The Plettenberg, Plettenberg Bay

    The Plettenberg, Plettenberg Bay

The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay

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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 heart of the 'Garden Route' and one of the world's scenic gems.

This exclusive hotel has 37 superb rooms and suites, two swimming pools - one of which is heated, Carchele Spa, award winning Wine Cellar, and The Collection Boutique and Travel Desk.

Sandbar is a modern and chic cocktail bar, whilst Sand serves progressive South African cuisine with the emphasis on fresh seafood and local produce. The restaurants décor introduces the elements of sand and sea into the dining experience.

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.

Contact Details

Contact Person:
Tel: +27 (0) 44 533-2030
Fax: +27 (0) 44 533-2074

Property Amenities

Overlooking one of the world's most beautiful bays, this African contemporary house 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.

Area Attractions


Urban sanctuary in award winning gardens.

Stay 3 nights in a luxurious Suite - Each Suite is comprised of a cosy private lounge and bedroom decorated in a fusion of traditional and contemporary style.
Enjoy our sumptuous continental buffet each morning followed by Michael Cooke's innovative breakfast offerings.
Get your hands dirty and your taste buds tingling with our Cape Malay Cooking Experience hosted by our colourful Head Chef, Martha Williams.

Explore the history and heritage of the picturesque Constantia Valley Wine Route with Eagles Nest, Klein Constantia and Buitenverwachting amongst the boutique estates to choose from.

Treat yourself to the restaurant theatre at our award winning Greenhouse Restaurant where Peter Tempelhoff and his team have developed a conceptual cuisine tasting menu where every dish is a surprise and sure to leave an impression. Simone our Sommelier completes the taste sensation with a perfectly paired glass of wine with each course.

Indulge, treat and pamper yourself with a 90 minute couples massage at our D&D Spa.


Understated luxury in dramatic location.

Stay 2 nights in an individually decorated Suite where the tasteful d?cor is a perfect back drop for the theatre of the Southern Right Whales frolicking in the Bay.

Enjoy Breakfast in our award winning restaurant or the comfort of your Suite each morning.
An exhilirating half hour plane flight over the Bay affords you the opportunity to view the whale show and spectacular scenery from a different perspective.
Dyer Island Cruises gets you up close to the Great White Sharks with a three hour marine adventure to the famous Dyer Island, arguably one of the best places in South Africa to view these magnificent creatures.

After all this adventure return to the hotel to enjoy Loran Livesey's delectable Tasting Menu in The Pavilion where the cuisine is progressive South African with a strong emphasis on the produce from The Overberg region.


Breathtaking vistas of sea, sand and golden mountains

Stay 3 nights in a Sea View Suite with either french doors or step out balcony to even better enjoy the spectacular views.
A delicious breakfast may be enjoyed daily, either in our restaurant, sea facing terrace or the comfort and privacy of your Suite.
A private Ocean Blue Adventure safari will take you on a wonderful marine wildlife experience. Sip a glass of South African Sparkling wine and marvel at the dolphins frolicking in the bay.

Explore a unique land based safari experience with Elephants, Cheetahs, Monkeys and Birds. Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre will take you on "the best of The Crags" excurisons where you will start the day with a Cheetah walk, followed by a visit to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden, thereafter a stop for lunch at Bramon Wine Estate ending the experience at The Elephant Sanctuary.

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