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A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

General Information

Plettenberg Bay is a jewel within the Garden Route and a popular holiday destination all year round for locals and tourists alike.  As part of the Garden Route and just off the N2 national road between Port Elizabeth and Cape TownPlettenberg Bay is a unique and pretty seaside town.  The delicate pansy shell that is endemic to this part of the coast, and found on Plett’s beaches, is used as the symbol representing the town.   

Originally christened by early Portuguese explorers as “Bahia Formosa” meaning Beautiful Bay, Plettenberg Bay offers visitors miles of sweeping beaches, intriguing lagoons, estuaries, indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea.

Host to a number of excellent events, concerts and competitions throughout the year, Plett is definitely worth a stop-over.

Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay provides a wide range of accommodation options - visitors are spoilt for choice!  From opulent hotels, country retreats, excellent bed and breakfasts, self-catering units and camping facilities, Plett has something to suit every taste and budget.  Please see the accommodation directory for more information.

Activities in Plettenberg Bay

The dramatic Robberg peninsula forms part of the Robberg Nature Reserve as part of Cape Nature.  There are many interesting attractions including ancient caves, brilliant floral displays and offers excellent walks and hikes.  This is the perfect spot for whale and dolphin watching, as well as the Cape fur seal colony frolicking in the surf.  This area is a birdwatchers paradise as many different species occur here.

Plettenberg Bay has a very rich marine life, with schools of playful dolphins regularly surfing the waves off the local beaches. Whale watching is a popular attraction during the months July to December. Boat-based tours are available as well as marine safaris which provide a chance to see these gentle giants up close. 

The activities directory provides a list of advertisers offering a wonderful selection of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Businesses

Market Square shopping mall has allowed Plettenberg Bay to grow in terms of businesses, combining some small local shops with larger chain stores, a good move for the retail sector.  The main street in Plett retains its small-town feel which is quite vibrant during holiday season.  At night Plettenberg Bay is alive with pubs, night-spots and fine restaurants as visitors can experience local or international fare.

The business directory provides more information, alternatively you can add your own free business listing.

More information on Plettenberg Bay is available here

Plettenberg Bay Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za
Telephone: +27(0)44 533 1960
Fax: +27(0)44 533 4066
E-mail: tourism@plettenbergbay.co.za
Address: Mellville's Corner
Main Street
Plettenberg Bay

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