The Plettenberg

Garden Route, South Africa

The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg Hotel is an early 20th-century country home turned luxury resort, with a striking cliff-top location overlooking the bay and town of the same name.

Built on a dramatic headland with stunning beaches either side, this palatial mansion is one of South Africa’s finest hotels. Developed at the turn of the century as a stately home in an exclusive setting, the Plettenberg offers its guests first class service, lavish accommodation and striking vistas of the sea, mountains and beach.

The Plettenberg is located close to the many attractions of Plettenberg town and serves as a convenient stop-off point for those travelling South Africa’s famous Garden Route, particularly those wanting to view the marine migration.

Along with its sister properties, Cellars-Hohenort and the Marine Hermanus, the Plettenberg is part of the McGrath Collection.


The Plettenberg offers 37 luxury rooms and suites, as well as a separate self-catering Beach House. Most of the rooms offer a view of the sea. The twelve Premier and Luxury suites have a separate lounge and bedroom and balconies overlooking the ocean. All rooms are furnished to five-star standard and have underfloor heating.


The Plettenberg Hotel's first-rate restaurant, Sand at the Plettenberg, is open for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner and offers modern South African and global cuisine, excellent wine, and views of Formosa Bay.


- Swimming pool
- Dining room
- Restaurant and bar
- Wine cellar
- Spa and salon
- Well-maintained gardens


Available locally (mostly at an additional cost):
- Whale watching in winter
- A wide variety of water sports: Canoeing, sea kayaking, diving, snorkeling
- Featherbed Nature Reserve
- Visit Coney Glen, Leisure Isle or Bollard and Buffalo Bays.
- Noetzie Castles
- Many local golf courses
- Fishing
- A variety of local art galleries and museums
- Horse riding

Child Policy

Children over the age of 12 are welcome in the main house, while the Beach House accommodates children of all ages.