Category: News

‘The Bachelor’ filmed in the Vilacqua grounds

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It was an exciting day at Vilacqua when the film crew arrived in numbers of 20 including Producer, Directors, Set Designer, Script writer, Interviewers, Props Master, electricians, lighting and sound crew and cameramen, all going about their jobs to prepare the sets for the three scenes that comprised the shoot of The Bachelor in beautiful […]

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Winter Package Special – Discover Plett

Plettenberg Bay Wine Weekend

WINTER PACKAGE SPECIAL – DISCOVER PLETT Grab your best friend and book now for an exclusive package to enjoy #Plett at its Winter best. An indulgent 5-star winter breakaway for 2. A 2-night stay for 2 with breakfast at the exquisite Vilacqua Boutique Guest Villa, wine tasting and lunch for 2 with Plett Wine Tours, Jiwu Salon & Spa ‘Pick n’ Pamper’ experience […]

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Enjoy an African adventure in 2017 & 2018

African Adventure for kids

Stay at Vilacqua Boutique Guest House in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route in South Africa during your African Adventure. Loretta Bevilacqua, owner of Vilacqua Boutique Guest House, comes from a rich hospitality heritage. Other family businesses include Da Sandro Pizzeria and Restaurant and The Briar Court Hotel and Prego Café Bar & Restaurant and  Waterfront Hotel & […]

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Getting winter fit in Plett

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The topic of health and wellness used to be that of stuff and nonsense. Colour me forgetful but I don’t recall ever overhearing a conversation, during my eavesdropping childhood years, when my parents and their friends ever discussed the topic of health retreats or health trends – not even once! Then again I suppose those […]

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Have a whale of a time watching the whales

The Whale Tail viewing point in Plett

Winter is made for long, slow meals filled with great food and whale watching from the cosy table of your favourite eatery. In ‘Vilacqua Land’, locals and visitors alike are spoilt rotten because here we don’t have to go to the whales… the whales come to us. Whale calving time is a very exciting one […]

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“Mangiamo!” – Let’s eat!


It’s picnic time! Time to explore the natural treasures of beautiful Plett. Everybody knows that a picnic cannot possibly be a rip roaring success without that perfect picnic lunch to refuel you. At Vilacqua we understand that this is the best part of the picnic experience and so we have devised the perfect picnic basket […]

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Peak Season at Vilacqua Guest Villa


What a fantastic peak season! We had a full house and embraced the festive period with enthusiasm and a full complement of staff. Our guests where just wonderful, traveling from all parts of the world and visiting beautiful South Africa with stop-overs in Plettenberg Bay. They came from Belgium, Germany, France, UK, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia and different […]

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Vilacqua’s first few guests provide positive feedback


Our first few guests have come & gone and Vilacqua now feels like a ship would after its maiden voyage – proven and confident that it delivers only the best to its guests. We were honoured to welcome to Vilacqua, as our first guests, a couple from Germany, Christian and Judith. They stayed in the Rosa Suite and […]

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Breakfast trials at Vilacqua

Loretta preparing a dish at the Vilacqua breakfast trials

On Thursday 3rd November Vilacqua hosted a breakfast trial for a group of 10 select guests. The diners included friends and colleagues of Loretta (the proprietor) who maintains that “close friends and family always tell the truth”. Included among the guests was Plett Tourism’s Projects Manager, Patty Butterworth, who had the following to say: “Vilacqua is […]

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Grand opening of Vilacqua


Vilacqua Boutique Guest Villa burst onto the local Plett scene on Friday, 14 October 2016 with their grand opening. The spectacular event was celebrated together with over 100 guests attending. On arrival guests were treated to a delicious Vilacqua branded biscuit and a glass of Plettenvale sparkling wine. Unveiling the newly renovated Villa and mingling […]

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