Plettenberg Bay

The Old Rectory Hotel and Spa

Official Rating

‘Historic Boutique Hotel in a Spectacular Location’

The Old Rectory Hotel and Spa is boutique beach hotel located within the oldest surviving building in Plett.  Built in 1777, it is a National Monument Building that has retained beautifully authentic features throughout. Find exposed wooden beams and stonework in Nibbles Bar, where guests can sample wines from the hotel’s own estate. The hotel is idyllically located along a great route - the Garden Route - perfect for South African adventures, and it also sits just a short walk away from some of Plett’s most beautiful beaches. Head to the coast for beautiful walks or to see whales in the bay. 18 sumptuous suites promise peace and tranquillity, with king size four poster beds and en suite bathrooms – choose from pool or garden views then sit back and relax. When dinner time rolls around, the aptly-named 1777 restaurant offers cuisines both inspired by the South African location and influenced by European flavours.

In Our Opinion

‘Everything about this hotel is just beautiful – from the historic interiors to the tranquil spa and the idyllic location close to the beach. It’s a perfect stop for a South African adventure.’


1777's menu is inspired by the history of the Western Cape with influences from European and African cuisines. Select favourite dishes are served year-round, including fresh seafood, but the menu changes seasonally to showcase fresh, organic produce.

Nibbles Bar

This atmospheric bar has interiors inspired by South Africa’s rich history, with original beams and exposed stone. Guests can enjoy fine wines from the hotel’s own estate, craft gins, single malt whiskies and delicious cocktails.


  • Saltwater swimming pool with deck
  • Garden
  • Beach access

The Sanctuary Spa

  • Hammam
  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Massages
  • Facial treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Couples treatments


  • Wi-fi
  • Room service
  • Laundry

The Old Rectory Hotel and Spa welcomes children of all ages, and offers the following to ensure they have an enjoyable stay:


  • Children under 2 years of age stay free of charge when sharing a room with full paying adults
  • Inter-leading rooms are available
  • Cots can be added to rooms on request


  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge, and advance booking is required


The Old Rectory Hotel and Spa is in Plettenberg Bay, close to South Africa’s Garden Route. The closest airport is Plettenberg Bay, a 20-minute drive away.

Nearby Attractions Include:

  • Lookout Beach – 0.9 miles
  • Pansyshell Bank – 1.8 miles
  • Plettenberg Bay Country Club – 2 miles