With its excellent climate and direct access to the N2 and Indian Ocean, Plettenberg Bay is one of South Africa’s prime holiday destinations. This scenically splendid coastal town boasts six international Blue Flag beaches, abundant marine life including whales, dolphins and seals and a variety of water sports. Tranquil and charming, Plett proudly boasts miles of unspoiled sandy beaches, a lagoon, unpolluted rivers, indigenous forests and a backdrop of marvellous mountains.
It’s an absolute bliss for nature lovers – the Robberg Nature Reserve, as well as the Tsitsikamma National Park offer great hiking trails and the Keurbooms River is ideal for skiing or relaxing boat trips. Amazing wildlife experiences and outdoor sporting opportunities are endless in the area, and the indigenous fauna and flora give you a true taste of South African nature.
Whether you are in the mood for a surfing lesson, a whale watching tour or just want to enjoy a splendid meal at one of Plett’s seaside restaurants, you will always be surrounded by gorgeous scenery and more than an adequate amount of activities to choose from.
South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, which stretches from Mossel Bay to Storms River in the Western Cape, boasts numerous rivers, lagoons, dunes, pristine beaches, nature reserves, mountain scenery and indigenous fynbos.
The area offers a wide range of activities to pick and choose from: whether you are adventurous, a real adrenalin junkie, or simply enjoy a walk in nature, the Garden Route will certainly have something worthwhile to offer.
Elephant walks at the Knysna Elephant Park can be quite exciting, while a boat ride on the lagoon and a picnic at Jubilee Creek in the Knysna forest is extremely beautiful. Monkeyland, situated about 16km east from Plett, is the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary and is worth a visit. Birds of Eden, the world-class, free-flight bird sanctuary is just around the corner of Monkeyland.
Sea Kayaking from Central Beach to Robberg Nature Reserve, or close encounters with dolphins and whales in the bay are both experiences not to be missed in the area. Black water tubing through the Storms River Gorge is an interesting way to experience the perfect beauty of the Tsitsikamma National Park. Trying to spot a Great White during shark cage diving in Mossel Bay can be very adventurous, although not quite as exhilarating as bungee jumping at Bloukrans – the world’s highest commercial bungee jump.
Golf courses in Plett and the surrounding area include the Plettenberg Bay Golf & Country Club, Goose Valley Gold Club (also in Plett), Pezula Championship Golf Course and Simola Golf & Country Estate in Knysna, and of course the world-known Fancourt in George.
The Garden Route surely lives up to its reputation as one of the country’s most popular destinations.