Plettenberg Bay, located along the Garden Route in the Western Cape area, is an ideal South African destination for its breathtaking backdrop and numerous activities.
“The scenery is perhaps the greatest highlight of all, and the sweeping vistas of pristine lagoons and beaches can’t easily be beaten anywhere else along the Garden Route. There are six internationally recognized Blue Flag beaches, each with its own personality, along the town’s 20 kilometres of picturesque Indian Ocean coastline,” Plett tourism spokesperson Patty Butterworth writes in an email interview.
Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education that signifies management of the beach meets stringent environmental criteria. “Lounging in the soft, warm sand is only the beginning. Surfing, skim boarding and bodyboarding are popular among locals and visitors. With up to 12-foot waves, the beaches along Plett’s coastline are home to some of the best waves in South Africa.”