The Old Rectory

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

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Garden Route enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34ºC, although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4ºC. Generally, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings. From June to December, the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) graces Walker Bay with its massive presence.

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The Old Rectory is a beautifully restored Cape Dutch House originally built in 1777. With many original features still in place, this boutique hotel offers plenty of character and charm with a modern and contemporary twist.

The heart of the hotel is in the Old Rectory building itself which houses the restaurant, bar and beautiful pool deck with sun lounges, with a back drop of the milkwood trees beyond. The hotel comprises 14 pool view rooms all of which are set in four blocks within the indigenous garden. Each room is light and airy and decorated in bright colours. While not huge, each room has its own large balcony giving a sense of space. There are an additional four garden suites which are larger, offer more privacy and have partial sea views, albeit over a wall for privacy.

The hotel is just a short walk from the beach with a sandy path leading down to a secluded cove and on to the well known Wedge Beach. The hotel can arrange picnic hampers for guests looking to spend the day on the beach or for those looking for more relaxed dinning experience during the day.

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Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

The Old Rectory is situated in the heart South Africa's elites favourite seaside vacation spot, Plettenberg Bay. Located in the adventure-rich Garden Route it is world-renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities: from regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside.

How to get there

Guests are advised to fly to Port Elizabeth and proceed to The Old Rectory by road. A flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth takes about 1hour 40minutes. From the airport is a two and a half hour drive to The Old Rectory.

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