If Plett really is a feeling, then it’s a feeling that’s worth the wait. At least, we’re going to do our best to convince you of that. When the Lockdown ends and it is once again safe to travel, we’d be thrilled if Plett was your first option for a weekend breakaway, a week-long stay or a stop on your road trip along the Garden Route.
6 International Blue Flag Beaches
Plettenberg Bay is home to a total of seven international Blue Flag beaches, the highest of any town in South Africa, outside Cape Town. Our beautiful beaches are: Robberg Five, Lookout Beach, Keurboomstrand, the Dunes Beach, Singing Kettle Beach and Nature’s Valley. Our beaches range from Robberg Peninsula to the edge of the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park, offering a range of nature and watersports activities including: walking, rockpooling, surfing, stand-up paddling, swimming, bodyboarding, scuba diving and snorkelling. Sandcastles will be built, pansy shells will be sought out and fun will be had by all!
Note: While Plettenberg Bay is a bay and relatively sheltered, it is still the ocean and, as such, prone to large surf and rip currents on occasion. Please do not swim if there are no lifeguards on duty.
Robberg Nature Reserve, World Heritage Site & National Monument
Robberg is Plettenberg Bay’s answer to Cape Town’s Table Mountain. A towering peninsula that stretches out into the Indian Ocean creating the sheltered Plettenberg Bay. Robberg is a nature reserve, national monument, world heritage site and is a part of the UNESCO Garden Route Biosphere Reserve. It is most frequently visited by hikers and walkers, and those looking to enjoy the breathtaking views of both the bay on the northern side and the island and open ocean on the southern side. It’s possible to spot a variety of marine life from Robberg: whales, dolphins, seals and the great white shark – so keep your eye peeled. Robberg’s other attraction is its cultural significance as one of the Cradles of Human Culture with Nelson Bay Cave preserving archaeological materials from the Middle and Later Stone Age (dating from 40 000+ years ago up to the more-recent San occupation).Artefacts ranging from Middle Stone Age tools to 2 000-year-old pottery, graves containing human remains buried in a fetal position and decorated with shells and ochre, and many more cultural finds have been found in the cave. (source: www.cradleofhumanculture.co.za)
Spectacular Marine Life Encounters
Get ready to cast your eyes to the waves and beyond, because Plettenberg Bay is a paradise for marine life. From our largest migratory visitors, the Southern right and humpback whales to the smallest electric-blue nudibranch on the reef – there’s plenty to surprise and delight even the most jaded ocean travellers. Highlights include swimming with the playful Cape fur seals of Robberg, spotting a great white shark from the hike, scuba diving our colourful reefs, surfing surrounded by bottlenose dolphins or watching a whale breach just metres from your marine safari boat. Wow, what a mouthful and there’s always more…
Wine-lovers and foodies
What would a coastal town be without a fine selection of oceanside, seafood restaurants and Plettenberg Bay is no different. Select from five-star, African-infused dining to your local fish ‘n chippy and everything in between – Plett knows how to combine our fresh sea air, locally produced wine & bubbly with the freshest and finest. Do make some time to eat out and visit our Plett Winelands – you’re in for a great surprise!
Adventure is in our nature
Hold onto your GoPro, because Plett’s adventure activities will have you ziplining onto the World’s Highest Bungy Bridge, before jumping off that same bridge. we’ll have you skydiving over one of the most beautiful drop-zones in the world, screaming across waterfalls and flying through ancient forests, rock climbing into the middle of a gorge before abseiling down to the valley floor and kloofing through an indigenous canyon. Are you ready? 3…2…1 –> GO!
So much more for everyone
However, if screaming your lungs out on a bungy jump isn’t your glass of bubbly, Plettenberg Bay gives plenty of opportunities to throttle down and enjoy our natural beauty. Visit a selection of award-winning animal sanctuaries in the Crags, Plett’s Big Five game reserve, take a bike ride through the winelands or along the coastline or set sail on a sunset cruise, you’ll be pleased to slow down and take it all in.
Measures that we have put in place to ensure guests’ peace of mind
- No-contact check-in
- Private rooms
- When making a booking, you can select beverages and your fridge will be stocked on arrival
- Hand santisers
- Rooms deep cleaned after every guest