Plettenberg Bay, referred to by locals as Plett, is one of the most prestigious beach locations in South Africa. It is here that the affluent come to enjoy pristine beaches and lagoons whilst enjoying the five-star accommodations like the Robberg Beach Lodge, world-class restaurants and high-end shopping that is associated with this area. This location encourages opulent indulgence as a daily necessity, and so far no-one is complaining.
The Robberg Beach Lodge offers boutique five-star accommodation on Robberg Beach, a blue flag beach that is a haven of calm and relaxation in Plettenberg Bay. The luxurious lodge consists of four adjacent villas, comprising of a total of 29 beautifully appointed rooms.
I booked into Robberg House, a villa that provides guests with all the luxuries and indulgences of staying in a penthouse. The rooftop viewing deck has breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and the Robberg Nature Reserve. There is no better vantage point from which to fully appreciate the majestic beauty of this piece of paradise. And it’s just that much better when you’re sipping a sundowner watching the sun sink in a blaze of glory that showcases Africa at its most beautiful.
Robberg House consists of ten luxury rooms and suites. I stayed in a luxury room on the upper floor, which provided amazing views. The suite has an open plan design consisting of a large bedroom and lounge that opens out onto a private balcony with sea views. Whether you are in the lounge or lying in bed, the large glass sliding doors allow you to appreciate the beautiful surrounds throughout your stay. The en suite bathroom was very spacious and modern in design. All the rooms have all the modern comforts and conveniences you need: I not only had the usual tea and coffee facilities with a mini bar, but also a kitchenette unit in my suite.
The decor throughout the facilities has a contemporary minimalist look combined with a beach theme. Bleached wood and white furnishings are used in conjunction with elements of pale stone grey and pale blue to echo the seaside location. The effect was that of being comfortable yet relaxed, luxurious without being ostentatious.
The facilities at Robberg Beach Lodge include two lounges, two outdoor pools, and two honesty bars. Weather permitting, the verandah next to the pool at Beachy Head Villa is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast and light lunches.
The ambiance at Robberg Beach Lodge is relaxed and friendly, as one might expect from a beach escape. It allows you to unwind and get into holiday mode. It’s the ideal place whether you want to explore the shops and attractions of Plett or simply enjoy long strolls on the extensive stretch of beautiful beach.