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Plettenberg Bay is the ultimate seaside        drinks on the terrace overlooking the bay      Top: The magnificent
       getaway, offering a multitude of        or a cocktail in the stylish, contemporary     view from the main
       varied and unique experiences for all   Sandbar.                                       pool.
ages. It’s a destination with a year-round     With the illusion of flowing right into the
temperate climate, beautiful beaches and       bay beyond The Plettenberg, both of the        Bottom from left: White
unrivalled scenery – it’s also a destination   pools at the hotel offer stunning views and    on white - feeling fresh.
that has a culture of conservation,            poolside service. With loungers set out        The ultimate location,
living history, and annual events and          daily, guests can take the time to watch       perched just above
festivals, as well as a flourishing creative   surfers ride the waves below, or pods of       Lookout Beach. Classic
community.                                     dolphins play in the waves and just take in    interiors. Early morning
Tucked neatly into the Garden Route,           the beauty of Plettenberg Bay.                 flight.
Plettenberg Bay also boasts golden             For those wanting a true relax and to          .
beaches, a rugged peninsula and dense          unwind, Fresh Wellness Spa is the place
green forests. There’s so much to see          to visit where a highly trained team of        Photos from The
and discover that is rich with adventure,      therapists will work their magic. A key        Collection.
experience and spectacular sightseeing.        focus of the treatment menu at Fresh
Explore the gastronomy offerings of the        Wellness Spa is on natural and indigenous
Garden Route, take a cultural sojourn          ingredients, which are used in the natural
through the area, and discover the bays,       oils and massages.
beaches and beautiful forests for which        Plettenberg Bay offers visitors so much
this region of South Africa is famous for.     to see and discover that is rich with
In the heart of this region you will find The  adventure, experience and spectacular
Plettenberg with 37 individually, stylishly    sightseeing right throughout the year.
decorated rooms and suites and two stand       For those adventure seekers, why not
alone Villas. The Plettenberg, recently        visit the Bloukrans bungee jump, the
voted No. 5 on the list of Top Hotels in       world’s highest commercial bridge
South Africa by TripAdvisor, offers its        jump (216m) set amid the beauty of the
guests some of the most breathtaking           Tsitsikamma Forest. Skydive in Plett for
vistas in Southern Africa with views           what is said to be “the most scenic drop
of the ocean, mountains and endless            zone in the world”. Keep things sky high
stretches of golden beaches. Pods of           with a Tsitsikamma canopy tour, where
whales and dolphins, darting seagulls and      participants follow a course 30m above
ocean views can all be enjoyed from The        the forest floor.
Plettenberg.                                   Those who like to stay closer to the
SeaFood at The Plettenberg is a                ground will enjoy the Outeniqua biking
celebration of the local marine bounty and     trails, self-guided trails in the Harkerville
seasonal produce of the Plettenberg Bay        coastal forests and marine reserve.
area and a true reflection of its seaside      Another must-see site is Groot Boom in
location. Set in a sophisticated and           the Tsitsikamma National Park (a diverse
contemporary environment with views of         and beautiful reserve encompassing
the bay and mountains, Seafood at The          five eco-systems, with many activities
Plettenberg offers a unique and special        and hiking trails). The “Big Tree” is an
dining experience. Drawing inspiration         Outeniqua yellowwood, native to the
from the rich marine life that can be found    montane forests of Southern Africa; it is
in Plettenberg Bay, The Collection by Liz      estimated to be between 600 and 1000
McGrath’s award-winning Executive Chef         years old, and is said to be South Africa’s
Peter Tempelhoff and the SeaFood’s             oldest yellowwood.
culinary team have created menus that          Golf is also very popular along the Garden
showcase the freshest of fish and a            Route, which was named the 2014 Golf
sustainable taste of the region’s best
produce. SeaFood at The Plettenberg
is open daily for breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Guests are encouraged to enjoy

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