Plettenberg Bay is a premier holiday destination situated on the Southern Cape coast of South Africa. Plett, as it is popularly known, has sweeping golden beaches, the iconic Robberg Peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers, vineyards and wine estates.
With its moderate climate and beautiful view sites over the Indian Ocean, Plett’s about lazy sun-filled beach holidays (on any one of our three Blue Flag beaches) and adrenalin-filled activities ranging from mountain biking to abseiling and diving with the seals. You’ll be spoilt for choice with restaurants and shopping experiences, and things to do! Plett is home to wildlife sanctuaries, game reserves, whale and dolphin watching, canoeing up the Bitou and Keurbooms rivers, sailing, boating … and so much more.
Known as “Bahia Formosa” (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, the “Plett feeling” today includes the wine estates and hiking trails in the Harkerville Forest to bungee jumping at Storms River – and everything in between.
Situated between the hills covered with indigenous Fynbos and the Bitou River is the tranquil and rural village of Wittedrift, a bird and nature lover’s paradise.
From Keurboomstrand to the Robberg Peninsula there are 15 kilometers of beaches punctuated by the river mouth and an island. The river, lagoon, bay and beaches are much used by fishing and boating enthusiasts and offer the best shore based whale watching of the area.
The Crags is situated 20 kilometers from Plett central and has become one of the must see areas, with polo fields, wildlife sanctuaries, theatre and an abundance of art and craft offerings along its vibrant ‘Cruise the Crags’ route. And once there, head down the scenic R102 to tranquil Nature’s Valley with its untouched indigenous trees, forest and beautiful pristine coastline for a glimpse of historical beauty. It is also the only town within a national park.
Further down the N2, nestled in the great forests lying at the feet of the fabled Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains is the quaint hamlet of Storms River offering teeming birdlife, vast expanses of Cape flora, delicate eco-systems in wetlands and lagoons, gigantic trees and adrenaline pumping activities such as the world’s highest bungee jump and tree canopy tours.
Visit www.pletttourism.com for information about Plettenberg Bay and everything Plett has to offer!