Lala Panzi stands for “to lie down, relax and feel at home”. This mind-set towards holidaying has guided the entire design of the owner-architect.
Her German engineering resulted in an energy conserving design, minimising the CO2 footprint wherever possible. The B&B uses imported, high insulation windows, extra insulation in roofs and walls, heat pumps in combination with solar heating for warm water generation and rain water harvesting to water the own herb garden. This eco-friendly design gives a cosy, warm feeling during the cold season and keeps the heat out during the hot season.
The suites are located on the executive floor, have generous sizes with top quality King size XL beds (1,8 x 2,0 m), luxury bathrooms and will pamper any guest. The large flatlet is located on the ground floor and comprises of a living room, a bedroom with a top quality King Size XL (1,8 x 2,0m) bed, an open plan kitchenette and a bathroom.
The setting is architectonically augmented with very large sun terraces to make the best use of the unimpeded view. The use of glass and stainless steel for the terrace is contrasted by the use of solid, indigenous woods for the communal areas and in the thatched Boma/Poolbar as well as in the spacious guest suites.
All suites have stunning sea views and are overlooking the Boma and a large, solar heated salt water pool.
* Access from each suite to a large, semi-private terrace with sun loungers, table and chairs
* Access to the Boma with an integrated BYO pool bar (The one and only in Plett!!!)
* Easy access to the pool with sun deck and sun loungers
* Short walks to the beach, shopping facilities and restaurants
* Secure parking
Plettenberg Bay, locally simply "Plett", is situated on the South African Garden Route between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Indian Ocean, 210km from Port Elizabeth and 550km from Cape Town. Plett boasts a Mediterranean climate with long sunshine hours and unique vegetation. Fynbos abounds in the region and in nearby Natures Valley proteas are striving as elsewhere weed does. It is blessed with some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the country. Already back in 1577 Manuel de Perestrelo aptly called it Bahia Formosa or the Beautiful Bay.
Since many years Plett is one of South Africa's most popular tourism towns for foreign and local visitors. Lookout points in the nearby mountains reveal endless views sweeping down to the unspoilt golden beaches of the Indian Ocean.
In Room Facilities:
* Selected comfort mattresses
* Hypo allergenic pillows
* Luxury percale cotton bedding
* Extra warm winter blankets
* Free 24 hour Wi-Fi with uncapped Internet access
* LCD 42" flat screen TV with Multichoice hotel package
* Coffee & tea facility
* Electronic lap top size safe
* Hair dryer
There is so much to see and do in and around the town that Plettenberg Bay is recommended as an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route of South Africa.
A minimum stay of 3 to 4 days is suggested just to relax and enjoy the surrounding area.
Below is a brief list of suggestions with selected day trips to find out what can be done in and around Plettenberg Bay. For more, please see our web site www.LalaPanzi-Plett.com.
All attractions an facilities on the web site have QR Codes, which can be used with a smart phone and google maps as navigation system.
* Golf:The area between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay is famous in German Golfing circles as "Golfers Paradise" and the mild climate makes it an ideal golf holiday destination throughout the year. Plett boasts two fine, challenging courses:
1. Plettenberg Bay Country Club - 18 hole par 72
2. Goose Valley - 18 hole par 72
Additionally the area has a number of other great championship courses within easy driving distance, too:
1. Pezula, Simola and Knysna Golf Club in Knysna
2. Fancourt and George Golf Club in George.
* Hiking: Robberg Island is a protected area in Plett where visitors can have a walk down to the beach or just have a picnic on top of the mountain with a tremendous view of Plettenberg Bay.
* Fishing: Rock, fly, beach and deep sea fishing are practised and fishing safaris are offered
* Water activities: Diving, snorkelling, sea kayaking, sundowner cruises, fishing charters, ferry trips, boat and canoe hire, Hobie Cat sailing, surfing and kite surfing are very popular.
* Bungee Jumping: watching people using the highest commercial bungee jump in the world at Bloukrans River Bridge. This is for the adrenalin seekers, not for the faint hearted.
* Whale Watching: Between June and November the shoreline here teems with whales. The tourism office provides maps, which one can use to explore and find the perfect whale watching spot.