Considering a trip to South Africa for your next escape? Plettenberg Bay holidays promise stunning scenery, outdoor activities and fabulous food. Lying at the eastern end of South Africa’s world-famous Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay (or just ‘Plett’) is the jewel of the Western Cape. Surrounded by game reserves and national parks, the town overlooks the bay of the same name, and has steep streets leading down to cliffs with spectacular views. Beach lovers will be in their element here; Robberg, Central and Lookout offer pristine stretches of white sand which are magnets for holidaymakers and out to sea,
you can spot whales (in season) and dolphins gliding through the waters beneath the towering Tsitsikamma Mountains. The area is a paradise for nature lovers too, with scenic cycling routes and hiking trails, while the nearby Nelson Bay Caves are wrinkles in time, containing ancient artifacts such as tools and pottery that date to the Stone Age.
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The beautiful beachside haven of Plettenberg Bay is a playground for natural and man-made attractions. You’ll find great restaurants, boutique shops and world-class golf courses as well as astounding natural beauty in the national parks and conservation areas. It’s a popular stop on the Garden Route and is the perfect place to wine, dine and enjoy all the outdoor activities that coastal South Africa has to offer.
Top things to do on Plettenberg Bay holidays
Here are some of our favourite things to do in Plett:
Bask on the Beaches
Plett is home to some of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches including Robberg Beach, Lookout Beach and Keurbooms Beach. Whether you want to swim, surf, or simply relax on the sand, there’s a beach for everyone.
Hike the Robberg Nature Reserve
This reserve is a must-visit for nature lovers, with several hiking trails that offer stunning views of the coastline and the chance to spot wildlife such as seals and dolphins.
Take a Whale Watching Tour
Plettenberg Bay is one of the best places in South Africa to see whales. From June to November, southern right whales migrate to the area to mate and give birth. Speak to our travel specialists if you’re interested in joining a whale watching tour.
Visit the Elephant Sanctuary
Interact with these majestic creatures in a safe and ethical way. Visitors can feed, walk and even ride on the elephants during this unforgettable encounter.
Explore Tsitsikamma National Park
Home to stunning forests, rivers and waterfalls, this beautiful park offers a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and zip lining.