The Plettenberg 

The Plettenberg, a Relais & Châteaux property, is situated on a rocky headland in Africa’s most spectacular coastal resort town, is the ultimate escape. The rooms, suites and villas showcase some of 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 the adventure-rich Garden Route.


Location: Heart of the  Garde Route in Plettenberg  Bay

Best time to visit:   South Africa’s climate offers advantages  in  both seasons

Approximate per night rate :   From 2250.00 per night services not included

Hotel/Camp/Resort activities:

The whole garden route  is at your  disposal ie Beach, Walk, Hike, Golf, Scenery, Culinary, Game Viewing, Marine Wildlife, Ostrich Farms,

This region is world-renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities, from dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other exhilarating pursuits.

The Plettenberg is the ideal place to both relax and unwind, or recharge and reinvigorate, through a series of sensational endeavours. The charming service, superb cuisine and the setting of this hotel combine to create the ultimate story, one of a South African seaside property unlike any other.

The Plettenberg is situated in the heart of the adventure-rich Garden Route, 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.

  Lookout Villa

That special something… the most enviable address in Plettenberg Bay!

The Lookout Villa overlooks one of South Africa’s most beautiful bays. Here you’ll be spoilt with magical sunrises, pods of whales breaching in the winter months and dolphins swimming by throughout the year.



This family friendly three-bedroom villa marries contemporary African design with an easy-on-the-eye seaside palette. Picture soft, sandy and ocean colours complimented by a mixture of textures and lighting that gives The Lookout Villa a warm and distinctly relaxing atmosphere.

This spacious villa boasts an open plan lounge and dining room, a well-stocked galley kitchen, access to a private swimming pool and garden, air-conditioning throughout, flat screen televisions, satellite TV, wireless Internet access, DVD players, full service, parking and all other modern conveniences.

  The Beach House

That special something… a private house complete with full Relais and Châteaux service!

The Beach House offers sublime bay and mountain vistas from its spacious deck. Decorated in soft creams and blues it is the ultimate escape from the frantic pace of modern day life.

Its location, adjacent to The Plettenberg’s main building, ensures that it is the perfect getaway while still allowing easy access to all the hotel’s excellent facilities.

The Beach House boasts two en-suite bedrooms, a large sitting room with fireplace, a dining room, a small service kitchen, a private swimming pool, air-conditioning throughout flat screen televisions, satellite TV, wireless Internet access, DVD players, full service, parking and all other modern conveniences.

  Premier Suites

That special something… The Premier Suites showcase the best views in the world!

The Plettenberg offers seven individually decorated Premier Suites.



All Premier Suites boast varied views of the ocean. Each Premier Suite is supremely spacious and showcases French doors that open onto an extraordinary step out balcony.

The Premier Suites offer a separate lounge, private satellite TV, a beautifully appointed bedroom, an en-suite bathroom, under floor heating and air-conditioning throughout.

If you’re looking to experience the ultimate in luxury during your stay at The Plettenberg the first step is a Premier Suite.


That special something… The Suites are the ultimate combination of luxury and comfort. You’ll find it difficult to leave once you’ve checked-in!

Each of the five Suites, at The Plettenberg, are individually and tastefully decorated with the décor drawing its inspiration from the beautiful ocean surroundings. The Suites offer a spacious separate lounge area, an en-suite bathroom, under floor heating and air-conditioning throughout.

If you’re searching for: a suite where the décor is luxurious and at the same time incredibly comfortable; a suite with all the modern fittings you’d expect from a Relais & Châteaux property and a suite that you’ll never want to leave. You’ve found your perfect partner in one of The Plettenberg’s Suites.

  Luxury Doubles With Sea View

That special something… The sublime views offer flair to The Plettenberg’s Luxury Double with Sea View Rooms.

The Plettenberg has six stylish and individually decorated Luxury Double Rooms with Sea Views.



Each of these rooms features walk-in showers, under floor heating and air-conditioning throughout.

In addition all of The Luxury Double with Sea View Rooms boast panoramic vistas of the breathtaking bay and some have cozy step-out balconies; ensuring that you are able to get that much needed closer look, when the impressive pods of whales and dolphins swim by.

A mere two minute walk from the Hotel, Central Beach bustles with energy and  in peak summer months it becomes a sea of colourful umbrella’s and beach towels where locals and tourists enjoy this idyllic sea-side retreat.

Offering something for everyone it is ideal for swimming and has a selection of shops and restaurants in walking distance. Over the summer holidays there are a variety of activities and events for all ages.

It is also where a multitude of marine activities launch from including boating adventures, scuba-diving and kayaking where you can encounter incredible marine wildlife from whales to dolphins, seals and marine birds.

Close to the rocks is ‘The Wedge’ where surfers and body-boarders are constantly seen riding the waves.

Robberg Beach is a pristine Blue Flag beach which stretches for over four kilometres all the way to Robberg Nature Reserve. It is ideal for long, leisurely walks where the local school of dolphins can regularly be seen frolicking in the waves.

Pack a picnic and spend a day at one of the designated swimming spots at Robberg Beach where you can rent umbrellas and deck chairs. While away the day reading a good book, watching the waves and swimming.

The stretch of beach along the shores of the Keurbooms Lagoon is an ideal place for families as the gentle, shallow waters are perfect for children to play beach games, swim and build sandcastles.

Take a long walk along the shores of Keurbooms Beach which stretches for miles and is often mostly deserted, or find a spot on the dunes for sun-downers watching the sea change into a kaleidoscope of shifting colours as the sun sets.

Nature’s Valley Beach in the heart of the Tsitsikamma National Park has remained unspoiled and is almost overwhelming in its beauty.

This National Park is the third most visited in South Africa and one of the largest Marine Protected areas in the world! Don’t forget to stop at the Nature’s Valley restaurant for tea and take a picture with the boots hanging in the tree, left behind by hikers of the Otter Trail.

No matter what your idea is for the perfect beach holiday, Plettenberg Bay offers something for everyone!

About Peter

Peter’s approach to food is simple, “If it is not the best it can be, it doesn’t belong on the menu!” It is an approach which he stakes his reputation on every day, and one that has garnered him with many (enviable) awards and accolades over the years.

This approach to cooking is expected and evident in each of the 6 restaurants of Liz McGrath’s Collection which Peter oversees.

Be it the elegant gastronomic Greenhouse, or the simplistically precise Seafood restaurant at The Marine, perfection is the ultimate goal that Peter’s food aspires to.

Many great chefs have had an influence in Peter’s style, from his beginnings with Marco Pierre-White and Giorgio Locatelli to Joel Robuchon, Anne-Sophie Pic and Daniel Humm of Late.

The Collection’s flagship restaurant – The Greenhouse – has become a place where modern cuisine comes together with the rich tapestry of South African ingredients and flavours.

A melting pot of ideas and concepts, it is a place revered by many as one of the leading restaurants in the country.

Realizing the importance of our delicate planet and all its inhabitants, Peter is continually striving to achieve a balance between sustainability and culinary uniqueness through ecological awareness and sustainable product development.

A mission which has seen the development of a myriad of unique and amazing dishes using less glamorous fish and seafood; dishes which are guaranteed to bring guiltless dining pleasure to all guests of The Greenhouse and The Collection by Liz McGrath.

Whether relaxing by the pool, taking a walk on Robberg Beach, enjoying the activities on Central Beach or discovering the unspoilt splendour of Nature’s Valley you are so spoilt for choice in Plettenberg Bay.

The pristine beaches and breath-taking views of Plettenberg Bay gives it the well-deserved reputation as the ‘Jewel of the Garden Route’ and South Africa’s premier beach destination.