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The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa

Discover The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa

The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa is a boutique beach escape in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, on South Africa's Garden Route. It is just a short stroll from some of Plettenberg Bay's pristine beaches and it's also the oldest surviving building in the town, built in 1777.

The property has only 18 suites, it's the ideal getaway if you are looking for a peaceful, tranquil and personal stay. The suites have king-size beds and include a luxurious rain shower, large bath and a private outdoor terrace or garden. There are charming architectural details and centuries of heritage to make The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa feel like both a rare find and an intimate home-from-home. The spa, cozy bar, swimming pool and restaurant offer enough by way of dining and leisure options that you may never want to leave. If you do leave though, take a swim in the Indian Ocean, see the whales in the bay, take long beach walks or explore the quaint town.

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Expert View

  • In the heart of ''Plett'' - perfectly located for your Garden Route adventures
  • A luxurious beach hideaway
  • Wine and dine at the restaurant, under the Milkwood tree
  • A luxurious on-site spa

At a glance

  • 18 Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • B&B
  • Beach Icon Beach

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"The history of Old Rectory makes the stay that much more special. It is an immaculately restored national monument built in 1777."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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  • Flights and transfers included
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At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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