Plumwood Inn

Luxury Boutique Guest House

About Plumwood Inn


Roel and Lucienne Rutten, proud owners of Plumwood Inn, have always had a deep appreciation for the charm and warmth of guesthouses and B&Bs.

It was during their first holiday in South Africa back in 1998 that they fell in love with the idea of creating their own personal haven.

Determined to turn their dream into reality, they returned to their homeland in the Netherlands and took bold steps towards making it happen.

Tickets were booked, their home was put on the market, and fate did the rest. Within just 5 days of being back in South Africa, they stumbled upon Plumwood Inn, a sanctuary that stole their hearts instantly.

As if the universe was aligning perfectly, they received news that their house in the Netherlands was sold within a week. Everything was falling into place.

On January 11, 2001, Roel and Lucienne officially made the move to South Africa, and a mere 2 days later, they joyfully welcomed their first guests.

What started as a humble guesthouse has gradually expanded over the years, with neighboring houses being added, carefully renovated, and incorporated into the Plumwood Inn.

Today, this enchanting guesthouse boasts 11 rooms spread across 3 adjacent buildings. Roel and Lucienne eagerly await the opportunity to extend their warm hospitality and create an unforgettable and cherished experience for their guests.

Nestled amidst breathtaking mountain views and surrounded by a serene garden with a refreshing pool, Plumwood Inn is a highly sought-after accommodation venue for travelers visiting Franschhoek.

Immerse yourself in the elegance and comfort of our exceptional accommodations, which are available in three distinct styles catering to both classical cottage enthusiasts and those with a taste for modern aesthetics.

Whether you choose to reside in one of the four charming rooms in the Main House or prefer the contemporary allure of the seven rooms in the modern-styled Villas, you can expect nothing short of pure luxury and a uniquely stylish design.

Awaken to breathtaking views and the melodious symphony of birdsong, then indulge in a sumptuous breakfast served outdoors on the sunny terrace overlooking the inviting pool, or in the elegant breakfast area.

Please note that Plumwood Inn is an exclusive adult retreat, and we kindly request that no children under the age of 16 accompany you during your stay.

Roel & Lucienne, owner of Plumwood Inn

About Franschhoek

Franschhoek Valley is a gem in South Africa, celebrated not just for its picturesque landscapes but also for its rich history, exquisite wineries, and fine dining establishments.

Originally known as Olifantshoek, meaning ‘Elephant’s Corner,’ the valley was named for the herds of elephants that once roamed there. It was later renamed Franschhoek, or ‘French Corner,’ following the settlement of French Huguenot refugees in 1688 by the Dutch East India Company. The Dutch strategy of mixing French settlers with Dutch ones led to the French language disappearing within three generations.

While the elephants have disappeared, the French legacy endures in the names of the vineyards like Chamonix, La Motte, and Haute Cabrière, and in surnames such as du Toit and Marais, which hark back to the Huguenot era.

Wine tasting is a favored activity in Franschhoek, offering a chance to sample some of the finest wines from globally renowned estates. These estates, which began as modest farms, now represent some of the nation’s most valuable property.

Franschhoek Valley, Cape Winelands, South Africa
Franschhoek Dutch Reformed Church

About the Breakfast

What our guests say about our breakfasts:

So pleased that we got to enjoy the most delicious breakfast at Plumwood Inn. From crepes and french toast to a hot breakfast with the most yummy bacon and eggs, bircher muesli, fresh crunchy rolls and the sweetest of fresh fruit, salmon, cold cuts, and cheeses all enjoyed with a orange juice and a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

Breakfast is normally served from 8h00 until 10h00, but we can do as early as 7h15 if you notify us at least a day before.

Gluten-free breakfast is available by prior notice.

Breakfast Selection including delicious pancakes
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