What to do in the Area
Plettenberg Bay is the jewel of The Garden Route.
It's more than a village; Plettenberg Bay is tranquil and charming, hospitable and rather special. Originally christened "Bahia Formosa" (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay can now be accessed by first class national roads, by sea or by scheduled air flights. Plettenberg Bay is characterized by sweeping, unspoiled golden beaches, a dramatic rocky peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea.With its exceptional climate, and beautiful view sites over the Indian Ocean, Plettenberg Bay is perfect for tourists interested in exploring, watching or just lazing.
RestaurantsThere are plenty of dining opportunities in and around Plettenberg Bay, from fish and chips on the beach to award winning 5 star cuisine.
- The Fat Fish > www.thefatfish.co.za
- Zinzi > zinzi.hunterhotels.com
- Bramon Wine Farm > www.bramonwines.co.za
- Emily Moon > www.emilymoon.co.za
- Lemon Grass > www.lemongrassplett.co.za
- Nguni > www.nguni-restaurant.co.za
- Off the Hook > www.offthehookplett.co.za
- SeaFood at The Plettenberg > www.collectionmcgrath.com/plett/seafood-at-the-plettenberg
- The Table > www.thetable.co.za
Things to DoA wide range of leisure activities, spectacular scenery and a mild climate guarantee an unforgettable holiday experience when visiting Plettenberg Bay.
- Birds of Eden
The unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall.
Monkeyland is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary.
A place to experience incredible wild creatures, each representing a species in decline.
- Ocean Safaris
Ocean Safaris is a permitted boat based whale and dolphin watching company in Southern Africa with legally licensed launch sites in Plett.
- Sky Dive Plett
Live life to the full! Experience the thrill of free fall over one of the the most scenic drop zones in the world.
- Ocean Blue
Situated in the coastal town of Plett, Ocean Blue offer a rare a powerful experience through the only permitted boat based whale & dolphin encounters.
- Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour
The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure taking place in the Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest on the Garden Route in South Africa.
- Knysna Elephant Park
With the help of our resident African elephants and our well-informed guides - you will learn about the sad and mystical story of the Knysna Elephants – the world’s Southern most elephants.
- Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve
Experience a hidden gem, where abundant wildlife roam the plains, where the distant lion roars pierce the black dark of night and where the African sunset leaves an unforgetable memory.
- Keurbooms River Ferries
Experience the majesty as the ferries glide over shimmering waters, through souring gorges of the unspoilt Keurbooms River Nature Reserve in Plett.
Run the river with AfriCanyon, navigate through the river shallows, swim through natural tannin coloured fresh-water mountain pools.