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Periwinkle Guest Lodge, South Africa

Periwinkle Guest Lodge

The lodge's interior is decorated in a sophisticated nautical theme that's in keeping with the property's seaside surroundings, with a soft colour scheme of relaxing neutrals accented with tranquil blues and pale greens. The spacious veranda and sparkling infinity pool boast wonderful uninterrupted views of the Robberg Peninsula stretching to the Tsitsikamma Mountains. The property offers a number of open plan communal areas that are filled with natural light, high end furnishings and plush, inviting sitting areas, creating the perfect setting for relaxation and socialising at the end of a busy day.

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The guest rooms offer spacious, comfortable seaside accommodation. Each one is light and airy, featuring twin beds that can be converted into a king size bed, and all but one boast private balconies to enjoy spectacular views of the ocean. Rooms also provide en suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making facilities, TVs, hairdryers, heated towel rails and a beach bag for your use. Some rooms, additionally, have underfloor heating and fireplaces.


Periwinkle is situated in a quiet residential suburb, a short stroll from the golden sands of Robberg Beach, which culminates with Robberg Nature Reserve’s enormous seal colony. It's also within easy reach of all that the Plettenberg Bay area has to offer, making this an ideal location to stop and explore whilst travelling the Garden Route.

Food and drink

You'll be greeted each morning with a continental cold breakfast selection and cooked to order hot breakfast options prepared by the talented in-house chef. Each day you can enjoy complimentary afternoon tea with house wine, snacks and cakes. The friendly staff are happy to assist you with recommendations or reservations in and around Plettenberg Bay, where the diversity of restaurants is sure to delight even the most discerning foodies.


Though the property does allow children, the rooms with balconies would not be suitable.


This is a beautifully located option for those celebrating a romantic honeymoon or anniversary.

Facilities and activities

Facilities at the lodge include a gym, sauna, spa and infinity pool. Guests can also make the most of having walkable beach access.

Our opinion

Periwinkle describes itself as 'a little piece of paradise', and we have to agree. We suggest exploring the exciting Plettenberg Bay area then retreating to Periwinkle to enjoy the stunning views and warm hospitality.

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      Hog Hollow Country Lodge


      Situated in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route, just 20 minutes from Plettenberg Bay, Hog Hollow Country Lodge offers wonderful scenic views. It is set among lush indigenous forest, surrounded by trails, with the Tsitsikamma Mountains in the distance.

    • Family suite, Hunter's Country House

      Hunter's Country House


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    • Kurland, Plettenberg Bay



      Kurland is famous for helping to bring polo to South Africa, and attracts international polo teams from around the world during the short season.

    • Lairds Lodge, Plettenberg Bay

      Lairds Lodge

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    • Pool area, The Old Rectory

      The Old Rectory

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    • Sand restaurant, The Plettenberg

      The Plettenberg

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    • Villa Bedroom Area, Tsala Treetop Lodge, Plettenberg Bay



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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Sailing & Sea Kayaking
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      Sailing & Sea Kayaking

      Sailing & Sea Kayaking

      There are a few outfits that offer sailing trips into Plettenberg Bay as well as sea kayaking. Apart from spectacular offshore coastal scenery, it is very likely that at some stage, a close encounter with the marine animals will occur so you can get very close to them.

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