Best located Hotel in Plettenberg Bay

The year has been long and exhausting, but the holidays are finally approaching. Some people stay within their own borders while others feel a draw to more distant realms. Plettenberg Bay is one of those places that draws travelers under its spell every year with picturesque landscapes unlike any other place in South Africa.

The Hotel La Vista Lodge **** impresses guests not only for its service, which meets all needs from laundry services to massages and beautiful dinners; but also because of the dreamy atmosphere that you can't get anywhere else in this country!

Plettenberg Bay Hotel with Pool

Image: La Vista Lodge - 4 Star Boutique Hotel in Plettenberg Bay, 13.07.2021


Fantastic stay in Plettenberg Bay at La Vista Lodge

La Vista Lodge is more than just a place to sleep when visiting Plettenberg Bay, it's an experience. The 4 star hotel provides all the amenities your heart desires and its romantic atmosphere will convince you that this isn't just any ordinary lodge while staying in one of their spacious rooms. If there are two things La Vista offers; they're romance and luxurious comfort - stay here for some great rest at a competitive price!

If you arrive by plane to Plettenberg Bay, the hotel offers its guests a free airport transfer. This drives at any time of the day or night and safely chauffeurs guests to the holiday residence. If you prefer to travel by car, there is a free car parking on the premises.

Luxury Accommodation

The hotel's grounds are lush, inviting, and relaxing. It offers a variety of outdoor activities for people looking to vacation in style with all the luxuries one could hope for: eating out on the terrace or by having a drink at the bar; sitting poolside at a pool with infinity views while reading under a tree canopy or doing yoga on your private verandah; as well as getting pampered in your suite which includes massages that help ease your mind from any tension you may have built up throughout your day.

Perfect location and fantastic views

La Vista Lodge is located in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, a picturesque coastal town on "the garden route". This is a 300 km long panoramic road that runs along the coast of South Africa. Port Elizabeth is 210 km from Plettenberg Bay and the capital - Cape Town - can be reached after approx. 600 km.

Have you ever seen a bay that meanders like the Plettenberg Bay?

Keurbooms Lagoon

This is called Keurbooms Lagoon, and it's protected from high waves by the "Robberg Nature Reserve" peninsula. From our hotel we can see all of this beautiful scenery: The Tsitsikamma Mountains as well as much more!

7 great suites and double rooms

The beautiful hotel in Plettenberg Bay offers its guests a large selection of double rooms and seven suites:

Honeymoon Suite

SUPERIOR DELUXE SEA AND LAGOON View - Honeymoon Suite N°1 : On the top floor of the hotel there is a suite for newlyweds. Due to the unique location, lovers can enjoy a 270 degree view on the large balcony and let their gaze wander over the vastness of the Indian Ocean. 

SUPERIOR SEA AND LAGOON VIEW - Luxury King Suite N°2 : Located on the same floor is the Lagoon View Luxury King Suite. Visitors can pass the time on the room's own balcony and enjoy the South African snacks in the minibar.

COMFORT MOUNTAIN VIEW - Luxury Suite N°3 : If you've had enough of the sea, you should book a night in the Mountain View Suite. The small balcony draws attention to the hotel's gardens and the Tsitsikamma Mountains.

COMFORT GARDEN Standard Suite N°4 : Another suite of the boutique hotel is the Garden Twin Room. The suite is slightly smaller than the other lodges, but has two single beds and a small balcony.

COMFORT GARDEN AND SEA VIEW Standard Double Suite N°5: In this room of the luxury hotel, what is happening in the garden and at the lagoon can be observed. As the suite is located on the lowest floor, guests can access the outdoor pool from their own terrace.

SUPERIOR SEA AND LAGOON VIEW - Luxury Suite N°6: Guests with children can settle in the beautiful Lagoon View Luxury Suite. You also have a direct connection to the outside area.

SUPERIOR SEA AND LAGOON VIEW - Luxury Suite N°7: If the Ocean and Lagoon View Honeymoon Suite is already fully booked, the Lagoon View Luxury Suite is a great alternative. It is located on the lowest hotel level and offers all imaginable amenities.

The average price at our Plettenberg Bay Accommodation depends on two factors: the selected room and the period of travel. A non-binding inquiry can be made by email or via our contact page.

If you want to book directly, you can do so directly on the Plettenberg Bay Hotel's website. You can read reviews of our hotel and calculate the price per night.

Lots of restaurants in the immediate area

The restaurants Surf Cafe, The Bungalow, Simon's Bar and Emily Moon are in the immediate vicinity of the property. Here you can enjoy local specialties and all kinds of delicacies. Those who prefer to stay inside the 5 star hotel can enjoy Seafood at The Plettenberg.

The hotel's own restaurant offers an exceptional breakfast every day on the Lagoon View Deck. In the evening, you can feast on a three-course menu made from seasonal products. A freshly caught fish can be ordered, garnished with herbs and root vegetables from their own food forest.

The perfect starting point for many activities in and around Plettenberg Bay

The region around Plettenberg Bay is rich in attractions and offers a wide range of Garden Route activities. Visitors have the option to take a leisurely stroll to Plettenberg Bay Beach, which is just a 30-minute walk away. In addition, the Robberg Nature Reserve is ideal for hikes and exotic animals can be admired in the Elephant Sanctuary and Monkeyland.

Testimonials from our customers

""Location: very nice location overlooking the bay of Plettenberg Bay

Staff: exceptionally friendly, courteous and competent staff

Room: our room had a gigantic roof terrace where we could relax and enjoy the view if needed. As expected, the room was very well equipped.

Breakfast: exceptionally good and tasty breakfast with a great selection

Welcome: the very friendly welcome, including a welcome drink, deserves special mention.

Conclusion: Plettenberg Bay is a good starting point for hikes (Robberg Nature Reserve) or other activities in the region. In addition to very good restaurants, the city also offers very well stocked supermarkets and thus everything you might need.

Thank you - we would love to come back!

Greetings from Germany!" - Tobias H., January 2020

"Very nice location with an overwhelming view. Very large and tasteful furnishings and rooms. Very nice hosts and employees. A good breakfast and nice pool. The guest house is highly recommended" - gbeuth309781, February 2020

"It was our first stay in Plettenberg bay and also in this great house. Almost every room offers a magnificent view of the bay. The breakfast offered a great selection of fruit and muesli, various warm and cold snacks and the selection of fresh prepared eggs. The staff was friendly and very courteous, and the service in the evening with our own well-stocked bar in the building made the offer perfect! Thank you for the great room upgrade! We'll be back." - Atze57, December 2019

Find out more about Plettenberg Bay

The city on the Indian Ocean is relatively manageable. It currently houses around 9,000 residents. During the holiday season, however, the population increases considerably and sometimes even exceeds the 50,000 mark. It is recommended to visit the South African city from January to May and from October to December. During these months the temperatures are pleasant and precipitation is reduced to a minimum.

The history of the "beautiful bay"

The history of Plettenberg Bay can be traced back to 1778. The governor of the Cape Colony - Joachim von Plettenberg - placed the small piece of land under the administrative sovereignty of the Dutch-East India trading company. In memory of the governor, the bay was finally given the name Plettenberg Bay. The bay was mainly used as a port and whaling station. Over time, Plettenberg Bay turned into a vacation paradise.

Sights and Action in Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay can rightly be called the most popular vacation spot on the Garden Route. Not only international travelers are drawn to the beautiful town, but South Africans also like to spend their holidays in the Keurbooms Lagoon. This is due to the wonderful ambience, but can also be attributed to the countless leisure activities:

Beach and water sports

Since Plettenberg Bay is located directly on the Indian Ocean, the sea can be used for all kinds of activities and amusements. You can surf, sail and swim at Robberg and Keurbooms Beaches, as well as Plett Wedge and The Wreck. In addition, it is also possible to use the underwater dive trail. It meanders along the coast and leads snorkelers and divers past the seaside resort's unique coral banks. The water temperature averages between 18 and 23 degrees.

For the more adventurous, canoeing on the Keurbooms River is great. The river provides fun and excitement and spoils the athletes with an incredible landscape.

Whale watching

While the dolphins can be seen all year round, the whales can only be seen between July and September. The giants can be seen up close on a boat.

Nature reserves and national parks

The Robberg Nature Reserve is just a stone's throw from Plettenberg Bay. Holidaymakers can put their fitness to the test here and take various hiking routes. The cliffs of the reserve overlook the ocean and, if you're lucky, whales and dolphins poke their heads out of the water.


You can put your skills to the test on the Plettenberg Bay Country Club, Rietvlei Mashie and Goose Valley golf courses. The clubs also warmly welcome beginners.


In addition to the countless animal parks that house birds, wild cats, monkeys and elephants, you can also follow the trail of the exotic. For example, safari tours in open 4x4 vehicles or on horseback are offered in the 2,200 hectare Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve. No matter what you choose, this memory will last forever.

Conclusion - great Garden Route Hotel near the beach and in natural paradise

La Vista Lodge is an exceptional hotel in the heart of the Garden Route. The 4 Star Plettenberg Bay Hotel spoils its guests with a wonderful ambience, cozy luxury suites and excellent food. If you have made extensive use of the outdoor area of the accommodation, you can use the surrounding area with its wide range of leisure activities. In addition to sporting activities such as hiking, surfing and golf, you can also get incredibly close to the animal kingdom.