Plettenberg Park is an exclusive and unique hotel found in the heart of the Garden Route and yet only minutes away from the holiday mecca of Plettenberg Bay.
The hotel is situated in a private nature reserve, nestling on a cliffs edge, offering dramatic and sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. Here accent is on uniqueness, time honoured values, excellent personal service and superb cuisine.
It is a perfect location for todays discerning traveler who seeks something both benefiting and inspiring to ones inner well being. We have been host to many such travelers such as Nelson Mandela and Richard Branson amongst many others.
Plettenberg Park is an all-weather hotel, brilliant and lazy in summer sunshine, with spectacular arching views of the ocean, whilst in winter experience the wild, blustery and enveloping days saturated with log fires and wraps.
The interior of the hotel is somewhat contemporary, with a dash of sophistication and mixed with local ingredients reflecting the trends of today, be it comfort, restraint or sophistication; all of which suits the most discerning tastes.Accommodation
The original wing consists of five bedrooms, (One Large twin Sea Facing, one small twin sea facing, one small double pool facing and two large twin lake facing) while the new wing consists of three large double sea facing and two large twin sea facing rooms. A total of ten rooms are on offer. Unrivalled views of the Cape’s beautiful coastline are a dominant presence.
Each room has a private balcony to allow you to enjoy the view. Rooms contain large sleigh beds (single and double) with ample cupboard space, under floor heating, fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD player, in room safe, gowns and slippers, in room magazines. There is a mini bar with a full range of snacks and beverages.
Each bathroom has a separate bath and shower. Guest amenities include bath oil, salts and bubble bath as well as plush bathrobes and slippers.
* Please note rates do not include peak period.Services and Facilities
As your hosts we are here to ensure that everything is arranged for you. Whether it is whale or bird watching, nature walks, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, horse riding or golf, we are always here to help you select your choice of leisurely pastimes.
The chef will discuss the menus with you in person during the day and will happily create a menu around your specific needs or preferences, ensuring that the presented fare is always exactly to your liking and taste. Whether it be mussels, freshly harvested that day, freshly caught line-fish expertly prepared, a chicken dish, or a rack of tender ‘Karoo’ lamb, the cuisine is guaranteed to tantalize and seduce.
One of the unique pleasures of spending your vacation at Plettenberg Park lies in the unique concept of having us plan your stay solely around your needs. Our staff are here purely to indulge and cater to your needs. All you need to do is sit back and relax.
You can dine whenever and wherever you choose. Indoors, outdoors, around the pool by candlelight, or on the sea-deck by lantern-light, whatever you prefer.
Breakfast is a full buffet, with an endless choice of fish, meats and dairy. You will find something with which to accompany the dawning of every new day. Our cuisine is what our reputation has been built on. So enjoy.Spa Facilities
South Africa’s leading Spa specialist, Camelot Spa, runs the Plettenberg Park Spa. The spa includes a wide array of treatments and massages and the facilities include a Jacuzzi with beautiful ocean views, Steam room and Sauna. To compliment the spa we include a free membership to a comprehensive Gym in the town of Plettenberg Bay.Activities:
Plettenberg Park is situated on 200-hectare piece of land with approximately three km of cliff faced shoreline. The park has three natural wetlands plus a large dam filled with bass. The indigenous vegetation consists of fynbos and proteas.
The park abounds with small game and animals such as grysbok, mongoose, baboons, bushbuck and cape clawless otter as well as several species of snake. Over sixty-five bird species have been noted on the reserve including loerie, herons, falcons, crowned eagles, spotted eagle owls, giant kingfishers, sunbirds and cormorants. A network of walking paths allows you to explore the area for yourself.
Plettenberg Park has an outstanding coastline which is an excellent platform from which to view the humpback whales that visit this stretch of ocean in winter, as well as the numerous schools of dolphin that are playful residents all year round.
Plettenberg Park offers the best high quality trail horse ride in South Africa along coastal fynbos trials and through the indigenous forests of Harkerville by qualified instructors from the famous Plettenberg Equestrian Academy. We also offer trout fishing at the Academy's private lake.
Relax in the sun at our cove beach situated below the hotel, or spend the day around the hotel swimming pool whilst savoring all the amenities on offer.
Boat trips can be arranged to view the seals, dolphins, sharks, penguins,
sea-birds and whales. Attractions:
The Garden Route is an internationally renowned tourist destination, which caters for all tastes and boasts unique attractions. Plettenberg Park is well situated allowing access to all that is on offer - from hikes through the Tsitsikamma forest or majestic Outeniqua Mountains.
Explore the many unspoiled stretches of beaches and rugged cliffs of the coastline. Travel to Plettenberg Bay -only minutes away.
The renowned Robberg nature reserve is just a short distance away. Hike on any of the well signposted trails to nearby Kranshoek Bay and discover its spectacular wave-lashed rocks.
Explore the Nature’s Valley lagoon, river and sandy beach (thirty minutes drive) – canoeing trips are available at the lagoon.
Visit the old whaling station and the chapel of St Andrews.
Take time to visit Monkeyland – a free roaming primate sanctuary. Birds of Eden boasts a large free flight bird aviary which spans an indigenous forested kloof.
Experience elephants up close at the Elephant Sanctuary the educational outing includes elephant back rides.
Try bird-watching in the wetlands or the inland afromontane woods.
Experience the world famous Storms River canyon, playground to river rafting, climbing, bungi-jumping, kloofing (canyoning), mountain bike trails, bass and fly-fishing, diving and snorkeling.