The Plettenberg

Beach Hotel, Plettenberg Bay


While the whole of the Western Cape makes for unbelievable South African holidays, there is one town along its coast that really is a true gem – Plettenberg Bay. And where does one stay when in one of the most gorgeous sea side towns along South Africa’s Garden Route – The Plettenberg of course.

Situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach towns, this superbly positioned hotel offers unrivalled views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach,

Not only guests enjoy the nature around this 5-star luxury accommodation as it’s renowned for being the perfect spot for whale and dolphin viewing, both of which can be viewed from the comfort of the pool deck or from the sea-facing rooms.


The Plettenberg’s individually decorated 37 suites, rooms and villas are tastefully decorated with guests’ comfort in mind at every turn.

The Lookout Villa and Beach House will leave guests spoilt for choice when it comes to views. Private decks, an abundance of bedrooms, private swimming pools and gardens will allow guests to really find their own place from which to appreciate the glorious sunsets.

The rooms are no less luxurious with either a garden or sea view. Under-floor heating, en-suite bathrooms and plenty of room to host a whale for the night awaits guests choosing to stay in these sophisticated rooms.


Facilities include rimless swimming pools with poolside service, a private boutique and a world-class spa. Of course, what would a seaside hotel be without delectable seafood on the menu. Guests can enjoy the finest dining at the contemporary Sandbar, or dishes designed by Grand Chef, Peter Templehoff at Seafood.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at The Plettenberg.


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