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The ultimate luxury safari at Premier Plettenberg Hotel on the Bay

For ocean views blending into vast white beach and mountain vistas, choose the iconic Plettenberg Hotel, high on a cliff in Plettenberg Bay, a scion of the Garden Route, a beacon to all ships and tourists passing by. Voage2Africa rates this premier holiday destination in South Africa as our best-selling 5-star winner so why don’t you too book your holiday accommodation this summer at the popular Plettenberg?

Come and see Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route and find out what everyone is saying about it – the centre of all teenage parties, adult esoteric adventures and beach chill time. There are numerous outdoor activities to keep you busy and it is hard to believe that more than 400 years ago, Baron Joachim van Plettenberg arrived to make a list of the woods in the surrounding forests and built barracks in the bay. The bay was also home to a whaling station several centuries ago. And now, it is the Plettenberg Hotel attracting all kinds of tourists from all over the world, providing accommodation in 35 tasteful guest rooms and 2 family-friendly villas for visitors passing through or here to stay for a week or so. 

This South African landmark showcases the area beautifully, from the incredible seascapes to the lush forests inland and the many adventure activities for all ages. Indulge in airconditioned suites:

  • Double rooms are uniquely decorated with modern ensuite bathrooms and underfloor heating Luxury double rooms have a marine theme, lounges and large bedrooms with bathrooms, and garden views
  • Luxury double rooms with sea views have their own perspectives on the bay and forests, walk in showers and lounges, airconditioning and private balconies
  • Suites are large with lounges, views of the bay and the same other mod cons
  • Premier suites have the addition of large French doors opening out onto their private balconies, separate lounges, TVs and more. 

The Plettenberg Hotel is renowned for its delicious seafood menu, its views of Formosa Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the country. Try some unique and traditional South African food when you stay here, merged with international flavours and African herbs, Mediterranean ideas and modern touches. SeaFood Restaurant is aptly named and even open for breakfast and teas – buffets or a la carte suite all tastes at the Plett.

If you like sophisticated dining and wining then you must hang out at Sandbar, a modern rendition of a pub in wine bar style, featuring white marble, natural oak, subtle lighting and white leather too! A glamorous venue to meet people who are trendy and beautiful of course, like you.



The Plettenberg, Hotel is a famed member of The Liz McGrath Collection, located on a stunning cliff in Plettenberg Bay, along the Garden Route overlooking Formosa Bay where surfers and whales come to play. It’s the ultimate South African beach retreat and a landmark that catches the eye. It’s one of the 5-star Small Luxury Hotels of the World and features 37 elegant rooms and villas, one of the best views in Africa and some of the top restaurants on the Garden Route.  

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.

The Plettenberg Hotel is a family-friendly and honeymoon destination offering world-class cuisine focused on fresh seafood delicacies and traditional South African dishes with special deserts and some Mediterranean influences thrown in for variation.  Make the most of the high-class facilities at your fingertips including two sparkling rim-flow pools with splendid sea views, the pampering Fresh Wellness Spa, an elegant boutique and travel desk. Kids have plenty to do and teens are even happier buzzing around meeting new peers in this paradise called the Plettenberg.  

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. Voyage2Africa will assist you to make the Plettenberg Hotel your go-to base when you explore the Garden Route to Cape Town on a dream tour of South Africa!

Amazing Holiday Packages including The Plettenberg

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Garden Route Road Trip Holiday

7 Nights
Enjoy a spectacular road trip from Cape Town, through an exotic desert Karoo landscape and lush coastal towns. Explore the South African Garden Route in your hired car (part of your package from Cape Town airport) and adventure into some […]
Garden Route
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Super 8-Night Cape Town Garden Route Self-Drive

8 Nights
Your self drive itinerary starts at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront marina, Lawhill offers guests a taste of luxury living at the ‘hottest location in Cape Town’. It’s the ideal home base to explore the Mother City and all it has to offer.

From $295



  • SeaFood Restaurant 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


  • Luxury accommodation 
  • Breakfast

Summer lounge area at The Plettenberg on the Garden Route
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  • 37 individually decorated rooms and suites
  • A welcome bottle of wine a & 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


  • Famed for its conferences, weddings, honeymoons and birthday celebrations this hotel loves celebrations
  • A breath-taking setting on a rocky peninsula on the Garden Route overlooking Formosa Bay where sea creatures play and hikers gaze down from mountain forests
  • Incredible dining and cocktail venues for the glamorous and hungry – seafood, wine and ocean views
  • Amazing choice of suites with fancy facilities such as separate lounges, private decks, underfloor heating and huge showers.

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