The Plettenberg


A member of the distinguished hotel chain Relais and Chateaux, the Plettenberg was erected on a hill commanding a breathtaking view of the sparkling ocean framed by golden sand and distant mountains.


Tradition is an honoured principle at The Plettenberg. The fine house forms part of the celebrated Liz McGrath Collection. Liz has made a name for herself mostly through her unbridled fascination with precious fabrics and exceptional design.


The Plettenberg furthermore scores points with its read more » exquisite cuisine and treasure hold wine cellar. The Sand at the Plettenberg Restaurant boasts award-winning cuisine with a strong Mediterranean influence and certainly ranks among the country’s finest.


Indulge on seafood delicacies fresh from the glittering ocean on your doorstep with a glass of South African red – possibly spotting the one or other dolphin or whale from the terrace while enjoying your meal .... as good as it gets!


Each of the thirty eight luxury rooms and suites has been individually furnished boasting every conceivable comfort. The adjacent Lookout Villa additionally sports a private pool and has been decked out in welcoming shades of crème and blue.


Last but not least, there is the sophisticated Beach House set almost on top of the sand. The Plettenberg would not be complete without its panoramic infinity pool, exclusive spa and famed and fabled service!


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The 38 rooms and suites have been carefully and tastefully furnished and include air-conditioning and under floor heating among their amenities. You can choose between five room categories each of which read more » will offer different extras to better suite your sophisticated taste.


Those residing in the top floor suites enjoy the best vantage point to spot the gentle giants cavorting in the bay below during the whale season.


The ultimate luxury highlight is the “Lookout Villa”. Three en suite bedrooms, a spacious living room with a fireplace and a small kitchen create a private ambience perfect for families or small groups.


The main bed room commands a spectacular view of the bay and the mountains from its private terrace or swimming pool. A personal 24 hour room service comes included with this fantastic accommodation option.


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The Plettenberg Bay is a holiday maker’s paradise characterised by unsurpassed beauty and its intact ecosystem. A large range of activities will let your time at this stunning place pass far too quickly.


The read more » first and most obvious attraction is the exquisite beach. The golden sand and the chance to swim next to the dolphins in the constant, rolling surf make this place truly special.


Several sports options are at your disposal: windsurfing, parasailing, diving and, for the more adventurous, sky diving above the bay can all easily be arranged. Those preferring to take to the sky in a less adrenaline pumping style will enjoy a very worthwhile scenic flight.


Golfers can improve their handicap on the greens of the Plettenberg Bay Country Club while nature enthusiasts will be stunned by the variety of the local flora and fauna.


A visit to the oldest maritime nature reserve on the entire African continent, the Tsitsikamma National Park, is not to be missed.


Discover the fantastic hiking along the Otter Trail or hike as far as the Storm River Mouth Suspension Bridge spanning the river where it flows into the Indian Ocean. Take care not to become seasick on the 77 metres long and 7 metres high bridge.


Whether it is rafting or abseiling that you fancy, a host of exciting activities is being offered at the Storm River. Are you bold enough to dare the bungee jump from the Bloukrans Bridge and risk the long drop of 216 metres?


Considerably less nerve-racking is a visit to the nearby Knysna Elephant Park where you should pay the locals a visit: Harry, Sally and Duma are looking forward to meeting you and please remember to bring them a little snack.


Monkeyland is not a day care for your children even though they will love it. It is the world’s first protected sanctuary for wild monkeys. Both Monkeyland and the Knysna Elephant Park are only at a few kilometres distance from your hotel and especially recommendable for children.


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