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The Plettenberg Bay in South Africa is situated somewhere at the border of Eastern and Western Cape. The town is lying on the steep slope, down to the sea that offers accommodation with a magnificent bay view and spectacular backdrop. Being one of the popular spots in Garden Route, the town of Plettenberg Bay flaunts its glittering beaches, rustic nightlife and some thrilling adventure. The short distance from George and Port Elizabeth airport aids to the tourism in Plettenberg Bay making it one of the famous destinations of Garden Route among the tourist and local visitors. Talking about the top- picked activity in Plettenberg Bay, hiking, boat cruises, canoeing, abseiling parachuting and bungee jumping are some of the adventures that tour has for you. For all who wants a self-drive or a short escape to Plettenberg Bay, the towns offer a complete day trip where you will not only observe the wonder of nature but experience more thrill and excitement than ever. What makes the tour of Plettenberg Bay so popular among the travellers is the self-drive tour, the breath-taking adventure, wildlife tours and the best accommodation in Plettenberg Bay.

Places To visit In Plettenberg Bay


With a large population of indigenous species, the Monkeyland is one the major attraction in Plettenberg Bay. The wildlife habitat opened in 1998 AT Crags area that houses around 400 creatures from 11 different species.

Keurbooms Lagoon and Nature Reserve

The Keurbooms nature Reserve and Lagoon is the remarkable tourist spot at Plettenberg Bay that offers you an ideal family tour. With a record of 200 species, this nature reserve stretches up to a distance of 5-6 km from 5 km northeast of Plettenberg Bay.

Birds of Eden

Bird of Eden is not only the best tourist spot at Plettenberg Bay but also the world's largest free-flight aviary and bird sanctuary. There are about 200 different species of bird that are recorded to be 3500 individual.

Robberg Nature Reserve

The Robberg reserve protects some of the vulnerable species of fishes, rare blue duiker and much more. The nature reserve attracts tourist to Plettenberg Bay to explore seals and Bryde’s whales lying close to the peninsula area.

Tsitsikamma National Park

The Tsitsikamma National Park is the most visited attraction in Plettenberg Bay that is famous among the travellers for its pleasant climate, scenery, and biodiversity. One can spot species of fynbos and seabirds as the major population of the Tsitsikamma national park.

Old Nick Village

The Old Nick Village is the shopping hub and a perfect tourist spot in the Plettenberg Bay. With a number of art galleries, studios, shops and the lively aura, the place offers a glimpse culture with the best art, textile collection and jewellery.

Adventure Land

The Adventure Land is the perfect place for the family tour that offers the visitors some of the amazing activities to try during the visit. The natural backdrop, the rides and the vast area make it a perfect place to explore in Plettenberg Bay.

The Crags

The Crags is known as the ideal spot for tourist in Plettenberg Bay for its nature reserves, the adventure and outdoor activities. You can plan a day to the Crags to enjoy the utmost adventure and the refreshing vibes.

Goose Valley Golf Course

Goose Valley Golf Course lies near to Plettenberg Bay that is bordering the Keurbooms Lagoon. For all the golf lovers, the valley offers an incredible location to enjoy the morning golf games and the diverse wildlife near to the site.

Keurbooms River Nature Reserve

The virgin wilderness at Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is the main attraction of Plettenberg Bay that offers a day amidst the natural Habitat. The reserve houses the mongoose, Cape clawless otter, genet, vervet monkey, blue duiker, grysbok, bushbuck and the leopard.

Best Time To Visit Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is a small town of Garden Route that you can visit at any point of the year during your South Africa Tour. The best time to explore Plettenberg now depends on your preference of vacation and activities you have planned for the tour. The small yet overwhelming beauty of the countryside is filled with scenic beauty and the best nature reserve in South Africa.

Months from January-May have the highest temperature but the moderate humidity makes it the ideal time to explore Plettenberg. The month of June and July can be the ideal season as per the mild temperature and average humidity. The August to December season is the peak season for Plettenberg Tour. The temperature and climate at these months make it the perfect time to explore Plettenberg Bay.

Things To Do In Plettenberg Bay

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Whale Watching

The best thing you can do at Plettenberg is to spot some amazing whale near the shores during the tour. The Robberg Peninsula offers a calm and clear view where you can spot some whale and dolphin planning.

Hiking at Plettenberg Bay

Plan a day for Robberg Hiking Trail during your visit to Plettenberg Bay that is popular among the travellers and adventure seekers. The scenic route around the circular trail is the famous route that offers hiking for advance hikers as well as beginners.

Safari at Elephant Sanctuary

The safari at Elephant Sanctuary offers you to closely observe the natural habitat of elephants and feed them for an unforgettable experience. The safari tour at Plettenberg Bay offers a great opportunity to interact with this giant creature.

Skydiving at Plettenberg Bay

Get the adrenaline rush while experiencing the 20-minute flight over the scenic landscape. Enjoy the spectacular view of forests and the coastline from the height of 10,000 feet, which makes skydiving best at Plettenberg Bay.

The Cheese and wine tour

A day tour to the Wine Estate will be the best Plettenberg day tour where you will not only taste the best wines but shop and enjoy a scenic tour of the vineyards. There are a number of wine sates in Plettenberg where you can plan a tour.

Safari in the Oceans

With the long coastline, the marine life and the incredible whale, a safari in the oceans is one of the best activities to enjoy at Plettenberg Bay. The safari will let you closely observe the dolphin, whale and other exotic marine creatures dwelling there.

Snorkelling in the Robberg Peninsula

Home to 4000 Fur Sea, enjoy snorkeling at the Robberg Peninsula for the best holiday tour at Plettenberg Bay. You can swim with the seals and enjoy leisure beside the seashore for the best holiday experience at Plettenberg Bay.

Food trail at Plettenberg Bay

The Fat Fish is one the best eatery in Plettenberg Bay that offers the best seafood and a central beach view. All from the large option in seafood and pizzas make sure to eat what the town has the best for you.

Touring the Wildlife Sanctuary

Plan a visit to Jukani and the monkey land that houses the rescued wildlife from the zoos, or the orphans and one that were kept as pet illegally. The Jukani offers shelter to around 70 species of Carnivores making it one of the best attractions in Plettenberg Bay for animal lovers.

Radical Raptors Tour

Enjoy the flight of the giant birds, the picture perfect species and the natural habitat of the birds preserved at the Radical Raptors. The sanctuary offers the tourist the ideal place to explore in Plettenberg with a population of some endemic birdlife.

How to Reach Plettenberg Bay

Falling on the Garden Route, the Plettenberg Bay is an assessable destination, connected with the major cities of South Africa.

Via Air- The Plettenberg Bay of South Africa is connected with the city of Cape Town, Johannesburg, George and Port Elizabeth.  The George and Port Elizabeth is the connecting airport linking the Plettenberg Bay with Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Via Land- The Plettenberg Bay in Garden route offers a day driving tour from Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Falling in the N2 national highway the city can be explored with a day trip to the Garden Route. 

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