Extraordinary Elephant Encounters
The Knysna Elephant Park (est. 1994) was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. Today, it has become a world class facility, having cared for and raised more than forty elephants. These animals include relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals. Some have become part of the resident herd, others have moved onto other reserves and facilities in the Western and Eastern Cape, depending on their personalities, bonds with other animals and welfare needs.
The present KEP herd numbers ten – the largest domesticated matriarchal herd in the country. Our style of management offers guests ...more
Ocean Blue Adventures offer close and personal awe-inspiring encounters with the fascinating majestic whales in the bay.
Interaction and fun with our wonderful dolphin species while learning all about their phenomenal abilities and lifestyle.
The opportunity to experience the many other wonders of the bay: pelagic birds, seals, sharks, history, geology and lots more.
Sea Kayaking with a qualified guide to Robberg Nature Reserve and the seal colony
River Cruise on the Blue Lounge up the Keurbooms River in absolute luxury - full bar on board
A real interactive township visit: meet the people; experience Xhosa song and dance in the Qolweni Township.
Real Conservation and Community Upliftment.
Birdlife is abundant (including Knysna Loeries and the elusive Narina Trogan), and your guides will explain the ecology of the lush primeval forest. Safety is paramount, and the system has been built to the highest civil engineering standards. Guides are fully-trained professionals.
Duration: About 2½ to 3 hours.
Cost: R565.00 +R30 concession and permit fees(subject to change) = R595 p.p., including light refreshments & Guides
Bookings essential / Subject to availability
Tours conducted in all weather conditions, but can be cancelled in the interest of safety.
Ages from 7 years to 70 years.
Maximum numbers 200 pax per day (Max 8 pax per group)
Maximum Weight Limit: 120kg / ...more
Kayak and Lilo Adventure
If you crave adventure and the thrill of exploring what the great outdoors have to offer, then Storms River Mouth is waiting to send you on a ride of your life. Kayak across the ocean, then end up the glorious Storms River and finally end off on the Lilo’s where you can relax and marvel at the wonders of nature from a new and unique perspective. The Lilo’s let you float over shallow rocks, and explore long pools deep into the Storms River Gorge. From deep caves to tranquil pools and spectacular cliffs, anything is possible. Experience nature and adventure at its best. The Kayak and Lilo Adventure takes 2-2 ½ hours and costs R399 per person including all your gear, guide and ...more
Ranked no 52 in South Africa by the golf magazines!
Plettenberg Bay Country Club has an 18 hole par 72 golf course set in a private nature reserve as well as 2 magnificent bowling greens and 4 all weather tennis courts. The highly rated course is a very popular tourist destination. The course is easy to walk, but golf cars are always available for the not so energetic. Lush Kikuyu grass fairways and bayview greens recently over seeded to bent grass provides golfers with an excellent playing surface, with year round consistency, on this parkland golf course. Despite intense competition from the beautiful white beaches and rolling surf, the club is busy and booking is essential.
This is no little ...more
With rich farming heritage, Doug and Sue Lund brought their young family to The Crags in 2006, planting new vineyards, building a tasting room & creating inspiring places and spaces.
Their first harvest in 2012 yielded some of the most unblemished grapes any farmer is ever likely to see. Prioritising quality over quantity, they pay meticulous attention to detail, use organic fertilisers and even taking the unusual step of using netting over their vines.
Award-winning winemaker, Anton Small, has put the grapes to excellent use, producing Newstead’s Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as white and pink MCC bubblies.
These are available on Newstead’s website, or from the ...more
The Crags, Plettenberg Bay
Bramon is the first wine estate this far east of the Western Cape! This family-owned and run estate has broken new ground pioneering vineyards in the Plettenberg Bay area. With their award winning Methode Cap Classique sparkling wine and still wines, the success of Bramon's vineyard has brought a plethora of new vineyards to the area, paving the way for a new wine route – Plettenberg Bay’s Bubbly and Wine Route!
Having grown up on a wine farm in the Worcester area, Peter Thorpe thought vines would work in the cooler climes of the Plettenberg Bay area. Planting their first vines in 2000 a non-traditional bubbly was born. Their dry brut has the delicate characteristics of ...more
Plettenvale Wine Estate boasts a tiny vineyard of 2.3 ha consisting of 3000 each of Pinto Noir and Chardonnay vines and 330 Syrah vines.
We planted the vineyard in 2008 and our first vintage was in 2011. Our newly completed winery and cellar is almost "garagiste" in style and offers visitors a glimpse of wine making on a very personal basis. The wine tasting facility is in the cellar and is open to the public by appointment.
We produce a Brut Rose MCC, Dry Rose and Syrah. Most of our harvest is used for the MCC but we will be expanding our range from the 2013 harvest to include a still Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well.
Luka Wine Farm is a boutique wine farm located near Plettenberg Bay, on the incredible Garden Route, South Africa, of which 1.5 hectares is under Sauvignon Blanc grape.
There are resident springbuck, two of which have been hand reared and fed by bottle, and two dams which overlook the Knysna Elephant Park Valley.
Luka Wines is very proud and happy to announce that they have won a Double Gold award for their "2013" Sauvignon Blanc. As this is a Boutique Wine Farm, with only the third harvest just being done, we have grown from strength to strength.
Our first harvest "2011" won a Veritas Bronze Award, our second harvest "2012" won a Michelangelo International Silver Award, and now our "2013" a Vitis Vinifera ...more
Packwood’s boutique wines were developed by Peter and Vicky Gent in 2006, located at the highest point of the farm 330 metres above sea level the happy vines are planted in a south easterley direction to optimise on air circulation, cool climate varieties were chosen - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
During harvest time we carefully select the best quality grapes by hand in order to make the finest wines, working with our wine maker Teddy Hall multi award winning and a member of the prestigious Cape Wine Makers Guild. One of the first wine makers to produce wine from this new growing area for South Africa.
2009 – Our maiden vintage Sauvignon Blanc delivered a nose of ...more
At the Harkerville Market, the emphasis is on natural and organic products: fresh breads, organic vegetables, home-cooked meals, locally produced cheeses, fresh mushrooms, delicious pies, fresh meats, bottled products…… and much much more. Enjoy a lazy breakfast under the mighty oak, then load up your basket with fresh wares for the week-end.
The Market also offers a wealth of crafts and speciality products including clothing, barbie doll clothes, ethnic art, decoupage, woodwork, jewellery, books, music, plants, flowers, skincare and much more!
Visitors from all over the world have enjoyed our market for 16 years now!
Dates and times
The market operates every Saturday morning, rain or shine from 8am to 12pm.
Explore diverse activities in The Crags on horseback or in the comfort of a horse drawn carriage!!
Magnificent views over mountains, forest and farmland, whilst riding through grassy fields, indigenous Fynbos, local vineyards and old woodcutters’ forest trails to attractions in the area.
Horse Drawn Carriage Trails
Experience the beauty of the Tsitsikamma and boutique wine farms in the Crags Winelands from the comfort of a horse drawn carriage!!
Enjoy magnificent views over mountains, forest and farmland, whilst sipping local wine in the company of your fellow carriage riders.
Our vintage 16-seater carriage is drawn by two beautiful Percherons and our guides will entertain you with ...more