vilacqua-boutique-guest-house_mg_3448In addition to having accomplished cooking skills, we are trained in holistic health. We are able to advise on the best health, beauty and hair salons and upon request, and a visiting masseuse can be arranged to offer a professional massage.

This invaluable insider advise is also available when it comes to the best activities and offerings in the area – from top restaurants, to incredible natural adventures. And if a picnic is the order of the day, the Vilacqua Chef can whip up a sumptuous basket.

And onto the magnificent Plett beaches. Please feel welcome to ask for beach bags, umbrella’s and beach chairs available for hire at a nominal cost. For the more adventurous we can supply bikes to travel round locally.

For the golf enthusiasts, we have plenty of opportunity for you to arrange a round or two. We have two excellent clubs, Plettenberg Bay Country Club, and Goose Valley Golf Club. Pre-booking may be required and you shall receive preferential rates whilst residing at Vilacqua.



The view from The Island towards the Fountain Shack on Robberg in PlettWith convenient and easy access from Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay has its own airport, offering two flights daily in season. By road, the Garden Route commences with its western gateway in Heidelberg, and meanders along 300 kilometers of N2 coastal highway through the towns of Riversdale, Albertina, Gouritsond, Great Brak River, Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Natures Valley and Storms River.

Tucked between these cities and towns are a number of smaller seaside hamlets, equally scenic and charming, begging exploration. The true essence of the Garden Route experience is one of exploration and discovery in an idyllic natural setting making for unforgettable memories.

As an ecotourism, nature and adventure destination the Garden Route offers almost every outdoor activity imaginable. Indigenous forests lend themselves to both guided and self-guided hiking and mountain bike trails. Cycling is very popular here and one can easily hire mountain or road bikes. Vilacqua has two of its own for you to hire.

Some of South Africa’s finest golf estates are located here in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, and golfing experiences are second to none.

For the culinary adventurer, Plettenberg Bay has some of the finest restaurants in the whole of South Africa, offering fresh seafood including our famous oysters, fine dining and vegan fare as well as traditional South African cuisine and braais (barbeques).

We have a number of award winning wine estates offering wine tasting and delicious faired cuisine. Sociable coffee shops and roisterers make good meeting points and baristas. Check out Old NickGlobal Village and The Crags for retail experiences.