The Plettenberg, a 5 star Relais & Chateaux Hotel built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand in one of the most spectacular resorts in Africa – Plettenberg Bay. Our 37 luxury rooms and suites are all air-conditioned and offer a truly idyllic and indulgent experience. We have two swimming pools, one of which is heated, and both visually flow into the ocean below.

Experience fabulous sightings of dolphins and whales in the bay from the hotel terraces. For the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel. Other hotel facilities include an award winning wine cellar, stocked with a selection of the best local wines and available for special occasion private dining, and a Collection Boutique and Travel Desk – offering a unique selection of specialty items and clothing from the area.

Plettenberg Bay is a holiday maker’s paradise and the eco-tourist’s dream. Its eternal weather ensures days of warm comfort and lazy, pleasurable evenings, seldom found anywhere else. It is home to vast expanses of unspoiled Cape flora, delicate eco-systems in wetlands and lagoons, forests of unsurpassed beauty, pristine sand dunes and sun bleached beaches as far as the eye can see.

Overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful bays, this African contemporary house enjoys a view of magical sunrises, whales breaching in the winter months, and pods of dolphins rejoicing the whole year round.

Gentle sandy and ocean colours filter through the house with a mix of textures and lighting that creates a warm and relaxing atmosphere. A mix of dark stained floors and sisal carpeting are throughout the house.

Double Rooms

These standard twin and double-bedded rooms offer the same exceptional style and décor found in the suites and luxury double rooms but do not have sea views.

These rooms are all air-conditioned.

Luxury Doubles

These are large luxury rooms with small step-out balconies. These spacious and comfortably furnished rooms have walk in showers, under floor heating and air-conditioning.

These rooms have different views – some with side views of the sea and some overlooking the gardens.

All have walk in showers, under floor heating and air-conditioning

Luxury Doubles with Sea View

These are large luxury rooms with sea views and small step-out balconies. These spacious and comfortably furnished rooms have walk in showers, under floor heating and air-conditioning.


The Suites with magnificent sea views consist of a separate lounge and bedroom.

All suites have under carpet heating and air-conditioning.

Premier Suites

These suites are superbly and individually decorated with varied views of the sea. Most of the Premier Suites have French doors and step out balconies.

All of the suites have under floor heating and are air-conditioned.

The Beach House

The Beach House is situated next to the hotel’s main building. Decorated in soft creams and blues with bleached wooden floors, it makes the ideal private getaway, while still having access to all the main hotel facilities and a 24-hour butler service.

The Beach House consists of two en-suite bedrooms, a large sitting room with fireplace, dining room and small service kitchen. The main bedroom leads onto a sundeck and plunge pool, with spectacular views of the bay and mountains. The house is fully air-conditioned.

Carchele Beauty Spa

The Carchele spa is a sanctuary to relax and unwind in a serene atmosphere, with therapists who specialise in individual massage techniques and treatments. A personalized experience is offered to our clients, introducing a sense of care and nurturing. The therapeutic effects of plant extracts and tissue oils in the embalming treatments, will result in the body feeling replenished and the skin glowing.

A wide range of treatments are on offer including facials using top of the range Decleor products, manicures and pedicures with OPI to renew, re-energize and restore your hands and feet. The ozone bath therapy will detox the body while the steam room offers a relaxing retreat.

Sand at The Plettenberg

This restaurant embraces views of Formosa Bay that are unsurpassed along this stretch of the beautiful South African coast. The mood is relaxed, the décor stylish contemporary, and the food modern South African. Sand is open for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. Breakfasts offer a sumptuous buffet of fresh fruit, cheeses, cold meats, cereals and yoghurts, or a full cooked English breakfast of your choice. Keep an eye open for the chef’s special “cooked breakfast” selection


The Sandbar at The Plettenberg is a stunning mix of design, glass, white leather, white marble, natural oak, clever concealed lighting and photographic art panels. Laid back yet glamorous. Relaxed yet sophisticated.

The Sandbar is the place to be seen in Plett this summer. Cocktails, cocktails and more cocktails.

Wine Cellar

For a romantic dinner for two, enjoy our state-of-the-art Wine Cellar, surrounded by bottles and bottles of the best South African wines from our award-winning wine list, or for a guided tour of our cellar, please speak to our sommelier.