The Plettenberg Luxury Hotel in Plettenberg Bay Garden Route

The Plettenberg

Hotel at Look-out Rocks, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About The Plettenberg

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. The 37 luxury rooms and suites are all air-conditioned and offer a truly idyllic and indulgent experience. The Plettenberg Hotel has 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 The Collection Boutique - offering a unique selection of specialty items.


The Beach House
The Beach House is situated next to the hotel’s main building. Decorated in soft creams and blues with bleached wooden floors, it makes the ideal private getaway, while still having access to all the main hotel facilities. The Beach House consists of two en-suite bedrooms, a large sitting room with fireplace, dining room and small service kitchen. The main bedroom leads onto a sundeck and private swimming pool, with spectacular views of the bay and mountains. The house is fully air-conditioned.

The Lookout Villa
Overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful bays, this African contemporary house enjoys a view of magical sunrises, whale 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 create a warm and relaxing atmosphere. A mix of dark stained floors and sisal carpeting are throughout the house.

The main bedroom boasts an incredible view and leads out onto the deck and private pool. Sheers and heavy curtains play on the window giving a romantic feel to the bedroom. Candle and roses are beside beds and in bathrooms adding to the ambience. Another room is done in duck egg toile with a mix of cane and light wood. High cane headboards, fitted night base covers, beautiful linen and appliqué cushions give the house a warm and luxurious feel.

The open plan lounge and dining room are on a split level. From here you can enjoy beautiful ocean views. The galley kitchen is well stocked and beautifully designed. The house is equipped with flat screen televisions and DVD players.

Premier Suites
These suites are superbly and individually decorated with varied views of the sea. Most of the Premier Suites have French doors and step out balconies. All of these suites have under floor heating and are air-conditioned.

The Suites at The Plettenberg have sea views and consist of a separate lounge and bedroom. All suites have under carpet heating and air-conditioning.

Carchele Beauty Spa

The Carchele spa is a sanctuary to relax and unwind in a serene atmosphere, with therapists who specialise in individual massage techniques and treatments. A personalized experience is offered to our clients, introducing a sense of care and nurturing. The therapeutic effects of plant extracts and tissue oils in the embalming treatments, will result in the body feeling replenished and the skin glowing.

A wide range of treatments are on offer including facials using top of the range Decleor products, manicures and pedicures with OPI to renew, re-energize and restore your hands and feet. The ozone bath therapy will detox the body while the steam room offers a relaxing retreat.


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 décor stylish contemporary, and the food progressive South African, inspired by the Mediterranean. 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.

Chic, modern and intimate…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 cocktail bar.

Wine Cellar
For a romantic dinner for two, enjoy the state-of-the-art Wine Cellar, surrounded by bottles and bottles of the best South African wines from the award-winning wine list. Let the hotel’s Sommelier recommend the perfect wine to go with your meal.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Accreditations (as claimed by The Plettenberg)

Hand Picked by SA-Venues.comRecommended on TripAdvisorRelais & Chateaux

Price Range
Available on request

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.053984
Longitude: 23.377613

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 500km
George Airport - 70km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 200km

Children policy
Children 12 years and older are welcome.

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