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The Plettenberg

| Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

  • Overview
  • Location & Map
  • Highlights & Reviews
  • Amenities


The Plettenberg, a 5 star Relais & Chateaux Hotel built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand, is one of the most spectacular resorts in Africa. Our 38 luxury rooms and suites are all air-conditioned and offer a truly idyllic and indulgent experience. We have two swimming pools, one of which is heated, and both visually flow into the ocean below.

Our adjoining Lookout Villas are decorated with simplicity and crisp elegance in natural creams and blues and have their own sparkling swimming pool. Experience fabulous sightings of dolphins and whales in the bay from the hotel terraces. For the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel. Other hotel facilities include a wine cellar, stocked with a selection of the best local wines and available for special occasion private dining, and a gift shop - offering a unique selection of specialty items and clothing from the area.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • The Plettenberg
  • Lookout Rocks
  • Plettenberg Bay, 6600
  • South Africa

Location Summary
Hotel Location- Just Off The Main Street On The Sea Front. Local Attractions- Whale Viewing Site East Walking Noetzie West 20 Km The Big Tree West 15 Km Knysna Heads West 25 Km Kvarshock Viewpoint West 20 Km Tstitsikamina East 40 Km Natures Valley East 35 - 40 Km Grj 58m E

Directions to Hotel
Turn Left As You Exit Entrance To Airstrip- When You Reach A T-junction- Turn Right. At The Traffic Circle Turn Left. At The 2nd Traffic Circle Turn Right. Turn Right Into Church Street.

Highlights & Reviews

Conde Nast Award Winner, Travel And Leisure Award
Note Bene
The hotel is considered an eco-tourist's dream, it has the highest bungy jump in the world, blackwater tubing, open cockpit gliders and abseiling.
Fine Dining On Site
Restaurant was voted one of the country's top 100 dining establishments by the Diner's Club Annual Award
Ballooning, Hot Air
highest bungi jump in the world; blackwater tubing, abseiling
Ecological Tourism
Fifteen wildlife nature perserves, safaris at sanctuary for free roaming monkeys, low flying scenic air tours
Winery Tours
15 wildlife nature reserves; open cockpit gliders
Recommended Rooms
Blue Wing rooms have water views, garden views or both. From upper floors you can view whale and dolphin migrations.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - High Speed Internet
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Fly
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Sailing
    - Windsurfing

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