The jewel of the Garden Route is Plettenberg Bay. What started out as a sleepy seaside holiday village is now one of the top destinations along the Garden Route. This is a true paradise. Originally christened the “beautiful bay” by early Portuguese explorers, Plett, as it is affectionately known, has miles of unspoilt coastline and beautiful, unpopulated beaches. You can spend your days unwinding and taking in magnificent views or making use of your natural surroundings and enjoying one of the many tours and activities in the area.

The seaside location means you have some amazing water based activities and marine life to choose from. Whales make their appearance in the winter and spring months and land or boat based whale watching is a must! The Dolphins are almost daily visitors, summer or winter. The Tsitsikamma Forest and Reserve is on your doorstep. With beautiful hiking trails and the world’s highest commercial bungy jump this is an adrenaline seeking adventure enthusiast’s playground.

The rugged Robberg Peninsula provides bird life and Fynbos and the beginning of 15km of picturesque beach. There are wildlife reserves and bird sanctuaries for entertainment and fun on your family holiday.

Plett is one of those places where you have a choice of some superb accommodations in town, but if you stay a little out of town you have magnificent nature and scenery on your doorstep. There are four and five star country retreats with amazing views and a plethora of activities. Or you can sit and relax, read a book or catch up on a bit of sleep.

If you are looking to stay somewhere a little different, this is the area for you. Forested retreats, tucked away private castles, beachfront boutique guest houses or river front luxury lodges are all for the picking. If you are unsure about what is right for you don’t hesitate to chat our consultants for first hand advice.



Camille Rowe

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About "Plettenberg Bay"


Hog Hollow is a charming four-star lodge set on the edge of an indigenous forest in a lush private nature reserve with panoramic views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa. Close to the Garden Route's beautiful beaches and eco-adventure activities, Hog Hollow Country Lodge is the perfect escape for the whole family. Read More

When it comes to exclusive accommodation in a serene setting, there are few places that can compete with the five star Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate. Nestled between the Tsitsikamma mountain range and the unspoilt sandy beaches of Plettenburg Bay and Nature's Valley, this Tatler award winning destination is a true slice of paradise. Read More


Set into the verdant canopy of the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest, Tsala Treetop Lodges offers five-star accommodation in a setting that fuses luxury and indulgence with the enchantment of pristine nature. Situated halfway between the beautiful coastal resort towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, this hidden gem is a panacea for the soul: Leave the stress of urban life far behind as you embark on a blissful adventure into the African wilderness. Read More

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, between two of South Africa's most enticing coastal towns -the beach resort of Plettenberg Bay and idyllic Knysna - Hunter's Country House is a blissful escape the outside world. This tranquil retreat combines opulent luxury and breathtaking natural beauty to create a setting that is at once soothing, striking and energising. Read More


Located just metres from the white sands of beautiful Robberg Beach, Periwinkle Lodge offers luxury accommodation and stunning 180 degree ocean views of the Robberg Peninsula and Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. At this stylish lodge you can enjoy luxury and comfort while surrounded by the magical sights and sounds of nature that have earned the Garden Route worldwide fame. Read More


Set into a rocky promontory with panoramic views of white sands and turquoise waters, The Plettenberg invites you to experience five star luxury in one of South Africa's most serene and breathtaking locations. In this spectacular setting, guests can soak up the sunshine, take a dip in one of the hotel's two crystal clear swimming pools, or enjoy a cocktail on a deck overlooking the Indian Ocean, where during whale season guests can watch these gentle sea giants playing in the sheltered bays. Read More