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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape South Africa

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape South Africa

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape South Africa

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape South Africa

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape South Africa

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape South Africa

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape South Africa

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape South Africa

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape South Africa

Western Cape Escape on the Garden Route

Plettenberg Bay, Western CapeSouth Africa

3 Days / 2 Nights
for Member Pricing

Western Cape Escape on the Garden Route

Take an ecological adventure with a boat cruise on Keurbooms River — with plenty of time to commune with nature — & stay 3 days at an iconic cliffside hotel.

About Your Trip

Picturesque Plettenberg Bay is one of South Africa’s seaside treasures. With dramatic views of the ocean, mountains and forest, this hillside town is the destination for beachgoers, nature lovers or those just wanting a break from busy city life. And, now it’s your time to indulge in this unspoiled wilderness with a boat cruise on the Keurbooms River in Keurbooms River Nature Reserve. Glide on the waters banked by hills of indigenous forest of Cape beech and giant stinkwoods. Keep your eye out for vervet monkeys, Cape clawless otters and Knysna woodpeckers, and listen closely for chirpings from African fish eagles, giant kingfishers and Egyptian geese. Swimming below the boat are slender redfin and Cape kurper. You’ll stop along the way and disembark where you can stroll through the forest or take a dip, if the water’s warm enough.

Back at your luxurious hotel, laze by one of the pools or settle in at Sandbar cocktail lounge to savor award-winning South African wine. During your free time, why not take advantage of the tranquil location of your retreat? Coastal hiking trails within Robberg Nature Reserve are popular for their scenic views of rocky cliffs, pounding waves and barking Cape fur seals. The Crags Elephant Sanctuary is a place to go for a hands-on, educational experience of these African gentle giants. Or, just revel in local life at the Plettenberg market on Main Street where food stalls and goods for sale are plentiful.

What we love:
• Keurbooms River exits into the Indian Ocean through Keurbooms Estuary, home to endangered Knysna seahorse that live amid beds of seagrass.
• For something completely different, you can freefall off Africa’s largest bridge at Bloukrans Bungy.
• Your hotel is operated by The Liz McGrath Collection, which owns 3 magnificent properties in exceptional places — Plettenberg Bay, Hermanus and Cape Town — all featuring exceptional service and caring staff. Currently, The Plettenberg is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateau group of worldwide luxury hotels.
• To maximize your enjoyment, download the DreamTrips™ app to access DreamTrips Local — then earn points on dining, entertainment, spa experiences & more at select spots recommended by DreamTrippers just like you!



This trip will close by January 25.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 3 days and 2 nights* in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, as well as:
• Boat cruise on Keurbooms River**; includes transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• Welcome reception with nonalcoholic drinks, snacks and 1 glass of sparkling wine.
• 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click select, then choose from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.

**The entrance fee to Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is not included. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Plettenberg Bay Airport (PBZ), approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.
 
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Destination

Plettenberg Bay is situated on the popular Garden Route, a scenic highway that runs along the south-eastern coast of South Africa. Year-round mild temperatures make it the perfect recreation retreat for golfers, hikers, surfers and ecotourists. When the sun goes down, a lively nightlife takes over the town with several entertainment venues and restaurants. Surf Cafe offers plenty of live music and dancing while the Lookout Deck and Restaurant serves mouthwatering seafood as you overlook the Indian Ocean.
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Titanium Inclusions

As a Titanium Member, you’ll indulge in extra special benefits, starting with a per-person private dining experience with wine pairing in the hotel’s wine cellar. Settle in at a romantic, cozy table within this intimate setting and a savor a delicious meal and detectable wine.

Plus, Titanium Members will enjoy the Platinum Inclusions on this DreamTrips experience.

Life is amazing when you’re a Titanium Member!
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Platinum Inclusions

On top of other exciting excursions, Platinum Members will be treated to an exclusive, per-person high tea as well as a spa voucher to use during your stay. Enjoy decadent savory and sweet treats served with coffee or tea. Then, get fully pampered with a spa treatment, soothing away the stresses of the day.

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and make your own arrangements for transportation to the hotel.
Check into the hotel at any time after 2 p.m.
2-5 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
5:30 p.m.: Welcome reception with nonalcoholic drinks, snacks and 1 glass of sparkling wine*.
7 p.m.: 3-course, set-menu welcome dinner at the hotel’s restaurant Seafood at The Plettenberg. Drinks and gratuities are at your own expense.

Day 2

7-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Boat cruise on Keurbooms River; includes transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• 10 a.m.: Depart from the hotel for Keurbooms River.
• 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Enjoy a cruise (approximately 2.5 hours) with a 40-minute stop in the forest where you can hike, swim or relax. Lunch is at your own expense.
• 3:30-4 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 3

7-10:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m.
Make your own arrangements for transportation to the airport.

*The minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years. Age is determined at the time of travel with valid, government-issued ID.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

The Plettenberg opened in 1988 as a luxury boutique hotel after being completely renovated and expanded from its beginnings as a quaint beach house. It sits on the edge of a rocky cliff, providing dramatic views of sandy beaches below, distant Outeniqua mountains on one side and spectacular Indian Ocean on the other. From vantage points around the hotel, guests can gaze out over the water in search of dolphin pods or whales — if you see some, be sure to ring the dedicated whale bell!

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant and 1 bar.
• 2 outdoor pools.
• Sun lounges and towel service.
• Fresh Wellness Spa offering a variety of body treatments and massage services (at your own expense).
• Collection Boutique gift shop.
• Wine cellar.
• Complimentary daily newspaper.
• Twice daily housekeeping at times convenient for your schedule.
• Within walking distance of Lookout Art Gallery and St. Peter’s Anglican Church.
• Nearby Goose Valley Golf Club.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Double Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Luxury bath amenities.
• Hairdryer.
• Fluffy bathrobes to use during your stay.
• Flat-screen television with satellite channels.
• In-room safe.
• Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
• Limited minibar.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

The Plettenberg
40 Church Street
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.



Boat cruise on Keurbooms River:
Please note: Guests on this excursion must pay a charge for entering Keurbooms River Nature Reserve. The entrance charges are 50 South African rand for adults and 30 South African rand for children ages 12 years and younger. This charge is payable directly to the nature reserve.
Please note: Lunch is not included on this excursion. We encourage you to bring your own food and snacks.
• We recommend that you bring a jacket and swimsuit and that you store all electronics in waterproof containers.
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Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than January 25 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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