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The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa

“A boutique beach escape in the heart of Plettenberg Bay”

Budget level: Mid-Range
South Africa
When to Go
All Year
Property Type
Garden Route
Kids Min Age
All Ages

The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa is an intimate coastal hideaway. Ideally located along South Africa’s treasured Garden Route, guests can discover the oldest surviving building in Plettenberg Bay, dating back to 1777, while enjoying fine-dining, spa and wellness pursuits, and luxurious guest suites all within a leisurely stroll to some of the country’s most pristine beaches. 

Experience & Activities 

Swim in the Indian ocean, see the whales in the bay, take long beach walks and dips in the sparkling pool when you base yourself at this beautiful boutique beach hotel in Plettenberg Bay. Perfectly located to explore all that the Garden Route has to offer, The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa offers guests the chance to unplug, reset and relax in a magnificent setting. 

Plettenberg Bay is often referred to as ‘The Jewel of the Garden Route,’ and it only takes one visit to this special part of the world to understand why. There’s so much to see and do, from hiking trails and wine farms to superb restaurants and spa treatments.  

Optional activities include exploring the Plett Winelands, enjoying a spa day, taking a ferry to the Knysna Heads, hiking the Robberg Peninsula, whale-watching, exploring the picturesque seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, soaking up the sun aboard a catamaran, supporting local wildlife sanctuary, swinging through the trees in Tsitsikamma, kayaking, bungee jumping, and more. 


The Suites: With only 18 suites, The Old Rectory is the ideal getaway if you are looking for a peaceful, quiet, and personal weekend away or holiday. Each suite is furnished with king-sized beds and includes a luxurious rain shower, large bath and a private outdoor terrace or garden. A private foyer connects some suites to transform two rooms into one unit for a family or group stay. 


Why we like it

  • Ideal for families or groups 
  • Curated spa and wellness therapies 
  • Close to Plett Winelands 
  • Unique South African heritage 
  • Children of all ages welcome 

Retreat to the coast in Plettenberg Bay

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