Choose The Paper Fig House on your next trip to Plettenberg Bay

The Paper Fig House

If you are visiting Plettenberg Bay as a group or family – which you must, and not planning to stay at any of the town’s hotels, The Paper Fig House, near Robberg Beach, is an amazing holiday accommodation option.

The Paper Fig House is a lovely home, with a huge garden and good views of Robberg and the Indian Ocean beyond.

Plettenberg Bay – also fondly called Plet or Plett, is located in the beautiful Garden Route. Most of the town is on a steep slope leading down to the sea, which means that regardless of where you find yourself accommodated, you will be treated to spectacular views of the bay and surrounding hills and mountains.

The area is typified by an extremely mild maritime temperate climate with very few rainfall or temperature extremes.

Your hosts, Peter and Annemarie, are themselves avid travelers so you will certainly be in good hands during your stay. Their previous guests agree.

Accommodation at The Paper Fig House

Saying at The Paper Fig House, you have a choice of two spacious bedrooms, which can sleep four adults and a child. The house also has a large bathroom, a roomy lounge and dining room with the biggest braai area by far.

There is also a studio room that can be rented with the house or as an entirely separate unit – making it ideal for those needing privacy. The studio room can accommodate two adults.

In addition, on the property is a little apartment that can sleep another two adults. It is very modern and totally separate as well.

The house and the units come with safety deposit boxes for your valuables, TVs with DStv, hairdryers, irons and iron boards, DVD players, wardrobes/closets, towels and linen as well as children’s cots/cribs. In the kitchen, you will find a fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle and kitchenware.

The Paper Fig House will provide you with such luxuries and peace and quiet with the trees and birds and even the guinea fowls come and visit.

Facilities at The Paper Fig House

The owners of The Paper Fig House have made available everything you might need for a comfortable stay. There is Wi-Fi access throughout the household, which means you will be able to keep your friends and family updated via Facebook and Instagram postings.

You will also be happy to know that the building is wheelchair-friendly. There is outdoor furniture for your relaxation as well as an outdoor swimming pool.

 A maid service is available but at an additional cost.

I you are not intending to visit the many good restaurants dotted around the town, you can still use the braai facilities that the holiday home offers.

Plettenberg Bay activities

If you are planning to explore Plettenberg Bay and the Garden Route, The Paper Fig House is a great choice as a base.

Popular tourist attractions close to the house include bird-watching spots, the local Snake park, theatre, the Plett Elephant Sanctuary, farm stalls, nearby nature reserves, excellent golf courses, and fine restaurants.

In the area, you can also do wine tasting, mountain biking, swimming and horse riding. Cycling and fishing can be enjoyed nearby.

Why choose The Paper Fig House

  • Great location – close to the Robberg Beach and everything that Plettenberg Bay.
  • Value for money – among the most affordable accommodation in Plett.
  • Service excellence – owners involved in managing the house.
  • Family friendly – the home is ideal for groups and families.
  • Wheelchair-friendly facilities.

Reviews from previous The Paper Fig House guests

“Super comfy beds, large bathroom and quiet place, 3min away from the main beach and restaurants. Voted best stay on our garden route trip by my friend and I! Great quality for price! We didnt meet the host by appreciated all the tips and recommendations left in the booklet,” wrote one of their guests – Clara, from France, on their page.

Sönke, who was visiting from Germany, added; “Good value for money to explore Plett or Robberg nature reserve. Everything you need including kitchen in your apartment. Secure car parking.”

“Very stylish and homely, a warm welcome. The owner put a lot of attention to detail. Overseas visitors can charge phones with a 2 prong plug. There is tea, coffee etc. shower gel, towels, comfortable bed, the check-in instructions were very clear. All in all a wonderful experience,” said Judith from the Netherlands.

The Paper Fig House is located at 22 Robberg Road, Plettenberg Bay. For bookings, call 041 373 1481 or email Here is their location on Google Maps.


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