The Plettenberg

  • The Whales
    View the spectacular sight of whales and dolphins from June to December, frolicking right underneath the cliffs at the hotel.
  • The Spa
    Treat yourself to a massage or a treatment.
  • Sundowners
    Enjoy sundowners at the Sand Bar. It’s hard to imagine a better location anywhere in South Africa for an ice cold beer at sunset.
  • A Room with a view
    Sit on your balcony overlooking the ocean and take in the view.
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General Information

The Plettenberg – situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach towns – is the ultimate escape.

This property, with 35 individually decorated rooms and suites, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach.

The Plettenberg is situated in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, along the adventure–rich Garden Route which is world–renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities. From regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate.

  • Swimming pool
  • Conference centre
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Business Centre

The Plettenberg hotel is perched high on a cliff in Plettenberg Bay at the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route coast.

The Region

Plettenberg Bay is a holiday maker’s paradise and the eco-tourist’s dream. Its eternal weather ensures days of warm comfort and lazy, pleasurable evenings, seldom found anywhere else. It is home to vast expanses of unspoiled Cape flora, delicate eco-systems in wetlands and lagoons, forests of unsurpassed beauty, pristine sand dunes and sun bleached beaches as far as the eye can see.


38 luxury rooms and suites are all air-conditioned and offer a truly idyllic and indulgent experience. The hotel also offers the stunning lookout villa and the beach house, both of which are ideal for small groups of friends or a family.


Sand restaurant embraces views of Formosa Bay that are unsurpassed along this stretch of the beautiful South African coast. The mood is relaxed, the dà cor stylish contemporary, and the food modern South African. Sand is open for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. The new Sandbar at The Plettenberg is a stunning mix of design, glass, white leather, white marble, natural oak, clever concealed lighting and photographic art panels.

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