The Plettenberg Hotel wins TOP Condé Naste Traveller Award 

The Plettenberg Hotel
Published: November 13th, 2020

The Liz McGrath Collection awarded three top spots in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards!

The Plettenberg Hotel has been recognized as #5 in Top 30 Hotels in Africa.

The world’s leading travel publication Condé Nast Traveler, recently announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Plettenberg recognized as #5 in Top 30 Hotels in Africa, The Cellars-Hohenort as #15 in Top 30 Hotels in Africa, and The Marine as #28 in Top 30 Hotels in Africa. This means that all three luxury hotels belonging to The Liz McGrath Collection have ranked in the top 30 of this prestigious global hotlist.

More than 715 000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted an incredible number of responses rating their travel experiences across the globe. The annual awards recognises The World’s Best Hotels, Resorts, Countries, Cities, Islands, Spas, Trains, Airlines, Airports and Cruises Ranked by Travelers.

“The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a testament to the lasting power of a meaningful travel experience,” said Jesse Ashlock, US Editor of Condé Nast Traveler. “The winners represent the best of the best for our audience and offer plenty of trip-planning inspiration for all the adventures we can’t wait to have next.”

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November 2020 print editions of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK.

“We are thrilled that The Plettenberg Hotel has received this amazing award, and it could not have come at a better time. Plett is so fortunate to have tourism products that are unique, loyal to their guests and are constantly striving to greater heights. The Liz McGrath Collection is one of those businesses that continues to raise the standards to keep Plettenberg Bay a world-class destination,” says Plett Tourism CEO Patty Butterworth.

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The Plettenberg, part of The Liz McGrath Collection, is situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach towns. Tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay boasts a year-round temperate climate, pristine beaches and dense green forests, making it the ultimate South African seaside escape. The Plettenberg is a five-star property and is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The hotel has direct beach access and showcases some of the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand. The hotel features 37 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 12 Suites and two spectacular Villas.

Guests may enjoy world-class cuisine courtesy of the SeaFood at The Plettenberg, which serves deliciously fresh seafood dishes. The Sandbar meanwhile, is the perfect spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks, as well as tea, wine and meticulously crafted signature cocktails throughout the day. Guests may relax at one of two pools with stunning sea views, or on the Sun Lounge & Terrace, before getting pampered at the Fresh Wellness Spa, or indulging in a spot of shopping at The Collection Boutique. Whether visitors are looking for a romantic seaside escape or an action-packed family holiday, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate.

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