Basking at the seaside and fringed by ancient forests, Plettenberg Bay is a firm favourite of holiday destinations on the Garden Route. It is a town of stunning good looks, with scenic beaches and good surf breaks, beautiful (and hikeable) nature reserves, mysterious forests and majestic mountains, and well-run animal sanctuaries.  This glam holiday town also ticks the boxes for adventure activities, highlife and sociability. Exclusive Getaways enumerates a few fabulous luxury hotels and lodges in and near Plettenberg Bay.


Tsala Treetop Lodge is a fabulous hideaway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, hidden among the treetops of an indigenous forest. The suites are super-luxurious and very private havens of indulgence, each with its own deck and splash pool. Lodge areas are sumptuous and romantic, harmonizing perfectly with the surrounding forest. Dine lavishly in Tsala’s glass-walled dining space, or on a sublime dining deck, or in the forest nearby at Zinzi. Mail us.

Hunter’s Country House is a distinctive and luxurious 5-star country retreat in the heart of the Garden Route near Plettenberg Bay. It’s a well-established favourite. This place of quiet luxury is secluded yet also conveniently close to the multitude of  attractions in the area. The beautiful, thatched manor house is a real charmer, as are the luxurious suites set in peaceful gardens. The suites have private patios and gardens, and some have splash pools too. For dinners you have the choice of the manor house at Hunter’s, or nearby at Zinzi in a forest, or in the glass-walled restaurant at neighbouring Tsala Treetop Lodge. Mail us.


The Plettenberg has a stunning position on a rocky headland in Plettenberg Bay. Offering breathtaking views, this splendid 5-star hotel also provides easy access to the Garden Route’s beaches and forests, animal sanctuaries, and tons of local adventures. World-class food is served at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, and chic facilities include Sand Bar, a wellness spa and fashionable boutique. The Lookout Villa and The Beach House are exclusive private villas, for guests wanting complete privacy. Mail us.

Robberg Beach Lodge is a collection of four distinctive villas at Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay – which is one of the Garden Route’s magnificent Blue Flag beaches. Robberg House, Beachy Head Villa, Cottage Pie and Cordovan Villa all offer 5-star holiday accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, with dinners available on request. A self-catering option is also available. Mail us.

Periwinkle Guest Lodge is an appealing 4-star holiday haven at Plettenberg Bay, situated alongside the Robberg Beach and overlooking the Robberg Peninsula. Guest rooms are equipped for luxury living and are in harmony with the sea and the mountains around the lodge. All but one have private balconies with superb views. On-site a spa and gym cater to wellness and fitness needs of guests. Mail us.

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