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The Plettenberg

Garden Route, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At The Plettenberg

Built on a rocky headland and boasting breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of sun-bleached beaches, guests at The Plettenberg have a choice of luxurious room and suites, or two beautiful villas - the Beach House offers spectacular views while enjoying full access to the hotel's facilities; the African-style Lookout Villa, with its split-level lounge, boasts incredible views of whales breaching in the bay come winter and pods of dolphins year-round. This is a perfect base from which to explore the vast expanses of Cape flora, wetlands, lagoons and forests of Plettenberg Bay.

  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: A member of Small Luxury Hotels, built on a rocky headland
  • Feature: Offering breathtaking vistas of the sea and mountains
  • Rooms: 35 rooms & suites and 2 villas
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: George Airport
View Of The Pool And Ocean From The Hotel
Location and transfer

Approximately 90 minutes from George Airport by private car transfer.

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Wildlife Encounters

Discover many kinds of creature thanks to Plettenberg Bay's rich eco-system. Experience close encounters with whales, seals, dolphins and other incredible sealife that make their home in Plettenberg Bay whilst onboard a boat. As for land-based wildlife encounters, take a trip to Monkeyland, a sanctuary for eighteen different species of primates, of which many roam freely in the twelve-hectare forest. Visitors can join the monkeys in the forest for a 'monkey safari', while just next door is the superb Birds of Eden, said to be the largest aviary in the world. Get close to majestic African Elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary, where visitors can feed, touch and ride them.

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Luxury Beach

Plettenberg Bay boasts one of the most attractive golden beaches in South Africa, where you can view whales and experience amazing and popular activities such as surfing, skimboarding and kayaking. Plettenberg is said to possess the second most temperate climate in the world, which is very good news for beach goers as it can be visited all year-round and is just steps away from the hotel's doorstep. Robberg 5 is popular for swimming or take a gentle stroll along the pristine stretch of coastline at Keurboomstrand - it is simply a beach lover's paradise.

Spa Breaks

Carchele Spa is perfect for those in need of the ultimate in relaxation and pampering. The spa's philosophy is to combine the goodness of nature with professional skin and body treatments performed by internationally qualified and experienced Beauty Therapists.  

In Addition

Activities available locally include golf, wine estate tours and whale and dolphin-watching. The backdrop of the hotel is the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains, which include fifteen private and public nature reserves.


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Our Luxury Travel Specialists are an enthusiastic, passionate and committed group of people who are exceptionally well travelled.

Our dedicated Africa experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to The Plettenberg. Furthermore, we have many Luxury Travel Specialists who've personally visited The Plettenberg and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

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