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Sunset Cottage, 2 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony
The apartment is one of 12 Self Catering Apartments on the premises and gives you the "small boutique holiday resort" feeling. It is situated approximately 700m from Lookout Beach and 400m from Town Center. Perfectly situated for visitors who want to walk to the beach and restaurants. Please note that there are two swimming pools on the premises for the use of all guests. Loud music / noise / events / parties / is strictly prohibited.
$88 per night
Guest suite in Plettenberg Bay
Garden Suite, beautifully appointed, self catering
Entire private apartment with secure parking on the premises. Beautifully appointed with all the comforts and amenities. 10 minutes walk to Robberg beach and in close proximity to shops restaurants and golf courses. Hosts are eager to recommend ans assist with booking activities in the area. We have high speed fiber ideal for working remotely
$59 per night
Apartment in Plettenberg Bay
Sand Dollar - Luxury Apartment in Plett
This modern and spacious luxury apartment is only a few steps away from the beautiful Lookout Beach and lagoon, with magnificent views of the ocean and mountains. The apartment is also walking distance from the shops and restaurants.
$255 per night

Stay near Plettenberg Bay's top sights

Robberg Nature Reserve327 locals recommend
Beacon Island Resort30 locals recommend
The Lookout Deck135 locals recommend
Old Nick Village116 locals recommend
The Fat Fish155 locals recommend
Keurbooms Lagoon3 locals recommend

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$80 per night
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$74 per night
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Capricorn Studio One | 150m Solar Beach
$85 per night
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Mountain and Sea View Getaway Plett
$83 per night
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The Little Tin House
$64 per night
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La Med - Luxurious Ocean View
$180 per night
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The Perfect Plettenberg Stay
$72 per night
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Treebia - Loadshedding free, 5 min from everything
$79 per night
Condo in Plettenberg Bay
Stunning luxurious 2 Bedroom Gem
$106 per night
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Tree View Loft Garden Apartment
$81 per night
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Chic APT in the ❤️ of Plett | Insta-worthy views
$75 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Plettenberg Bay

Total rentals

1.4K properties

Rentals with a pool

780 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

190 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

960 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

23K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Plettenberg Bay

All About Plettenberg Bay

Commonly referred to by locals as Plett, Plettenberg Bay is a coastal town with some of the most spectacular coastline and indigenous forests in South Africa. Sparkling white sand, craggy mountains, and cerulean oceans all converge close to where the Eastern Cape meets its western counterpart. The ocean is a major draw in this region. People come from all over to swim, surf, fish, and go boating.

The town is a stop on South Africa’s famous Garden Route, which combines lush vineyards, jewel-toned protea, and rugged coastline. Plettenberg Bay has two main beaches: Keurbooms Beach to the north, known for its crystal-blue lagoon, and the Robberg Peninsula to the south, distinguished by its steep cliffs and rocky shores. After a day on the water, hop in a car and cruise along to Knysna for a scenic boat trip or take a ride to Mossel Bay for a picturesque round of golf.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Plettenberg Bay

An ideal time to book accommodations in Plettenberg Bay is between December and April. This period is South Africa’s summer and early fall, and temperatures in Plettenberg Bay are at their balmiest with beautiful ocean breezes to match. The evenings are not as chilly as they are in winter, and the ocean is warm and perfect for surfing. Annual events to watch out for during these times include an inflatable boat competition and the Watercourse History Festival in February, which hosts a wide variety of presentations and showcases South African history, from ancient archaeology to artifacts and archived videos and photographs.

Top things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Robberg Nature Reserve

Robberg Nature Reserve is a coastal World Heritage site famed for its rock formations — some dating back as far as 120 million years ago to the time of the supercontinent Gondwanaland — and its caves, which are home to artifacts and remnants of Stone Age inhabitants. The reserve also boasts striking coastal vistas and a scenic trail for hiking.

Old Nick Village

What was once a 19th-century farm complex now houses a shopping center, gardens, and an event space. Most of the buildings that make up the complex were built in the 1880s, but the insides have been lovingly restored into beautiful, sustainable shops where local artists sell their work. You’ll find unique home decor, contemporary African-style clothing and accessories, pottery, and African artwork. At the Mungo Mill, you can learn about and purchase South African textiles that are made on site.

Lookout Beach

Lookout Beach is one of Plettenberg’s best-known beaches, not only for the sapphire blue waters of the Keurbooms Lagoon but also for its circular beach-walking trail and its gently sloping sand dunes. Lookout Beach is also home to one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the Plettenberg area, which serves up stunning fresh seafood.

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