You’ll be spoilt for choice on where to stop over as you travel along the Garden Route, but overall, it's hard to beat the charming seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, or “Plett”, as the locals call it. You’ll find it just before heading to Knysna, 30km away.
Whalesong and Hotel and Spa is just the place to hang up the keys once you get there. It is intimately tucked away in a lush landscaped garden and each room features its own private wooden viewing deck, with breathtaking views of the Keurbooms, coastline and the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. If you’re looking for that digital detox by the sea, this is it.
Nothing beats starting your day with a traditional sunrise breakfast out on the patio before hopping in the car to do some daytime exploring. There is plenty to find right on your doorstep, and when you’re not browsing in the nearby towns and discovering the unspoilt beaches, make the most of the swimming pool, spa and wellness centre, and the craft gin bar on site.
What makes Whalesong Hotel & Spa especially unique is their movie nights held in their outdoor cinema, complete with popcorn and snacks. There really is no better way to wind down after an eventful day exploring the coastline.