A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection

A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
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A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection
A night at The Plettenberg with the McGrath collection

Plettenberg bay is a well known coastal town on the popular garden route of South Africa. This little coastal village has a hub of activities and if whale watching is one of them, then it is the right destination for you. The only thing you need to decide is where to stay.

The Plettenberg is one of the three hotels in the Liz Mcgrath Collection. Know for their luxury and five-star experience, The Plettenberg doesn't disappoint. 

The Hotel is situated on a hilltop overlooking the ocean with uninterrupted views and is roughly a six-hour drive from Cape Town.  With it being the popular garden route there is plenty of opportunities to experience all it has to offer along the way! You also have the option to fly into the local airport should time be limited. 

The hotel is classically decorated with an ocean theme running throughout. Its no wonder with the views that it boasts. With a gourmet restaurant and boutique shop, between shopping and eating what more could you need.

Each room feels like the penthouse of some of the top hotels in the world. With walk-in closets, large bathrooms, a lounge, and the bedroom separate you will have space and comfort for your trip. 

The bedrooms have coffee stations, minibars and of course king size beds. Be sure to request a room with a view when you book! Overlooking the ocean will let a wave of tranquility wash over you! 

Dining at The Plettenberg is an experience not to be missed. The food is served at their contemporary restaurant Seafood and group executive chef Peter Templehoff and his team have delivered in all areas. The menu has the classics such as the famous cheese souffle that is a must along with several seafood dishes that draw on inspiration from the ocean and the bounty it has to offer. The view is magnificent overlooking the ocean and with glass panels, you are sure not to miss it! 

If you find yourself in Plettenberg - it is a hub of activities. You can experience whale watching or Sup boarding. You could wander to local wine farms and have long lunches or you could visit one of the several animal sanctuaries in the area. If you just feel like relaxing then finding your way to the pool whilst overlooking the ocean isn't a bad option either. 

The staff is always available to help should you require anything and have a fantastic knowledge of the area and all it has to offer! I know that next time I visit Plettenberg I would like to linger longer and experience it all. All I can say is that one night is simply not enough to experience not only this amazing hotel but Plettenberg bay! 

-Melissa 

Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay

Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay
Exploring the Kurland in Plettenberg Bay

Would you like to step back in time into a by gone era? A place where high tea is at 3 pm, polo horses surround you and the interior engulfs you in authentic warmth and charm. 
Meet The Kurland, a luxury boutique hotel offering gracious country living. A property just a stone throw from Plettenberg bay that will transport you back in time! 

Travelling from Cape Town, The Kurland is roughly a little over 6 hours drive out on the N2, the main highway running along the Garden Route. 
If you are flying into Cape Town International you will need to rent a car and trust me, it will be well worth it! The Kurland is situated between majestic mountains and pristine beaches of Nature's Valley. 

The hotel is situated on a 700-hectare private estate that has 12 gorgeous suites offering utter privacy and luxury. The hotel is child-friendly and has several options to engage your little one on your stay including playrooms filled with wonderful toys. 
With an on site spa and tennis court, there is something for Mom and Dad, an oasis to keep the whole family happy. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy you can take a drive with the quad bikes across the property or visit the Polo horses and grounds that are perfectly manicured! You will find the staff exceptionally attentive with every need being fulfilled at a moments notice.

The rooms are lavish with a touch of yesteryear. Each room has a unique theme running through the interior and boasts a fireplace that will keep you very cozy should you visit in the winter like I did. The bathrooms are spacious with under floor heating to keep your toes warm, which is a little touch I am obsessed with! I had possibly one of the best nights sleep I have ever had with a crackling fireplace humming me into dreamland and an engulfing king-size bed!

Executive Chef Leon Coetzee provides an elevated dining experience whilst keeping country charm. A modern take on classic dishes. 
If you are in the mood for high tea then why not enjoy freshly baked scones and cucumber sandwiches. I sure did!   

You need not leave the property during your stay as it caters to every conceivable want. You can go on a hike, visit the horses, go to the spa for the day or get involved in the action packed Polo events. This property offers something for the family, which is a wonderful change to most places that don’t really accommodate the little ones. It was great seeing such a family oriented destination that doesn’t compromise on quality. 

-Melissa