• a bridge over a body of water

The Plettenberg

Relais & Chateaux at its finest

The Plettenberg is a five-star Relais & Chateaux Hotel built on the rocky headland of Plettenberg Bay offering breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand from its elevated position. One of the most spectacular resorts in Africa here you can experience fabulous sightings of dolphins and whales in the bay from the hotel terraces and swimming pool, or for the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel. To round off the hotel’s offerings a spa is available for those that desire a bit of pampering.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 767 Reviews
Tsitsikamma Forest Garden Route

Hotel highlights

  • Overlooking the ocean\
  • whale and dolphin spotting can be enjoyed here
  • Exclusive accommodation
  • Luxurious rooms and suites
  • Two infinity edge swimming pools

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 37 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx 2 hours from Port Elizabeth

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Plettenberg

  • Beach
  • Approx 2 hours from Port Elizabeth
767 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 598
  • Very Good 120
  • Average 28
  • Poor 13
  • Terrible 8

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Apr 02, 2020

A little slice of heaven!!

Denver, Colorado

The location and views here are really amazing! The pools and overall the whole property are just great, you can't beat the views and ambiance. Service was outstanding, we were greeted with rooibos tea and we enjoyed it so much, they made us more...and more upon request. A nice touch! This is definitely the type of place that wants to make you feel take care of and offers that luxury feel. Highly recommend, don't miss it!!! And be sure to walk down to the beach too.
Mar 18, 2020

ANOTHER JOY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Cambridge, United Kingdom

A lovely hotel, 5 star without a doubt. A tip, try to get a room in the "annex", ABSOLUTELY SUPERB. I have stayed in hotel rooms smaller than the bathroom here. I often read about staff and how good they are at hotels, but the Plettenberg Staff go above and beyond from the moment that you check in. We had lunch one day sat at the next table to Gary Player, if it's good enough for one of the best ever golfers, it's good enough for me. :-) You can book here with confidence.
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The Plettenberg

Facilities

The Collection Boutique

Offering a wide range of gifts to suit everyone's needs, from new shirts and hats to fill your holiday wardrobe or a timeless piece of jewelery.

Fresh Wellness Spa

Indulge in luxurious body treatments and let go of everyday stresses. You can even enjoy a gold facial which includes a mask containing 24carat gold particles! Supreme products are used along with careful skills to provide you with an excellent service.

a resort near the water

Swimming Pool

The two infinity pools merge visually with the ocean and stunning views beyond. Enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool or lounge on a deck chair by the pool while you admire the stunning views. You may even spot a school of dolphins in the ocean.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in Public Areas

The Plettenberg

Room Types

The Beach House

The Beach House has two en-suite bedrooms, a large sitting room with fireplace, dining room, small kitchen, private swimming pool, air conditioning, flat screen TV, WIFI, DVD player. The Beach House is adjacent to the Plettenbergs main building ensuring the ultimate getaway for guests while still allowing easy access to all the hotel's facilities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Towels included

Premier Suite

Premier Suites offer a separate lounge area, satellite TV, beautiful appointed bedroom, en suite, under floor heating and air conditioning, Premier Suites also have varied views of the ocean and french doors which open up onto a balcony.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

The Lookout Villa

The Lookout Villa overlooking a beautiful bay features three bedrooms. Also the villa features an open plan dining room, a well-stocked kitchen, access to private swimming pool and garden, satellite TV, WIFI, DVD players and parking.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Single Standard

Double or Twin Luxury Sea View

The Plettenberg has 6 luxury doubles with sea views available. Each of the these rooms feature air conditioning throughout, walk in shower and under floor heating among many other features. Some of the rooms also feature a balcony so you can get an even closer look of the ocean and the bay.

  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Double or Twin Luxury

The Luxury double rooms are the same as the double rooms but come with side-views of the picturesque gardens or the bay.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV

Double or Twin Suite

The Suites offer a spacious lounge area, en-suite, under floor heating and air conditioning. They truly are the ultimate combination of comfort and luxury. The decor of each of the five suites draws inspiration from the stunning ocean surroundings.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Double or Twin Standard

Standard Rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, hairdryer, mini-bar and tea & coffee making facilities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV

FAMILY ROOM NON-SEA VIEW

Double or Twin LUXURY-SEA VIEW

DOUBLE LUXURY-SEA VIEW

DOUBLE STANDARD

DOUBLE LUXURY

DOUBLE SUITE

The Plettenberg

Food & Drink

Sandbar

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere during the day having relaxed drinks or tea. When night falls enjoy a wide range of cocktails and wines in a glamorous atmosphere.

SeaFood at The Plettenberg Restaurant

Seafood at The Plettenberg offers breakfast, lunch and dinner using fresh produce and green-friendly suppliers.Opening times:Breakfast 07:30-10:30amLunch 12:00-14:00pmDinner 18:30-21:30pm

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

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