Free things to do in Plett 

Cycling in Plett's forest trails
Published: December 23rd, 2020

Grab your moment in Plett without making a dent in your wallet! Discover the best of Plett with some of our favourite places to play on a budget.

Having fun in Plett doesn’t require a lot of money; in fact, many things to see and do are absolutely free or lighter on the wallet.

With a selection of beautiful views, priceless backdrops, and an abundance of unique activities, Plett offers fun and interesting options for kids and adults on a budget.

  • Stop by the Plett Tourism Visitors Centre at Melville’s Corner Shopping Centre on Plett’s Main Street to pick up a local map, or download it here.
  • Try your hand at some angling, choose to reel it in from the lofty rocks or ‘beach chair’ it from the shore. Be sure to pop in at the Post Office in the Main Street for your day license (minimal cost). From Nature’s Valley to Robberg Beach, the fishing is excellent.
  • Walk or jog along our sidewalks and boardwalks. See the beautiful boats and marine life along the way or take a seat and enjoy the view from one of the benches or picnic tables.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint and take your bike for a spin around town.
  • Window shop at Old Nick Village and visit the weaving museum at the Mungo Mill.
  • Peruse local produce and sample fresh fruits at the Old Nick Village Farmer’s Market every Wednesday.
  • Do some birding along the Bitou Wetlands, in the Garden of Eden or along the Salt River Trail in Nature’s Valley.
  • Explore the many nooks and crannies, the boutique shops and galleries along Plett’s Main Street.
  • Watch the sunrise from the Whale Tail bench just above Lookout Beach.
  • Feed and pet the angora goats at The Peppermill in The Crags.
  • Take a trip through the Plett Winelands and see the vineyards in The Crags and in Harkerville. This is South Africa’s smallest wine of origin region.
  • Take photos of the two Land_Art creations; Aartmoeders and Calling the Herd. Aartmoeders is in the Robberg Coastal Corridor area and is easily accessible via the Kranshoek village. Calling the Herd can be found on the road towards Uniondale.
  • Let the kids run off steam at the Saturday Harkerville Market while you enjoy a cuppa and the fine tunes from days gone by.
  • Cycle along the many kilometres of trails in the Harkerville Forest area of SANParks Garden Route Nature Reserve, truly a mountain biker’s paradise. Permit required in certain parts. Alternatively, cycle the routes followed by the Cape Cycle Route (marked by yellow boards) which are all on district roads.
  • Stand-up paddle or kayak the Bitou and Keurbooms rivers.

If you can suggest other FREE things to do in Plett, we’d love to hear from you so we can spread the word!