Accolades – The Plettenberg Hotel in Top 30 in Africa

The Liz McGrath Collection has taken two spots in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers Choice Awards!

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Plettenberg recognized as #17 in the TOP 30 HOTELS IN AFRICA category, while THE CELLARS-HOHENORT recognized as #23 in the TOP 30 HOTELS IN AFRICA category.

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and among the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

We are thrilled to have received accolades for both The Plettenberg and The Cellars-Hohenort hotels, which join The Marine to form The Liz McGrath Collection’s five-star luxury offering. We are particularly pleased to have done so well, seeing that these awards are driven by guests and readers. It is the expressed enthusiasm for our hospitality offering that drives us to continue to excel – after all, the satisfaction of our guests is our reason for being. We offer our congratulations to our dedicated staff on these two prestigious achievements and extend our well wishes to all our fellow industry members who also stood out in these awards.

The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.


The Plettenberg, part of The Liz McGrath Collection, is situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa’s most spectacular beach towns. Tucked neatly into the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay boasts a year-round temperate climate, pristine beaches and dense green forests, making it the ultimate South African seaside escape. The Plettenberg is a five-star property that has direct beach access and showcases some of the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa, with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand. The hotel features 37 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 12 Suites and two spectacular Villas.


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