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About The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory is a boutique beach hotel with a rich history situated along the famed Garden Route in the quaint seaside town of Plettenberg Bay. This heritage building, dating back to 1777, has been lovingly restored and transformed into an enchanting escape, making it the oldest surviving building in Plett. With 18 luxurious and stylish suites, The Old Rectory offers a laidback yet luxurious getaway. Each suite boasts modern comforts, including air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee facilities, and Wi-Fi.

The Old Rectory also features a sparkling swimming pool with a shaded deck, an in-house spa for ultimate relaxation, and a bistro-inspired restaurant. The restaurant, set beneath a majestic Milkwood tree, offers a gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner experience that will delight your taste buds. The historic charm and warm, efficient service create an intimate home-away-from-home atmosphere by the seaside.

The Old Rectory Setting

One of the top scenic regions in South Africa, the Garden Route offers a little of everything - pristine coastline, spectacular scenery, fascinating wildlife experiences, private game reserves, small towns and mountains to explore, making it a nature lover's paradise. The Old Rectory is situated just steps from the beach, offering easy access to whale watching, beach picnics, and the renowned Robberg Nature Reserve.

Plettenberg Bay's flourishing wine route and quaint town are within reach, ensuring you can explore the region's beauty and culture. This area is home to a diverse range of species, including various marine mammal species, making it essential to conserve this natural treasure. Discover what holidays are made of with private activities, sun, sea, and sand, all in the heart of the Garden Route.

Accommodation options at The Old Rectory

  • Pool-Facing Suites

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    14 Lodge Suites

    The Pool-Facing Suites are both well-lit and roomy. The suite features a generous king-sized bed, an open-concept en-suite bathroom equipped with a standalone b…

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    from R 9480 / per-room-per-night

    R5790 Low Season '24

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    Aircon
    Aircon
    Bath
    Bath
    Mini Bar
    Mini Bar
    Safe
    Safe
    Verandah
    Verandah
    WiFi
    WiFi
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  • Garden Suite

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    4 Lodge Suites

    The Garden Suites draw their design inspiration from the vibrant textures and hues of the nearby landscape. These luxurious suites are characterized by a bright…

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    from R 9480 / per-room-per-night

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    Aircon
    Aircon
    Mini Bar
    Mini Bar
    Safe
    Safe
    Verandah
    Verandah
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Hairdryer
    Hairdryer
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What's included

  • Breakfast

Location

12

How to get there

  • 6 hrs

    Cape Town International Airport

  • The Old Rectory

    2 Bull Street, Plettenberg Bay, 6600

  • Check in at The Old Rectory

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at The Old Rectory

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions

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  • Is The Old Rectory child-friendly?

Reviews

  • Incredible Stay

    One of the best places to be on holiday at. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting to have the time of their lives!

    Conservio.com review

    C. Ebing

  • Unbelievable

    Stunning hotel, the staff make the place. Blown away by the friendliness, and professionalism. Happy staff who all seem to love working there.

    Conservio.com review

    A. Van Der Merwe

  • High Recommend

    Delicious breakfast, friendly staff and a delightful spa experience. Highly recommend The Old Rectory.

    Conservio.com review

    C. Gouws

The Old Rectory impact highlights

The Old Rectory has a long history that dates back to 1777. It was first built to house troops who oversaw the storage and transportation of timber by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). As the oldest surviving building in Plettenberg Bay, it is of great historical importance and is closely tied to the Garden Route's past. Furthermore, it is acknowledged as a National Monument and is an invaluable element of the region's cultural heritage. The Old Rectory is partnered with Plett Toursim who are involved in many different community and conservation projects. The Old Rectory Hotel is on full solar, and sustainability efforts include donated food waste to farmers in the area. They are also associated with a company called Eden Bio Fuel which collects all of the hotel's used oil and uses it to create a high-quality, certified Bio Diesel, ideal for use in any diesel-driven vehicle or machinery. The hotel donates all linen, gowns, slippers, etc. that have been removed from their stock to a local children’s home and they then turn it into clothes, blankets, etc. that they need.

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