Beautiful beaches, wonderful national parks and walks, friendly folk
Just can get very busy over Christmas
One of my favorite places we have visited.
We did not visit this place since we were told that it is not so good. But some others told us that they enjoyed being here. So we are not sure. But the reason we decided not to go was that it is an unnatural setting where big cats are allowed to be touched and petted. I for one prefer to see them in natural habitats. But if you have young kids who...more
Visit the Birds of Eden park, which is a huge netted sanctuary for birds. What is good about this place is that birds are let to be free and in tune with nature. The photographs on my page can speak more than my words. Of course no photography can do full justice to what you get to see in person.more
The Robberg Peninsula is a nature reserve and national monument that lies about 8 km south of Plettenberg Bay.It is situated in an overlapping region of winter and summer rainfall. There is an increased likelihood of showers between August and November. To Do:Hiking:Choice of three circular routes of increasing difficulty with distance. Round trip...more
We decided to visit Monkeyland which is located just a short distance from the beautiful Plettenberg Bay , it is the world’s first multi-specie free roaming primate sanctuary. Monkeyland opened its doors in 1998 and this unique primate sanctuary is currently the top eco-tourism attraction on the Garden Route. Monkeyland’s aim is to rehabilitate and...more
Located just outside of Plettenberg Bay you will find the world’s largest free flight bird aviary, the Birds of Eden Sanctuary. This unique two hectare dome which spans a gorge of beautiful indigenous forest, offers a truly unique and African experience. Some 100 species of incredible African birds are housed at the Birds of Eden Sanctuary, some...more
I was a bit sceptical about the place, but my friend wanted to go and get in touch with the wolf within, so we went. cost is R60 per adult and R30 per child. They have three pens with wolves. Two of them only have two in, but the large on has 12 wolves residing there. At the time of our visit they also had 6 cubs. They have some wild dogs, emu's,...more
The Plettenberg Bay hotel is faultless. The staff, accomodation and service were all first class and...more
What a fantastic place to stay in. I really enjoyed my time here and we had great fun Locationmore
With dramatic views of the pounding Indian Ocean, Plettenberg Park's Lake House also overlooks the...more
Enrico's has an excellent location on the beach but don't let that hide the fact that they serve very average food and beware of the green 'pesto' they put on the table prior to the starter arriving. I spread some on the garlic and mozarella bread to discover it was chilli which almost blew my head off! Quite how this figures so strongly in Italian...more
The food at the Lookout is basic and delicious. Massive portions abound and both seafood and steak didn't fail to impress. The ambience is definitely on the relaxed side with an almost constant demand for 'seaview' tables and friendly and efficient waiting staff.The view is fantastic, looking over Plettenberg Bay with even the chance to glimpse...more
We found the Art Cafe in Plett to be one of the warmest atmospheres around and the "home made" food was truly exceptional. They bake their own bread, grow their own organic lettuce (picked daily) and make their own sausage! The Asparagus, Artichoke and 3 Cheese Quiche is to die for and the pizza is, in my opinion, the best in town. The Sausage con...more
Wow! What a special experience ... grilled oysters, sweet & succulent prawns - and that was just the meal! The service was excellent and the atmosphere wonderful - especially outside on the terrace. The Med has been operating for many years and this experience proved exactly why! So worth the visit! Okay it would be a toss up between the prawns...more
This restaurant has the most enviable position overlooking Keurbooms beach just outside Plett. We sat outside watching the surf and whales close by.Italian with a hint of Mediterranean foods- Pizza, Pasta, Fish, Meat. Right on the Keurboomstrand Beach . Lamb shanks were good, pizza and pasta also good.more
Most travellers reach Plett by car, travelling from either Cape Town or Port Elizabeth. Car hire is simple and one can drop off a vehicle in the next major centre/airport. There is also the BazzBus which although I have not used, it appears to be quite reliable and reaches out of the way destinations. Until recently, there was an airport in Plett which had direct flights to and from JHB International daily. These flights have been suspended for the moment:( However, specials into George and PE from other areas are really good. George (which is 1 1/2 easy drive from Plett) or Port Elizabeth (2 1/4 easy drive) Do remember that if you are used to the distances in Europe/UK, you will find the distances in SA alot longer! Travelling at about 120 - 130km per hour, it will still take you about 5 - 6 hours to get to Plett from CT. For those of you who do not have to worry about costs, there is an "African Ramble" plane which flies up and down the coast. The pictures you see on the page are all taken from the Ramble.
A warning in terms of getting here...there are traffic cameras between Plett and George that can be a real pain! Just look out for the skid marks on the roads and you shall be safe in terms of the flashing cameras!
Between Plett and Knysna there is also a very conscientious official with a hidden radar...so 80km/ hr is 80km/hr. Upon consideration, this ought to fall under warnings!
For travellers generally, do look at www.kulula.com - there are some great deals which can be booked online.
Lots of mohair items can be bought in this shop as well as animal skins, slippers, candles and more. If you are looking for mohair blankets and scarves, they have them in all colours. Very colourful place indeed to browse around. Double bed mohair blanket cost R1290. Mohair scarve cost R60more
Situated in an eco-sensitive location, 16 km East of Plettenberg Bay.Monkeyland opened its doors to the public on the 6th of April 1998. The unique primate sanctuary is currently the top eco-tourism attraction on the Garden Route. Monkeyland has captured the hearts of visitors in its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The...more
The golf course remains a popular destination for tourists. the main attraction being the challenging layout built to USGA specifications and is rated in the TOP 50 in South Africa. Set in a nature reserve, lots of bird life and small animals like antelope and bush pig, etc. The site has also become popular with the local bird-watching club and is home to a large colourful bird known as the Knysna Loerie
Favorite thing: Plett is a great place to laze about and not do much. The beach is fantastic to relax on. Its a typical holiday town. The town has a fair few shops so when youre bored of the beach, shopping is an option (around 140rand for a billabong t-shirt). There are also plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.