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a boutique beach escape in a superb garden route location

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 our 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 totally unplug, reset and relax in a magnificent setting. Get in touch to book your stay.


  • AT THE HEART OF PLETT | A fantastic location for your Garden Route adventures

  • A LUXURIOUS BEACH HIDEAWAY | World-class personal service, 24 hours a day

  • UNIQUE HERITAGE RESTORATION | The oldest surviving building in Plett, built in 1777

  • A GOURMET EXPERIENCE | Wine and dine at our restaurant, under the Milkwood tree

  • WHAT HOLIDAYS ARE MADE OF | Private beach picnics, sun, sea and sand

  • SPA RELAXATION | Massages and treatments to leave you refreshed and rejuvenated


The Suites

With only 18 suites, The Old Rectory is the ideal getaway if you are looking for a peaceful, tranquil and personal weekend away or holiday. Furnished with king-sized beds, suites include a luxurious rain shower, large bath and a private outdoor terrace or garden. Inter-leading suites can be arranged for families. For a large gathering, we also have the Strand Street Beach House (six suites).

The Restaurant, Bar and Spa

Charming architectural details and centuries of heritage make The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa feel like both a rare find and an intimate home-from-home. Our spa, cosy bar, swimming pool and celebrated restaurant offer enough by way of dining and leisure options that you may never want to leave. Our restaurant, bar and spa are also open to the public, everyone is welcome.

The Location

In the heart of Plettenberg Bay, one of South Africa’s most loved coastal towns, The Old Rectory is just a short stroll from some of Plett's pristine beaches. Plus, there is a flourishing local wine route to discover, a quaint town to explore and the Robberg Peninsula is a hop, skip and jump away. We are on hand to help you plan your excursions in and around Plettenberg Bay. 


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