The Plettenberg Hotel: World-Class Luxury by The Sea

The Plettenberg Hotel: World-Class Luxury by The Sea

An enviable seaside location, five-star lodgings and superb dining experiences await at this magnificent Plettenberg Bay hotel along the Garden Route.

The bustling holiday town of Plettenberg Bay, along the scenic Cape Garden Route, is a popular holiday destination for locals and tourists. With the bars, restaurants and shops set against a backdrop of sweeping ocean views, it’s no wonder the town is first choice for those looking to escape the city and head straight for the sea.

As such, the pristine beaches and rocky shores are no stranger to fabulous lodgings waiting for guests to call them home for the weekend, and longer. But one such place – The Plettenberg – surpasses all the rest.

The Plettenberg is a grand five-star escape perched on a rocky headland, overlooking a long stretch of unspoilt beaches and fynbos-covered mountains. Part of The Liz McGrath Collection (of which The Cellars-Hohenort and The Marine Hotel are too), the seaside escape boasts 35 beautifully appointed hotel rooms, two family-friendly luxury villas, a sparkling pool, a stylish bar and a much-loved restaurant. It’s the perfect Plett stay, with an undeniable X-factor.

The lodgings


A choice of luxury units are available to suit all tastes and occasions, including two spacious family villas. The sophisticated, seaside-inspired decor echoes the location, and no matter which room you choose you’re guaranteed a wonderful stay.

Double Rooms

An elegant choice at The Plettenberg, the eight Double Rooms are individually decorated in neutral tones with accents of blue and white, and offer a spacious bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

  • one en-suite bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made into twin beds)
  • breakfast daily at SeaFood at The Plettenberg restaurant
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • welcome drink on arrival
  • complimentary minibar items
  • complimentary newspaper every morning
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • bottled water at turndown
  • hot-water bottles during winter
  • personal in-room safe
  • hairdryer 
  • secure parking
  • twice daily housekeeping services

Cost From R3 680 per room per night (depending on season)

Luxury Double Rooms

These nine individually decorated luxury rooms have varying views, depending on the location of each room, and feature aqua accents, hinting at the nautical surrounds.

  • one en-suite bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made into twin beds)
  • breakfast daily at SeaFood at The Plettenberg restaurant
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • welcome drink on arrival
  • complimentary minibar items
  • complimentary newspaper every morning
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • bottled water at turndown
  • hot-water bottles during winter
  • personal in-room safe
  • hairdryer 
  • secure parking
  • twice daily housekeeping services

Cost From R4 840 per room per night (depending on season)

Luxury Double Rooms with Sea Views

Glorious sea views, sunsets and possibly pods of whales, are the main attractions of these six beautifully decorated rooms.

  • one en-suite bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made into twin beds)
  • breakfast daily at SeaFood at The Plettenberg restaurant
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • welcome drink on arrival
  • complimentary minibar items
  • complimentary newspaper every morning
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • bottled water at turndown
  • hot-water bottles during winter
  • personal in-room safe
  • hairdryer 
  • secure parking
  • twice daily housekeeping services

Cost From R5 480 per room per night (depending on season)

Suites

These five spacious suites feature private balconies offering spectacular views of the scenic ocean surrounds, and an open-plan living area.

  • one en-suite bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made into twin beds)
  • breakfast daily at SeaFood at The Plettenberg restaurant
  • private balcony
  • open-plan lounge
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • welcome drink on arrival
  • complimentary minibar items
  • complimentary newspaper every morning
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • bottled water at turndown
  • hot-water bottles during winter
  • personal in-room safe
  • hairdryer 
  • secure parking
  • twice daily housekeeping services

CostFrom R6 380 per room per night (depending on season)

Premier Suites

The largest of the suites, the seven Premier Suites boast breathtaking views out over the bay and beyond, a private balcony and private access to the pool area.

  • one en-suite bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made into twin beds)
  • breakfast daily at SeaFood at The Plettenberg restaurant
  • private balcony
  • open-plan lounge
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • welcome drink on arrival
  • complimentary minibar items
  • complimentary newspaper every morning
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • bottled water at turndown
  • hot-water bottles during winter
  • personal in-room safe
  • hairdryer 
  • secure parking
  • twice daily housekeeping services

Cost From R7 880 per room per night (depending on season)

Beach House

A spacious private deck and pool, sweeping views of the beach below and mountains beyond, and exceptional service are just a few of the perks of staying in this luxury beach house.

  • two en-suite bedrooms with a king-size bed (can be made into twin beds)
  • breakfast daily at SeaFood at The Plettenberg restaurant
  • open-plan dining area and lounge with a fireplace
  • small service kitchen
  • private deck with a swimming pool  
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • welcome drink on arrival
  • complimentary minibar items
  • complimentary newspaper every morning
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • bottled water at turndown
  • hot-water bottles during winter
  • personal in-room safe
  • hairdryer 
  • secure parking
  • twice daily housekeeping services

CostFrom R15 970 per night, exclusive use only (depending on season)

Lookout Villa

Your very own private paradise offering uninterrupted sea-facing views, this spacious villa is the perfect choice for guests travelling as a family or in a group seeking a luxe-factor.

  • three en-suite bedrooms with a king-size bed (can be made into twin beds)
  • breakfast daily at SeaFood at The Plettenberg restaurant
  • open-plan lounge and dining area
  • fully-stocked kitchen
  • private swimming pool
  • private garden and outdoor seating area
  • flat-screen TV with select DStv channels
  • welcome drink on arrival
  • complimentary minibar items
  • complimentary newspaper every morning
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • fluffy bathrobes and luxury bathroom amenities
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • bottled water at turndown
  • hot-water bottles during winter
  • personal in-room safe
  • hairdryer 
  • secure parking
  • twice daily housekeeping services

Cost From R19 380 per night, exclusive use only (depending on season)

Food for Thought

SeaFood at The Plettenberg draws hotel guests and locals to the “The Collection restaurant with the best view.” The indoor dining section offers beautiful views of the pool and ocean, while the outdoor terrace is perfect for alfresco dinners, with mesmerising ocean vistas, especially at sunset.

Executive chef Kaylinn Shabalala and her team create innovative, sustainable seafood dishes, with a selection of meats and vegetables. They seek out local and seasonal ingredients for the freshest, tastiest meals. Signature dishes include Formosa Bay Cape Malay Seafood Bunny Chow and Bouillabaisse, while carnivores can tuck into Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin and Slow Braised Lamb Shank, with a carefully curated wine list completing the culinary experience.

Tasty Tipples

Fancy a pre-dinner cocktail or nightcap? The contemporary Sandbar cocktail bar and lounge is the perfect place to savour a selection of local, award-winning wines, bubbly, spirits and expertly mixed cocktails. Enjoy tea and coffee too, during the day, inside the modern interior, where glass, white leather, marble and natural oak finishes, combined with clever lighting, set the mood from afternoon to night.

While you’re there…

… visit the Fresh Wellness Spa for relaxing and rejuvenating treatments and packages for men, women and couples. All treatment products include natural and indigenous ingredients such as plant and marine-infused skin and body care products and massage oils.

Teetotalers will relish in the delectable high tea, featuring savoury bites such as smoked salmon trout, dill and cream cheese sandwiches, and Monkey Gland glazed beef and red onion mini skewers, as well as sweet treats of coconut sesame butter macarons, and tartlets, and heavenly freshly baked scones – all served with a fine selection of tea and coffee, or MCC and Champagne on request.

And, if you’re looking to simply relax and unwind, there are two lovely, laid-back lounges, namely the Blue Room and Garden Room (where high tea is served), that are just the place to do so!

If you can bear to leave the gorgeous hotel grounds, a mere stroll will take you to the bustling town centre of Plett, to an array of wonderful shops, laid-back restaurants and popular nightlife spots.

The Plettenberg has all the makings of the perfect South African seaside escape.

Distance from CT 6 hours (1.5 hours from George)
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Where to find it 40 Church Street, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape

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