Spring is Special in Plett



Come and enjoy Plett in spring with the sun rising earlier and setting later, the promise of warmer weather. Relax and enjoy our special discounted rates, it’s a good time to visit Plettenberg Bay. Our garden is waking up and beginning to show us some lovely new blossoms. After a long winter it is always nice to see the beginnings of spring.





Spring is the ideal time to escape for a little rest and relaxation. Our spring garden at Cornerway House is just magnificent and we are just a 7 minute walk away from Robberg Beach and close to all Plett’s favourite restaurants.  So spoil yourself and come and stay, take advantage of our Spring Special.

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan






Win a weekend at Cornerway House – Rose Competition



Name this truly South African rose in the photo above and stand a chance to win a 2 night stay at Cornerway House in Plettenberg Bay.

We had such a wonderful response to our first “Name this Rose” Competition that we are having another round! To celebrate the New Year and the fact that all our roses are still blooming,  we captured this golden rose in our garden at Cornerway House. Can you tell us the name of this rose?

How to Enter:

1.Email your entry to cornerwayhouse@mweb.co.za with your name, answer & contact number – please title your email: Cornerway Roses

2. Only entries submitted via email will be entered into the draw. Responses on the Facebook page or post, will be deleted and disqualified.

3. View High Resolution photos of the rose: 


A 2 Night stay for 2 people at Cornerway House Bed & Breakfast, including breakfast valued at R2300.00


Terms & Conditions:

1.  The winner must be available to redeem the prize and travel to Plettenberg Bay.  If unable to do so, Cornerway House  reserves the right to reissue the prize to an alternative entrant. Air travel and other transport is not included in the prize.
2.  The promoter of this contest is Cornerway House Bed and Breakfast  in Plettenberg Bay.
3.  Anyone throughout the world may enter this contest, but the winner must make themselves available in Plettenberg Bay to claim the prize.
4.  There is no entry fee and entrants are not required to purchase any product to be eligible to enter this contest
5.  Closing Date for all entries will be 31st March 2015.
6.  No responsibility or liability will be accepted for entries not having been received by the closing time whatever the reason for non-receipt may be.
7.  Cornerway House reserves the right to cancel or amend this contest and these terms and conditions without notice to potential and actual participants in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law, regulation, pre-existing right or any other event outside of the reasonable control of  Cornerway House. Any such changes to the contest will, however, be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the same means used to communicate the contest.
8.  No cash alternative to any of the prizes will be offered. Prizes will only be transferrable at the sole discretion of Cornerway House and be subject to written confirmation by Cornerway House. Prizes are subject to availability at Cornerway House during the prize redemption period.
9. Correct answers will be entered into a draw with a final winner selected.
10.   Winners will be notified within 10 days of the contest closing date. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 3 days of notification, Cornerway House reserves the right to withdraw the prize or select a replacement winner.
11.  Cornerway House will notify the winner when the prize can be redeemed and such prizes must be redeemed at times that are suitable for both winner and Cornerway House, depending on availability. Not to be redeemed in December 2015 or January 2016. Valid until  31st May 2016.
12. Employees of Cornerway House and their immediate family are not eligible for this contest.  

Rose Gardens at Cornerway


Our gardens are one the best features at Cornerway House. Robin grew up with a love for gardens and flowers. His mum was a keen gardener and passed her love of roses onto her son. This passion led him to open a flower shop in Marlbrough, Wiltshire England. So when Robin relocated from England some 12 odd years ago, naturally he started to create a charming English sanctuary in the heart of South Africa, Plettenberg Bay.

With all the love and attention the gardens at Cornerway House receive from Robin and our two very special gardeners, it is no wonder that every year the blooms are brighter, bigger and more rewarding.

We have special roses that have been delighting us year after year, and some new ones that are blooming terrific. Earlier this year Robin ordered a variety from Ludwig Roses. Ludwig Roses was established in 1971, just north of Pretoria. From humble beginnings, lots of dedicated, hard work and passion Ludwig has grown a specialist nursery which has become the strongest rose brand in South Africa. They offer an amazing, huge variety of superior quality roses and will post to just about anywhere in the world.


We have grown one particular rose that is so beautiful, blooms quickly and then sadly fades. I think the scent of this bloom is so heavenly and truly depicts what a roses should smell like. The ideal rose from which to make rose water…

Rose Water:

Fill a saucepan with petals from strongly scented roses, include red ones.

Add enough water to cover petals. Bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes.

Allow to cool leaving lid on to keep the perfume in.

Strain into jars with good tight lids.

Use rose water as a delicate perfume on your skin or sprinkle a little on your clothes.

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.’ Ruth Stout




The Magic of Winter in Plettenberg Bay

Winter for me starts when the first oranges drop from the orange tree in the Cornerway garden. I love the bright orange colour of the oranges under the tree. 


There are a few things that make winter in Plettenberg Bay special to me:

Cold Feet: winter walks burn more kilojoules because the body has to work twice as hard. My favourite winter walk in Plett.

 Winter Fruits: Mmmm all the yummy oranges and grapes, much better to start the day with than All Bran Flakes.

 Sleeping Late: Your immune system gets a boost from lying in, and yes it has been medically proven!

Hot Chocolate: Protect your heart with a warm hot chocolate, as the Japanese believe it to protect against heart disease. What better reason to drink hot chocolate?

 Feed your skin: Winter dries the skin, so this is the perfect time to give your skin some extra TLC.

 On that note, I leave you with some special pics from our garden. Keep warm until next time!

Garden Blog 2

Red Hibiscus

Orange Blog Photo

 For more photos of our Garden please visit us at www.cornerwayhouse.co.za