Pine Lake Marina

Pine Lake Marina Pine Lake Marina is situated 5km outside Sedgefield, in the heart of the Garden Route National Reserve and on the banks of the Swartviel Lake. It is one of the most beautiful places to stay, with magnificent views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The resort offers self-catering accommodation with a whole host of on-site activities, which makes it the perfect...

Myoli Beach Lodge & Cabanas

Myoli Beach Lodge & Cabanas This self-catering beachfront holiday resort offers 12 chalets and 10 cabanas, all of which are two-sleepers (which rules out families). The cabanas are somewhere between cosy and small, forcing you to get out and explore. Rates: R680-R1 870. Myoli Beach Lodge & Cabanas accepts No-Credit Cards.

Lakeside Lodge

Lakeside Lodge This four-star eco-retreat on the banks of Swartvlei Lake offers self-catering or B&B accommodation. It’s situated a few kilometres out of town at the end of a quiet road in a peaceful part of the forest, a couple of quiet jetties down from the buzz of Pine Lake Marina. The property has just seven rooms. Rates: R275-R600. All major credit cards are accepted.

Lake Pleasant Living

Lake Pleasant Living Set on the far eastern side of town on the banks of Groenvlei Lake, these self-contained self-catering units offer comfortable accommodation. While it’s not super luxurious, it does the job nicely. The resort also has a spa, bar and gym. Rates: R1 455-R3 480 per unit. Lake Pleasant Living accepts all major credit cards.

Forest View Guest House

Forest View Guest House A three-star, five-room B&B with easy access to the town centre, Forest View has comfortable rooms and – as the name suggests – views of the surrounding mountains. Rates: R240-R300. Forest View Guest House accepts all major credit cards.


Cycleworx If you’re an active traveller, then the best option to explore all the forests and back roads would be the self-guided, self-propelled cycle tour. Mountain bikes are available for hire (and repair). Hours: Shop 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9.00pm-1.00pm Sat; 9.00am-noon public holidays. Rates: R75 per day, mountain bikes only. Cycleworx accepts all major Credit Cards:

Trattoria da Vinci

This intimate (though not small) Italian eatery is hidden away in a corner of a small shopping complex – but it’s hugely popular among the locals, so don’t be surprised if you have to wait for a table in season. The menu is excellent, with many of the meals (not just the pizzas!) made by hand and cooked in the wood-fired oven. The seafood pizza, though not always...

La Piazza

It’s not the only Italian restaurant in town, nor is it the only locals’ pub in town, but it’s a great pub/Italian eatery combo. There’s a kids’ play area outside, with restaurant seating both out- side (around a fishpond fountain) and inside, and a well-loved bar – with big screen for big sports matches – alongside it. Hours: Noon-10.00pm daily. Main Courses: R60. La...

Bungalo Bush Restaurant

Bungalo Bush Restaurant Hidden among the trees on the N2 roadside, overlooking Groenvlei lake, this small restaurant offers breakfasts and light meals (try the honey- coated spring rolls). The on-site Elemental Sport adventure centre can hook you up with kite surfing and stand-up paddling (the latest trend in water sports), while there’s also a small self-catering cottage available. Hours: 9....

Treehaven Self-Catering Accommodation

Treehaven Self-Catering Accommodation Light and bright self-catering accommodation surrounded by gorgeous vegetation and abundant bird life in the hills of Plett. Families and even pets are welcome and the helpful owners offer thoughtful services like making sure you have breakfast rations if you arrive too late to shop. Rates: R225-R450. (Subject to change depending on season and group size)

Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage Travellers who are more interested in character than perfection and are laid-back enough to chill in the communal jacuzzi will love the crazy quilt of antiques and collectible décor found in this family-owned accommodation. The self- catering units sleep from 2 to 5. Rates: R200-R550. Stone Cottage accepts all the major credit cards.

The Room with a View B&B

The Room with a View B&B A 360-degree view from the upper terrace includes spectacular bay vistas and glorious sunrises to accompany breakfasts from private terraces. Roses abound in the surrounding gardens and the floral theme is carried throughout the amply furnished rooms. Good value with close proximity to town and beach. Rates: R310-R695.

The Plettenberg

The Plettenberg The Plettenberg, of the prestigious Liz Magrath Collection and classified as a Relais hotel, maintains superior quality in every accommodation from the stylish and comfortable double rooms to a super-luxe private villa. Remarkable sea views, two rim-flow pools and its own spa plus the superb Sand restaurant with an award-winning wine cellar add up to elegant indulgence...

Milkwood Manor

Milkwood Manor Overlooking the sea from a rocky bank, this Georgian Hotel abuts the bird sanctuary, providing excellent accommodation for bird-watchers and those who enjoy invigorating walks along the coast. The manor’s 12 rooms are comfortable, if a trifle old-fashioned, and the sea-facing rooms allow for spectacular views of the estuary. Rates: R760-1800. All major credit cards are...

Kurland Hotel

Kurland Hotel Sweeping vistas across stretches of green polo fields, vases overflowing with roses and wide, sofa-filled verandas -this Garden Route hotel is a Plettenberg Bay institution for very good reasons. Loved for its beautiful setting, genteel interiors, attention to detail and offerings that include a much-lauded health spa and award-winning food, Kurland is the epitome of...