About Milkwood Manor on Sea
Plettenberg Bay is one of the most glamorous holiday destinations in South Africa. Set in the heart of the Garden Route, it’s blessed with a wealth of natural assets that make it the perfect holiday spot. Portuguese explorers called it "baia formosa" - beautiful bay.
Plettenberg Bay, as it later became known, embraces one of the most glorious sweeps of coastal scenery. Back dropped by the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountain ranges and protected on one side by Robberg Nature reserve, the area is also awash with rivers and lagoons, lush with indigenous forest and bounded by long sandy beaches. When Joachim van Plettenberg, Governor of the Cape, arrived in 1778, he was so taken by the beauty of the bay, he named it after himself.
Most of the 11 bedrooms in this Georgian-styled delightful 4-star guest house have a private balcony with exquisite, uninterrupted views. All the rooms have an en-suite bathroom with a shower and some have a bath as well. Six of the rooms have an extra large double bed and five have twin beds that can be converted to a king on request.
Rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hospitality DSTV, hairdryer, heater, fan and electronic safe. Free wi-fi is available throughout the Manor. With two guests lounges, one at ground floor level and one upstairs there is ample space for relaxation.
A popular feature of the Manor is the webcam panning 180 degrees allowing guests to invite their family and friends to see the amazing views they’re enjoying.
Breakfast served exclusively to the Manor’s guests is a highlight of the day as guests enjoy the panoramic view across the lagoon to the beach, sparkling ocean and Tsitsikamma Mountains from the terrace of the LemonGrass Restaurant. What a way to start a day in paradise!
While sitting down to breakfast guests are given full details of all there is to see and do in the area and if necessary bookings are done for them. No guest will be left wondering how to fill their day with whatever takes their fancy. Our guests receive a 10% discount from most of the activities in the area on presentation of a suitably marked brochure.
The LemonGrass Restaurant
This popular and award winning on-site restaurant is a must during a stay at the Manor. Pre-booking is essential as tables cannot be guaranteed for in-house guests. Locals and visitors consider this their restaurant of choice in Plett and many chose to dine here every night enjoying the international cuisine and excellent choice of wines.
The LemonGrass is a delightful and popular wedding venue for small to medium size functions – maximum of 90 guests.
With direct access to the popular Lookout Beach which has returned bigger and better than before guests are truly spoilt by being able to relax and enjoy the sun, sand and sea just over the rocks bordering the Manor.
Guests enjoy beach walks, swimming in the waves, kayaking on the lagoon, fishing and bird watching directly at the Manor.
With easy access to the town centre and the N2, the many popular activities from Knysna to Tsitsikamma can be enjoyed.
Direct access from the Manor to the beach, lagoon and ocean offers guests a unique location and experience. On the beach but just a few minutes from the bustling town centre with its trendy shops and restaurants.