Lodges

The Plettenberg Hotel

Five-star fabulous hotel in a seaside town with panoramic views

The Plettenberg Hotel

Perched on a rocky headland in the heart of one of South Africa’s favourite seaside vacation towns, The Plettenberg is a luxurious hotel that showcases some of the country's most breathtaking vistas, from long stretches of golden beaches to mountains and dense green forests. The accommodation and service are five-star fabulous, and the hotel is popular with people looking for some top-end relaxation and pampering. Plettenberg Bay is a holiday resort with an interesting history and lots of nature reserves on its doorstep, so there's plenty to see and do. Unless sunbathing on the beach or poolside is your dream.

At the lodge

The hotel

The main area includes two restaurants and numerous plush seating areas. The marine-themed SeaFood Restaurant has a menu inspired by the freshest locally sourced products that are served all day. Try the chive and parmesan-crusted linefish and grilled king tiger prawns or delicious low-roasted crispy duck with exotic mushrooms. Off the Sun Lounge, The Sandbar is a charming and well-stocked bar, where you can taste fine wines, cocktails and mocktails, and a range of the barman's creations. There's a gift shop, a wellness spa in the courtyard and two pools overlooking the sea.

The rooms

The Plettenberg has 35 individually designed rooms. All feature soft and soothing décor, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and spectacular views. The room types include luxury double rooms with under-floor heating and balconies, and suites with under-floor heating, a lounge and a bedroom. There are two villas with private pools: The Beach House - a fully equipped home, with a deck and exclusive butler service; and the Lookout Villa -an exclusive home with full views of the bay.

On safari

Experiences

Guests can relax in the pool and enjoy the spectacular views or indulge in therapeutic treatments at the wellness spa. The Plettenberg is close to the town and many attractions and activities in the area. The adventure–rich Garden Route is world–renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities: from regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours, wildlife activities and other adrenalin pumping (and relaxing) pursuits in the surrounding countryside.

When to go

Garden Route by month

January

Season: Dry

February

Season: Dry

March

Season: Dry

April

Season: Wet

May

Season: Wet

June

Season: Wet

July

Season: Wet

August

Season: Wet

September

Season: Wet

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Dry

December

Season: Dry

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