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This excellent, five-star budget option, YHA-affiliated and award-winning, is owner-run and it shows. There’s a great bar area with satellite TV, yet you can still find peace and quiet in the large grounds.
The quirky, fake lighthouse on this well-priced hotel’s exterior is a sign of what’s inside: a range of fun, funky, bright rooms and exceptionally friendly service. Rooms have a kitchenette and some have balconies.
This is the area’s most luxurious place, about 10km from the town centre, and has three 18-hole golf courses (two designed by Gary Player)...
Built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas, this five-star place is pure decadence, with fantastic rooms, a spa and a top-class restaurant.
A traditional and sumptuously decorated guest house, Yellowwood boasts a lovely garden setting and views of the lagoon. See if you can grab the one room with air-con.
This is an imaginatively designed guesthouse, with a real African flair that avoids the kitsch. Accommodation is in decorated timber lodges – some with Victorian bath tubs, others with stained-glass windows.
Nothing is too far from the sea in Wilderness, but this delightful guesthouse has direct access to the beach. All rooms are sea-facing and from July to November you might spot whales from the comfort of your bed.
Rooms are tastefully decorated at this stylish hotel. It has an inviting, heated pool and is moments away from shopping and eating options at the Waterfront. You’ll want a lagoon-facing room.
An impressive collection of luxury guest cottages, some with lagoon views, in a garden setting. There is also a restaurant serving regional and international dishes.
Still with its locomotive theme, this hotel has been refurbished and is much improved. It now has decent-sized rooms, set around a leafy pool area. There’s disabled access.
The position of this converted train, right beside the beach, can’t be beaten, but the compartments are undeniably cramped. There’s an attached bar-restaurant, with a very large menu (mains R40 to R125).
This modern hotel boasts a spectacular location, right above the wave-pounded rocks at the Point. There’s a decent restaurant and the spacious rooms have balconies with ocean views.
Part of the Protea chain, this is a classy hotel set in the old post-office building. Its restaurant, Café Gannet , has a large seafood, meat and pizza menu.
A total overhaul has turned this into a great backpacker hostel whose focal point is the bar and deck with views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. One of the dorms is en suite and has its own kitchen.
It’s a way from the centre, but this is a great budget option with en-suite rooms in a quiet, residential area. Staff are friendly and can arrange activities.
You’ll find mainly double rooms at this large, spruce Victorian house on the hill a few blocks up from Main St. It tends to be quieter and more relaxing than other places and there’s a free breakfast.
Well-run and friendly, Albergo can organise just about any activity in the area. The upstairs dorm has huge windows and stellar ocean views from the balcony.
Offering views of the Keurboom Lagoon and the ocean, La Vista Lodge is a 3-minute drive from the centre of Plettenberg Bay. It features an outdoor pool with sun loungers...
Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, Views Hotel offers luxury suites with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. It features indoor and outdoor pools, and free Wi-Fi access...
Situated at the tip of Thesens Island, Lofts Boutique Hotel offers uniquely themed accommodation and extensive spa treatments with an outdoor swimming pool. All with stunning views of Knysna Lagoon...
Located on a 3 acre estate, this property offers luxury rooms with lagoon views, 2 swimming pools and a landscaped garden. It is 15 minutes’ drive from Pezula Golf Club. St...
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