Franmarel Bed & Breakfast




property type

Bed & Breakfast

Franmarel Bed & Breakfast

13 Wilder Street, 6600 Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

pet friendly

Free Wifi

free parking

Free Parking


Guest House


BBQ, Free parking, Free WiFi, Non smoking rooms, Tea/coffee maker in all rooms


Plettenberg Bay

About Franmarel Bed & Breakfast

The magnificent Tsitsikamma Mountain range, as well as the bay and lagoon, are visible from Franmarel, which is located in the geographic center of the Plettenberg Sea. The hotel has an ideal location, making it simple to access the beach, as well as a variety of dining options, nightlife venues, and convenience stores. Relax on the confined patio and open air deck with a bottle of wine and take in the breathtaking views of the nearby mountains, shore, and lagoon after a day of sunbathing and enjoying the many events that are available in and around Plettenberg Bay. Then, take a stroll into town to enjoy a delectable meal at one of the Garden Route’s finest restaurants.

In addition to the quaint sitting room that has a fireplace, there is also a small library that provides access to a wide range of books. In the communal area, there is a small freezer, a microwave, and a toaster that guests are welcome to use. On request, barbeque facilities are provided. On the terrace of the hotel, visitors may have a traditional English or Irish breakfast, as well as continental food from across the globe, while taking in the view of the surrounding area. Guests staying in luxurious lodgings are certain to have restful evenings. Additionally, there is access to free Wi-Fi as well as parking that is not on the street.

At Franmarel Guest House, your hosts, Francois and Marinda, will greet you with a warm smile and provide genuine South African hospitality. They take great pride in the fact that their home is situated in one of the most visually appealing areas of South Africa, and they welcome visitors from every corner of the globe with open arms. They consider Plettenberg Bay to be a really wonderful spot, so whenever they get the chance to show it off to other people, they jump at the chance.

Due to its five beaches that have earned the Blue Flag, Plettenberg Bay is often referred to as the jewel of the Garden Route. Walking and hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty, game viewing, opportunities to see whales and dolphins, and many more activities are all available in Plett. Elephants, monkeys, cheetahs, birds, reptiles, and wolves are just some of the animals that may be interacted with at the adjacent game ranches. There are wine tastings, restaurants that have won awards, intriguing markets and stores, all of which are places where you may locate a one-of-a-kind memento to take home with you.

A wide variety of high-adrenaline activities, such as skydiving, the world’s highest bungee jump, surfing, swimming, mountain bike routes, and fishing, are all accessible to thrill-seekers. Because of its mild climate, Plettenberg Bay is an excellent travel destination throughout the whole year. The renowned Robberg Nature Reserve is just 13 minutes distant by car, while Birds of Eden and Monkeyland are located around 22 kilometers apart from one another. From the bed & breakfast, Birds of Eden is located 22 kilometers away, and Robberg Nature Reserve can be reached in a short car ride.

Sightseeing & Things To Do In Plettenberg Bay

If you’re looking for an amazing African adventure, look no further than Plettenberg Bay in South Africa! This beautiful coastal town offers plenty of activities and attractions to keep you busy. From nature reserves and sanctuaries to puzzle parks and game drives, there’s something for everyone in Plettenberg Bay. Read on for our top ten picks of things to do in this incredible town.

Robberg Nature Reserve

Robberg Nature Reserve Near Plettenberg Bay

This nature reserve is a must-visit for any nature lover. With towering cliffs, pristine beaches, and plenty of hiking trails to explore, you’ll definitely want to add Robberg Nature Reserve to your itinerary.

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

The Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre is a great place to learn about the local wildlife. You can even get up close and personal with some of the animals, like cheetahs, lions, and monkeys!

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

As the name suggests, Monkeyland is a sanctuary for primates. This unique attraction allows you to see these amazing animals in their natural habitat.

Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park is a must-see for any nature lover. With its lush forests, stunning waterfalls, and hiking trails, you’ll be able to explore all that this national park has to offer.

Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

The Elephant Sanctuary at The Crags is a great place to learn about these majestic animals. You’ll even get the chance to feed them!

Plett Saturday Market

Plett Saturday Market

Make this your Saturday hangout spot, where you can relax beneath our huge oak tree, have a great breakfast, and browse our many various art and craft booths while listening to popular background music given by our skilled DJ. Bring the entire family, visit with old friends, or make some new ones at our rural market that has everything you need.

Plett Puzzle Park

Plett Puzzle Park

Plett Puzzle Park is a one-of-a-kind attraction that provides interactive amusement for people of all ages and is conveniently located in the middle of South Africa’s stunning Garden Route.

The first ever life-size 3D MAZE to be constructed in South Africa, as well as an exhilarating and one-of-a-kind FOREST PUZZLE WALK, are their two primary attractions. These activities are intended for guests of all ages to engage in, and provide them with an opportunity for, physical and mental stimulation while also being amusing, instructive, and reasonably priced. They also provide a fantastic variety of games and puzzles that are appropriate for people of all ages and are available for purchase. Our events are completely one of a kind and are designed to be enjoyable for both young children and their parents. “A maze, is a maze, is a maze?”. Be wary, since the unconventional layout of our labyrinth distinguishes it from other mazes of its kind and throws off the majority of people who embrace the challenge it presents.

Nature’s Way Farm Stall

Natures Way Farm Store

The Nature’s Way Farm is located on the Garden Route, a scenic 21 minutes drive from Plettenberg Bay. The farm is surrounded by cows, gardens, and meadows, and it offers stunning scenery of the Tsitsikamma highlands.

On an operational dairy farm, which first opened its doors in 2001, you’ll find our time-honored, family-run farm stand known as Nature’s Way. Our forte is in the production of cheeses, both domestic and foreign. Come on over to their veranda for a snack or a light supper (Cheese Tapas are one of their house specialties)!

Wolf Sanctuary

Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary

The Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization located in the Eastern Cape that serves as a refuge for wolves who have been neglected or abandoned. Through a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in which you will have the chance to meet and engage with our wolves, it is our mission to raise awareness, enlighten and educate tourists about the plight of wolves. When guests come to visit our sanctuary, they will have the opportunity to participate in educational guided tours, take in breathtaking vistas, and have fun as a family.

Birds of Eden

Birds Of Eden Plett

The one-of-a-kind dome at Birds of Eden is two hectares and is the biggest of its kind in the world. It is situated over an indigenous forest canyon. At the moment, it is home to more than 3,500 birds belonging to over 280 different species, with the primary emphasis being placed on African birds. Self-directed tours are the default option for visitors at Birds of Eden; however, guided excursions are available upon request.

Plettenberg Bay is an incredible town with plenty to offer visitors. From nature reserves and sanctuaries to puzzle parks and game drives, there’s something for everyone in Plettenberg Bay. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!

Recommended Restaurants

Thanks to its popularity, Plett also has numerous restaurants, cafes and bars that offer a wide range of dishes for all budgets. If you are already at the sea, you should of course grab a table with a beautiful view. Here are some of our favourites:

The Look Out Deck
This restaurant is a must in Plettenberg Bay. The Look Out Deck offer a culinary masterpiece of dishes, but the best part about it is the view of the crescent-shaped beach at Plett and the surfers. The restaurant is highly recommended at sunset; you can sit together romantically and treat yourself to a glass of wine while enjoying the breathtaking view.

Off The Hook Seafood Café
This Plettenberg Bay restaurant offers delicious, affordable seafood dishes. The atmosphere is relaxed and the decor has a French touch. Of course, you can not only have dinner there but also have a wonderful breakfast and lunch.

Bramon Restaurant
A visit to the Bramon Wine Estate should not be missed. The winery has an excellent restaurant and lunch is the favourite with the guests. You will dine right next to the vineyards and on the table is a great selection of different tapas, fresh bread, delicious tapenade and South African specialities such as “bobotiloempia” and springbok carpaccio. Don’t forget to reserve, the earlier the better.

Zinzi is located in the woods of Harkerville and is about ten minutes drive from Plettenberg. The reviews on Tripadvisor are very positive and say that Zinzi is simply great, the food tastes delicious, the location is perfect and the restaurant has a cosy and intimate atmosphere. Right next to the restaurant you will find the Tsala Treetop Lodge, which is one of the most luxurious guesthouses near Plettenberg Bay.

Seafood The Plettenberg
As the name suggests, this hotel/restaurant mainly serves seafood. Chef Peter Tempelhoff gets his fresh produce from local suppliers and makes his dishes a real sensation. Together with the wonderful view of the bay, this is a restaurant for a great evening in Plett.

Franmarel Bed & Breakfast

13 Wilder Street, 6600 Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

About Plettenberg Bay

If you’re looking for a holiday destination that offers a blend of natural beauty, adventure and delicious cuisine, Plettenberg Bay is the perfect place for you. This picturesque town on the coast of South Africa is known for its breathtaking beaches, rich wildlife and delicious local cuisine. With so many things to do in Plettenberg Bay, from hiking and biking to kayaking and whale watching, you’ll never run out of activities to keep you entertained.

If you’re looking for even more adventure, Knysna is just a short drive away, offering an array of exciting activities and sights. Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing vacation or an action-packed getaway, Plettenberg Bay has something for everyone.

Discover the coastal paradise of Plettenberg Bay, book your accommodation in Plettenberg Bay with Garden Route Stays and get ready for an unforgettable holiday experience!

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