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Luxury Holidays in the Garden Route, South Africa.
The Plettenberg – situated on a rocky headland in Africa’s most spectacular beach town – is the ultimate escape.
This owner-managed Relais & Châteaux property, with 37 individually decorated rooms and suites, showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa. With views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach, The Plettenberg’s location is in a league of its own.
The Plettenberg is situated in the heart South Africa’s elites favourite seaside vacation spot, Plettenberg Bay. Located in the adventure-rich Garden Route it is 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. The Plettenberg is the ideal place to both relax and unwind or recharge and reinvigorate.
At The Plettenberg the charming service and the setting combine to create the ultimate story, one of a South African seaside experience unlike any other.
The Collection Boutique
This resort has a range of room types to suit your budget and party size.
The 10 Luxury Double Rooms showcase side-views of the beautiful garden or the bay.
Each Luxury Double Room features a sitting area, an en-suite bathroom, under floor heating and air-conditioning throughout.
If you are looking for a room that makes you feel instantly at home The Luxury Double is the perfect room for you.
The seven beautifully appointed Plettenberg Double Rooms all showcase exceptional décor and that characteristic Plettenberg charm.
In addition the Double Rooms all feature an en-suite bathroom, under floor heating, air-conditioning throughout and other luxury amenities you’ve come to expect from The Collection by Liz McGrath properties.
A Double Room at The Plettenberg is the elegant choice for the discerning guest.
That special something … the sublime views offer flair to The Plettenberg Luxury Double Rooms with Sea Views.
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 Rooms with Sea Views boast panoramic vistas of the breathtaking bay and 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.
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 sea view, 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.
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 walkout 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.
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, right next door 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.
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 oceans 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.
Find out what makes this resort special. Here are some of our personal highlights.
If you’re in the mood for the ultimate treatment you should try the signature Ozone Bath. During this treatment you’ll absorb lost oxygen while your entire body is massaged by hundreds of powerful air bubbles.
The Carchele Beauty Spa is the perfect place to relax, unwind and rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.
With its extensive range of spa treatments The Carchele Beauty Spa at The Plettenberg is the ultimate spoiling. Go on, book your treatment … you know you deserve it!
The Collection Boutique offers guests a selection of the finer things in life.
In The Collection Boutique, guests can experience and purchase items from a range of Charles Greig jewelry. Each piece on display places significant emphasis on exceptional craftsmanship, quality and timeless design. In addition, a selection of outstanding pieces – from acclaimed ceramicists Ardmore – are on display and, once purchased, these can be shipped anywhere in the world. Bronze sculptures from Donald Greig and Dave Tomlinson add the final artistic touch to The Collection Boutique’s offering.
Whether you’re looking to add that much needed hat or shirt to your holiday wardrobe, or you’re searching for that timeless gift for someone special. Whatever your unique shopping requirements may be, you will find what you’re looking for in The Collection Boutique.
Sand at The Plettenberg
Sand at The Plettenberg combines an array of elements to create an unsurpassed dining experience. The sand, beach and sea have been brought into the restaurant in the colours, mood and design.
Unrivalled views of the breath-taking Formosa Bay are complimented by the décor, and together they create the perfect platform for the Sand cuisine.
Here the chefs create modern South African fare that is seasonally influenced. The menu – designed by The Collection’s award-winning Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff and Head Chef Gideon Landman – places great emphasis on fresh produce from local green-friendly suppliers, and this gives Sand at The Plettenberg the unique ability to showcase a true taste of the bay.
Frequented by both locals and South African’s elite, when they’re on vacation, The Sandbar is the place to see and be-seen-at in Plettenberg Bay.
The Sandbar showcases a striking blend of design, glass, white leather, white marble, natural oak, clever lighting and photographic panels. This decor combined with the setting allows The Sandbar to exude a glamorous atmosphere, one often associated with a bygone era.
During the day The Sandbar is a relaxed space to meet for casual drinks or tea. When night falls, it the location to enjoy the finest selection of stylish mouthwatering cocktails, award-winning South African wines and sublime Champagne.
The most romantic spot in Plettenberg Bay.
Looking to infuse your relationship with a little extra romance? Why not try a dinner, for two, in the intimate Wine Cellar?
Sounds spectacular doesn’t it?
If you’d like to visit the cellar without the romance please ask The Plettenberg’s Sommelier.
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