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The Plettenberg Hotel *****

40 Church Street - 6600 Plettenberg Bay


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The Plettenberg is a 5-star Relais & Chateaux hotel, located on a rocky headland in the heart of The Garden Route. It offers 2 infinity pools and a stylish restaurant.

All 37 individually decorated guest rooms are equipped with a spacious private bathroom and a TV with DVD player. In addition, every room offers a refrigerator, a hairdryer and a telephone.

Guests can spot dolphins and whales, and enjoy breathtaking views of the sea and mountains. The Plettenberg offers a wide range of treatments at Carchele Beauty Spa. There are several golf courses within 2 miles of the hotel.

Sandbar, an informal yet sophisticated cocktail bar, is a relaxing spot for an evening drink and Sand at The Plettenberg serves serving progressive South African cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean, while providing panoramic views of Formosa Bay.



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Unwind in one of the sparkling infinity pools, one of which is heated, while sipping on a delicious cocktail and watching the dolphins play in the surf.

The beauty spa awaits those in need of pampering, with the Acaday Spa being the ultimate must do.

The Collection Boutique offers a unique selection of luxury items.

For the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel which can be arranged at the travel desk.

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Each room is individually decorated, encompassing the colors and feel of this coastal environment. Guests can enjoy views that range from the grounds, Robberg Nature Reserve, or across Formosa Bay to the majestic Outeniqua Mountains.

Food & beverage

Enjoy fantastic views of the coast while sampling modern South African cuisine. Open throughout the day, the restaurant radiates a relaxed and stylish atmosphere, emphasizing the hotel’s overall elegant character. Start the day at the sumptuous breakfast buffet or opt for a full English breakfast served in the comfort of your spacious room.

For a romantic dinner for 2, enjoy the state-of-the-art wine cellar, where you are surrounded by bottles of some of the best, award-winning South African wines.

Travel information

By Car:
- Arriving at George Airport, take the N2 towards Port Elizabeth.
- Continue through Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna.
- Take the Plettenberg exit (at the Shell station) and turn right onto Marine Way.
- Continue straight ahead until you reach the roundabout.
- Turn left onto Main Road and after about 200 metres, turn right onto Church Street.
- You will see a signpost at the junction.
- The hotel is situated at the end of Church Street.

- Arriving at Port Elizabeth Airport, take the N2 towards Cape Town.
- Continue on the N2 for about 240 km, driving through Humansdorp and Stormsrivier in the process.
- Once you reach Plettenberg Bay, turn left onto Beacon Way at the Engen service station.
- Continue up the hill, where the road becomes Main Street.
- Turn left onto Church Street.
- The hotel is situated at the end of Church Street.

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