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Plettenberg Bay Travel Guide: 77 reviews and 177 photos

General time to visit

Plett as the locals call it, is a wonderful place to visit...quiet and unspoilt, but to be avoided during the 16th Dec to 7th Jan rush of South Africans having their holiday: Gauteng-by-the-beach! Parking impossible and unless you are a party animal wanting to queue for restaurants - to be avoided!
However, for the rest - wonderful!

Special spots

Robberg Nature Reserve, Monkeyland, a primate sanctuary not just for kids:) The Elephant Sanctuary for a real up close and personal encounter with Elephants:) One of those "warm fuzzy" moments to walk with an elephant and to have it hold your hand:)
Tsitsikamma about 60kms away, Knysna about 30 kms away, Lookout Deck for great calamari! One can sit and watch the whales when they come in during our winter months.
Birds of Eden - where people say that one only needs an hour and ends up spending three!!
Enricos on Keurbooms Strand also very special as is Milkwood Manor...which is RIGHT on the edge of the Keurbooms River.
One of the best shops around: The Old House Shop - something for everyone. In Knysna - the Featherbed Nature Reserve, and 34°South on the Waterfront.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful beaches, wonderful national parks and walks, friendly folk
  • Cons:Just can get very busy over Christmas
  • In a nutshell:The gem of the Garden Route
  • Last visit to Plettenberg Bay: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2006 at 10:47 PM

    Hello Alison! Great tips and lovely photos. I miss South Africa and will be back for more in the future. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • Martman's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2005 at 10:14 PM

    Dankie, baie lekker tuisblad en inligting.

  • unexplored's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2004 at 8:18 AM

    Plettenberg Bay boasts the most beautiful beaches of the Garden Route.

  • diver-x's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2004 at 8:17 PM

    Thanks for the info! I hope to be in South Africa in May. When are the whales in Plett?

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2004 at 5:44 AM

    What a spectacular photo Alison! Seared tuna steaks & great beaches, not to mention all the other attractions you've mentioned. Definitely a must see place for me! thanks!

  • Alain_Smeets's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2003 at 3:18 AM

    Good info and a great picture in your travelogue.

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2003 at 12:57 AM

    Beautiful page: good info

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