Plettenberg Bay, which is more commonly known as Plett, is an exceptionally pretty seaside town on South Africa’s well-traversed Garden Route. A town with many faces, Plett is a great choice whether you’re looking for a laid-back break or an adventure-laden experience. Home to around 44,000 permanent residents, the town’s population swells during the busy summer months.
Adrenaline junkies will be in adventure heaven here in Plett, with a large selection of activities to enjoy from sky diving to bungee jumping. In fact, bungee jumping is especially popular here thanks to the proximity of the famous Bloukrans Bridge. Mountain biking in Harkerville and hiking on the Robberg Peninsula are just a couple of the other top-notch activities to be tried out here.
If you prefer animals to activites, you’ll find plenty to do in and around Plett. Not only can you head out on a boat trip to see the seal colony based at Robbery Peninsula, you can also visit Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Tenikwa Wildlife Centre and the Elephant Sanctuary. These very different locations provide a smorgasbord of amazing animals for you see up close.
Welcoming and relaxed, the town of Plett itself is home to a number of beautiful beaches including Central Beach and Robberg Beach, the second of which has been awarded a Blue Flag. Great for swimming, surfing and for just lounging around on the sand, these beaches are hugely popular with both locals and visitors to Plett.
After you’ve spent the day on the beach, visiting one of the animal parks or jumping from a plane, you’ll find a wide variety of restaurants in town where you can enjoy a leisurely meal. In fact, both sides of the town’s main drag are chock full of places offering the best in local and international cuisine.
While there aren’t a huge amount of nightspots in Plett, the town can still be very lively in high season. In low season, you’ll still be able to find a few bars where you can have a drink and a chat in a pleasant atmosphere.