Ideal location along the Garden Route – walk to the beach in 3 minutes and drive to Robberg Nature Reserve in 5 minutes. Now ranked number 2 B&B on Trip Advisor and fully solar powered!

Bayside Lodge Garden Route B&B is a 5 bedroom four star graded Bed & Breakfast perfectly positioned in a quiet residential area of Plettenberg Bay just 300m/3 minute’s walk to Robberg 5 blue flag beach. Since taking over Bayside in March 2014, live-in owner/managers Bernie and Adrienne have created a friendly atmosphere which is both warm and elegant. Personal attention and exceeding expectations are the hallmarks of this popular lodge ranked number 1 Bed & Breakfasts on Trip Advisor.

Welcome briefings are given on arrival and guests are offered maps, brochures and discount vouchers for various activities, and bookings are made at recommended restaurants. We offer complimentary uncapped, unthrottled fibre wifi throughout the lodge – this includes Finch Cottage which has its own router. Contracted download speed is 30Mps and upload speed is 20Mps.

Most guests enjoy the walk along Robberg beach to superb restaurants for dinner. The continental breakfast buffet offers a wide selection of fruit, cereals, yoghurt, cold meat, cheese, muffins, artisinal bread and toast. The cooked breakfasts are prepared to order by our cheerful ladies Lucille and Bongi. Packed breakfasts are available by prior arrangement for guests departing early and we can cater for all dietary requirements be it gluten free, lactose free, vegan or vegetarian.

Nestled in a secluded corner of the garden is a sparkling saltwater swimming pool with umbrellas and six comfortable pool loungers. The well-established garden is a tranquil place to relax and watch the wide variety of birds visiting the bird feeders and bird baths. Bayside’s comfortable double volume guest lounge with a fireplace is perfect for relaxing and browsing through books or planning your next holiday. There is a large flat screen television with full DSTV satellite channels and DVD player, a library as well as board games. Sun downers are enjoyed at the bar or on the patio which also has a barbecue which guests  are welcome to use.

Bayside’s four suites are all different with their own individual theme and feel offering various options for guests. The three suites upstairs in the main house include Honeysuckle King or twin which has a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower in the en suite bathroom, Harmony King or twin which is our biggest suite with its own sitting room and single bed and Sunkissed which offers two King or twin bedrooms and one adjoining bathroom – perfect for a small group or family. Finch Cottage which is is located in the garden near the swimming pool has it’s own entrance, a small kitchen/sitting room with a double divan bed as well as it’s own patio and barbecue. There is a queen size bed and large walk in shower with seat and a separate toilet.  It offers total privacy and can be booked without breakfast. If all three suites in the main house are booked for a group or family of 8 guests, they will have exclusive use of the downstairs inside main house as breakfast can be served at Finch Cottage.

All suites have smart flat screen televisions with Netflix/You Tube etc, small fridges, tea/coffee making facilities, cookies, bathrobes, bathroom amenities, hair driers, electronic safes, ceiling fans, under-carpet heating, electric blankets, and carafes of sherry. There is off-street parking for all our guests inside our electric gate and the property is monitored by CCTV. We provide a reasonably priced 24-hour laundry service as well as beach bags, towels, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, picnic baskets and barbecue sets.

We recommend a three or four night stay to enjoy the beaches, Robberg Nature Reserve, the Plett wine route and the various animal, bird and primate sanctuaries at The Crags. Day trips combining Knysna and Sedgefield or Natures Valley, Tsitsikamma and Storms River are also a must!

Our Plett hiking holidays launched in July 2021 offers five to ten days of spectacular self guided or guided day hiking experiences. Categorized a “base camp” slackpacking opportunity, we offer a wide range of hiking trails close to Bayside Lodge and can provide accredited guides, transfers, maps and local information for a memorable hiking holiday.  Please refer to our blog articles for more details and click here for an introduction.

Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2024

Book direct and save!

Book direct OUTSIDE OF PEAK SEASON and receive 10% discount for a two night stay and a 15% discount for a three night stay.
The discount will be deducted from the final invoice at checkout and is not valid over the festive season.

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Bayside guests will not be affected by power outages, as we are solar powered with 60 kWh of battery storage and a generator.