If you imagine winter in Plett to be a dreary and boring affair, we’ve got news for you! Despite the odd winter storm that leaves the ocean roaring and snow on Peak Formosa, wintertime in Plettenberg Bay is a mild, sun-kissed marvel. The days are often windless and mostly sunny, with evenings perfect for cozying up in a restaurant with a bottle of red wine.
Your days will be just as action-packed, nature filled and relaxing as any summer spent on the beach. Add these fun Plett adventures to your Garden Route winter holiday.
There are few more perfect ways to explore the areas surrounding Plett than to wine(d) your way through The Crags and Harkerville visiting the vastly different wine estates of the Plett Wine Region? Visit Packwood Country Estate to sample their wines paired with cheeses made from this working dairy farm with sublime sea views. Or meander down Redford Road to stop at the chic Kay and Monty estate, relaxed Redford Lane and pioneering Bramon, to name a few. Plett Wine Tours will plan and shuttle you around the estates, so you can sample all the Plett Winelands have offer. Book a trip with Plett Wine Tours
Plettenberg Bay is now home to The Big Five! Plett Game Reserve, a privately owned reserve just outside Plett recently welcomed nine rescued elephants from the Knysna Elephant Park. Read about their remarkable story here. The reserve welcomes day visitors for game drives and horse safaris and is a beautiful place to spend a day exploring 3000ha with the beautiful Tsitsikamma Mountains in the distance. Look out for rhino, hippos, wildebeest, lions, cheetahs, African wild dog, zebra, giraffe and more.
Stepping into the world’s largest free-flight aviary at Birds of Eden is like being transported into a scene from Jurassic Park: the calls of hundreds of birds, colours everywhere, a waterfall and covered walkway immerse visitors in the most amazing sanctuary. Birds of Eden is the perfect family activity, good for a rainy or sunny day and will be enjoyed by every age – guaranteed.
We can’t recommend a visit to Robberg Peninsula highly enough. The views from this peninsula showcase the beauty of Plettenberg Bay, the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the wild coastline outside of the bay. Bird watchers, photographers, trail runners and hikers love visiting Robberg and a calm winter’s day means that you’ll get to enjoy a long visit to Robberg without the heat driving you home early. Choose from one of three circular hikes suited to most fitness levels. Find out more here: Hiking Robberg Peninsula
Perfect for the family or just to slow your pace down and really breathe in the Plett air. Hog Hollow Horse Trails offers a one hour farm trail, two hour trail through a private game reserve or a three hour tailored package around The Crags that can include visits to Monkeyland, Tenikwa Wildlife Sanctuary, Crags Elephant Park or even the Plett Winelands. Meander through farmlands, winelands and forest for a revitalising day in beautiful surroundings. Hog Hollow has incredible horses and amazing staff that will take care of inexperienced riders and make sure you have an unforgettable Plett experience.
Amakaya Backpackers and Backpacker Apartments Winter Specials:
Stay for 2 nights and get 20% off our standard rates
Stay for 3 nights and get 30% off our standard rates