Together with a lot of other people, Plettenberg Bay is for me the ultimate getaway destination. It’s a special place on earth, where nothing has to be done and everything is allowed. A place of total relaxation, friendliness, nature and peace. The slogan of the Plettenberg Tourism Organisation is ‘Plett is a feeling’, and I totally agree on that. What’s so special about the place is difficult to describe in words, you just have to feel it. So book a weekend or longer with friends, family or your other half. And go and enjoy it. But what do you do when you are on holiday in Plettenberg Bay?
Long beach walks
The beaches in Plett are unbelievably spacious, clean and beautiful. Our favourite beach in Plett is the Robberg Beach (the part in between the Beacon Hotel and the Robberg Nature Reserve) and our favourite beach outside Plett is Nature’s Valley Beach (located near Tsisikamma and stretches from the mouth of Groot Rivier to the mouth of Salt River, about a 30 minutes drive from Plett). Besides long walks you can of course also sunbath, swim, paddle, surf, stargaze, picnic and play football on the beach. Or just sit and watch the waves.
Hike the Robberg Nature Reserve
A must do if you’d ask me: drive to the Robberg Nature Reserve, park your car and start hiking! The nature, views and hiking trails here are fantastic. Because Robbert Nature Reserve is a sort of spit, you are surrounded by sea at three sides, which makes the walking even more great. You’ve got views all the time! In this article you can read more about the different walks and hikes you can do here.
Eat and drink
Sip your morning coffee and eat an almond croissants at Le Fournil Bakery, go for a picnic lunch in the vineyards at Bramon Winery and eat real Italian food at Enrico’s. Try a prawn curry at the Fat Fish, and go for sundowners to the Lookout Deck. If you are looking for a fancy dining spot, book a table at Equinox, the restaurant just underneath Lookout. The interior is nice and the food delicious and still quite affordable. If you want a pizza with a view, go to Simon’s Bar at Emily Moon. It’s a fun place. Want to stay ‘at home’ for dinner or lunch? Make sure you go shopping at the Deli Factory for a whole smoked salmon. Or order fresh prawns, pot bread and the catch of the day at the excellent Robberg Seafood Safaris. Their sauces are also really nice. Both places are located on the industrial area (Hutchinson Street) very near the big roundabout when you enter Plett. Just take the roundabout’s exit in the opposite position as the one towards the center, and you will find the Deli and Seafood Safaris.
Enjoy Plettenberg sunsets
Open a bottle of bubbly, grab a beer or a g&t and watch how the sun sets. Plettenberg Bay sunsets and its evening skies are magic!
Read books, sleep, relax and repeat
Do nothing. Catch up some sleep, finally read that book you wanted to read already for a long time, pay lots of attention to your loved ones and just relax! It’s aloud in Plett to do absolutely nothing at all and be as lazy as a cat. After a Plett getaway the battery is charged again.
Travelling with children
Are you travelling with kids? Then I can imagine the five points mentioned above won’t keep them busy all day. But what about professional surfing lessons? Or a mountain bike trail? Take them to the Plett Puzzle Park, or Adventure Land (Slides and Play Park). For some ‘serious’ animal encounter go to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, Birds of Eden, Monkey Land or the Elephant Sanctuary.