The Number One Reason I Love The Plettenberg


Although there are a million, I’m sharing the number one reason!

I like to call Plettenberg Bay my second home because this small little town basically saw me growing up. Since I was a baby, every long weekend and school holiday was spent in Plett. The shop owners knew us by name and even today, so many years later, they can still picture us as kids.

The small town of Plett was a very small town. And by small I mean it had one main road with just a few shops. This main road with so few shops was known as ‘The Village’. The Village had everything you needed and nothing more. A super market, a jewellery shop, a CNA and many surf shops, just to name a few.

Plett has since changed and over the years we’ve watched the village develop. This small town even has a robot now! But the one thing that has never changed is The Plettenberg.

The Plettenberg

My fascination and love for hotels started here, in The Plettenberg. Although we have a holiday home, we’ve spent many hours drinking tea, sipping on cocktails, savouring the setting and lapping up the view.

The Plettenberg is and always has been one of my favourite hotels. It exudes class, sophistication and is a majestic and luxurious hotel.

After having only ever popped into the hotel for a drink or a cup of tea, or to watch the dolphins passing by, I have only ever dreamt of staying here. And last year, I finally did!

It was everything I imagined and more. The ultra luxury room to the food at dinner and the breakfast, it was a childhood dream come true. It was an unbelievable experience staying in a hotel where every little detail has been thought of and the staff go the extra mile with a smile.

Our bedroom suite offered panoramic views of the bay and every window outlooked a breathtaking view. Lying in bed listening to the ocean felt like we were out at sea. And waking up at the early hours of the morning to watch the sunrise up close took my breathe away.

Besides for a beautiful sunrise, if there’s one other thing that gets me up in the morning, it is breakfast. Breakfast at The Plettenberg was exceptional. It was a morning of fresh fruit, orange juice, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and vistas as far as the eye can see. And a buffet with a selection of treats fit for a queen.

So now I can tell you why I love The Plettenberg so much …

… Because I just do.

I have so many memories here and I hope to make more with every trip we make to Plett.

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