Reasons to visit Plettenberg Bay

Posted on 10 July 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

The beautiful seaside town of Plettenberg Bay offers a gorgeous slice of nature. Popularly known as ‘Plett’, it is the place to be if you would like to enjoy some blissful beach experiences, a bit of adventure and some relaxation.

Image courtesy of The Plettenberg

If you have never visited the destination before, here are just a few of the many reasons why you should:

Water sports

Picture: Sourced (Plett Seal Adventures)

When in Plettenberg Bay, you can enjoy a variety of water sports. Learn to snorkel, surf, or paddle up the Keurbooms River.

You will also get the chance to be up close and personal with South Africa’s playful and gentle-natured Cape fur seals. When swimming with seals, the family-friendly experience is led by a trained dive team.

Robberg Nature Reserve

Robberg Nature Reserve. Photo by Teagan Cunniffe.

Situated 8km south of Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, Robberg Nature Reserve is one of the Western Cape’s most popular coastal reserves. Also a World Heritage Site, it boasts astounding views and crystal clear rock pools.

Fancy a hike? Robberg offers some of the most awesome hiking trails in the country, not to mention the breathtaking scenery along the way. The trails differ in length and intensity, are all unbelievably picturesque and very much a photographer’s delight.

Wonderful beaches

Are you dreaming of pristine sandy beaches? Plettenberg Bay is home to some of the best beaches in South Africa. In fact, the town’s 35 km of picturesque Indian Ocean coastline features 15km of sandy beaches.

Some of the different beaches which you can choose from include Lookout Beach, The Dunes, Nature’s Valley Beach, Robberg 5 and Keurboomstrand Beach.

While some beaches are perfect for beachside relaxation, others have lagoon areas for young children. Still, some make for great bodyboarding and surfing spots for the more adventurous traveller.

Food and dining experiences

Along with its breathtaking views, Plettenberg Bay also boasts great restaurants that will have you coming back for more. If you are a foodie, a trip to Plett is definitely a no-brainer.

The selection of restaurants range from cosy cafes to beachside spots and even elegant fine dining establishments. Undoubtedly, the town is a paradise for food lovers, offering a wide variety of delectable dishes to serenade different palates.

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