5 places to stop for a photo in Plett

Written by daveswart

So you’re scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram newsfeed, trying hard to control your envy as you see photos of your friends strolling along the beach, taking selfies on a mountain top or shots of the wide open road.

When travelling to Plettenberg Bay, you’ll feel a bit like showing off too; our beaches are some of the best in South Africa, our Plett Winelands are fast becoming the place to be seen and our coastal and forest walks are simply spectacular.

Plett has a treasure trove of spots and view spots to make your holiday memories something extra special. We’ve collected some of our must-visit places in Plett to stop for a photo or, if you must, a selfie :)

  1. Robberg Peninsula

Robberg Plett

Photo: Robberg Peninsula by Plett Tourism

There are so many options to take photos of the spectacular Robberg Peninsula. From the parking lot to the point, there are hundreds of photo opportunities. We suggest stopping at The Gap, Witsand sand dune, The Point (if you take the longest route) and, of course, The Island. In between, the Fynbos, striking rock formations and views over the bay to the Tsitsikamma mountains.

  1. Arch Rock along Keurbooms Beach

Arch Rock

Photo; Arch Rock, Plett

There’s something remote and wonderful about Keurbooms Beach. Outside the protection of the sheltering arm of Robberg, the waves are wilder and the dolphins always seem to be frolicking in the waves. The coastal rock formations along this beach are spectacular – caves, passages and the iconic Arch Rock. Take a stroll along the beach, visit Arch Rock and, as is traditional, try to throw a stone through the small hole above the arch!

  1. The Beacon Island

Beacon Island Plett

Photo: Beacon Island Lawn, Plett

The Beacon Island is one of Plett’s most prominent icons. Sitting pretty amidst green lawns and surrounded by blue seas, this is a jewel of the Garden Route. You don’t need to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy some of the glamour – visitors can enjoy a meal overlooking the pool or a cocktail in the sea lounge, suspended over the rocks.

  1. Plett Winelands


Photo; Bramon Wine Estate, Plett

There are a few of Plett’s vineyards that actually have sea views so you enjoy the best of the winelands and Plett all in one. Stroll through the vineyards during harvest time, sip Plett wines and bubblies in rustic tasting rooms or enjoy a lazy tapas lunch at one of the many restaurant – food photos are welcome!

  1. Whale Tale bench at Lookout Beach

Whale Tale Viewspot

Photo: Whale Tale Viewspot by Plett Accommodation Association

The famous “Whale Tale” bench is the perfect place to watch the sun rise, marvel at the surfers and bodyboarders off Lookout Beach or enjoy the antics of the whales from an elevated position.

We’d love it if you shared some of your Plett snapshots with us from these spots – or share your favourite photo spots in Plett