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The Plettenberg

Garden Route, South Africa

The Plettenberg: View from the Plettenberg

The Plettenberg: View from the Plettenberg

The Plettenberg: View from the Plettenberg The Plettenberg: SeaFood Restaurant The Plettenberg: Infinity Pool The Plettenberg: Terrace The Plettenberg: Seating Area The Plettenberg: Lounge
The Plettenberg: Premier Suite Lounge The Plettenberg: Luxury Double Room with Sea View The Plettenberg: Sandbar The Plettenberg: SeaFood Restaurant


Built on a rocky headland and boasting breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of sun-bleached beaches, guests at The Plettenberg have a choice of luxurious room and suites, or two beautiful villas - the Beach House offers spectacular views while enjoying full access to the hotel's facilities; the African-style Lookout Villa, with its split-level lounge, boasts incredible views of whales breaching in the bay come winter and pods of dolphins year-round. This is a perfect base from which to explore the vast expanses of Cape flora, wetlands, lagoons and forests of Plettenberg Bay.

  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:A 5 Star Relais & Chateaux Hotel built on a rocky headland
  • Feature:Offering breathtaking vistas of the sea and mountains
  • Rooms:35 rooms & suites and 2 villas
  • Location:Garden Route , South Africa
  • Nearest airport:George Airport
The Plettenberg
Location and transfer

1 hour from George Airport by car transfer.

Holiday Enquiry

Each room has air-conditioning, mini-bar, hair dryer, under floor heating, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities, personal safe, flat-screen television, DVD\CD player, telephone, wi-fi internet access and a twice daily maid service.

Double Room:+
  • Room View: Inland views
  • Facilities: These standard twin and double-bedded rooms offer the same exceptional style and décor found in the suites and Luxury Double Rooms but do not have sea views.
Luxury Double Room:+
  • Room View: Garden views
  • Facilities: These large, luxury rooms are comfortably furnished with small step-out balconies, walk-in showers, underfloor heating and air-conditioning.
Luxury Double Room with Sea View:+
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: These large, luxury rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with sea views and small step-out balconies, walk-in showers, underfloor heating and air-conditioning.
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: The Suites, boasting magnificent sea views, comprise a separate lounge and bedroom.
Premier Suite:+
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: These suites are superbly and individually decorated with varied views of the sea. Most of the Premier Suites have French doors and step-out balconies.
The Beach House - Two Bedrooms:+
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: The Beach House is situated next to the hotel's main building. Decorated in soft creams and blues with bleached wooden floors, it makes the ideal private getaway, while still having access to all the main hotel facilities and a 24-hour butler service.
The Lookout Villa - Three Bedrooms:+
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: Overlooking one of the world's most beautiful bays, this African contemporary house enjoys a view of magical sunrises, whales breaching in the winter months and pods of dolphins playing the whole year round.

Sand at The Plettenberg is the hotel's signature restaurant but for a special meal for two, guests can reserve the Wine Cellar.

SeaFood at The Plettenberg:+
  • Cuisine: Fresh seafood
  • Setting: Based on the successfully similar restaurant at sister hotel, The Marine Hermanus, SeaFood brings the sand, beach and sea inside; colours, mood and design incorporate the breath-taking views of Formosa Bay.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Health & Fitness

Carchele Spa is perfect for those in need of the ultimate in relaxation and pampering. The spa's philosophy is to combine the goodness of nature with professional skin and body treatments performed by internationally qualified and experienced Beauty Therapists.  

In Addition

Activities available locally include golf, wine estate tours and whale and dolphin-watching. The backdrop of the hotel is the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains, which include fifteen private and public nature reserves.

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Our Travel Consultants visit our luxury hotels, villas and resorts personally.

Our dedicated Asia, Australasia and Africa Experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to The Plettenberg. Furthermore, we have 4 Travel Consultants who've personally visited The Plettenberg and can offer you their first-hand knowedge and experience.

Why Choose Elegant Resorts

As the foremost British pioneer of luxury travel – and boasting an ever-increasing collection of prestigious accolades that celebrates this – Elegant Resorts is a tour operator with the expertise, knowledge and reputation to deliver only the very finest tailor-made luxury holidays to our clients, honed by almost thirty years of experience in this niche travel business.

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