The Coast With The Most

If you’re looking for an inspiring local get away or just want to enjoy the last few weeks of summer in the sun and on a beautiful coast, look no further. Here are two top notch coastal spots in Plettenberg Bay that you simply cannot miss out on.


Words by Estee Kershoff

The Old Rectory (

Sleep – A contemporary boutique hotel transferred into an immaculately restored national monument dating to 1777, The Old Rectory resides in Plett’s most historic building. Gabriël Fagan Architects, EF Architects and Align Designs worked together closely to create the 18 character-filled luxury suites, each with its own private terrace or garden, and public areas.

Eat – An exclusive-use on-site bar and restaurant means guests never have to leave the grounds – or queue.

Relax – Book a treatment at the boutique spa or venture out to discover the region’s burgeoning wine route.




Emily Moon River Lodge (

Sleep – Book one of the lodge’s 10 luxury suites or The River House, a private abode on the banks of the Piesang River 3km from the resort. With six bedrooms, a volleyball court, swimming pool, trampoline and canoes, it makes for the perfect holiday-home rental.

Eat – Enjoy wood-fired pizzas, cocktails and Instagrammable surrounds at Simon’s Bar (left), upstairs from Emily Moon.

Relax – While away the day on your private deck or explore the surrounding wetlands.





Images: Greg Cox