- Across the road from a blue flag beach
- Well presented property
- Excellent choice for visiting Plettenberg Bay
Periwinkle Guest Lodge is a luxury guesthouse in Plettenberg Bay located just across the road from a blue flag beach. Welcoming and inviting, the lodge makes for an ideal place to stay for anyone visiting the area thanks to its convenient location. From here, the many attractions and sights of the seaside town can be reached easily enough. The lodge is set over three floors and has plenty of public areas available for guests to relax and socialise after a day of sightseeing. The nautical theming that can be seen in both the public areas and the guestrooms is inspired by the lodge’s coastal setting.
For accommodation at the lodge, there are a total of seven guestrooms, all of which are en-suite. They come with plenty of space and are designed to be bright, light and airy. All the necessary amenities are provided; these include tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar, a TV, a ceiling fan and even underfloor heating in the bathroom. Six of the guestrooms have their own balcony offering views of both Robberg Peninsula, which is a nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Tsitskamma Mountains. Note that children aged 11 and under aren’t allowed to stay at the lodge.
Breakfast is included in all rates. Every morning, guests are served a continental breakfast, with hot items available on request and cooked to order. There are no afternoon or evening meals available, though staff can recommend nearby places to eat. While staying here, guests are just a short walk from the highly rated Robberg Beach. Many visit the white-sand beach to sunbathe, go on leisurely walks or practise water sports such as surfing or bodyboarding. Whales and dolphins can even be spotted in the vicinity at certain times of the year. Robberg Peninsula is a haven for nature enthusiasts and offers both scenic walks and more challenging hikes. It’s home to an impressive collection of prehistoric rocks thought to be 120 million years old and artefacts dating back to the Stone Age. There’s also diverse plant life and bird species to be spotted here.
Plettenberg Bay has many other attractions to discover. Scattered throughout the town and the wider area are over a dozen wine estates offering samples and tasting sessions. There’s also the chance to take part in thrilling activities such as bungee jumping and parachuting. While the town has quite a tranquil, relaxed character, it still has lively nightlife and more than enough places to eat and drink. When not out exploring the town, guests can relax at the guesthouse and take in the wondrous views of the seafront. They can also make use of the on-site fitness and spa facilities.
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
Level of service, quality of food throughout
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019
We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!
The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).
A few points:
Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.
Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.
Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!
The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!
Katrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019