ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURE

Plettenberg Bay is the ideal 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.

 

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

Stormsriver Adventures is a professional adventure and activity company based in the heart of the Tsitsikamma Forest. More than just an adventure company, Stormsriver Adventures strives to enrich the surrounding environment and community through its operations. Adventure activities take place from the adventure centre 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…

KNYSNA CHARTERS

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.

SKYDIVE

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 programmes.

BLACKWATER TUBING

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.

DOPHIN 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.

MONKEYLAND

Visitors to Monkeyland are taken on monkey safaris in our indigenous forest by experienced game rangers. On these safaris you can expect to see many species of primates ranging from the Gibbons of Asia and Howlers from South America to the Lemurs of Madagascar. All our primates live in a natural environment. 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. Another feature is its amphitheatre, which has the ability to seat over 200 visitors. Like Monkeyland, the popular primate sanctuary next-door, Birds of Eden boasts its own canopy walk, while shorter than the 128m bridge at Monkeyland, it hangs above the clouds. The decision to develop Birds of Eden stems from the need to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds, miniature monkeys and the sanctuary also enables bird owners to apply to release their pet birds into the sanctuary, after undergoing rehabilitation.

FACE ADRENALIN

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. Here you will be given final instructions by highly experienced staff, a countdown and off you go! Bloukrans utilizes pendulum bungy technology ensuring you the smoothest, most comfortable bungy jump possible.

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. This is a place for visitors of all ages to exercise their bodies and minds in an entertaining, educational and affordable way – no more boring days when not on the beach! Light refreshments are available in a lovely garden setting, and the Puzzle Gift Shop has games and puzzles for all ages.

HIKING TRAILS

There are some amazing hiking trails in the Plettenberg Bay surrounds. The most popular is 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. You can get details and maps from the Parks Board. Beautiful beaches, rare shells, pristine lagoons, ancient caves and middens, rock formations, coastal forest, Fynbos, Tsitsikamma forest, majestic mountains, large variety of forest and coastal birds and more this really is a nature lover’s haven!

GOLFING

The Garden Route is one of the world’s most popular golfing destinations. The combination of superb golf courses, natural beauty of the surrounding area and choice of restaurants and entertainment is ideal. 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. Plett Villas has a partnership with a golf operator based in Knysna who can make bookings and offer transfers, packages and preferential rates to our clients. If you want to make your own arrangements then 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

Adventure Land is a water park on a 24 hectare property, with a 75m long super tube 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. If that’s not enough then take a quad bike ride on an exciting and scenic 3.5 km route through our forest. Centrally situated along the Garden Route between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, just 3 km from Garden of Eden.

QOLWENI

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; with a guided tour you are able to explore interesting facts about the Xhosa history and tribal culture. Meet the local children at the creche and be entertained by their beautiful voices in song, see where the locals buy their everyday essentials while understanding the life of the local rastars as you tour their homes. On request you can be entertained by the Umthombo Theatre Group performing traditional dances and listening to the exceptional choir singing their favourite songs. Plett Villas supports the creche in the township – find out how you can contribute!

CemAir
CemAir

CemAir is a licensed International and Domestic Scheduled and Non-Scheduled air carrier with approval from the South African Department of Transport and Civil Aviation Authority to conduct operations throughout Africa and the Middle East as a Part 121 and 135 Operator. Visit the Garden Route by flying directly to Plettenberg Bay Airport from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport with CemAir.

 

 

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.

Plett Villas – in the heart of activity in the Garden Route