Plettenberg Bay Adventures

Plettenberg Bay, affectionately known as Plett, is a popular holiday destination. Conveniently located with easy access to many of the attractions of the Garden Route and blessed with a mild climate, Plettenberg Bay is a year round destination for adventure seekers.

Portuguese explorers aptly named the area Bahia Formosa or Beautiful Bay. The bay is separated from the open Indian Ocean on the southern end by the Robberg Peninsula. To the north, the fynbos covered Tsitsikamma Mountains

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Adventures in Plettenberg Bay
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Plettenberg Bay, affectionately known as Plett, is a popular holiday destination. Conveniently located with easy access to many of the attractions of the Garden Route and blessed with a mild climate, Plettenberg Bay is a year round destination for adventure seekers.

Portuguese explorers aptly named the area Bahia Formosa or Beautiful Bay. The bay is separated from the open Indian Ocean on the southern end by the Robberg Peninsula. To the north, the fynbos covered Tsitsikamma Mountains stretches from the Keurbooms River and form a continuous range with the Outeniqua Mountains to the west.

The beautiful scenery on the Keurbooms River, named after the indigenous keurboom tree, is best explored on a paddling adventure. Listen to the cry of the African fish eagles and spot the elusive Knysna Lourie as you explore the river on a canoe.

Tools and ornaments found in the many caves of the Robberg Peninsula give insight into life of the earliest inhabitants of this area. Today, the peninsula is home to a large Cape fur seal colony. Swim or paddle on a sea kayak amongst these inquisitive mammals. Dolphins are also a common sight and southern right whales frequent the bay to calve during their breeding season from July to December.

A short drive out of town is the unique opportunity to walk hand-in-trunk with an elephant.

To the north, you find the picture perfect Natures Valley. As the name suggests, this tiny village is surrounded by nature reserve on all sides. It is also the final destination of the popular Otter hiking trail.

If you are feeling energetic, join a mountain biking adventure and head out of town for the protected wilderness of the Baviaanskloof.

Adrenaline junkies enjoy the sight of this beautiful bay and coastline from above on a skydiving adventure. After your safe landing back on land, you will be pleased to know that there are plenty of festive bars and restaurants in Plettenberg Bay where you can toast the end to a great adventure.

Plettenberg Bay Adventures

Canyoning

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Cheetah Walks

The cheetah is the world’s fastest land mammal. It can go from zero to 70 km per hour in seconds – an acceleration that would leave most cars in the dust! In Plettenberg Bay you can walk alongside one of these incredible animals on a Cheetah Walk. A Cheetah Walk is an up close and personal encounter...

Dolphin Watching

When Portuguese explorers arrived in Plettenberg Bay they named it Bahia Formosa or Beautiful Bay. This name aptly describes this incredible body of water. Separated from the open Indian Ocean on the southern end by the Robberg Peninsula this bay is teeming with marine life. A Dolphin Watching Adventure...

Elephant Back Safaris

Just north of Plettenberg Bay, in the tiny settlement of The Crags, you will find a few of Africa’s largest mammals. Riding an African elephant on an Elephant Back Safari is an experience that you will never forget. These gentle giants move with such graze that it is hard to believe that an adult...

Elephant Experience

Although there are no longer any wild elephants roaming Plettenberg Bay, a short drive north, across the Keurbooms River and you will find youself interacting, feeding and walking these magnificent creatures that today live in the tiny settlement of The Crags. An Elephant Experience is the interaction...

Seal Snorkelling

Explore the coastline of Robberg Peninsula near Plettenberg Bay on a Seal Snorkelling Adventure. This marine reserve is home to a colony of playful Cape fur seals. So jump into the Indian Ocean and play with some of the oceans most adorable creatures. Seals are naturally inquisitive so encounters are...

Seal Viewing Trips

If you want to explore the amazing marine life beneath the waves without getting your hair wet, then a Seal Viewing Trip is the adventure for you! Robberg Peninsula, a marine reserve near Plettenberg Bay is home to a wide variety of marine life including the inquisitive Cape fur seal. Our operators...

Skydiving

Here’s some good news for the adrenaline junkies. The picturesque Garden Route is not just about scenery and evening strolls on the beach. Plettenberg Bay is also the perfect place for a Skydiving Adventure. So why not live life to the fullest and experience a free fall over one of the most scenic...

Stand up paddle Surfing (SUP)

Explore the beautiful scenery of the Keurbooms River and listen to the cry of the African fish eagle on a Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) Adventure or take to the seas and paddle amongst the playful Cape fur seal near the Robberg Peninsula. Plettenberg Bay, one of the many gems on the Garden Route, has...

Surfing

Surfers call their lifestyle ‘Living the Dream’ and as you take off on your first wave, you’ll understand why. A combination of moving water, positive energy from the sea, the rush of moving on the surface of a wave and a picturesque setting makes this sport one of those that people dream about...

Teambuilding

Along the Garden Route, just outside of Plettenberg Bay is a tiny settlement known as The Crags. In this small area you will find a number of extraordinary things to do – all perfectly suited for Tearm Building exercises. Team Building here is of the fun variety. Tackle an obstacle course, enjoy the...

Whale Watching

The protected southern right whale is making a great comeback in the Garden Route, one of the worlds whale watching meccas. Our Plettenberg Bay operators will take you on a journey where you can enjoy one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular displays on a Whale Watching Adventure. Viewing a giant southern...