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

General Information

Plettenberg Bay is truly the jewel of The Garden Route.  Plettenberg Bay is situated 210 kms from Port Elizabeth and +/- 600 km from Cape Town, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.  Plettenberg Bay was originally christened “Bahia Formosa”, meaning Beautiful Bay, by early Portuguese explorers.  Plettenberg Bay offers holiday makers miles of sweeping golden beaches, the dramatic Robberg Peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea.

Accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay offers visitors a wide range of accommodation options from luxury hotels, exclusive country retreats, cosy bed and breakfasts, self-catering chalets and excellent camping facilities.

Activities in Plettenberg Bay

The delicate pansy shell is endemic to this part of the coast, and is used as the symbol representing the town.  Looking for these shells on Plettenberg Bay beaches is a popular activity amongst visitors and locals alike.

Activities in the area are plentiful!  This area boasts fabulous trails for hikers, mountain bikers, horse riders and canoeists. Water sports include sailing in the safe waters of the Bay, superb rock and surf fishing and scuba diving.

The peaceful little village of Wittedrift is situated between the hills covered with indigenous fynbos and the Bitou River and is a bird and nature lover’s paradise.

From Keurboomstrand to the Robberg Peninsula there are 15 kilometres of beaches disrupted only by the river mouth and an island. The river, lagoon, bay and beaches are an absolute paradise for fishing and boating enthusiasts and the area offers the best shore based whale watching of the area.

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

The massive Robberg Nature Reserve is the perfect spot for whale and dolphin viewing, bird watching, hiking trails and exploring the Nelson Bay Cave. The Robberg is a must see for all visitors.  The Robberg Peninsula is home to a large Cape fur seal colony, seals can often be seen in the surf off Robberg Beach.

Restaurants in Plettenberg Bay

At night Plettenberg Bay is alive with pubs, night-spots and fine restaurants.  There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!

Businesses

Plettenberg Bay has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities. See our business directory for a list of businesses in Plettenberg Bay or add your own free business listing.​

 

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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