Plettenberg Bay: A top spot for fun in the sun

Plettenberg Bay: A top spot for fun in the sun

Along South Africa’s Western Cape coastline, you will find the picturesque town of Plettenberg Bay. Plett, as most locals like to call it, was discovered by Portuguese sailors. The sailors were so captivated by the bay’s beauty, that they named it Bahia Bay (Beautiful Bay). Today the name is lost on most, but there is no doubt: this little seaside town is indeed, a beautiful bay.

Plettenberg Bay offers breathtaking ocean views and diverse natural surroundings. It also lies on South Africa’s famed Garden Route –  a unique 200km stretch sandwiched between mountain ranges and the Indian Ocean.



Also read: 5 Amazing places to explore on the Garden Route 



Plettenberg Bay: A perfect holiday spot

The town is a popular holiday destination for South Africans and international visitors alike. Here lazy beach days are the norm. Enjoy soaking up the sun, paddling in the water or surfing in the breaks.

Of course, no beach holiday is complete without freshly caught seafood and gorgeous sunsets. Luckily these go hand-in-hand here. The town has many excellent restaurants with beautiful ocean views, world-class wine and delicious food.

There are plenty of activities for families and more adventurous holiday goers too. Such as:

  • whale spotting during the migration season,
  • hiking in the Robberg Nature Reserve,
  • yachting at the Keurbooms River mouth, or
  • visiting a wildlife conservation park, to name a few.

Does this sound like your kind of holiday? Get the inside scoop on what to do, see and eat in my article published on the Travelicious website; read it here.


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