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The Garden Route and the Little Karoo Hotels

The Plettenberg

  • Lookout Rocks
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Watch dolphins frolicking from your room
  • Walk down to the beach in minutes
  • The view from the breakfast terrace is incredible


  • Standard rooms are small
  • Some rooms look out onto the car park

Updated 11/14/2014

Fodor's Review

High on a rocky point in Plettenberg Bay, this luxury hotel has unbelievable views of the bay, the Tsitsikamma Mountains, and Keurbooms Lagoon; miles of magnificent beach; and, in season, whales frolicking just beyond the waves. Built around an 1860 manor house, the hotel is light and bright, decorated in shades of white and blue. Service is wonderful, with attentive front-desk staff. Even if you don't stay here, treat yourself to lunch on the hotel terrace. Diners sit

under large fabric umbrellas and look out over a pool that seems to extend right into the incredible views. The lunch menu offers light meals, salads, and sandwiches. Dinner in the restaurant called SeaFood ($$; reservations essential) is a fancier affair, focusing on local meat and seafood, and you can have a romantic dinner for two in the private dining room in the cellar for no extra charge. Villas are self-catering.

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Hotel Information


Lookout Rocks, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa



Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 25 rooms, 12 suites, 2 villas
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 11/14/2014

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