National Marine Month in Plettenberg Bay 

Published: November 1st, 2018

October is National Marine Month in South Africa and, here in Plettenberg Bay, we’re celebrating our natural marine heritage and marine attractions, and recognising those who work tirelessly to ensure that our marine environment is protected for future generations.


Plettenberg Bay lies in the heart of the UNESCO Garden Route Biosphere Reserve, a region known to be amongst the most biodiverse on the planet. Hope Spots are a global network of identified marine areas that are critical to the health of the ocean. Promoted and driven by oceanographer, Dr. Syliva Earle, and Mission Blue, these hope spots enjoy international recognition and conservation support. Plett is one of only six International Hope Spots in South Africa and is known as a place of exceptional natural beauty and a pristine marine environment. Find out more…


The Island off Robberg in Plett




Plett’s marine life is a world of wonders that draws travellers from all over the globe to our shores… dolphins, whales, seals, sharks, marine birds, reef fish, rays and more either visit or call the bay their home.

Plett Marine Life. Photo - Offshore Adventures

Plett Marine Life. Photo – Offshore Adventures



Six of Plett’s beaches (and two boats) have been awarded International Blue Flag status for the 2018/2019 summer season: Nature’s Valley, Singing Kettle, The Dunes, Keurboomstrand, Lookout and Robberg beaches, and Offshore Adventure’s Robberg Express and Oceanic Express seal-swimming boats.

Plett’s Blue Flag beaches and boats…

Plett has 6 Blue Flag Beaches

Plett has 6 Blue Flag Beaches



Plettenberg Bay is synonymous with beach life. During the summer and winter months, surfers, sailors, scuba divers, and paddlers enjoy the sheltered waters of the bay and its adjacent lagoon. Visitors to Plett can swim and rockpool, ocean kayak, stand-up paddle, learn to surf, bodyboard, snorkel, scuba dive, swim with seals, take a marine safari, and fish in Plettenberg Bay.  Find out more… 

Plett water sports : Photo - Learn to Surf Plett

Plett water sports : Photo – Learn to Surf Plett



The conservation organisations in Plett work tirelessly to raise awareness and understanding of marine conservation in our area and further afield. Find out more at and

Plett Marine Conservation: Photo - Mike Bridgeford

Plett Marine Conservation: Photo – Mike Bridgeford

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