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The Plettenberg overlooking the bay


Sun terrace


Main swimming pool


View of Plettenberg Bay from the main pool


Blue Wing


Blue Wing pool


Seafood Restaurant


Sand Bar


Sun Room


Premier Suite


Luxury Double Room


Double Room


One of two bedrooms in the Beach House


Kayaking at sunset


Elephants at sunset


The Plettenberg, Garden Route, South Africa

Luxury boutique hotel overlooking Plettenberg Bay

Double Rooms from around £150 per night, including breakfast. Flights and transfers available at additional cost.

Built on a dramatic rocky headland that separates the two main swimming beaches, in one of South Africa's most spectacular coastal resorts, the Plettenberg is an elegant hotel with just 37 individually furnished rooms, located at the heart of the world famous Garden Route.


The Plettenberg has 37 luxury rooms and suites, plus a Beach House (two bedrooms) and the Lookout Villa (three bedrooms). Rooms have been elegantly decorated and all have air-conditioning. Most have balconies or patios, under-floor heating and sensational sea views.

Activities & Experiences

The hotel is within easy walking distance of two of Plettenberg’s best swimming beaches - the Lookout and Beacon Island. It's also a short stroll to the main street's numerous shops and restaurants.

With views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach, The Plettenberg is situated in the heart of the adventure-rich

Garden Route, world-renowned for its outdoor activities. From regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours, kayaking, and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside. The hotel is also close to an elephant sanctuary and a monkey park. Whale presence in Plettenberg Bay is from mid May to February with the southern right whales around from June to November, the migratory humpback whales arrive with their calves early November and stay until the end of February and are seen again during May and June.

Facilities & Services

Facilities include a swimming pool, lap pool, spa, gift shop, the cosy Sand Bar, and an excellent Seafood Restaurant. 

Weather & Seasons

South Africa's Garden Route enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures climb as high as 34ºC. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings. 

Getting Here

The nearest airport is Port Elizabeth with regular flights from both Jo'burg and Cape Town. The Plettenberg is about a 2 hour 30 minute drive from the airport. Alternatively you can drive from Cape Town along the scenic Garden Route in about 6 hours non-stop, but we can recommend lots of fabulous places to stay along the way... 

More Recommendations Nearby

Tsala Treetop Lodge - a couple of miles from Plettenberg, towards Knysna

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge - for malaria-free Big Five safari about 4 hours east up the coast

Morukuru Ocean House - 4 bedroom private villa in the De Hoop Nature Reserve

Best Boutique Hotels in and around Cape Town

Best Places to stay in Hermanus & along The Garden Route

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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