My partner and I stayed for 2 nights. First of all the setting is stunning, you could spend a few days simply relaxing on the deck, watching the sun rise over misty mountains and glassy sea, wading in the pool or ocean (it was too cold in winter unfortunately), walking along the beach watching the pods of dolphins jump past. Paradise!
Next to mention is that the staff of this place are great people, they are full of good recommendations of things to do in the area, and just for a good yarn! Some of the stories that Charles told are unreal!
We organised to go to Tenikwa to get close to big cats (see our separate review), walked along the peninsula to Robberg Reserve (a must - plan a whole day here if you can), and Tsitsikamma National Park to see the swing bridge.
(This last recommendation was the only one that didn't really work out. We only had 2 hours and were hoping to visit the waterfall, but this takes 2 hours each way, so we could only do the suspension bridge. The admission was also 80pp rand when we expected 40. Only come here if you have at least half a day to spend)
The facilities were in top shape too. We stayed in the dorm room due to budget considerations, but it was spacious, clean, and we were offered a heater during the night as it was cold. The dorm had a large connecting bathroom with an awesome hot shower. The kitchen was well equipped. Charles offered to make us coffee every day, he really went out of his way for us. Another bonus for us was that we had the whole place all to ourselves over a weekend. That's low season for you! It will be a lot busier in summer.
Overall a friendly, beautiful and relaxed "backpackers". They've only been around for a few years, and these guys are at the top of their game. We highly recommend them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At backpackers beach house lodge we brag a perfect location on the main beach of Plett and only 3 streets away from Plett central. We are a 4 Star Backpackers and lodge (TGSCA)Plettenberg bay is a haven for outdoor and nature based activities, all of which our experienced staff will gladly organise and book for you. We offer a comprehensive information centre at our front reception and can advice on all activities available in and around Plett. When staying with us you will qualify for a discount at selected activities and restaurants. ... more less
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