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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. 
Double Room

Sleeps up to two adults

Seaside décor and large windows offer a luxury, relaxing stay in Plettenberg Bay. Blush and blue finishing touches accentuate the hotel’s relaxing location overlooking the ocean. Guests can enjoy complimentary wifi, daily newspapers and minibar.

Luxury Double Room

Sleeps up to two adults

Modern interiors with white and blue finishing touches give the luxury double rooms a beachy feel. A seating area, large en suite bathroom and beautiful views combine with a welcome bottle of wine and air conditioning to create a relaxing atmosphere. 

Luxury Double Room with Sea View

Sleeps up to two adults

Open the full length windows and listen to the sound of the ocean in the comfortable luxury of your bright and spacious room. Also enjoy a terrace or balcony, air conditioning, large en suite bathroom, welcome bottle of wine and more. 


Sleeps up to two adults

Enjoy sweeping views of the ocean from your private balcony or terrace, as well as bright, modern interiors and seaside themed furnishings. Air conditioning, a large en suite bathroom and separate lounge area add the finishing touches to this luxury accommodation. 

Premier Suite

Sleeps up to two adults

Take in views over Plettenberg Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from large floor to ceiling windows and your private balcony. Relax in a luxurious lounge area and enjoy the large en suite bathroom, as well as beachy décor, air conditioning and other little touches of luxury. 

Beach House

Sleeps up to four people

Overlooking the beach and emerald mountains enjoy five star service and stunning luxury interiors. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, a sitting room, dining room and small kitchen, perfect for families and small groups of friends. 

Lookout Villa

Sleeps up to six people

A private pool and deck area, spectacular views and tranquil gardens greet you in this exclusive, luxury villa. Enjoy modern seaside décor, three bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, an open plan sitting and dining area, galley kitchen and more. 

Sovereign Experiences

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The Best of South Africa Self Drive

Enjoy the freedom of a self-driving holiday coupled with Sovereign’s expertise as you explore South Africa’s famed Garden Route

Begin with a stay in a private game reserve before enjoying a classic self-driving tour of South Africa’s iconic Garden Route, as well as the beautiful Cape Town and some of the world’s most famous vineyards. Experience some of the most incredible views in Africa as you explore this stunning area of the world.

View the South Africa Self Drive itinerary

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Wedding anniversary lunch
Gdadx5, Ashtead, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Feb 17 2019
My wife an I visited the hotel to celebrate my sister and brother in law 50th wedding, to sample the hotels famous Sunday lunch and were placed on the terrace as booked, on a lovely sunny afternoon...
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Elegant and relaxing
Angela G, Dordogne, France
Tripadvisor review Feb 09 2019
This hotel is extremely comfortable and has very tasteful new decor. The staff are helpful and friendly and the food is good. The mirrored windows take a bit of getting used to especially in the...
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