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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Adventures in Plettenberg Bay
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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.

Activity List

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 or skywalk in Plettenberg Bay. Where can I bridge walk in SA? Enjoy this relaxing activity if you are not scared of heights. This is unique to SA in KwaZulu...

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 Rides

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...

Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing or wetbikes in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, South Africa. Guided jet skiing trips or jetski hire in Plett. Full list of operators available below.