Hotel

The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
633 Reviews
Guide Price £719 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights bed & breakfast in a Double Room (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A serene haven with panoramic ocean views

Built on the rocky headland of Plettenberg Bay, from its elevated position The Plettenberg offers breath-taking vistas of the ocean, distant mountains and miles of pristine sandy beaches.

The five-star hotel is one of the most spectacular resorts in South Africa. Here you can experience the thrill of sighting dolphins and whales in the bay from the hotel terraces and sparkling infinity swimming pool; for the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel.

Rooms are generous, airy and wonderfully comfortable; the restaurant serves innovative cuisine, made with only the freshest and most seasonal ingredient; and to round off the hotel’s offerings, a luxurious wellness spa offers a plethora of pampering treatments and massages to ensure that –  body and soul – you're completely relaxed and at ease during your Garden Route getaway. 

  • Amazing views over the ocean
  • Whale and dolphin spotting can be enjoyed here
  • Two infinity pools
  • Luxurious rooms and suites

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 37 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx 2 hours from Port Elizabeth

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
Location Highlights

The Plettenberg

  • Approx 2 hours from Port Elizabeth
633 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 495
  • Very Good 94
  • Average 25
  • Poor 13
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 20, 2018

Wonderful views and tremendous service

London, United Kingdom

The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the Garden Route. We had a superb corner suite with wonderful views of the beach. The staff were very attentive and particularly helpful in suggesting, and booking, other restaurants in the area. The in-house restaurant was also first class. This was our second visit. We spent 5 nights there which passed too quickly, and will certainly return!
May 02, 2018

Drop dead gorgeous views, and a lot more!

Sydney, Australia

We spent 2 days at this wonderful hotel as we drove the Garden Route. The weather was unusually warm and sunny for this time of the year and so we were able to remind ourselves as to how special the view over Lookout Beach is. Sitting outside having a drink as the sun went down was one of life’s great pleasures! The hotel is expensive so none of this comes cheaply but the rooms are very nice (many have some form of a view), the staff very accommodating, the breakfasts excellent, and did I mention the views! Worth splashing out!
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The Plettenberg

Facilities

Fresh Wellness Spa

Visit the peaceful sanctuary to indulge in luxurious body treatments and let go of everyday stresses. High quality plant and marine-infused skin and body care products are used, along with careful skills, to provide you with an excellent service.

Swimming Pool

The two infinity pools merge visually with the ocean and stunning mountains beyond. Enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool or lounge on a deck chair while you admire the views – you may even spot a school of dolphins.

The Collection Boutique

Offering a wide range of gifts to suit everyone's needs, from shirts and hats to a timeless piece of jewellery.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in public areas

The Plettenberg

Room Types

The Beach House

The Beach House has two en suite bedrooms, a large sitting room with fireplace, dining room, small kitchen, private swimming pool, air conditioning, flat screen TV, WIFI and DVD player. The Beach House is adjacent to the Plettenberg's main building ensuring the ultimate getaway for guests while still allowing easy access to all of the hotel's amenities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Towels included

Premier Suite

Premier Suites offer a separate lounge area, satellite TV, a beautifully appointed bedroom, en suite bathroom, underfloor heating and air conditioning. Premier Suites also have varied views of the ocean and French doors which open onto a balcony.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

The Lookout Villa

The Lookout Villa overlooks the beautiful bay and features three bedrooms, an open plan dining room, a well-stocked kitchen, access to private swimming pool and garden, satellite TV, WIFI, DVD players and parking.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Double or Twin Luxury Sea View

The Plettenberg has 6 luxury doubles with sea views available. Each of these rooms includes air conditioning, walk-in shower and underfloor heating among many other features. Some of the rooms also have a balcony with views of the ocean and bay.

  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Double or Twin Luxury

The Luxury double rooms are the same as the double rooms but come with side views of the picturesque gardens or the bay.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV

Double or Twin Suite

These suites offer a spacious lounge area, en suite bathroom, underfloor heating and air conditioning and combine comfort with luxury. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Double or Twin Standard

Standard Rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, hairdryer, mini-bar and tea & coffee making facilities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV
The Plettenberg

Food & Drink

The Sandbar

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere during the day while you have drinks or fine teas. When night falls enjoy a wide range of cocktails and award-winning wines in a glamorous atmosphere.

SeaFood at The Plettenberg

With pool and ocean views, you may dine indoors or al fresco on the terrace. SeaFood offers breakfast, lunch and dinner using fresh produce from sustainable eco-friendly suppliers. Opening times: Breakfast 7:30am-10:30am. Lunch 12:00pm-2:00pm. Dinner 6:30pm-9:30pm

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

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