La Vista Lodge lies in all its glory right above Plettenberg Bay, offering continuous views over the Keurbooms Lagoon and Lookout Beach, the Bahia Formosa (or beautiful bay) and the Tsitsikamma Mountains stretching eastwards.

Cocktails on the deck at La Vista Lodge


Your holiday fantasies are realised during your stay with us. With extravagant breakfasts, exceptional guest service and care, attention to the smallest detail and the La Vista itself, there is simply nowhere else to stay in Plettenberg Bay.


The pool and deck at La Vista Lodge


About Us

We love Plettenberg Bay, the friendly atmosphere and the natural beauty of the area.

Please make yourselves feel at home and don´t just come for one night only.

“We highly recommend hiking to the Salt River Lagoon from Nature’s Valley, crossing (your bum will be wet!) the clear river on low tide, and continue to the Salt River Lookout and on another sunny day go for Robberg counterclockwise all the way to the point and back! Can’t beat those two! “

Axel & Eva

Interior at La Vista Lodge



Staff Profiles

Ade Alao – General Manager

ade-alaoWith a charming heart that could light up the skies after dark and a calming voice, Ade Alao, general manager and hospitality wunderkind, greets all his guests and just like that they become part of the la Vista family. Hands-on and driven by a passion for people, Ade is known for his willingness to accommodate every guest who chooses La Vista as their home from home.

Ade is fundamentally apposed to the “conveyor belt” approach that many in the industry have towards guests and loves nothing more than to spend time with those who visit la Vista. Word of mouth has proven a very effective tool, as those who leave recommend this type of holiday experience to anyone who will listen. Slowing the pace and fostering friendship bonds with guests are all in a day’s work.

From receiving guests, to recommending local must-see Plett spots and fun activities, guests can be sure that from the moment they enter the gates until they leave that Ade is focused entirely on their needs and wants to ensure a great holiday experience.


Lincoln Daries – Chef 

Lincoln at La Vista LodgeHis love of food is evident as soon as you lift fork to mouth. Clean, crisp flavours, unadulterated by chemicals and additives, Lincoln presents the best local fair that Plett has on offer, in a way that makes the ingredients sing. Having graduated first in his class in Hospitality Studies at culinary school, Lincoln was born to create and thrill with food.

His young face belies the fact that he’s been at home in kitchens for many years. As all young chefs do, Lincoln started his culinary career in the hustle and bustle of busy restaurants where speed and volume often trump freedom of creativity. At La Vista, he has the pleasure of thinking out of the box and adapting his cooking style to the needs of the diner. Lincoln loves nothing more than experimenting with new ideas and flavours and this is the key to keeping the cuisine fresh and innovative.

One taste of the succulent rack of lamb or fresh salmon cooked to absolute perfection, will have the La Vista guest lingering at the table just that little bit longer. Afterall, what is a holiday if not an opportunity to try new flavours and textures. Good food prepared with care and passion. That’s what you can expect from Lincoln and that’s what he delivers in ample proportion.



Primrose Ngcangca – Head of Housekeeping

In 2007 Primrose Ngcangca left Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape, travelling to Plett to look for work. She found a cleaning job at La Vista Lodge where she has been for the past ten years, working her way up to Head of Housekeeping. Primrose loves the amount of experience she has been given while working here and takes pride in her role, ensuring guest rooms are spotless and their experience at La Vista is faultless.


Ncebakazi Mawena – Housekeeping

Ncebakazi Mawena joined La Vista as part of the Networks programme, a government-funded internship project working to help youth find employment. One year on and Ncebakazi says she’s learnt so much and hopes to continue to work in the hospitality industry. “My life is so much better than it was,” she says.


The Team at La Vista Lodge
L to R: •  Melanie de Bruin: Management Assistant  •  Amos Kapenda: Handyman/Maintenance/Front of House •  Lincoln Daries: Head Chef •  Renata Kenig: General Manager (until Feb 2019) •  Ncebakazi Mawena: Front of House •  Nolusindiso Manise: Breakfast Chef/Housekeeping •  Noluthando Primrose Ngcangca: Supervisor