The town of Plettenberg Bay is a small and vibrant collection of local business, charming retails stores and delightful restaurants. During June & July, Plett’s winter months, the town reinvents itself as a hub of arts and culture during the Plett Arts Festival. The festival includes Plett Food & Film, a celebration of films paired with dishes inspired by each film, musical performances, art exhibitions, and more to tantalise taste buds, delight the senses and ensure that winter is never a dull time of year in Plettenberg Bay.

View the full Plett Arts Festival schedule here.

If you are a traveller who likes to be close to action, then you would do well to choose one of these exquisite accommodation establishments close to the town centre of Plett – close enough to town, close enough to the beaches with many offering the same magnificent views that you would expect from Plettenberg Bay. Read on below for more reasons to visit Plettenberg Bay this winter.

Bosavern Guest House

Bosavern Guest House is a stylish and upmarket guesthouse located upon a cliff overlooking the bay with views of Robberg Beach, the reserve and the popular Plett Country Club. Bosavern Guest House has five spacious and luxurious double guestrooms, all boast patios with beautiful views.

Grand Cafe & Rooms

The Grand Café & Rooms is an elegant and charming accommodation option, full of old world charm with lovely lagoon, ocean and mountain views. Conveniently located at the quieter end of Plett’s Main Street – The Grand is the ideal base for exploring the area and perusing the coastal town. Each of the Grand’s seven rooms have been individually designed and includes Grand-size French style beds, goose-down linen and Grand bathroom amenities – a true holiday “spoil”.

Nothando Backpackers

For comfort and convenience, look no further than Plett’s 5* Nothando Backpackers. Upmarket with both spacious dorms and luxury en-suite double rooms, Nothando makes a refreshing change from your average hostel and is just a short walk from Plett’s Main Street and Plett Arts Festival venues.


Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac close to the centre of town, O’Hanna’s offers visitors a good variety of accommodations. Choose from bed & breakfast or self-catering accommodation, O’Hannas has nine B&B rooms and five self-catering units and includes a lovely deck and breakfast area for soaking up the sun.

Little Stint Apartment

If you’re looking for a bit of privacy and independence, then choose Little Stint self-catering apartment. This fully-equipped ground-floor unit has two bedrooms, perfect for a small family, within a remote-accessible complex with braai area and communal pool.

Plett Accommodation Specials

In addition to the Plett Arts Festival, here are some addition reasons to visit Plettenberg Bay this winter:

Whale Season: winter is the time of year when both Southern Right and Humpback whales make their way to our comparatively warm waters for mating and breeding. Whales can be viewed both from the short and from accredited marine safari boats – this is a truly unforgettable Plett experience.

Hiking and Walking: It is well known that Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma have some of the finest trails in South Africa. Winter in Plett, with generally sunny and windless days, makes for the perfect time to explore forest, Fynbos, beach and coastline.

Special Offers: As winter is a quieter time of year, many Plett businesses offer specials on meals, accommodation and activities. Visit our website for more information.

Plett Winelands: as with hiking, the slightly cooler temperatures mean that exploring the Plett Winelands can be done throughout the day either by biking, horseback-riding, self-drive or on a Plett wine tour. Sit back in the sun and enjoy the fruits of our Plett vineyards.

What’s not to love about winter in Plettenberg Bay? 🙂