Introducing Plettenberg Bay

Many of South Africa’s charms come together in Plettenberg Bay. Set on the iconic Garden Route, “Plett” is the kind of place where you can walk through ancient forests in the morning and be on the beach in the afternoon. See everything from monkeys and rare birds to giant whales and Great Whites – then sit back with a glass of wine as the sun sets over the beach.


Things to do

Beaches are a big part of life in Plett – perfect for lazy days or getting active. Stroll along the shores of Lookout beach and, as the name suggests, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins. Or grab your surfboard and head for Robberg. If you fancy somewhere a little more off-the-beaten track, make your way to the Keurboom river and its nearby lagoon. 

South Africa’s smallest wine growing region is big on variety. With vineyards and wineries stretching from the coast to the mountains, wine tours here are as enjoyable for their vintages as they are for their stunning views. 

Embracing South Africa’s wilder side is par for the course here. Take little ones to see wild monkeys at Monkeyland, or trek through magical indigenous forests at Birds of Eden. Robberg Nature Reserve is a must if you love to mix nature with a good hike amongst prehistoric rocks, caves and sand dunes. Its rugged peninsula is home to a colony of fur Cape seals, and is the perfect spot for whale watching between June and December. 


Top Tip from SLH

Get a taste for delicious South African street food and traditional crafts at the Harkerville Saturday Market.