Welcome to our Plettenberg Bay Paradise

An Oasis on the Garden Route

Discover Long Story, cradled in a beautiful lush green garden and a short walk to Robberg Beach.

The Long Story Boutique Guesthouse is a boutique guesthouse in Plettenberg Bay, known for its warm hospitality, delicious breakfasts, and stunning location. Shaped by the lazy days of summer spent sunbathing on the beach, reading books under shady trees, and enjoying long walks along the shoreline, it’s no surprise that guests have chosen to return year after year to enjoy this tranquil paradise. With a range of accommodation options available, including en-suite luxury rooms with private heated pool access and garden views, you are guaranteed to find your perfect getaway at The Long Story Boutique Guesthouse. Come stay with us, we can’t wait to meet you!

This charming and eclectic beach lodge will make you feel comfortable and completely at home. The guest house has been a boutique establishment since it opened 8 years ago and was completely renovated in October 2020. Nestled on the Garden Route area in South Africa, this beautiful guest house offers an intimate experience with authentic South African hospitality.

Fall asleep to the sound of the sea and wake to the birds  chirping in the mornings.

The guesthouse offers five spacious en-suite rooms, each with their own unique character and luxurious perks, ensuring that you will fully revel in your stay whether it be for leisure or business. We aim to add an inspiring and memorable chapter to your story, for guests to stay overnight or simply to enjoy a breakfast on the deck. All rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities for guests’ comfort. Each room is named after its own part of the story, giving them a personal touch. We also offer a variety of amenities for you to enjoy during your stay, including Wi-Fi, breakfast with freshly squeezed juices, daily housekeeping service, a veggie garden and free parking. It is perfect for couples, families, and business travellers of all sorts. Our pool out on the deck is a heated pool and maintains a perfect temperature throughout the year.

Each bedroom has an elegant en-suite bathroom with extra time taken to attend to the details. Each room is also equipped with a tea and coffee station, a mini fridge stocked with fresh milk, flatscreen smart TV, linen gowns, and all required travel necessities.

There is a spacious open plan kitchen and living area that can accommodate all guests for leisure, relaxation, cooking and games. The deck & pool is perfect for during the hot Summer days and during the Winter a cosy fireplace is available.

Why Spend Your Vacation Here?

The Long Story is the perfect, intimate setting for your next vacation. We are surrounded by lush gardens and cool ocean breezes, with a private pool available to all of our guests.

When you stay at The Long Story, you can expect a memorable experience. You’ll be treated to a delicious, prepared breakfast and freshly squeezed juice every morning and have the option to book a variety of activities for the day from surrounding centres. Perhaps you’d enjoy a boat cruise in the bay? Or a beach picnic. The choice is yours!

Expect nothing but luxury when you stay at The Long Story Guesthouse—we’re waiting for you!

The Long Story is open all year round to host guests looking for a relaxing escape from their busy lives. From families looking to explore the beauty of the Garden route or beaches, to couples wishing to get away from it all, The Long Story Guesthouse is the place to be!

Our charming and eclectic boutique guesthouse offers many ways to relax and unwind to make you feel comfortable and completely at home.

Activities in and around the Garden Route

Plettenberg Bay offers a multitude of popular activities and experiences in and around the area. The Garden Route is a must to experience the beauty of the South African coastal gardens. The sandy Robberg beach and Lookout beach both offer surf breaks.

Activities around Plettenberg bay are endless and include restaurants, zip-line tours, whale and dolphin boat tours, game drives, nature walks, bird-and aquatic life watching, beaches. There are also many water sports such as snorkelling or diving that can be done in the area. Popular activities near the beach are games of golf on a course nearby which is considered to be among the best courses in South Africa. The area also has many hiking trails that are perfect for those who enjoy exploring more than just what is immediately visible from their accommodation. A must visit is the elephant sanctuary located at The Crags for an amazing up, close and personal experience with these gentle giants.

Check out our full list of Activities & Experiences

Book Today

The Long Story Guest House has friendly staff that will assist you with speedily booking your stay and preparing your rooms for your arrival along with complimentary sherry and a warm welcome from the staff. The staff will assist with any luggage offloading if requested, and answer your questions about the amenities, local spots, beaches and more. Use the below link to start the booking process. Be sure to book your holiday in advance as space is limited.

Meet Our Staff

Evans and Colnes are our trusted husband and wife staff team. They have been working at Long Story for over 4 years. They will greet you upon arrival at Long Story and assist with any luggage upon request. They will show you to your rooms and once you have settled in, they will prepare your breakfasts in the morning and do housekeeping.

If you need any laundry done, they will gladly assist. They are always willing to go the extra mile to make your stay memorable. They help with anything that comes up during their time here so don’t hesitate to ask them if there is something that needs to be done or if you are having trouble with any of the amenities at the guest house.

Guests Love Us

Through the years that we have been operating as a bespoke luxury guesthouse, many of our guests have returned again and again. Have a look at all our recent reviews and feel free to write your own to let us know how your stay at The Long Story Guest House was or send any photos you would like to share with us!

Follow the link below to leave your review:

-> Review The Long Story Guesthouse

2 nights in a nice room, plenty of space, big comfortable bed, fridge, nespresso coffee machine, big bathroom very special taps and good shower, everything very clean. Breakfast, everything you could think of, and fresh. Parking inside the property

10. Darren (2018)

We did not really want to tell ” the rest of the world ” of this hidden gem. We’ve just rebooked for a good week in February 2019 the truth can now be exposed – this is definitely a place not to be missed if or when going to Plettenberg. The whole place radiates a rarely matched level of quality in everything, accommodation, ambiance, service, food & friendliness

Peter (Aug 2018)

The breakfasts are outstanding and served in a lovely area by the pool. The rooms are well equipped and with an extremely high standard of amenities. We stayed here for 3 days in 2017 and was so impressed with our whole experience that we stayed for 7 days in January this year. Needless to say everything was still 1st class.

Carole (Feb 2019)

Hands down best guest house

Without a doubt the best guest house we have EVER stayed in

Emzie (Mar 2019)

Long Story Wowo

Beautiful Robberg beach only 5min walk away too.
This is the perfect place to stay in Plettenberg Bay – safe and lovely gardens and warm pool – we will definitely return here and book well in advance.

(Mar 2019)

The best guest house we stayed in SA

We stayed at Long Story in Jan 2019 and enjoyed it so much that we went back with 3 other couples in February this year. We were not disappointed,

Trek (Feb 2020)

Two Day visit in March

The atmosphere and service were outstandig. The rooms are very good and of course the breakfast is a sensation. The location was perfect for us.

Cees Bongenaar (May 2020)

Magic spot with the perfect pool area

WOW !!!!! What an absolute pleasure to spend a weekend in Plett at this exquisite facility !!! Beautifully appointed ,decor out of this world !!! Staff are BRILLIANT ….so friendly and helpful with a permanent ‘smile on their dial’ !!! Breakfast was outstanding. Great pool area to relax ,swim and just enjoy a great breakaway !

Gavin - South Africa (Nov 2020)

We spent 3 glorious weeks here in December. The BnB has been newly renovated from top to toe. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the whole atmosphere was wonderful. We stayed in the Middle room, which was HUGE, quiet and extremely comfortable. The level of home comforts could be seen in every detail.

Anthony and Michelle - South Africa (Dec 2020)


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COVID Protocols, Water & Generator backup amenities, Sustainability

We are fully equipped for any circumstances and have put in place many protocols and backup systems to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. We try to be as sustainable as possible and have provided a water tank and a generator to be as accommodating as possible.

We also have a lovely herb and veggie garden available to all guest to pick fresh ingredients from for their next meal. Besides this, fresh and organic eggs are also available to all guests.

We have all necessary COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure your safety and a comfortable stay.