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The Plettenberg Hotel

South Africa, Plettenberg Bay

  • Located along South Africa’s Garden Route the Plettenberg Hotel is ideal for a short break or longer stay
  • Providing spectacular panoramic views of the glittering ocean and Plettenberg Bay
  • Close to the lively town, in its own secluded and peaceful area of coastline
  • Enjoy first class dining at the SeaFood at The Plettenberg restaurant


A small hotel with 35 luxurious and expertly decorated rooms, enjoy personal service coupled with five star amenities at the Plettenberg Hotel. Perfect for couples wanting to indulge on a romantic retreat, as well as families wanting to enjoy the activities in the area and those stopping off along the Garden Route, you will find plenty to entertain you.

Choose from two swimming pools as you take in the views over the bay, before heading to the spa for a range of treatments and beauty therapies. The Collection Boutique is a small shop where you can pick up gifts and unique items onsite, while the SandBar offers a luxury setting in which to enjoy a glass of South Africa’s finest wine, as well as expertly created cocktails.


Restaurants & Bars

SeaFood at The Plettenberg


Contemporary interiors complement the beautiful ocean views as you enjoy delicate fresh seafood dishes paired with excellent wines. The menus are all designed by Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff. 



The Sandbar


A stylish bar and lounge, enjoy a range of cocktails, expertly selected local wines and international spirits at the Plettenberg Hotel’s Sandbar. 



Beach & Pools


Overlooking the sweeping Plettenberg Bay, the Plettenberg Hotel is just a short walk from the beach where you can enjoy relaxing on the sands. 

Swimming Pool

Choose from two swimming pools, both of which are surrounded by sun loungers and offer fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean from a hilltop position. 

Spa & Wellness

Fresh Wellness Spa


Choose from spa treatments and packages, including massages, facials and other options. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind. 



About the location

A seaside town along South Africa’s iconic Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay is a favourite holiday spot for locals and tourists alike. Many Cape Town residents spend their summers here, enjoying the wide sweeping bay and its soft golden sands. From here you can book marine safaris or simply look out over the bay and watch dolphins, whales, sharks and seals as the catch fish and play in the waves. Water sports such as sailing, stand up paddle boarding and surfing are all available, or you could simply relax on the beach.

The town itself is home to shops and restaurants, with gourmet dining options on offer. Enjoy the catch of the day in one of the many seafood restaurants, washed down with carefully selected wines from the local area.

Transfer time
Plettenberg Bay Airport is just a 15 minute car ride from the Plettenberg Hotel. 
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What a Great Experience
TomJosephine, Dublin, Ireland
Tripadvisor review Oct 10 2018
We recently stayed here for 3 nights and it will go down in our collective memories as one of the best experiences we have had in any hotel any where. From our first glimpse of the hotel's setting...
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The Art of Magnificent Hospitality
Shatha M,
Tripadvisor review Oct 06 2018
Simply put , The Plettenberg are the pacesetters of great Hospitality and personalized services. From the minute we checked in, we felt very special, as if we were the only guests. Every staff was...
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