When you book your holiday accommodation in Plettenberg Bay, you are setting yourself up in the perfect place to experience holiday bliss.
Plettenberg Bay, or Plett, is a stunning coastal town on South Africa’s Garden Route. According to a report on CNBC Africa, Plett is the top second home hotspot for the super-rich in South Africa with just over 260 multi-millionaires having second homes there. Plett also boasts over 120 homes valued at R20 million or more, the highest of any town in SA with the exception of Johannesburg and Cape Town (source: New World Wealth).
Not only is the Plett landscape decorated with luxurious homes, but it also offers spectacular natural scenery and a 20km stretch of pristine Indian Ocean coastline featuring unspoilt sandy beaches.
Become a beach bum
Apart from its Central beach with lifeguards on duty during season, Plett has premier “Blue Flag” status beaches including Lookout Beach, Robberg 5 and Keurboomstrand. There are also safe lagoon areas, which are perfectly safe for families with young children while the hot surfing and bodyboarding spots appeal to the more adventurous.
With up to 12-foot waves, Plett’s coastline is a great place for a surfing lesson or any other sea adventure. Fishing is a popular pastime and snorkelling or scuba diving will give you the opportunity to explore the underwater and encounter anything from stingrays, dolphins, seals, sharks, whales to an octopus!
Calling adrenaline junkies
This playground of the rich and famous (and the lucky!) offers anything from bungee jumping at Bloukrans to Cycles in the Forest, Africanyon Kloofing (canyoning) river adventures, abseiling at AfriAbseil, Skydiving @ Skydive Plett, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours to exploring the area on horseback.
Get close to nature
Nature babies have a large variety of activities that will inspire them. Hike at the Robberg Nature Reserve, join one of African Edu-Eco Wizard’s Wildlife, Marine, Conservation, Bush and Adventure Awareness Eco Adventure or Eco-Learning Programmes, or visit any of the following in the area:
- Crags Elephant Sanctuary
- Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
- Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
- Birds of Eden
- Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
- Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
- Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve
- Radical Raptors
- Brackenburn C.R.E.W. (Conservation, Rehabilitation, Education and Wildlife)
Sample the local wines
Plett has recently become home to a handful of boutique wineries. Bramon Wine Estate was the first wine estate this far east of the Western Cape and offers an award winning Methode Cap Classique sparkling wine, among others.
Also on Plettenberg Bay’s Bubbly and Wine Route are Luka Wines; Anderson’s Wine; Packwood Wine and Country Estate; Newstead – Lund Family Vineyards; Lodestone Wines and Plettenvale Wine Estate. This budding new wine area hosted the SASFIN Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival from 9 – 10 October 2015.
Spoilt for choice
Plett offers many more great vacation activities, ranging from superb golf courses, fine dining, merry markets, interesting arts and crafts, Spas where weary travellers can be pampered and even an unusual Ericaville Tea Tour, where visitors can sample the local honeybush and Rooibos teas.