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A seaside haven for adventurers.

Plettenberg Bay is a top-class destination for nature-lovers, adventurers and beachgoers. Whether you’re after a seaside holiday, a wilderness experience in pristine natural surrounds, or adrenaline-packed adventures, you’ll find all these and more in 'Plett'.

Plettenberg Bay is a major attraction on the Garden Route. Its location on the Indian Ocean coast makes it one of the top visitor destinations in South Africa. Prepare to explore miles of sweeping, unspoilt golden beaches, a dramatic rocky peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea. From Keurboomstrand to the Robberg Peninsula there are 15 kilometers of beaches interrupted only by a river mouth and Plett's iconic island.

Understandably, with these abundant natural resources, there's plenty to do in the charming seaside town. Popular Plettenberg Bay activities include exploring the bay by boat, fishing, canoeing its waterways, dolphin and seal spotting, and – in season – taking a whale watching excursion, when southern right whales come into the bay to calve.

The nearby rural hamlet of Wittedrift is a bird- and nature-lover's haven, while further afield, 20km from Plettenberg Bay, the Cruise the Crags route is ideal for wildlife viewing and browsing for arts and crafts. Another 10km along in Bitou you'll come upon Nature's Valley, a pristine indigenous forest fringed with unspoilt coastal bush.

At the base of the soaring Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains lies Storms River. Here teeming birdlife, Cape flora, wetlands and lagoons and ancient trees are a real find for nature lovers, while adrenalin-seekers will delight in the world’s highest bungee jump and zipline tours.

Plett is also renowned as an adventure destination, with dozens of heart-stopping experiences to be found. Whether it's a canopy tour through the stunning Tsitsikamma forest, some 30m up or skydiving from the blue, each offers an exhilarating way to take in the bay and coastline from the air.

The town also boasts a number of wilderness experiences, including several walks and hikes through the forest, indigenous fynbos, gorges and mountains. Game drives and horseback safaris may be enjoyed in the Plett Game Reserve, which boasts four of the Big Five. For a personal wildlife encounter, visit the Tenikwa Widlife Centre and take a once-in-a-lifetime walk with resident cheetah.


Plettenberg Bay is also home to a thriving arts community. Visit the nearby Simunye Community Centre for a fantastic selection of locally produced arts and crafts, including wood, metal and beadwork. You can also do the Cruise the Crags route, which includes a number of artists' workshops and farm stalls. Take a break from the action with a relaxing stroll on the beach, a round of golf at any of the prized courses in the area or a visit to Plett's own wine estates.