This October, the Plett ARTS Festival returns to the streets of Plettenberg Bay (after a successful COVID-enfourced virtual festival in 2020). We’re thrilled to have this uniquely Plett arts and culture celebration in our little coastal town and wish every visitor a safe & enjoyable visit. In honour of the festival’s theme of “art in nature“, here are our favourite Plett sunrises spots to enjoy during the Plett ARTS Festival.
THE WHALE TAIL
The Whale Tail bench is a Plett icon. Pick up a takeaway coffee and make your way to the Lookout Point here, for a comfortable view of the sun rising from behind the Tsitsikamma Mountains.
The reserve opens at sunrise and closes at sunset, so hours differ according to the seasons but it’s well worth getting to the first viewing deck before the sun breaks from behind the mountains. This section is wheelchair friendly, has table and benches, and is a short walk from the parking lot… meaning… pack a breakfast picnic basket. Complete with bubbly & orange juice, if you’d like. The entrance is here.
Robberg Beach is lovely for a morning walk, especially if you’re a travel with a dog. The regulations for dogs on the beach can be found here, and, if you’re a pansy-shell hunter, time your sunrise visit for low tide to seek out these iconic Plett shells. Entrances to Robberg Beach vary along the coastline from the Beacon Island to just before the start of Robberg Peninsula.
Keep it simple and easy with a sunrise paddle or picnic on Central Beach. Easily accessed from the parking lot at Central Beach, we’d suggest picking up some fresh croissants and coffee, packing a blanket and keeping an eye out for bottlenose dolphins cruising the surf line. Central Beach is here.