This slice of heaven along the Garden Route is a holiday destination of note!!
A laid back coastal town that stole of our hearts and fed our wanderlust!!
Here are some of our personal best experiences to serve as your travel guide on what to do in Plettenberg Bay.
If you enjoy home-made food away from home, in a laid-back and chilled atmosphere, then the Market on Main is the place for you. What better place to mingle with the locals, visitors and loved ones if not at the market anyway?
What will you tick off your travel bucket list in 2020? Whether it’s sipping sundowners overlooking the remarkable Cape coastline, dining under the starlit African sky – the new year holds so many wonderful potential travel experiences and destinations.
Plett Summer has arrived and with it carloads and planeloads full of holiday-makers! Plettenberg Bay is one of South Africa’s hottest summer destinations (although, there’s a good argument to be made for the quieter spring, winter and autumn seasons) and the town hums with activity for the months of December and January, which is our South African summer. If you’re visiting Plett this summer or considering a visit next year, here are just some of the exciting summer highlights to tempt you:
Things to Do in and around Plett when the sun is hiding – from short day trips & scenic drives in and around Plett to wine tastings & tours in the Garden Route. Tsitsikamma Treetop Canopy Tours Tsitsikamma and Storms River also offers an activity not to be missed. Come rain or shine, this activity […]
Things to Do in and around Plett when the sun is out – from extreme sport offerings in and around Plett to tourist activities with more than just a touch of thrill. Untouched Adventures Untouched Adventures in Tsitsikamma National Park offers Snorkelling at the Storms river mouth, Kayak and Lilo adventures up the Storms River […]
Plettenberg Bay is gearing up for the longest running student festival in the Southern Hemisphere – Plett Rage! a week-long celebration celebrated by students from all over South Africa from the 29th of November to the 6th of December 2019. It is one of the most famous and well known events in any students life. […]
If the thought of a family holiday or weekend away brings back nightmares of cramped hotel rooms, disgusting roadside food and the continual cries of: “Mom, I’m borrrrrrred”, then Plettenberg Bay is just the place to renew your faith in the family vacation. Not only does Plett have a surprising variety of activities for kids […]
Travel like a local. There are so many ways to explore Plettenberg Bay, depending on your interests and the time you have available. Below are some of our favourite Plett Instagram accounts to follow while you’re on holiday in Plett. @sharynhodges Sharyn is a favourite Plett Instagrammer and photographer who shoots with both a drone […]
If your idea of a perfect holiday tends more towards recharging and relaxation than spinning from adventure to adventure, and if you’re more comfortable in a quiet corner of the garden with a good book than a fashionable hotel lobby, then we’ve got you covered with these cozy cottages, cabins and lodges. AARDMORE GREENS Aardmore […]
Grab the kids, trawl our local markets for fresh bread, cheese and fruit, and head out for a picnic in Plett! Blanket? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Snacks? Check. Ready? Let’s go and explore some of the most incredible picnic spots in and around Plettenberg Bay. KEURBOOMS RIVER NATURE RESERVE This World Heritage Site can be explored […]
Plettenberg Bay is home to six international Blue Flag beaches – some of the best in South Africa – white sand, blue waters teeming with marine life and beautiful views across the bay to the Tsitsikamma Mountains. If this is your idea of a perfect holiday, regardless of the season, then Plett is the place […]
Golden hour. That magical time of day when some of the most inspiring photographs of nature are captured. It’s a favourite of wedding photographers, travellers and instagrammers as the best time of day to get those lovely, soft photos. Golden hour is the short time just after sunrise, or just before sunset, when the light […]
As winter embraces the Southern Hemisphere, the migration of Humpback and Southern Right whales arrive in the sanctuary of Plettenberg Bay to calve and breed. During the Plett Whale Season’s viewing peak (June – November), you can enjoy a variety of encounters with these marine mammals including marine safari and, possibly, from the comfort of your […]
Plettenberg Bay has no shortage of quality restaurants serving up some of the finest food and flavours on the Garden Route. With winter on the horizon, your current craving could tend towards seafood, Plett wine and glorious ocean views or a cosy corner and a warm hearty meal and, either way, these hot restaurants are […]
Plettenberg Bay is one of South Africa’s most popular summer destinations. Our summer festival includes polo matches, ocean-side rock concerts and beach and watersports fun galore, as visitors from all over the world flock to “Plett” to enjoy sunny days and balmy nights. But, once the crowds leave, the town returns to its slower pace; […]
25 June – 8 July 2018 It’s that time of year again…winter in Plettenberg Bay. The sun rises later, sets earlier, and slightly chilly evenings give way to perfectly calm, mild and sunny days. This is winter in Plett: whales, golden light and the Plett ARTS Festival. Our town celebrates the arts in true Plettenberg-Bay […]
The name says it all…Garden Route. Well, may depend on what you imagine the word “garden” to mean: is it a manicured and structured area, beautiful and tame; or do you imagine a tangle of colours, enormous trees and intriguing plants, teeming with birdlife? Our Garden Route is the latter, a place where indigenous forest […]
A holiday means different things to everyone. Some people plan their vacations to be jam-packed with activities and experiences, hardly stopping to eat or sleep. While others plan to slow things down, lingering over long lunches, reading a book on the beach or just breathing in our fresh coastal air. Plettenberg Bay is located on […]
A visit to Plettenberg Bay wouldn’t be complete without a good dose of “Vitamin Sea”. Our beaches are known to be some of the finest in South Africa and six of our beaches recently received international Blue Flag status for the 2017/2018 season: Nature’s Valley Beach, Keurboom Beach, Robberg Beach, Lookout Beach, the Dunes Beach […]
Plettenberg Bay is known as a summer mecca for both international and South African travellers. Holiday-makers flock to our little coastal town on the Garden Route each summer in droves to soak up the sun, play on our beaches and recharge after a long year – this is their reward. In our frantic modern lives, […]
We’re here to help you find the right accommodation options, for you and your family, in Plettenberg Bay. Experienced travellers are often more discerning when it comes to their accommodation choices and travelling the Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay ensures that they are spoiled for choice for excellent, luxurious seaside accommodation. With 6 beaches that […]
Vineyards and wine tastings may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Plettenberg Bay. But since the first vines were planted by Bramon Wine Estate in 2000, the region has developed into an enviable Wine of Origin region producing award-winning wines and sparkling wines; it’s known as a bit […]
If you were to sit down and list all the fun things to do in Plett – summer and winter – you would be busy for quite a while! For those looking to experience the beautiful natural surroundings, we’ve put together a short list of our favourites. This is the perfect time of year to […]
As winter embraces the southern hemisphere, the migration of Humpback and Southern Right whales head to the sanctuary of Plettenberg Bay to calve and breed in our relatively warm waters. During the season’s whale viewing peak (June – November), you will witness these beautiful creatures visit the waters of Plett – from shore and from marine […]
Whether you’re travelling through the region on your way to or from the National Arts Festival, planning a Plett family holiday or just looking for some fun entertainment on the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay and the Plett ARTS Festival is sure to chase those winter blues away. Plett has established itself as far more than […]
Is a beach just a beach? Is one beach much like any other? Although, maybe, because Plettenberg Bay has so many incredible beaches to choose from, we don’t think so at all! Ask anyone who has visited Plett which beach is their favourite and you’ll get differing opinions: some people like snorkeling off Central Beach, […]
We may all know the highlights of Plett – polo fields, Robberg, the iconic Beacon Island and kilometres of pristine sandy beaches. But the more time you take to explore Plettenberg Bay, the more you will find delightful little treasures off the beaten track – organic farmer’s markets, secret hiking spots in the forest and […]
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 […]
Plettenberg Bay is emerging as one of South Africa’s leading birding destinations. A variety of natural habitats including coastal, wetland, Fynbos and forest make Plett a birder’s dream with over 300 species to be seen. Plett accommodation offers some unique locations along the water’s edge for some of the best birding in town… Find out more about birding in […]
The sun is shining, the waves are breaking and you gaze out across the beautiful blue bay to the Tsitsikamma Mountains beyond. Lounging on the sheltered beaches of Plettenberg Bay, you may be forgiven for thinking that this is it. This is the best that Plett has to offer. We’d like to challenge you take […]
You’ve heard of a Bucket List, you may even have heard of a BikeIt List, so here’s what should be on the top of your HikeIt List – The Plett Trail. For nature-lovers and hikers, who enjoy a few slices of luxury along the way, Plett’s new slackpacking route, The Plett Trail is just the […]
How well we remember those tastes and smells that bring back memories of summer holidays spent at the coast: sweet chocolate ice cream, juicy and tender seafood with fresh bread, lazy brunch eaten alfresco or piping hot pizza served with a cold beer…well, we all have our favourites! Plettenberg Bay has a diverse selection of […]
They say…that if you find a pansy shell in Plett, you will always return to the bay and that you don’t find the Pansy shell, the Pansy shell finds you. It’s fragile, delicate and nearly impossible to find, but there is something magical about searching for and finding a pansy shell in Plettenberg Bay. But […]
Plettenberg Bay is well known as being one of the best destinations worldwide for whale watching. There is no other town in South Africa that has the variety of sightings of different species throughout the year. Whales have been a focal point in the area for many years. The old whaling station was built on […]
There are moments that take your breathe away, moments when you are so glad to be alive that you actually want to hold onto the feeling and capture it. My first hike on Robberg Peninsula was a series of such moments. Robberg Peninsula is a staple of Plettenberg Bay photographs and for good reason. The […]
Plettenberg Bay is world-renowned for spectacular views across ocean, forest and mountains, here are nine of the best views in Plett: Robberg Robberg Peninsula, named for the Cape Fur Seals that have made the peninsula their home, is an icon of Plettenberg Bay. With 3 circular hikes of 2km to 5km and 9km, Robberg offers […]
There is a secret that we’d like to share with you – Plettenberg Bay is as wonderful to visit in the winter months as it is in the summer months. We like to call it the “secret season”. Picture this: infinite stretches of empty beaches, gorgeous sun-kissed days, no queues or traffic, and a music, […]