Hilltop haven for weary souls

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.

Sky Villa Views

Sky Villa views

Sky Villa Views 2

Rest and relaxation awaits

Sky Villa Sculpture

African inspired sculptures adds character to the outside areas

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.

Sky Villa Pool

The beautiful pool area invites you in to cool off on a a hot summer’s day

Sky Villa Poolside

A day by this pool is a day well spent

Sky Villa suite

Each room is elegant and tastefully decorated

Sky Villa suite

A room that offers the perfect view to wake up to

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.

Sky Villa Bar

An exceptional selection of wine is available from their cellar

Sky Villa bar

Good wine is a top priority at Sky Villa

Sky Villa Sky bar

Sundowners at the Sky Bar

Sun down at Sky Villa

The perfect spot to watch the sunset

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.

Sky Villa entrance

A grand entrance awaits

Sky Villa conference room

Intimate, cosy with an eclectic touch

Sky Villa building

Where architecture meets art

The Cellar

The cellar boasts a wide selection of wines from South Africa’s premium wineries, such as  Villiera, Steenberg, various wines from Creation, Tokara and Waterford Estate.

Sky Villa bar

Top wineries are represented and available at Sky Villa

Sky Villa views

A paradise in the Garden route

Sky Villa at night

Sky Villa at night

Sky Villa pool at night

Who says the pool is just for the day time

To Eat

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.

Sky Villa dining room

No interior detail is overlooked

Dinner with a view

Dinner with a view

Every sunset seems perfect from Sky Villa

Every sunset seems perfect from Sky Villa

The perfect getaway

The perfect getaway

To enjoy

Enjoy a slice of Sky Villa in your own home, with their ‘mussels in a white wine sauce’ pair it with the Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon or the Tokara Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sky Villa mussels recipe

Mussels in a white wine sauce to be enjoyed with a full body Cabernet Sauvignon

(Serves 6)

Ingredients:

750ml white wine

300g white Onion (chopped)

30g butter

1lt cooking cream

300g garlic (chopped)

2kg fresh mussels (or frozen if fresh not available)

Chives (chopped)

Salt en pepper to taste

Fresh sourdough bread (sliced)

Method:

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!

Sky Villa from the sky

Sky Villa from the sky

Poolside relaxing

Poolside relaxing

Cheers to this seaside gem

A true seaside gem

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BY Maryke Roberts | November 15, 2021

Maryke Roberts Maryke is an award-winning, Cape Winelands based journalist who has been writing about local and international wine and travel for over three decades. When she's home, her days are almost exclusively concluded with a walk on the beach and a glass of South African fine wine or spirits.

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