Dazzling blue lagoon and white sand in Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay Tours and Travels

About Plettenberg Bay

With the enviable location of South Africa's Southern coast in its arsenal of pull factors, Plettenberg Bay is one of the country's finest beach retreats. The golden sands and rolling waves instil the ultimate sense of relaxation and there is no better way to spend a day here than lying on the beach with a good book whilst soaking up some of those warm African rays. Yet, there is far more than just that on offer here. From wildlife to extreme sports to boat trips, there is a never-ending list of fun for visitors to choose from and to top it all off, given its relative lack of international tourism, this beautiful region still maintains its traditional cultural identity.

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The most adventurous among us should know that Plettenberg Bay is in very close proximity to Bloukrans Bridge, the site of the highest bungee jump in the world. Flocks of individuals staying in this coastal town make the short journey to the bridge and fling themselves off to get the adrenaline pumping. More leisurely activities are also available for those who prefer to keep their feet on terra firma. Hiking routes run throughout the region, allowing travellers to acquaint themselves with the local flora and fauna.

If wildlife is one of your passions then you are in luck here as Plettenberg Bay has all kinds of different ways to bring humans and animals together. Whale watching tours are incredibly popular and sometimes even allow participants to catch a bonus glimpse of a Great White shark or a seal. Alternatively why not wander around with our primate friends at the Monkeyland Sanctuary or take a trip to the Elephant Sanctuary and spend some time with the largest and most majestic mammals in the world.

Plettenberg Bay Hotels

If you are planning a Plettenberg Bay holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Hunter's Country House Plettenberg Bay

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Hunter's Country House is an award winning, beautiful property set in well manicured gardens. The individual thatched cottage suites are plush, spacious and have a garden patio. Guests are invited to dine throughout the day at the luxurious restaurant, which serves up a whole array of international dishes to suit even the pickiest of palates. Hunter’s Country House is situated between the coastal towns of Plettenberg Bay and Kynsna.

Periwinkle Guest Lodge Plettenberg Bay

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Periwinkle is a bright and cheerful lodge with spacious and modern rooms that are simply yet elegantly decorated with creams and blues. The food here wins praise from guests and the spa area is the perfect place for relaxing after a day filled with adventure. Take a dip in the pool or have a seat in the sauna and unwind as all your troubles evaporate. The lodge is on the beach front, with panoramic views of Robberg Beach & Tsitsikamma mountains range.

Starfish Lodge Plettenberg Bay

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Starfish is a charming lodge with modern and spacious rooms. Each room has either a patio or balcony, from which some impressive vistas can be had of the bay. A delicious and hearty breakfast is included with the room, guaranteed to get your day off to a good start and fill you with energy. Overlooking a landscaped indigenous garden kitted out with a saltwater pool, Starfish Lodge is a two minute walk from the swimming beach of Robberg.

The Plettenberg Plettenberg Bay

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Plettenberg is a striking hotel, built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand. The rooms are stylishly decorated and furnished with plush cream sofas and tables. There are a variety of rooms to choose from as well as two infinity pools and a Fresh Wellness Spa. In the evenings guests can dine in the fantastic onsite seafood restaurant. The hotel is centrally located on Plettenberg Bay.

Tsala Treetop Lodge Plettenberg Bay

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Tsala Treetop is a beautiful lodge and the afro-baroque décor with its earthy colours, rich textures and handcrafted fittings draws inspiration from the diverse cultures of Africa. When it comes to dining, guests are absolutely spoilt with haute cuisine food and the chance to eat al fresco on the dining deck, which is suspended above the forest and offers spectacular views to accompany your meal. The lodge is between Plettenberg Bay and Kynsna on the scenic Garden Route.

Plettenberg Bay Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Plettenberg Bay.

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