It’s difficult to imagine, when on holiday in Plettenberg Bay, that one could ever run out of things to do…spend time on one of five International Blue Flag beaches, sip your way through the Plett Winelands, relax, eat, read, hike, swim…the choices are endless.
But then there are those unforgettable adventures that are just so “Plett”, so much a part of our adventurous, outdoor nature here in the Garden Route. Here are some of our favourite Plett activities to soothe those adventurous spirits:
The topography of the Garden Route makes for a very interesting journey; sheltered bays and golden beaches are separated by vast canyons, and craggy ocean cliffs, making it the perfect destination for an abseiling and climbing adventure. AfriAbseil is located in the Crags of Plettenberg Bay and uses the Via Ferrata system, ensuring that all adventurers can climb out onto The Fingers with confidence before abseiling down 50m to the canyon floor.
You will almost certainly have heard of the World’s Highest Bridge Bungy on the Bloukrans Bridge, located just outside Plettenberg Bay, on the border of the Western and Eastern Cape provinces. At 216m, this bridge is the ultimate in adrenalin experiences on the Garden Route, so test your courage and take the leap of a lifetime.
You haven’t seen the indigenous forest of our Tsitsikamma region unless you’ve seen the forest from the treetops. Both adventurous and incredibly beautiful, the zipline tour through the canopies of Tsitsikamma takes around 2-4 hours and many of the platforms are built around giant Yellowwood trees that are up to 700 years old!
The same canyon that makes for a thrilling abseil with Africabseil, offers a breathtaking and highly adventurous “kloofing” or canyoning experience. Canyoning is the sport of traversing a canyon in any way possible: swimming, jumping, abseiling, ziplining, climbing and you’ll get to spend time reconnecting with nature as your plunge your way through this unforgettable Plett adventure.
The Storms River Gorge would have to be one of South Africa’s most beautiful natural masterpieces and visitors will have a hard time finding a more unique way to explore this Garden Route attraction than the kayak & lilo excursion with Untouched Adventures. Paddle deep into the gorge to explore large quiet pools, deep caves and ancient forests of the Tsitsikamma National Park.
Calling all adventurers, you won’t find a better place to explore than Plett, so book your Plett holiday today.