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Lying above Bahia Formosa or 'beautiful bay' in scenic Plettenberg Bay, Aquavit Guest House is a stunning multi-level accommodation that provides panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, mountain ranges and idyllic beaches. The owners, Ole and Linda Olsen, will welcome you with a friendly smile on your arrival, and the warm earthy decor and contemporary design of the guest house will immediately put you at ease.

Dive into the inviting infinity lap pool and have a refreshing swim before breakfast, or retreat into the guest lounge to pick out an interesting book and hide away for a while. Take a leisurely stroll from Aquavit Guest House to check out the various shops and restaurants in Plettenberg Bay which is only minutes away. Plettenberg Bay, known as the 'jewel of the Garden Route', is a perfect place for exploring, hiking, whale watching or just relaxing on a beautiful beach in the sun.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Africa - Number 19


  • Centrally located, owner-run guesthouse
  • Fantastic views over Plettenberg Bay
  • Experience personalised, hands-on service
  • Relaxed, elegant & welcoming surroundings
  • Comfortable, beach-house feel

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After a dip in the rim-flow pool, catch some sun on one of the three terrace levels and admire the views.

Later on, you can grab a good book and relax in a comfy couch or chair in the spacious lounge area.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Secure Parking
    Internet facilities
    Wi-fi available


Guests at Aquavit Guest House can enjoy a full English breakfast served on the terrace with magnificent mountain and sea views - the perfect way to start your day. Later on, sit down at one of the many local restaurants and pubs in the area for a delicious lunch or dinner - your hosts will be happy to make recommendations and bookings.

Room Description

Each of the five en suite guestrooms at Aquavit Guest House is spacious and well-appointed, equipped with king, queen and twin sleeping accommodation. All the rooms also provide exceptional sea and mountain views.

Features of the rooms include Charles Rogers iron beds, Select Comfort mattresses with dual controls, heated towel racks, en suite bathrooms and a private terrace.

Guestroom three has a iron framed queen-size bed and is decorated in soft sea-glass colours. The room has great sea and mountain views.

Other Room Types

Luxurious Guestroom Number One doubles as the honeymoon suite and offers true luxury with a King-size canopy bed, oversized closets, and a spacious en suite bathroom which features double basins, shower and large tub. The room leads out to the terrace and the 10-metre swimming pool.

Guestroom Two has large windows giving it a sunny and bright feel with views of the pool, garden and landscape in the distance.

Furnished with a charming canopy bed, Guestroom Four is a lovely and luxurious room with entrancing views.

Guestroom Five has a queen-size iron bed, a spacious shower in the en suite bathroom, and a private sitting area on the terrace.


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Traveller Reviews

  • Aquavit has been a welcome experience as well. Ole and Linda have been great in showing us the area, and had great recommendations on where to go and what to eat. Thanks to them, we went on a cheetah walking trip, and had dinners in some amazing restaurants. They also displayed great artwork in their home as well, and thanks to their influence, we also purchased some artwork to bring back to Singapore.

    Ker Wei Tan, May 2013
  • We really liked Aquavit Guest House

    Michael Curtin, November 2011

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Leanne Rodney

Leanne Rodney

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"Peace & tranquility is at the order of the day - and don't forget the beautiful surroundings! Loved this special spot."

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We really liked Aquavit Guest House

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