Plettenberg Bay – a coastal paradise

Plettenberg Bay is a resort town in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route. Swathes of sandy beaches, indigenous forests and the Indian Ocean create a playground for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The town itself offers plenty in the way of unique retail and dining experiences, as well as a host of captivating activities to make your stay even more memorable. Below are a few popular activities in the area.

Activities in and around Plett

Ocean Blue

Ocean Blue Ecological adventure leaves from Central Beach with an exciting beach launch and heads east past the bird sanctuary and Keurbooms beach to Arch Rock. Here we usually encounter Bottlenose and the rare Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins as well as some shark species.


There are a number of professional paragliding operators on the Garden Route. They offer tandem flights over a wide range of flying areas within an hour from Plett. There is also a launch site within a few hundred meters from Belle Vue Ridge, for flights over the Piesang River valley.

Below are links to their websites.

Birds of Eden

The unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. Another feature is its amphitheatre, which has the ability to seat over 200 visitors.


Monkeyland has as one of its aims, to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony. At Monkeyland, the emphasis on searching for the primates, and the reward is to see the various species as they are meant to be: free and in a natural habitat.

Knysna Elephant Park

Join the southern most elephants in the world at the Knysna Elephant Park where our resident family of African elephants and world-class guides will unravel the sad and mystical story of the Knysna Elephants.

Elephant Sanctuary

The Elephant Sanctuary provides a safe haven for our elephants and offers a unique platform for guest education and interaction. All our programs are guest and elephant driven, which means the most important part of our operation is to ensure happy elephants and satisfied guests.

Bloukraans Bungy

This is the ultimate thrill! This IS the highest commercially operated Bungee jump bridge in the world. We secure you in a full body harness and proceed to walk along a specially designed catwalk (216m long), which is suspended beneath the road surface, which will then lead you to the top of the arch – 216 meters above the Bloukrans River.

Southern Comfort

All Quad bike trails start on the man-made obstacle course at Southern Comfort Horse Ranch to ensure riders are comfortable and feel at ease on the Quad bike. The natural and man-made forest trail offers beautiful scenery and caters for beginners, as well as experienced riders.

Plett Game Reserve

Welcome to Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve. Experience a hidden gem, where abundant wildlife roam the plains, where the distant lion roars pierce the black dark of night and where the African sunset leaves an unforgettable memory.


Join Africanyon on this Kloofing river adventure! You will be swimming through mountain pools, abseiling in and around waterfalls, rock-hopping and if opting for the 4hr Canyon Adventure, enjoying the thrill of the rock-pool zipline. For the outdoor enthusiast this trip offers hours of outdoor fun in beautiful indigenous surrounds.

Recommended Restaurants in Plett

Nineteen 89

A vibey family owned restaurant in central Plett. Offering a fresh fusion menu, friendly welcoming staff and a trendy vibe.

The Fat Fish

A stone’s throw from the sea, The Fat Fish in Plettenberg Bay is a perennial favourite with locals and holidaymakers alike, valued for its exacting standards of friendly, knowledgeable service, quality seafood and some of the finest sushi and wines.


Nguni Restaurant, a historical monument, is situated in the centre of Plettenberg Bay town. Serves a distinctly South African menu with creative flair, the Nguni team are passionate about food and only cook with the freshest of local produce, and specialise in coaxing maximum flavour out of every single ingredient.


Barrington’s is home to the first Craft Brewery situated within Plettenberg Bay, as well as a magnificent Kitchen Garden, Restaurant, Bar, Small Hotel and Bakery & Grocer.

Plett Tourism

Plettenberg Bay is South Africa’s favourite outdoor playground along the Garden Route. It’s lazy days on sunny world-class beaches and for others it’s boutique shopping, wine tasting, dining under the stars, incredible wildlife experiences and outdoor adventure. Whatever blows back your hair, it’s here in Plett and it’s all for you!