The Plettenberg is situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach towns – tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay boasts a year-round temperate climate, golden beaches and dense green forests, making it the ultimate South African seaside escape. The five-star property has direct beach access and highlights the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand. The hotel features 35 elegantly designed and beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 12 Suites and 2 spectacular Villas: the two-bedroom Beach House Villa and the three-bedroom Lookout Villa. Overlooking the scenic Plettenberg Bay, guests of The Lookout Villa can expect to be spoilt at one of the most exclusive addresses in the area. Pods of whales and dolphins, darting seagulls and ocean views can all be enjoyed from this unique accommodation option, which with its open-plan lounge and dining area provides an ideal base for families or friends travelling together.
The Plettenberg celebrates a culture of impeccable hospitality and extends an authentic and warm welcome to all those who cross its elegant threshold. Guests may enjoy world-class cuisine courtesy of Group Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff’s SeaFood at The Plettenberg, where The Plettenberg’s Head Chef serves deliciously fresh seafood dishes in a mesmerising seaside setting. Drawing inspiration from local suppliers, ingredients are always kept at a superb level of quality, and diners can expect an inspiring menu coupled with a diamond award-winning wine list. The Sandbar meanwhile is the perfect spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks, as well as tea, wine and meticulously crafted signature cocktails throughout the day.
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
Plan your wedding at The Plettenberg
The Perfect Destination for your Wedding
Plettenberg presents an incredibly romantic, year-round wedding destination, thanks to its moderate climate and breathtaking scenery. To plan a South African wedding from abroad can be a daunting task, however. This is where The Plettenberg comes in – whether you dream of a lavish party or a small barefoot ceremony on the beach, plan your wedding with The Plettenberg’s’ wedding team who will take care of all the details. Tucked neatly into the Garden Route and surrounded by golden beaches, a rugged peninsula and dense green forests, it offers the perfect setting to impress family and friends from abroad on your special day.
Lovebirds keen to tie the knot without having to plan a big wedding should consider our romantic Elopement package. Focusing on just the two of you, this intimate destination-wedding offer will ensure the most magical of days, without any of the usual demands that come with a big ceremony.
We make wedding dreams come true with bespoke weddings
It all starts with the perfect location – situated amidst unrivalled scenery, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beaches, The Plettenberg is just that. The Plettenberg team together with their dedicated wedding planner are experts at dreaming up the most magical weddings – they will assist you in creating a truly memorable, tailor-made wedding day. With that belief in mind, they will design a wedding experience around four elements; exceptional service, unique setting, excellent cuisine and exquisite accommodation.
Whether you are looking for a grand location for up to 120 guests; a beautiful tucked away terrace for smaller ceremonies; a culinary hotspot to impress your guests with, or a secret hideaway to celebrate à deux – The Plettenberg and our dedicated events team will make your dreams come true.
Seafood at The Plettenberg
Light, bright and airy, this restaurant makes for a fairytale reception venue. The décor reflects its seaside location, bringing the sand, beach and sea inside, while guests can also admire the breathtaking ocean views. This area can accommodate 70 guests.
The Sun Terrace
This space is situated at the main hotel and overlooks the sprawling Lookout Beach, with the Tsitsikamma mountain range framing the scene in the distance. The view is magnificent, with magical sunsets adding to the romantic feel. This area can accommodate 120 guests with a marquee tent.
The Blue Wing Terrace
Tucked away opposite the main hotel, the private Blue Wing Terrace is a great venue for more intimate ceremonies. It overlooks Robberg Nature Reserve, the Lookout Rocks, and the Tsitsikamma mountain range, with seemingly endless ocean views. This area can accommodate 50 guests (standing).
The Blue Wing is the perfect reception area for a small wedding celebration. The intimate venue’s design allows the outside to spill in, with ocean views and magical sunsets as well as the twinkling cosmos to admire as night gathers. This area can accommodate 30 guests.
The private wine cellar is just the place for an intimate, secret ceremony. The Cellar will be warmed with candles, the light bouncing off a collection of South Africa’s finest wines. It will also be decorated with fresh flowers, to add fragrance and a touch of romance. This area can accommodate only two guests.
Magnificent honeymoons to cherish forever
The Plettenberg, The Cellars-Hohenort and The Marine present wonderful honeymoon options for both overseas and local couples. Although unique in design and offering, what combines these three properties is the legacy of the formidable Liz McGrath, who imbued each one of them with an unmistakable sense of style. Whichever hotel you choose, you can expect unique locations, combined with elegantly designed interiors, excellent cuisine, unparalleled service and warm, welcoming staff who will cater to your every need. From romantic turndowns and indulgent couple’s spa treatments, to alfresco picnics and intimate private or in-room dining, they will do their utmost to make your honeymoon a once-in-a-lifetime experience.