The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg, Plettenberg Bay

For ocean views blended with beach and mountain vistas, stay in The Plettenberg, high on a cliff in Plettenberg Bay. Explore this popular holiday destination from this luxury accommodation setting with plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy. More than 400 years ago, Baron Joachim van Plettenberg arrived to make a list of the woods in the surrounding forests and built a barracks in the bay.. The bay was also home to a whaling station several centuries ago.

The Plettenberg Gallery


  • Famed for its conferences, weddings, honeymoons and birthday celebrations
  • A breath-taking setting on a rocky peninsula on the Garden Route
The Plettenberg Overview
A premier coastal holiday destination in South Africa, Plettenberg Bay, affectionately known as Plett, is located on the Southern Cape coast of the country. An area characterized by golden beaches, stunning lagoons and creeks, towering native forests, vineyards and wine estates and the iconic Robberg Peninsula, this part of the Garden Route will entice you to a lifestyle of fun and adventure.
Known as “Bahia Formosa” (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, the “Plett feeling” today will enchant all and sundry with its wine estates and hiking trails in the Harkerville Forest and bungee jumping prospects at Storms River – and everything in between.
Look forward to lazy days in the sun right on the beach with the warm azure waters of the Indian Ocean beckoning. Moderate climate, spectacular vistas and romantic ambiances make for an exquisite South Africa honeymoon experience.
Visitors are spoilt for choice with so many Plettenberg accommodation options available to choose from. Affordable and cordial, you are destined find one that suits your pocket, personality and taste. Whether you want to rough it out in the woods or live it up in elegant splendor, pay Plett a visit and discover the joys of exceptional hospitality.
Seasonal whale watching, ocean blue adventures and ocean safaris are some of the water based activities Plett has to offer. Revel in a safari in South Africa in one of several wildlife sanctuaries around the area. Absorb the history of this stunning vacation resort as you embark on heritage walks and tours. Plettenberg Bay has a lot of recreational activities that will keep you entertained during your stay.
  • 37 individually decorated rooms and suites
  • A welcome bottle of wine & fruit platter
  • Slippers, gowns, toiletries
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • A bottle of water & chocolates at turndown
  • Hot water bottles placed in beds in winter
  • Swimming pools, spa, boutique
From ZAR 5 112



  • SeaFood at The Plettenberg for fine dining by famous chef Peter Tempelhoff – what a taste sensation!
  • The Sandbar for exotic cocktails – relax in the lounge with locals and the well-heeled
  • Regular dolphin and whale sightings, bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours
  • Awesome beach and mountain views

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