Plettenberg Bay Activities

Boasting a climate of eternal springtime, Plettenberg Bay and Bitou surrounds makes it a year-round destination and central destination from which to explore the Garden Route of South Africa.

Golfing in Plettenberg BayPlettenberg Bay is often packed with "ing things to do - watching, doing, enjoying. Whether you're staying for a weekend or a month you'll always find "ing" things available to suit all interests, ages and life-styles. Our exceptional climate means the main emphasis is on the outdoors, where quality of life, peace and peace-of-mind are all assured.

Staying - a wide variety of approved accommodation is available to suit any individual, family and tour group's requirements and budgets - from back-packers' economy through self-catering, bed& breakfast establishments to the very best in luxury hotels.

Eating - you'll find top class international cuisine, friendly "bistros", family restaurants and pub meals all in Plettenberg Bay.

Helping - the shops and services you'd expect to find to suit your needs are close by - naturally including professional medical facilities.

Fishing in Plettenberg BayOn the highways and by-ways you'll find a wonderfully diverse range of arts & crafts centres, and our theatre features a regular line-up of famous entertainers.

Water sporting - apart from enjoying swimming on our safe beaches, you'll find sailing, canoeing, fishing, snorkeling, scuba-diving, surfing, water-skiing and swimming in the lagoons and sea.

Exploring - formal and informal hiking, biking and horse-trails, from easy to strenuous, are all on our doorstep. The legendary Tsitsikamma forest and Storms River Mouth are an easy drive away, as is Knysna, with it's forests, lagoons, steam train excursions and famous fresh oysters.

Beach in Plettenberg BayTouring - either self-drive or with qualified and registered local guides, is a rewarding experience - The Garden Route stretches out temptingly on both sides inviting us to take delightful day trips.

Golfing - a choice of courses is available.

And, naturally .... relaxing - our beaches are always a tempting alternative!


  • Knysna Elephant Park - Be touched by an elephant today
  • Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary - A living forest experience
  • Birds of Eden - Largest free flight bird aviary in the world
  • Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary - A life-changing experience
  • Noah's Park Wolf sanctuary and touch farm
  • Sweeping, unspoiled golden beaches
  • Dramatic rocky peninsula
  • Intriguing lagoons and estuaries
  • Towering indigenous forestry
  • Unpolluted rivers and sea
  • Beautiful view sites over the Indian Ocean
  • Exceptional climate all year round

 Scenic Drives & Day Trips:

  • Kranshoek picnic site, overlooking cliffs and sea
  • Pheasant Hoek, outstanding views along circular drive
  • Garden of Eden, picnic site and Big Tree
  • Brackenhill Falls, series of cascades down a deep ravine
  • Knoetzie beach and river, Knoetzie castles and river estuary
  • Knysna, scenic coastal town 35 kms from Plett
  • Keurbooms River and Beach, picnic spot next to river, restaurant
  • Prince Alfred Pass, stunning mountain views along historic pass
  • The Crags and Forest Hall, tea and historical tour of mansion
  • Grootriver Pass to Nature's Valley, picnics, viewspots and beach
  • Bloukrans Pass, unique pass amid indigenous forests
  • Plettenberg Bay Arts and Crafts Route
  • Storms River Mouth, exquisitely scenic river mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park

For additional information on Plettenberg Bay day trips and self drive see:

Hiking Trails:

  • Harkerville to Nature's Valley
  • Kranshoek Coastal Walk
  • Robberg Nature Reserve
  • Milkwood Scenic Trail
  • Wittedrift Nature Trail
  • Nature's Valley Network
  • Stinkhoutkloof Trail
  • Storms River Mouth Trails
  • Bloukrans to Storms River (Tsitsikamma National Park)


  • World class golf course.
  • Endless white beaches and a “Blue Flag” beach.
  • International polo.
  • Boat-based and shore based whale and dolphin viewing.
  • Robberg marine and nature reserve.
  • Hiking and biking routes.
  • Birding routes.
  • Discerning accommodation and inspirational food.
  • Adventurer activities.
  • Boutique shopping.
  • Archeological heritage.
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries – from monkeys and birds to elephants and wolves.
  • Arts and crafts routes.
  • Inspiring Afrika! Township tours and experiences.
  • Big 5 game safaris.
  • Elephant-back rides and visits.


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