Plettenberg Bay

South Africa

Robberg Beach House is a big spacious, light filled family home with uniquely beautiful views of the Robberg Peninsula and Bahia Formosa, the “Beautiful Bay”, named by the Portuguese 17th Century sailors and now known as Plettenberg Bay or just plain “Plett”.

The house is situated above the beach and has wonderful safe swimming in the warmest sea in Southern Africa. The view is spectacular as the house looks over the pristine Robberg Beach and the proclaimed Robberg Nature Reserve, one of South Africa’s most beautiful areas.

The Nature Reserve has great walks with countless views of truly African splendour. Perched on a sand dune covered with “fynbos” (the local indigenous evergreen bushes) on the beach, Robberg Beach House is a modern, split-level, creatively-designed house, tastefully furnished for beach style living. A new fresh water swimming pool and deck with a covered portico off a relaxingly furnished poolroom, have recently been added. It gives another dimension to the facilities for relaxing in total privacy, in or out of the sun, with gorgeous views. The house also has its own path down to the beach with a secure gate and an outdoor private bush shower with its own great views!

The stoop

The House

The house consists of two separate parts, the Main House and a self-contained Annex above the three car garage. The Annex has a small kitchen and bathroom, two outside balconies and a fireplace. It sleeps two adults and two children in the wide window alcoves.

A well maintained lawn and garden with indigenous flowers, shrubs, creepers and trees separates the Annex from the Main House.

The Main House is on two levels. It is entered on the upper level and consists of the main bedroom en suite with sweeping views of the bay from all windows, including the unique shower! It has a dressing room off it that could also serve as a baby's room. The guest “powder room”, study, lounge, scullery, kitchen/dining room are all on this level with panoramic views. There are fireplaces in the kitchen and lounge and a gas heater in the study, for cold winter nights. A sound system is in the lounges, both upstairs and downstairs. On the large front balcony there is a built-in barbeque under the covered roof area, and built-in seating with the best sea view in South Africa. There is a second smaller back patio off the kitchen and dining area, with a pizza oven and comfortable seating, that catches the late afternoon sun and offers a view of the rocky buttress of the Nature Reserve.

Downstairs there are three en suite bedrooms all with great views and their own access to the garden and path down to the beach. All the bedrooms have electrically operated ceiling fans and the bathrooms heated towel rails. There is a pool table, a reading lounge and TV watching area leading onto the pool area and deck. A closeby kitchenette with a bar fridge, kettle, crockery and ironing board is available too.

Upstairs, the modern kitchen has an electric oven, separate combination microwave, a gas/electric combination hob, a toaster, hot tray, toasted sandwich maker, fridge with freezer and all the necessary cutlery , crockery and kitchenware. It also has a separate bar fridge and counter with glasses, decanters and corkscrews. The scullery contains the dishwasher, washing machine, electrical circuit box, broom cupboard and has an enclosed yard off it with an outside washing line.

Security and privacy

The house is alarmed and is connected to a 24-hour private security armed response company and lies within an electronically controlled entry development. There are 17 houses in the development. The house has high walls on the two external-facing sides providing the necessary privacy desired. As one takes in the views from the pool deck, balcony and bedrooms, a 180° vista of fynbos, sea and mountain presents itself to the viewer in total privacy.

Design

The general feel is one of open uncluttered spaces, allowing easy flow between the living areas and enabling the magnificent natural environment to also be part of the living areas. To illustrate, the outside doors on the top balcony and bottom poolroom are folding concertina doors, allowing 100% opening up of the front of the house to the view and the sounds of the birds and the waves. Indigenous wood has been used in the finishing and furniture, while natural slate flooring, seagrass carpets, old Persian rugs, fine cotton bed linen, down pillows all contribute to a relaxed but very comfortable ambience.

Getting here

Plettenberg Bay is a six hour scenic drive from Cape Town on a four lane, national road, the N2, through great coastal and farmland vistas and the famed Garden Route of rich forested hills and lakes. George International Airport is about an hour away, with frequent flights daily to all major cities.

Plettenberg Bay is east of Knysna and south-west of Humansdorp. Our development of 17 houses is called Robberg Beach End.

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GPS

34° 05' 48.22" S
23° 22' 24.65" E