The Garden Route

The Old Rectory


Boutique beach retreat

Located in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, one of South Africa’s most loved coastal towns, The Old Rectory handsome boutique hotel taking up residence in a restored historic monument dating back to 1777.

18 suites are furnished with king-sized beds, luxurious rain showers, a large bath and a either a private outdoor terrace or garden area. Original Cape Dutch features have been revived with clean white walls and bold colours, while features like wooden beams and exposed stone walls retain the building’s original character.

There’s a quaint spa, bar, swimming pool and a well-regarded restaurant, while Plettenberg’s golden beaches are a short stroll away.


At a glance

  • 18 rooms

  • Swimming pool

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Spa

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What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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