Plettenberg Bay (Plett) is the ideal destination for young and old, families and couples, local and international guests. Visitors return to Plett time and again to unwind, or to live it up. It is the perfect, all-year round destination with amazing summers to moderate winters. Sunshine can be found in abundance in this natural treasure.
The scenery is perhaps the greatest highlight of all, and the sweeping vistas of pristine lagoons and beaches can’t easily be beaten anywhere else along the Garden Route. There are five internationally recognized Blue Flag beaches – each with its own personality.
Besides these world-class surroundings, Plett offers a startling and surprising array of activities and accommodation. In order to get through it all – swimming with seals, marine safaris, wine routes, Big Five game viewing, wildlife sanctuaries and experiences, birding, cycling, hiking, paddling the river – a minimum stay of five nights is highly recommended.
Accommodation in Plett, and in its forested fringes, is superlative – from the five and four star hotels, boutique guest houses and bed & breakfasts to self-catering homes and apartments as well as camping and back-packers.
Robberg Nature Reserve and the surrounding ocean, along with the Keurbooms Lagoon present the visitor with a feast of fun ensconced in gorgeous natural surroundings. It’s a World Heritage site which allows for cultural and heritage interests with Bushman paintings at Nelson’s Cave. There is also a resident Cape Fur Seal colony and it may just be one of the only places in the world to watch Great White sharks in their natural habitat while hiking.
Plett’s Whale Season coincides with the Sardine Run which takes place between May and October. Whales and dolphin commonly seen during these months include the Humpback and Southern Right whales; Bottle Nose Dolphin; the Orca Killer Whales and Bryde’s Whales.
Looking closer, Plett is like a small piece of the Cape Peninsula cut away and secreted along a discreet piece of beautiful coastline. One clue as to Plett’s abundance is in the different area classifications; on either side of Plett are places with names like ‘Wilderness’, ‘Nature’s Valley’, ‘Storm’s River’ and ‘Tsitsikamma’ (place of abundant sparkling water).
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that something magical is going on here. In the air, in the water, and in the rocks.
Plettenberg Bay was named a winner in the 2015, 2016 and 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ Awards for Destinations. “This town is a real gem, and we recommend it thoroughly for a stop on the Garden Route.” – Review by TripAdvisor traveler africatravel00
Plettenberg Bay has been nominated for the 11th year running as Africa’s Top Beach Destination in the 2016 World Travel Awards. www.worldtravelawards.com
Plettenberg Bay has made it onto the Daily Telegraph’s Top 25 reasons to visit South Africa list. In at number 16 in a list of 25, the UK newspaper declared that “some of the best are found in Plettenberg Bay, in the Western Cape, along the popular Garden Route.”