The Southern Right Drive Residence

plettenberg bay, south africa
3 bedroom - 3 bath
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$443 per night (USD)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
1 full / double
1 bunk bed

Perks for the Parents

This breezy beach house in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa has a heated pool, stunning ocean views and a playground in the backyard. It sleeps 6. This vacation home is the perfect place to relax and recharge - kids will be entertained in the garden or the pool, and parents can sample local wines while they keep watch. It’s just minutes away from miles of sandy beaches, whale-watching spots or wildlife parks, so it’s perfect for families who love the outdoors.

Why Kids Love it

This is a great vacation home for young children, with the amazing house-style bunk beds, Melissa and Doug toys, jungle gym and heated pool. Hosts provide children’s dinnerware, stair gates and fireplace guards too. They’ll love exploring the large garden as well as the nearby blue flag sandy beaches (less than 10 minutes’ drive) and there’s plenty to see and do in the local area: It’s half an hour to the Birds of Eden free-flight sanctuary, 20 minutes to Kynsna Elephant Park, and 5 minutes to Plettenberg Bay, where you’ll find whale watching, sea kayaking, and Wild Waters fun park.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 14 nights. There is no air conditioning, fans are available for warmer days. Housekeeping is included in the rates and provided daily for a minimum of 5 hours. The solar heated pool can be fitted with a security enclosure on request. The residence is located within a secure estate. There’s plenty of space for parking and car hire is recommended to explore the area. The hosts also have a second home available for rent in the area, which can be booked together or separately: see The Alexander Manor House for details.

About the Location

This residence is located in Whale Rock Heights, in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. The estate is gated and safe, with walking trails, a pond and fruit trees, which children are welcome to pick from. It’s a 10 minute drive to Plettenberg Bay downtown for a choice of eateries, attractions and stores and 5 minutes away from Robberg Beaches and the nature reserve - a picturesque coastal spot for hiking trails and seal spotting and whale watching. The Saturday morning market is 10 minutes from the house where fresh produce and crafts can be enjoyed. There is a bike track and a Italian pizzeria and ice cream store 5 minutes from the house as well. Take a day trip inland to one of the vineyards along the world-famous Garden Route or visit the Monkeyland primate sanctuary (around 30 minutes’ drive). It’s less than 10 minutes’ drive to Plettenberg Bay airport or 2.5 hours to Port Elizabeth International airport.

Accommodation Details

This property has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The master bedroom with ocean views and doors leading to the front garden has 1 kingsize bed, ensuite bathroom with a large tub and shower that is also a steam room. The second bedroom has a Jasmin Courtyard view, a double bed, and an ensuite bathroom with shower. The final bedroom has a sea and garden view, a kingsize bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower. An open pajama lounge links the 3 bedrooms and has a house shaped bunk bed, a craft table for younger kids, and the toy cupboard has some wooden toys and can be stocked with craft supplies. There is an easel and paint for little artists. Downstairs, the stylish neutral kitchen features Le Creuset cookware and local potter Wonky Ware and has a dishwasher, utility area with washer/dryer, and dining area with table seating 8. The living room has a TV with DSTV and a chimneya, Mexican oven, for colder winter months. The stack doors open up to a solar heated rim flow splash pool that can be enclosed with pool cover on request and sauna shower. Outside there is also a fireplace (for barbecue), gardens with fig, pear and peach trees, fresh herbs and salads in season, and a jungle gym with 2 swings and a slide.

Style Notes

Beach house. This light and neutral vacation home is perfect for the coastal setting. It has white-washed woods, lots of light flooding in from floor-to-ceiling windows, and dashes of blue tones to complement the oceanic views. Guests will feel right at home with the luxurious Lithuanian linens and organic gauze bedding. We love the contemporary concrete outdoor fireplace, the hotel-inspired walk-in shower, and the stunning sea-view setting of the dining table.

Michelle D.
Member since July 12, 2019
We are a South African family currently living in Charlotte NC. We love our properties in South Africa and would love to share them with you! My parents who live in South Africa, together with very lovely housekeepers are there to spoil you!

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Monkeys, dolphins, whales and birds

For anyone visiting the Western Cape, Plett is a must-see. Six hours’ drive east of Cape Town on the Garden Route, it has outstanding beaches nearby and spectacular wildlife reserves to delight all the family. Take ocean safaris to see dolphins and whales; walk across the wooden suspension bridge at Birds of Eden, the world’s largest aviary, and see how many birds you can spot, or visit the Elephant Sanctuary for the chance to brush or even ride elephants. Plettenberg Game Reserve offers horseback safaris and Monkeyland is the largest reserve of its type in the world. Animal lovers will be in heaven.