The Plettenberg is a 5* Relais & Chateaux Hotel built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand.
Guests can experience fabulous sightings of playful dolphins and resident Orca and Bryde's whales in the bay from the hotel terraces. For the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel.
With the illusion of flowing right into the bay beyond The Plettenberg, both the pools offer stunning views, comfortable loungers and all-day poolside service.
The spa, with its cool, calm interior, is the perfect retreat for guests looking to relax, unwind and recharge. The spa menu features a range of indulgent signature treatments and spa packages for ladies, gents and couples.
Set in a contemporary environment, SeaFood at The Plettenberg draws hotel guests and locals alike to the 'The Collection restaurant with the best view'. The indoor dining section offers beautiful views of the pool and ocean, while the outdoor terrace is perfect for alfresco dinners, with mesmerising ocean vistas - especially at sunset. The restaurant is renowned for its ocean bounty, drawing inspiration from the rich marine life that can be found in Plettenberg Bay.
Other hotel facilities include a boutique offering a unique selection of specialty items and clothing from acclaimed South African designers.
The 37 luxury rooms and suites offer a truly idyllic and indulgent experience. Whatever room category you choose, from a Double Room right up to a spacious Premier Suite with a private step-out balcony looking out over the bay and surrounding area, you can rest assured that you will enjoy stylish and comfortable accommodation.
In addition, there is the separate 2 villas - the 2 bedroomed Beach House and 3 bedroomed Lookout Villa - which are ideal for those wanting more privacy or who are travelling with larger families. Both villas also have their own private swimming pool.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how The Plettenberg can be included in you own dream holiday.
South Africa Highlights
The Garden Route
Sabi Sabi Little Bush
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa.
This holiday includes stays in the outstanding Liz McGrath Collection - the Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town, The Marine in Hermanus and The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay - 3 iconic hotels that exemplify South Africa hospitality. Ending with a safari also befitting to the same attributes and you have a first-class holiday from start to end.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, Hermanus, The Garden Route and Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
We had a fantastic holiday and we are enchanted with South Africa. The recommendations you made were wonderful. We saw plenty of whales, lots of wild animals and thought the scenery, food, wine and people were great.
Les Cascades, Franschhoek Country House, The Plettenburg and Shamwari were all superb.
All in all a great holiday and thank you for your planning and booking. First class.
The Plettenberg Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town/Hermanus/The Winelands/Swellendam/Wilderness/Knysna: Follow the N2 to Plettenberg Bay. At the Plettenberg Bay roundabout on the N2 (by the Shell Ultra City Service station), take the third exit onto Marine Way. Continue on Marine Way which becomes Strand Street. Turn left into Sewell Street, continue along this road and turn right into Church Street. The hotel is situated on the left at the end of Church Street.
From Port Elizabeth: Take the N2 to Plettenberg Bay. Turn left at the Engen Service station into Beacon Way. Stay on Beacon Way, driving up the hill, and after approx 1.5km there is a roundabout - take the second exit and continue straight onto Main Street. After 500m, turn left into Church Street. The hotel is situated on the left at the end of Church Street.
General Information For Guests
All rooms and suites have air conditioning, heated towel rails, a mini bar, a safe, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, a heater, satellite/cable TV, a hair dryer and underfloor heating.
Double Rooms are individually decorated and offer a spacious bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Luxury Double Rooms have an en-suite bedroom plus their own sitting area. The Luxury Double Sea View Rooms have private step-out balconies as well.
The Suites have an en-suite bedroom plus a separate lounge area. The Premier Suites have a private step-out balcony as well.
The Beach House has 2 en-suite bedrooms, a large sitting room with fireplace, a dining room and a small service kitchen, a private swimming pool, flat-screen TV and DVD player, satellite TV channels, and Wi-Fi throughout.
The Lookout Villa has 3 en-suite bedrooms, an open-plan lounge and dining area, a well-stocked galley kitchen, a private swimming pool and garden, flat-screen TV and DVD player, satellite TV channels, and Wi-Fi.
The hotel has one restaurant - SeaFood at The Plettenberg is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The Sandbar is a contemporary cocktail bar and lounge that is open to residents and non-residents. 24 hour room service is also available.
Credit cards are accepted.
There is a main swimming pool and a spa.
There is secure parking.
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