Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay

Things to do - general

One of South Africa’s most beloved beach holiday destinations, Plett evokes nostalgic memories of beach time with family as kids, fun times relaxing, surfing and partying with friends as students or returning here as parents with their own kids. There’s definitely a laid-back glamour to Plettenberg Bay with its beautiful beaches, the warm waters of the Indian ocean, the unspoiled nature of the Robberg Peninsula and the magical tidal lagoons providing the laid-back lifestyle that you seek on holiday, with sand between the toes and the sound of the ocean as the constant backdrop.

The town itself offers plenty in the way of trendy cafes, chic restaurants, boutiques and surf shops when you’re in the mood for cosmopolitan pleasures. Or escape inland to cruise in the Keurboom River Nature reserve and discover the awe-inspiring peace of the ancient indigenous forest that is such a feature of this part of the Garden Route. True adventurers can hike in the Tsitsikamma National Park through forest, ravines and wild streams. If that sounds a little too wild, visit The Crags outside Plett where you can get a mini taste of the forest at Birds of Eden, a massive free flight aviary covering 3.2 acres of indigenous trees filled with bird life. Next door are Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary to get up close with charming monkeys, and the Elephant Sanctuary to meet and interact with African elephants. The Bloukrans Bridge is the ultimate in bungee jumps for adrenaline junkies and there’s a long list of other adventures, from abseiling to canoeing and watersports.

But make sure you allocate plenty of time to just lazing on the beach, where even in the busy summer season you can find a quiet spot, catch a wave or two, and enjoy that blissful seaside feeling of undiluted summer, salt and sunshine.

Bimble House

Bimble House

Plettenberg Bay
The Bailey family’s Plettenberg escape, Bimble House, has as much personality, style, whimsy and off More info
Bobbejaanskloof

Bobbejaanskloof

Plettenberg Bay
On the edge of Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, hidden amongst the foothills of the Tsitsikamma More info
Camp Robberg

Camp Robberg

Plettenberg Bay
Along the south-eastern coast of the country, where the Indian ocean meets the shore, held in the pa More info
Dune House

Dune House

Plettenberg Bay
Peering out over the seemingly infinite ripples of one of Plettenberg Bay’s tidal lagoons, rests Dun More info
Gemini

Gemini

Plettenberg Bay
Gemini is just perfect for long, hot summer holidays then snuggle up in winter and run forever on th More info
Indigo House

Indigo House

Plettenberg Bay
High on the mountainside overlooking Plettenberg Bay lagoon, Indigo House commands a wide, spectacul More info
Kalu House

Kalu House

Plettenberg Bay
If you get the feeling that Kalu House overlooking Keurbooms Lagoon, may have once been a fort or an More info
Kurland Boutique Hotel

Kurland Boutique Hotel

Plettenberg Bay
“What\’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as sweet.” – Will More info
Kurland Villa

Kurland Villa

Plettenberg Bay
A stay at Kurland is all about wide open spaces and the sense you’re living that rustic life – in st More info
Lookout House

Lookout House

Plettenberg Bay
We are huge fans of Veronique Susman’s gorgeous homes and Lookout House is the latest. We love the v More info
Milkwood

Milkwood

Plettenberg Bay
There are some homes that beckon you through their doors with an immediate warmth and generosity. Yo More info
Plett Habitat

Plett Habitat

Plettenberg Bay
Plett Habitat is the newest of our beach houses in Plett. Just a short walk along the board walk to More info
Robberg House

Robberg House

Plettenberg Bay
Just a stone’s throw away from Plettenberg Bay’s Robberg Beach, this lavish villa promises its guest More info
Soul Arch

Soul Arch

Plettenberg Bay
The owners were inspired by an Australian wooden beach house which has a new vernacular feel of ligh More info
Surf Shack

Surf Shack

Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay is a seaside town that generously hands its visitors everything a beach getaway dema More info
The Bay

The Bay

Plettenberg Bay
This is a Plettenberg Bay home that offers both style and substance. Style, through its impeccably d More info
The Boat House

The Boat House

Plettenberg Bay
I’ll be honest: The Boat House is so incredibly blissful that I had to be shoehorned out the front d More info
The Retreat

The Retreat

Plettenberg Bay
Tucked into the forest near the longest beach (Robberg) and the nature reserve, this exquisitely dec More info
The Space House

The Space House

Plettenberg Bay
The Space House hovers above the sand dunes of the famous Keurbooms beach, like a newly landed space More info