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The Plettenberg

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The Plettenberg, a 5 star Relais & Chateaux Hotel built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand in one of the most spectacular resorts in Africa - Plettenberg Bay.

Rooms & Suites:

Overlooking one of the world's most beautiful bays, this Plettenberg Bay Hotel enjoys a view of magical sunrises, whales breaching in the winter months, and pods of dolphins rejoicing the whole year round.

Gentle sandy and ocean colours filter through the house with a mix of textures and lighting that creates a warm and relaxing atmosphere. A mix of dark stained floors and sisal carpeting are throughout the house.

Food & Wine:

Sand at The Plettenberg; This restaurant embraces views of Formosa Bay that are unsurpassed along this stretch of the beautiful South African coast. The mood is relaxed, the d├ęcor stylish contemporary, and the food modern South African. Sand is open for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. Breakfasts offer a sumptuous buffet of fresh fruit, cheeses, cold meats, cereals and yoghurts, or a full cooked English breakfast of your choice. Keep an eye open for the chef's special "cooked breakfast" selection.

The Sandbar at The Plettenberg; is a stunning mix of design, glass, white leather, white marble, natural oak, clever concealed lighting and photographic art panels. Laid back yet glamorous. Relaxed yet sophisticated. The Sandbar is the place to be seen in Plett this summer. Cocktails, cocktails and more cocktails.


There are two swimming pools, one of which is heated, and both visually flow into the ocean below. Experience fabulous sightings of dolphins and whales in the bay from the hotel terraces. For the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel.

Other hotel facilities include an award winning wine cellar, stocked with a selection of the best local wines and available for special occasion private dining, and a Collection boutique and travel desk - offering a unique selection of specialty items and clothing from the area.


Plettenberg Bay is a holiday maker's paradise and the eco-tourist's dream. Its eternal weather ensures days of warm comfort and lazy, pleasurable evenings, seldom found anywhere else. It is home to vast expanses of unspoiled Cape flora, delicate eco-systems in wetlands and lagoons, forests of unsurpassed beauty, pristine sand dunes and sun bleached beaches as far as the eye can see.

  • Hotel Information
  • - Hotel type; Luxury Hotel
  • - Location; Plettenberg Bay
  • - Hotel size; 37 Rooms
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
  • Hotel Highlights
  • - Knysna Elephant Park
  • - Visit the Knysna heads
  • - Oyster tasting
  • - Canoeing on the Knysna Lagoon
  • - Shopping and art galleries
  • - Spend the day on one of the many beaches
  • - Birding and hiking in the forests
  • - Mitchell's Knysna Brewery

  • Rates from: R 1925.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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