Plettenberg Bay Adventures

Plettenberg Bay Adventures - Activities and things to do in Plett.

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…

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Plettenberg Bay Adventures - Activities and things to do in Plett.

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

Abseiling

Abseiling in Plettenberg Bay. The natural topography of the Plettenberg Bay area, it’s rugged coastline, mountains and jagged river gorges provides many exciting and very beautiful recreational areas. Many of these locations are ideal for abseiling or rappelling. Abseiling, the process of lowering...

Bridge Walking

Bridge Walking in Plettenberg Bay. Enjoy this relaxing adventure activity if you are not scared of heights. Bridge walking is unique to Plettenberg Bay in KwaZulu-Natal and the Garden Route.

Canyoning

Plettenberg Bay, surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty, offers a multitude of magnificent settings for adventures in the wild. The deep river-cut canyons that run eastwards from the mountains to the sea with their tannin-black waters and jungle fringed cliffs are probably the most dramatic and...

Carriage Drives

Carriage Drives in Plettenberg Bay. If you’re staying in Plettenberg bay on the Garden Route and looking for a fun family activity that takes you out into the surrounding natural beauty of the area, then a carriage drive might be just the thing. Plettenberg Bay is part of the UNESCO Garden Route...

Deep Sea Fishing

Head out to the open ocean and play in the deep waters. The mild temperate climate of Plettenberg Bay and rich marine ecology make these ideal fishing waters. A fishing village long before it became a premier tourist destination, Plettenberg Bay deep sea fishing offers up fish like Cape Salmon or Cob...

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...

Guided Hiking

Few places in the world offer as many hiking options as Plettenberg Bay and its surrounds which include several national parks and nature reserves. Trails traverse diverse terrain in environments that are still pristine and off the beaten track. Professional guides add depth to the hiking experience...

Horse Riding

Plettenberg Bay, with its green and fertile outlying rural areas, attracts the equestrian set and is home to many horse farms and horse riding events including polo matches attended by the bold and the beautiful. That doesn’t mean you have to dress in your jodhpurs, boots and gloves and have years...

Kloofing

In their search for the sea, the rivers that run off the great Tsitsikama mountain range just northwest of Plettenberg Bay, have formed magnificent deep dark gorges which are now accessible through the sport of kloofing and are like natures very own adventure theme park. In the early days of the sport,...

Scootours

This is a wild whizzing gravity propelled ride where you’ll whoop into the wind as you descend through forests and fynbos, every part of you feeling alive to the beautiful environment around you. These Swiss designed scooters are non-motorised so there’s no noise pollution - you might even...

Scuba Diving

The South African coast has 13 000 species of marine flora and fauna and over 35% of them are endemic. The coastal zone off Plettenberg Bay, though representing a small portion of this national treasure trove, has a rich and diverse marine environment with an abundance of sea creatures from primitive...

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...

Segway Tours

Segway Tours Plettenberg Bay. View our list of our segway tour operators in Plettenberg Bay - Dirty Boots

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...

Slackpacking

Plettenberg Bay is a very special slackpacking destination because within a 20km radius there are day hikes spanning multiple diverse habitats, many of them in protected areas and still untouched and beautiful, and an impressive range of top-notch 5 star accommodation options that will keep you comfortably...

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...

Swimming with Seals

Flanking the western side of Plettenberg Bay is the stunning ridge of rock called the Robberg Peninsula, a nature reserve and marine protected area that is home to a large colony of Cape fur seals. Swimming with these lovable creatures is a sea-based adventure that the whole family can participate in...

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...

Via Ferrata

It would be hard to find one adventure activity that Plettenberg Bay doesn’t have the perfect natural play-ground for, which is why it is often described as the adventure capital of the garden route. One of the outstanding geological features of this area is the dramatic sandstone ravines and...

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...