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The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa: Spa Specials

The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa: Spa Specials

The Old Rectory Spa in Plettenberg Bay has been designed to revitalise and restore body, mind and soul. It's a place of absolute tranquillity and relaxation, welcoming our boutique hotel guests as well as anyone visiting or staying in this magical part of the world. Treatments range from massages and facials to manicures, pedicures and full body treatments. If you are in the Plettenberg Bay area or planning a holiday here, join us for a spa day and make the most of our Winter Spa Specials.

Restaurant 1777: Specials

Restaurant 1777: Specials

Midweek dinners under the stars, Friday nights with friends, special occasions celebrated in style, and Sunday sharing platters for all the family… join us for a memorable dining experience in the heart of Plettenberg Bay at Restaurant 1777 at The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa.

Great things to do with the kids on the Garden Route

Great things to do with the kids on the Garden Route

Keen to enjoy some sun, sand and special family time? The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s top family-friendly holiday destinations. From beautiful beaches and amazing hiking trails to wildlife sanctuaries, boat cruises and more – there is truly something for the whole family to enjoy. These are our top 10 things to do with kids when you visit.

Garden Route gems not to miss

Garden Route gems not to miss

Each town along the Garden Route has something unique to offer – from extreme outdoor activities and pristine beaches to incomparable views and an abundance of natural beauty to explore. The list of things to do is endless, and the choice can be overwhelming. Here are a few of our suggestions.

Our Plettenberg Bay Holiday Checklist

Our Plettenberg Bay Holiday Checklist

Plettenberg Bay is often referred to as 'The Jewel of the Garden Route' and it only takes one visit to our special part of the world to understand why. We are incredibly privileged to call it home to three of our beautiful Rare Earth Retreats properties - our Country House, Kay and Monty and The Old Rectory. From sundowner spots, hiking trails and wine farms to beaches and spa treatments, there's so much to see and do in the area so here is a quick Plettenberg Bay holiday checklist.

Plettenberg Bay Winter Festival Guide

Plettenberg Bay Winter Festival Guide

Home to three of our properties in the Rare Earth Retreats portfolio, The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa, Country House and Kay and Monty, the Garden Route is a wonderful destination all year round – including winter! The summer crowds are gone, the whales are in the bay, you can still experience glorious beach days and there are some fantastic festivals to put in your diary. Here's our Plettenberg Bay Winter Festival Guide.

How to plan your holiday on the Garden Route

How to plan your holiday on the Garden Route

If you're planning a holiday in South Africa, consider adding the Garden Route to your travel itinerary. Home to two of our properties, The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa and Country House, the Garden Route tops many travel bucket lists - and with good reason.Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know when it comes to planning your trip on the Garden Route.

Exploring Plettenberg Bay's Beaches

Exploring Plettenberg Bay's Beaches

Plettenberg Bay, known to locals as 'Plett', is famous for its pristine beaches but for anyone new to the area, the amazing choice and seemingly endless miles of glorious coastline can be a little overwhelming. Where is the best spot to go? Which beach is safest for swimming and where will the kids love? To help, here's a quick guide to the wonderful beaches of Plettenberg Bay.

The Garden Route: a UNESCO Biosphere

The Garden Route: a UNESCO Biosphere

We are lucky to call the Garden Route home to three of our beautiful Rare Earth Retreats properties - our Country House, Kay and Monty Vineyards and The Old Rectory - and so we were delighted  with the news that the Garden Route has been recently named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This world-renowned status shines a light on the region's importance in South Africa and its rich coastal, marine and terrestrial ecosystems. 

NEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL: THE OLD RECTORY

NEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL: THE OLD RECTORY

We are delighted to welcome The Old Rectory to our Rare Earth Retreats portfolio. Located in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, one of South Africa’s best-loved coastal towns on the Garden Route, The Old Rectory is an immaculately restored national monument, re-imagined into an intimate boutique hotel. Take a quick look inside...