The 5-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel of the Cape Summer Villa Collection situated on a hilltop in Barons View Estate, Plettenberg Bay on South Africa’s famous Garden Route, offers a 360-degree view of the Keurbooms River, Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma and Langkloof Mountains.
The Ultimate Getaway
It is the ultimate getaway if hours reading by the pool, tasting wine in the private underground cellar or toning your muscles in the intimate gym, is your idea of isolation. If beach fun, exploring the town and its shops and restaurants are more up your alley, the hotel is just five minutes away from town and Plettenberg Bay Beach. This luxurious boutique hotel offers the ultimate escape with its warm hospitality, cutting-edge design, light-filled interiors, contemporary colors, soft furnishings and lush indigenous gardens. Accommodation comprises 14 luxury rooms tastefully decorated, well-appointed with luxury amenities and all with their own private terrace. The striking interiors were done by Raine Soloman in collaboration with the hotel owners.
Wine & views
The hotel boasts a fully equipped gym, Sky/Zen pool with jets, bar and Sky Bar where the uninterrupted views of sunset while the ocean forms the perfect backdrop, is the place to be at dusk. Guests can venture down to the fully stocked underground wine cellar, where they can choose their own wines from the Cellar Select Menu, a separate menu from the wines on offer on the wine list. Wine tastings are also offered in the cellar. If you are looking for another fantastic stay in the Garden route with a phenomenal wine list, see here.
Guests can also relax in the snooker room or mix pleasure with a little business and make use of the state-of-the-art conference facilities.
The restaurant’s kitchen is managed by talented cooks from the local community, under the skilful eye of the manager and owners. The restaurant is open to the public and offers seasonal menus and caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Adding an element of quality and freshness is the use of hotel-grown herbs and vegetables to all meals that will please the most discerning of palates.
750ml white wine
300g white Onion (chopped)
1lt cooking cream
300g garlic (chopped)
2kg fresh mussels (or frozen if fresh not available)
Salt en pepper to taste
Fresh sourdough bread (sliced)
Sauté the Onion in the butter until translucent, then add the garlic and sauté together for a further minute. Add the white wine and and reduce for 3 minutes. Add the cream and cook until the cream thickens. Add salt and pepper (to taste)
Add the fresh mussels and cook until all the mussels (between 3 – 5 minutes) opens.
Serve in individual bowls, garnished with chives. Served with a slice or two of fresh sourdough bread and enjoy!