Plettenberg Bay, a destination for all travelers

Plettenberg Bay? A destination that’s still unknown to most Garden Route travellers but that is certainly worth a stopover.

A reputation that is constantly on the rise, an atmosphere that breathes the good air of holidays and a wide range of activities that does not suffer from competition, welcome to Plettenberg Bay!

This area managed to enhance what nature gave it offering you the opportunity to thrive in a sublime setting.


Between the beaches suitable for morning and late afternoon walks, the iconic Robberg Peninsula for its views on Plettenberg Bay , the lagoons and breathtaking estuaries, its indigenous forests, pristine rivers and vineyards, you have here a myriad of opportunities to enjoy a true sensory experience.

So, what would be a perfect day in Plettenberg Bay?

The “morning” suggestion focuses on a sea safari. The occasion for you to meet some dolphins, “all year round” residents, that sometimes come very close to the shores to play with the waves. Besides dolphins, you’ll also be able to see some whales during the migration season, sea lions, and many other species living along the southern coast of South Africa. And if you want to take it to another level, jump in a sea-kayak, accompanied by a local guide of course, and you’ll get as close to them as you wouldn’t have imagined…

dolphins at Plettenberg Bay

After such nice emotions, you must be hungry?  Depending on your preferences, we recommend you the three following places: Cornuti Al Mare for an authentic wood fired pizza straight out of the family oven. Emily Moon for a charming lunch made with only the best produces of the area. And, last but not least, the Lookout for the most stunning view on the whole bay.

Now that you’re full of energy again, let’s have a look at the wide range of activities the area has to offer, shall we? From skydiving to hiking (whether you’re walking or running), from strolling among local crafts markets to horse riding on the beach… the list is endless. Even golf players will find their happiness since the area comprises some of the best courses of the country. If relaxation is your thing, the Plettenberg Park Hotel & Spa offers a complete range of body treatments with breathtaking views over the ocean of course.

Plettenberg bay park hotel

And if you’re going to be in the area for a little longer, we strongly recommend you to push it a few kilometres further, to the nearby “Crags”. This was only the beginning.

Plettenberg Bay has so much to offer. It is a destination which should meet the expectations of any travelers and regardless your interests.

Xavier Lopes

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