The Plettenberg (Garden Route)

The Plettenberg Hotel

The Plettenberg is a 5* Relais & Chateaux hotel, in Plettenberg Bay. The heart of the Garden Route. This is the ultimate seaside getaway in South Africa. Plettenberg Bay offers a multitude of varied and unique experiences for all ages. It’s a destination with a year-round temperate climate, beautiful beaches, and unrivaled scenery. It’s also a destination that has a culture of conservation, living history, annual events, and festivals. As well as a flourishing creative community.

The Plettenberg is built on a rocky headland; with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains, and miles of golden beaches. Tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay also boasts a rugged peninsula and dense green forests. There’s so much to see and discover that is rich with adventure, experience, and spectacular sightseeing. 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.

Explore the gastronomy offerings of the Garden Route, take a cultural sojourn through the area, and discover the bays, beaches, and beautiful forests; for which this region of South Africa is famous.

Garden Route hotel with gourmet cuisine
The Plettenberg gourmet cuisine

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The Plettenberg Accommodation

Experience the ultimate seaside stay at The Plettenberg. Whichever room / villa type you choose, you can rest assured that you will be treated to the most stylish and comfortable accommodation. Depending on the room type; you will have views of the pools, the surrounding area, or the bay and ocean.

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The Plettenberg accommodation on the beach

The 35 x luxury rooms and suites and 2 x family-style private villas are all air-conditioned and offer a truly idyllic and indulgent experience. And of course; the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa with views of the ocean, mountains, and endless stretches of golden beach. Air-conditioning and underfloor heating throughout the rooms and suites ensure ultimate comfort for guests.

Room Types ↓

Double Rooms (30-45m2):

These 8 x twin or double-bedded rooms offer the same exceptional style and décor found in the suites and luxury rooms and have views of the surrounding area. A maximum of two people per room.

The Plettenberg Accommodation
Double Room

Luxury Double (35-70m2):

Each with its own sitting area, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, the 9 x Luxury Double Rooms are individually decorated to reflect the marine environment surrounding the hotel. Views over the immaculate gardens at The Plettenberg vary between each luxury double room. A maximum of two people per room.

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Luxury Double Room

Luxury Double with Sea View (38-54m2):

Overlooking the gorgeous Plettenberg Bay and surrounding ocean; the 6 x Luxury Double Rooms with Sea View each offer their own perspective of the area.
Each room is as unique as its view. With a sophisticated individual decor scheme and offering the ultimate in comfort with a sitting area, and a walk-in shower.
Guests can enjoy the gorgeous hues of sunset here from their private step-out balconies and get a closer view when pods of whales or dolphins move in towards the bay. A maximum of two people per room.

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Luxury Double Room with Sea View

Suites (48-70m2):

With tasteful decor inspired by the surrounding views of Plettenberg Bay, the 5 x Suites each offer an individual palette for guests to enjoy. An open-plan lounge and bedroom with an en-suite bathroom offer luxury and comfort for guests; allowing them to relax and enjoy the hotel and service. A maximum of two people per room.

Luxury accommodation on the Garden Route

Premier Suites (50-78m2):

With 7 x individually decorated Premier Suites from which to choose at The Plettenberg, guests are sure to enjoy all the variations of these rooms. Each Premier Suite offers a view over the surrounding area which can be enjoyed from a private step-out balcony opening up through French doors. They all offer an open-plan lounge and bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. In addition; one Premier Suite also features direct access to the pool area. A maximum of two people per room.

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Premier Suite

Beach House (150m2):

The Beach House is situated next to the hotel’s main building. It makes the ideal five-star private getaway for family or friends. While still having access to all the main hotel facilities. The Beach House consists of 2 x en-suite bedrooms, a large sitting room with a fireplace, a dining room, and a small service kitchen.

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Beach House Villa lounge
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Villa Accommodation

The main bedroom leads onto a sundeck and private heated swimming pool; with spectacular views of the Plettenberg Bay beach and surrounding mountains. Children of all ages are welcome.

The villa also comes with flat-screen televisions, satellite TV channels, and DVD players.

The Plettenberg Beach House family fun
The Plettenberg Beach House family fun
The Plettenberg Beach House with private pool
Sunsets to die for!

Lookout Villa (190m2):

The Lookout Villa enjoys a view of magical sunrises, whales breaching (in season), and pods of dolphins the whole year-round. Gentle sandy and ocean colors filter through the house with a mix of textures and lighting that create a warm and relaxing atmosphere.

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Lookout Villa bedroom

The main bedroom boasts an incredible view and leads out onto the deck and private pool. The open-plan lounge and dining room are on a split level. From here you can also enjoy beautiful ocean views. There is a well-stocked galley kitchen, private heated swimming pool, and garden. As well as flat-screen televisions and DVD players, satellite TV channels, and Wi-Fi throughout. All of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Children of all ages are welcome.

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Enjoy your family holiday on the Garden Route
Accommodation with private heated pool on the Garden Route
Lookout Villa private heated pool

Blue Wing Exclusive Use

The Blue Wing annex can be privatized by special arrangements and has its own private check-in area. The annex offers a private infinity pool, a large lounge, and 15 x guest rooms. These include 2 x Premier Suites, 5 x Suites, 1 x Luxury Double Room Sea View, 5 x Luxury Double Rooms, and 2 x Double Rooms.

The Plettenberg Family Travel

The Plettenberg Family Holiday Offerings ↓

On request and subject to availability; an extra bed for a child under the age of 12 can be placed in a Suite or Premier Suite. An additional cost will be levied, this is inclusive of breakfast for the child.

A family suite within the Blue Wing annex is the ideal private space ideal for small families. The family suite includes 2 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom, 2 lounges, and a dining room. The Blue Wing at The Plettenberg is removed from the bustle of the main hotel and has its own private garden suites and swimming pool overlooking the beach and rock pools below.

The laughter and fun memories made on any family holiday live on for years to come. The Plettenberg likes to make sure that all of those memories are as happy as they could ever get. This is achieved by adding a few small touches to guest rooms and suites whenever a family arrives. Board games, soft toys, and snug gowns that actually fit children are also provided. A few beach toys are included along with beach towels for when your family heads down to spend an afternoon building sandcastles. We know how much fun bath time is too; so a few added children’s toiletries lighten up the bathroom!

Of course, there are evenings to consider too, so a selection of children’s DVDs are also available in your guest room to keep the children entertained. Babysitters can also be arranged on request, allowing parents the chance to enjoy a romantic dinner. Explore this incredible area with your family; the great outdoors, with bays, beaches, and beautiful forests.

Plettenberg Bay family holiday
Plettenberg Bay family holiday

The Plettenberg Accommodation Rates


Rates per room per night1st January to 28th February 2024 and 20th December until 31st December 20241st until 31st March 2024 and 1st October until 19th December 20241st April to 30th September 2024
DoubleR 9 120R 7 971R 5 798
Luxury DoubleR 11 775R 10 399R 7 627
Luxury Double
with Sea View
R 13 750R 12 222R 8 644
SuiteR 16 175R 14 178R 10 054
Premier SuiteR 18 440R 16 271R 12 423
The Beach House
(2 Bedrooms)
R 35 560R 30 549R 25 186
The Lookout Villa
(3 Bedrooms)
R 40 410R 35 743R 30 581

Rates are per room, per night, and are inclusive of Breakfast and VAT (currently at 15%).
The rates are exclusive of the tourism levy, currently charged at R40 per room per night.
Rates are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.

The Plettenberg Accommodation Special Offers:

Offer 1:
Stay 3, Pay 2 at The Plettenberg

Offer 2:
Stay 4, Pay 3 at The Plettenberg

Both offers are valid from 1st April until 30th September 2024, and 1st – 15th December 2024*

Offer 3:
Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5 at any of The Collection Portfolio which includes The Cellars-Hohenort, The Marine, and The Plettenberg (at one of these hotels or a combination).
Valid from 1st March until 19th December 2024*

*All offers exclude the Easter weekend.

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The Plettenberg
40 Church St
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