Plettenberg Bay is the ideal destination for young and old, families and couples, local and international guests. Visitors return to Plett time again to unwind, or to live it up. It is the perfect, all-year round destination with amazing summers to moderate winters. Sunshine can be found in abundance in this natural treasure.
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 five internationally recognized Blue Flag beaches – each with its own personality.
Besides these world class surroundings, Plett offers a startling – and surprising – array of activities and accommodation. In order to get through it all – swimming with seals, marine safaris, wine routes, big five game viewing, wildlife sanctuaries and experiences, birding, cycling, hiking, paddling the river – a minimum stay of five nights is highly recommended.
Accommodation in Plett, and in its forested fringes, is superlative – from the Five and Four Star hotels, boutique guest houses and bed & breakfasts to self-catering homes and apartments as well as back-packers.
Robberg Nature Reserve and the surrounding ocean, along with the Keurbooms lagoon present the visitor with a feast of fun ensconced in gorgeous natural surroundings.
Looking closer, Plett is like a small piece of the Cape Peninsula cut away and secreted along a discrete piece of beautiful coastline. One clue as to Plett’s abundance is in the different area classifications; on either side of Plett are places with names like ‘Wilderness’, ‘Nature’s Valley’, Storm’s River’ and ‘Tsitsikamma’ (place of abundant sparkling water). It doesn’t take a genius to work out that something…well, something magical is going on here. In the air, in the water, and in the rocks. During the mild climate from May to September, the ‘Winter Season’, all these treasures are available to those travellers lucky enough to have it all to themselves. Plett, it really is a wonderful feeling to come here to relax and rejuvenate.
Plettenberg Bay was named a winner in the 2015 and 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ Awards for Destinations. “This town is a real gem, and we recommend it thoroughly for a stop on the Garden Route.”
– Review by TripAdvisor traveler africatravel00
Plettenberg Bay has been nominated for the 7th year running as Africa’s Top Beach Destination in the 2016 World Travel Awards.
Plettenberg Bay has made it onto the Daily Telegraph’s “Top 25 reasons to visit South Africa” list. In at number 16 in a list of 25, the UK newspaper declared that “some of the best are found in Plettenberg Bay, in the Western Cape, along the popular Garden Route.”
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