An elegant Garden Route boutique hotel that reflects the beauty of its South African coastline surroundings

Poised above one of South Africa’s finest bays, The Plettenberg waits to enfold you in seaside luxury. Spot whales and dolphins in the ocean waves. Swim in the infinity pool, then dine al fresco on inventive seafood dishes. While you can relax as much as you want, the beauty of South Africa’s rugged coastline waits just outside to be explored. 

Rooms at The Plettenberg are bright and airy, with floor to ceiling windows and soft blue and aqua tones that echo its marine setting. Opt for an expansive suite for added space and direct pool access, or a private villa with it’s very own heated pool.. The contemporary SeaFood restaurant won’t let you go hungry, creating magic from sustainable and seasonal ingredients. Pre-dinner (or anytime) cocktails are shaken and stirred at the elegant Sandbar. And high tea is quite the occasion – served in the intimate Summer Lounge or out on the terrace with a side of awe-inspiring views. 
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When you can tear yourself away, the charms of the Garden Route beckon. Stroll down to Lookout Beach, perfect for families with its shallow lagoon. Robberg beaches are popular, and Keurboomstrand for surfing and long, contemplative walks. See magnificent whales and dolphins up close on a boat trip – or embrace your inner thrill seeker with a bungee jump or canopy tour.

Enjoy your stay!

37 Rooms |  3 Floors |  1 Restaurant | 

4.9 /5

393 reviews


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Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks are required to be worn by all staff and guests in public areas.
  • Hand sanitizer are readily available to all guests and staff.
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
  • Regularly washing of hands and temperature checks for staff have been implemented.
  • Our restaurant tables have been rearranged to assist with social distancing and offer contactless ordering.
Seafood at The Plettenberg

Fruits of the (South African) sea

Under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Kaylinn Shabalala, SeaFood at The Plettenberg has become a destination restaurant in its own right. Its focus is on bringing the freshest flavours from land and ocean to your plate. Lunch beside the pool on light dishes like bouillabaisse and fragrant steamed mussels. Indulge at dinner with a decadent seafood platter or traditional South African bobotie. After a day by the sea, the SandBar is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a glass of fine South African wine. 
Garden Route South Africa

Walk on the wild side

Plettenberg Bay is just one of many highlights of the diverse 200km Garden Route, one of South Africa’s most popular experiences. Charming towns dot the coastal road, and stirring scenery waits around every corner. Close to Plettenberg Bay, visit rugged Robberg Nature Reserve and its colony of cape fur seals, or go ‘big five’ spotting at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. 

Our rooms

Double Room

Sleeps 2

Luxury Double Room

Sleeps 2

Luxury Double with Sea View

Sleeps 2


Sleeps 3

Premier Suite

Sleeps 3

Beach House

Sleeps 5

Lookout Villa

Sleeps 7
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Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.9 /5


393 reviews

4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5


787 reviews


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The Plettenberg, South Africa

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Key Features

Free parking
24-hour room service
Outdoor pool
Water sports
Family friendly

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Turndown service
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry service
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Turndown service
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry service
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services
  • Water sports
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Accessible parking
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage services

Food And Drinks

A seasonal menu of light bites and à la carte dishes are served at The Plettenberg’s SeaFood restaurant. Enjoy the contemporary space and sunset views from inside, or dine out on the terrace and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins playing in the surf. High tea is taken to new heights, with traditional sandwiches served alongside Asian inspired delicacies and sweet treats. 


Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Set in a contemporary environment The SeaFood at The Plettenberg draws hotel guests and locals alike to The Collection restaurant with the best view. The indoor dining section offers beautiful views of the pool and ocean while the outdoor terrace is perfect for alfresco dinners with mesmerising ocean vistas - especially at sunset. True to its name the restaurant is renowned for its ocean bounty - drawing inspiration from the rich marine life that can be found in Plettenberg Bay.


The Plettenberg’s Fresh Wellness spa is a calming retreat with an extensive menu of treatments designed to buff, polish and massage you into a new, calmer self. Enjoy the detoxifying Middle Eastern Rasul bathing ritual with a partner, or try the African Mud Wrap for a supremely moisturising and fragrant experience. 

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

The Plettenberg

40 Church Street

Plettenberg Bay


South Africa

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Where is it?

8 kms to airport Plettenberg

103 kms to airport George P.W. Botha

242 kms to airport Port Elizabeth Verwoerd

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