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Local information on Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is one of the most richly diverse resorts in the world! From African safaris to world class golf courses, from whale and dolphin watching to paragliding and beyond. Here there really is something for everyone.

The following is an abbreviated list of activities in the Plettenberg Bay area, all within a 15 minute drive from the Beach House. We hope this will help you understand how appealing this area is.


Beaches

Beside the one on our doorstep, there are many others, each with its own unique character. From isolated pocket beaches bounded by rocky cliffs that will make you feel like a castaway, to the family oriented central beach. If you collect beaches, this is the ideal place for you.


Whale and dolphin watching

Our bay is home to an estimated year round population of 100 thousand dolphins (3 different species), and between June and December, the majestic Southern Right Whales take up residence in the bay. We are also visited by Humpback Whales and Orcas. The beach house itself is an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent animals. If you prefer a really close encounter, then daily boat safaris or a guided sea kayaking trip is the way to go.


Game viewing

With 2 game reserves and several animal sanctuaries......if its Africa you want, it is Africa you will get.


Watersports

Sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, kite surfing and sea kayaking are all on offer. If you are looking for something more relaxed, why not rent a boat or canoe and take a leisurely trip up the beautiful Keurbooms river reserve.


Hiking Trails

Way too many to mention, but we think you shouldn't miss the Robberg Peninsula nature reserve or the Arch Rock coastal walk. A little further afield (45 min drive), is the dramatic Tsitsikamma Coastal Nature Reserve with the world renowned Otter Trail.


Adventure Activities

Why not step out of your comfort zone and try the worlds highest bunjy jump, or a tandem sky dive in what is known as one of the most beautiful jump sites in the world.


Paragliding

If, like me, you are a paraglider, then you must bring your wing! There is a great launch site on the hill directly behind the beach house, which gives you about 5kms of sea facing ridge to fly (I often see large pods of dolphins and whales from the air). Your landing sites are either on the beach, directly in front of the beach house, or (my favorite option)next to Enrico's Restaurant at Kettle beach, where you can reward yourself with a cold drink and have the family join you for a excellent meal. PS: There are many other great sites, both thermic and ridge, within a 45 minute drive.


Golf

The Gary Player designed Goose Valley Golf Course, and the Plettenberg Bay Country Club are both world class options.


Fishing

From deep sea, to rock and surf, to lagoon and river. From big game to fly, if you're an angler you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.


Restaurants and Bars

Our favorite is the award winning Enrico's, just 3kms up the beach, but the area is full of great venues in stunning locations.


Shopping

From African art/curios to designer clothing, you can melt that plastic in no time at all.