Recognised by Small Luxury Hotels of the World™

26 April 2020

— by Adre Nel —

The Plettenberg on the Garden Route and The Marine hotel in Hermanus: Two of South Africa’s Finest Seaside Hotels are the Country’s First to be Recognised by Small Luxury Hotels of the World™

Two of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels, The Plettenberg and The Marine, are among the most recent additions to the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ platform, which is recognised the world over. Fewer than one in 20 applicants receives this accolade and all listed hotels have been personally visited and verified by Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ to ensure that each establishment offers an astonishingly intimate and personal experience to each and every valued traveller.

Both The Plettenberg and The Marine form part of the illustrious Liz McGrath Collection; together offering travellers from across the globe unrivalled panoramic vistas of ocean, mountain and lush flora that are characteristic of the South African coastline. Nestled along the verdant Garden Route on SouthAfrica’s spectacular East Coast, Plettenberg Bay boasts an ever-temperate climate and golden beaches, making it the ultimate South African seaside escape. With 37 beautifully appointed rooms and villas and a world-class restaurant to boot, The Plettenberg effortlessly showcases the oceanside resort town that is affectionately referred to by locals as ‘Plett’.

The Marine Hotel is located slightly closer to Cape Town, along a cliffy outcrop in Walker Bay, Hermanus, offering guests the exclusive opportunity to experience the world’s finest land-based whale watching between June and November each year. These majestic sea mammals can be viewed from the comfort of an ocean-facing suite, or from afar on one of the numerous Overberg hiking trails. Like its sister hotel, The Plettenberg, The Marine values exquisite cuisine, and with Head Chef Tronette Dippenaar in the kitchen, travellers can expect nothing less than an array of culinary delights.

Both seasoned and sporadic travellers alike can rest assured this duo of five-star hotels will offer nothing less than world-class excellence – excellence that has now received the exclusive endorsement of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™.


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