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Plett’s Ultimate Lookout
October 21, 2014

Slow Magazine recently featured The Plettenberg, highlighting The Lookout Villa. Here’s an excerpt from the lovely piece.

“Discerning visitors wanting to explore these spectacular natural offerings from the town’s most enviable base need look no further than The Lookout Villa at The Plettenberg Hotel, all part of The Collection by Liz McGrath. Overlooking one of South Africa’s most beautiful bays, The Lookout Villa offers guests a view of magical sunrises, pods of whales breaching in the winter months and dolphins swimming by throughout the year. The family-friendly three bedroom villa marries contemporary African design with a simple, fresh seaside palette.

“Soft sand and ocean colours are complemented by a mixture of natural textures and lighting, imbuing the villa with a light, relaxing atmosphere. The luxuriously outfitted space boasts an open-plan lounge and dining room, a well-stocked galley kitchen, access to a private swimming pool and garden, airconditioning, flatscreen televisions, satellite, wireless Internet access, DVD players, a full housekeeping service, parking, and all the other modern conveniences that permit guests to simply switch off and enjoy the view. A welcome bottle of wine, sumptuous bathroom amenities, romantic turndowns with sparkling wine for honeymooners, and tea and coffee delivered each morning are the personal touches that further set The Lookout Villa apart.

“Situated on a rocky headland, The Plettenberg Hotel is a five-star owner-managed escape. The beautiful finishes, warm service and luxurious comfort that permeate the hotel make it difficult to leave not only the villa, but also any of the other 36 individually decorated rooms and suites on the property.”

Have you stayed at The Plettenberg? What were the stand-out moments for you? Let us know in the comments.

Posted by Veronique Rossouw in The Plettenberg


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