information

37 rooms and suites


• Venture out on a coastal walk • Sit by the sands of peaceful Plettenberg Bay • Unwind with a relaxing massage* • Treat yourselves to a romantic dinner in the Wine Cellar*.


Seafood restaurant and chic bar

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*Denotes local charge