The Plettenberg Hotel




₤ 150 (Pps)


  • The Plettenberg Hotel has one of the most idyllic settings in South Africa
  • Perched on the cliff with views to two bays
  • Five star understated luxury combined with a touch of beach charm
  • Rélais & Chateaux member
  • Excellent restaurant with funky new bar adding life

The Plettenberg Hotel in Plettenberg Bay has one of the most idyllic settings in South Africa - on a rocky headland overlooking the rolling breakers of the Indian Ocean, Lookout Beach and Robberg Nature Reserve. Impeccable service, soft contemporary décor and gourmet cuisine at the Sand restaurant are the hallmarks of this luxury five star beach hotel.

The Plettenberg Hotel will suit many tastes as it has lost some of its starched formality, and now embraces a more relaxed style of beach hotel, albeit still with understated elegance. Much of the Plettenberg has been opened up by the use of glass walls so that now from the restaurant, terrace, garden and pool deck, you can enjoy sightings of dolphins and whales in the bay below. The sitting rooms are still furnished in a rather grand, classical style whereas the new Sanbar is distinctly funky and modern - a glass and leather concoction with sandstone walks and atmospheric lighting. Their acclaimed restaurant, The Sands, has a glass atrium leading out onto the garden giving some diners an ocean view. It offers some of the best cuisine in Plettenberg Bay with a wine list and top sommelier to match it.

The 37 superbly furnished rooms and suites have a fresh modern décor and original South African art. Many have sea views and all offer underfloor heating, air-conditioning and minibar. There are two pools - the one that you see in all the pictures where the pool seems to disappear into the view beyond, and a second one for the Blue Wing. Beauty treatments are available at the Carchele Spa, with its modern facilities. The Plettenberg Hotel is a Rélais & Chateaux member.

The Plettenberg Beach House and Lookout Villa

The Plettenberg Hotel has two villas next to the hotel - the two bedroomed Beach House and the three bedroom Lookout Villa which are ideal for families or a group of friends. Though the Hotel doesn't take young children, that rule is relaxed for the luxurious villas.

The Beach House is decorated in soft creams and blues with bleached wooden floors, with two en-suite bedrooms, large sitting room with fireplace, dining room and smallish kitchen. The main bedroom leads onto a sundeck and plunge pool, with spectacular views of the bay and mountains. The Lookout Villa is a contemporary beach house which 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 with a mix of textures and lighting create a warm and relaxing atmosphere.

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Double Room

An elegant choice at The Plettenberg, the Double Rooms are individually decorated and offer a spacious bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout the rooms ensure ultimate comfort for guests. Maximum two people per room. Each Double Room ranges in size between 30-45m2.


Luxury Double Room

Each with their own sitting area, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, as well as air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout, the 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. Maximum two people per room. Amenities in the Luxury Double Rooms, which range in size from 35-70m2.


Luxury Double Sea View

Overlooking the gorgeous Plettenberg Bay and surrounding ocean, the six 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, walk-in showers, and air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout. 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. The Luxury Double Rooms with Sea View range in size from 38-54m2. Maximum two people per room.



With tasteful decor inspired by the surrounding views of Plettenberg Bay, The five Suites each offer an individual palette for guests to enjoy. A separate lounge area, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout offer luxury and comfort for guests, allowing them to relax and enjoy the hotel and service. Suites range in size between 48-70m2. Maximum two people per room.


Premier Suite

With seven 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. Each spacious Premier Suite offers separate lounge, satellite TV, and bedroom with en-suite bathroom. There is air-conditioning and under-floor heating throughout. Premier Suites range in size between 50-78m2. Maximum two people per room.


Special offers

Stay 4 nights, pay for 3

Stay 4 nights & Pay for only 3, excl Easter weekend

VALID FROM 01/03/2024
VALID UNTIL 15/12/2024

3 for 2 Winter Offer

Book and stay 3 nights but pay for only 2...

VALID FROM 01/04/2024
VALID UNTIL 30/09/2024


Bed & Breakfast

Family Suitability

Doesn’t accept children