ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES, AND ADVENTURE
Plettenberg Bay is the ideal location from which to explore the Garden Route.
This area has so much to offer that visitors never want to leave! We have listed a few of these attractions and activities to give you an idea of the amazing selection to ensure an action-packed holiday.
The list just goes on and on! There is a selection of activities for those that love water and water sports, to nature lovers and hikers, families with children, adrenalin junkies and all in between. Please contact us for more information on any of the above activities and attractions.
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Plett Villas - in the heart of activity in the Garden Route
Explore the river with AfriCanyon, navigate through the river shallows, jump, zip-line, swim through fresh-water mountain pools, slide down natural water slides and abseil in and around waterfalls as you dip down into the river gorge. First timer, novice or seasoned at canyoning we've got your back. Under our professional guidance, using the high spec adventure equipment your qualified guide ensures a kloofing adventure you simply can’t get enough of.
This is the ultimate thrill! This IS the highest commercially operated Bungy jump bridge in the world. We secure you in a full-body harness and proceed to walk along a specially designed catwalk (216m long), which is suspended beneath the road surface, which will then lead you to the top of the arch - 216 meters above the Bloukrans River.
OCEAN BLUE ADVENTURES
Close and personal encounters with the majestic whales in the bay. Interaction with our dolphin species and the opportunity to experience the many other wonders of the bay: pelagic birds, seals, sharks, history, geology and lots more. Sea Kayaking to Robberg Nature Reserve, Xhosa song and dance in the Qolweni Township on a township tour.
SPRINGTIDE SAILING CHARTERS
Venture past the Knysna Heads to explore the picturesque Indian Ocean coastline, rich with birdlife, whales, dolphins and other marine life. Chase down the sunset with gourmet seafood fare and a chilled glass of bubbly. Daily Cruises, Sunset Cruises, Private Functions, Weddings, and Honeymoon Overnight Charters.
KNYSNA ELEPHANT PARK
The first of its kind in South Africa, Knysna Elephant Park provides a home for orphaned elephants. Experience an intimate meeting with these intelligent, gentle giants in their free-range controlled environment. Riding and overnighting with the elephants is also available.
Stormsriver Adventures is a professional adventure and activity company based in the heart of the Tsitsikamma Forest. Adventure activities take place from the adventure center in the scenic little village of Stormsriver which is 75 km from Plettenberg Bay and 160 km from Port Elizabeth just off the N2.
TENIKWA WILDLIFE CENTRE
Give us an hour of your time and we will change your life! Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre at Plettenberg Bay offers a truly unique Wildcat Experience. Guests are taken on a guided tour to meet captive-bred furry felines, living in a semi-natural environment. So close, you can hear them purr...
Join us for unique sunset and oyster tasting cruises on the Knysna Lagoon. All cruises are fully guided, personal and interactive. Cruises are fully inclusive of drinks, snacks and oyster tasting! Private charters are also available.
Live life to the full! Experience the thrill of free fall over one of the most scenic drop zones in the world. Start the experience with a short briefing. Then enjoy a 20 minute, scenic plane ride to 10,000 feet, over the Plettenberg Bay coastline. Now the pleasure flight stops and the adrenaline starts to pump as you exit the plane with your Tandem Master and experience the rush of a 35-second free fall at 220KPH!
BUFFALO HILLS GAME RESERVE
A reserve striving to implement conservation and eco-tourism for the benefit of the local community and environment. Luxury lodge and luxury tented camp, game drives, game and birding trails, MTB trails, horse trails, Nyati Mampoer Distillery tour and tasting, star and frogging programs.
The ultimate Aqua Adventure - blackwater tubing, swimming, rock jumping and hiking through the spectacular Storms River Gorge! A unique, fun-filled way to experience the Tsitsikamma National Park's pristine beauty, forested riverbanks, awesome sea views, rare birds and other wildlife.
DOLPHIN ADVENTURES SEA KAYAKING
Experience the sea in a new and different way. Imagine setting sail in a specially made kayak into an impossibly blue bay, where distant mountains are outlined against the sky and dolphins arrive to join in the fun! Memories are made of this special offering in the sheltered waters of Plettenberg Bay.
Visitors to Monkeyland are taken on monkey safaris in our indigenous forest by experienced game rangers. At Monkeyland you are privileged to step into their world to explore and learn fascinating facts about primates first hand. Tours/Safaris normally last 1 hour.
BIRDS OF EDEN
The unique two-hectare dome (the World's largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. Birds of Eden boasts its own canopy walk, while shorter than the 128m bridge at Monkeyland, it hangs above the clouds.
PLETT PUZZLE PARK
Plettenberg Bay now has a fabulous new and unique attraction, the Plett Puzzle Park. It features the first amazing life-size 3-D Maze in South Africa, as well as an exciting Forest Puzzle Walk which meanders through the natural forest, and a fun Rope Maze for the kids.
There are some amazing hiking trails in the Plettenberg Bay surrounds. The most popular is the Robberg Nature Reserve. Other popular hikes are Kranskoek, Natures Valley Grootrivier and Salt River hikes, Elephant Walk in the Knysna Forest, Arch Rock and many more. Guided hikes are also an option.
The Garden Route is one of the world's most popular golfing destinations. Some of the courses in the area are Goose Valley and Turtle Creek - Plettenberg Bay Country Club, Pezula, Simola, Pinnacle Point, Fancourt and many more. You are welcome to discuss these options with David from Plett Villas who is an avid golfer and has played on many of the local courses.
Adventure Land is a water park on a 24-hectare property, with a 75m long supertube and a 25m midi super tube for the little ones as well as a Kamakazi slide and a stuka 12m high free fall slide - not for the faint-hearted. For the toddlers, there is a little slide that plunges into a baby pool, plus a play park with swings, trampolines, jungle gym and lots more.
Ocean Blue Adventures and the Qolweni Community Development Trust offer guests a unique experience through the heart of the Qolweni Community settlement surrounded by breathtaking views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Experience an African way of life by exploring the everyday life of a real African.