Plettenberg Bay, or "Plett," as the locals call it, is a popular destination nestled along the Garden Route's most remote reaches. Due to its crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, white sand beaches,
Plettenberg Bay offers warm waters of the Indian Ocean
Plettenberg Bay, or "Plett," as the locals call it, is a popular destination nestled along the Garden Route's most remote reaches. Due to its crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, white sand beaches, thriving culinary scene, and comprehensive list of outdoor activities, it is a popular tourist destination for both South Africans and international tourists alike.
From award-winning five-star resorts to independent boutique hotels, these recommendations will show you the best places in Plettenberg Bay, ensuring that there is something for everyone and every budget along this coastline diamond.
1. La Vista Lodge
If you want to spend some time in a beautiful setting, the La Vista Lodge is the place to go. Every available room has a spectacular view of the ocean, lagoon, garden, or the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Secret spots, well-known hikes, excellent restaurants and cafés, as well as lavish breakfasts, are all on the menu at La Vista Lodge. Exceptional guest service and care, as well as La Vista itself, are provided to each and every guest.
2. Ocean Safaris
Love the ocean and want to spend more time in and around it? This is the perfect opportunity for you! You’ll enjoy exploring the coastline and crystal clear waters on this ocean safari of Plettenberg's Indian Ocean bay in search of whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, seabirds, and other marine life. As you search for Plettenberg Bay's majestic deep-sea creatures, you’ll embark on a journey of discovery. Southern Right whale sightings have decreased in recent years, but you'll be able to see more Brydes and Humpbacks than ever before. Dolphin sightings are magical, with the playful Bottlenose, vigorous Commons, and the critically endangered Humpback dolphins all making appearances.
3. Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area
This stunning stretch of coast is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. There had been a complete ban on fishing on the reserve. With over 200 species of fish, sharks, and rays from 84 families that the reserve protects, many of which are endemic to South Africa, we are sure you’ll love this visit. And, if you’re someone that loves a good hike with beautiful scenery, visiting the Tsitsikamma marine protected area will leave you speechless. With crystal clear waters from the Indian Ocean and rocky mountain views, you’ll find many opportunities to take stunning photos.
4. Enrico Restaurant
With sweeping views across the bay to Robberg, Enrico's terrace in Plettenberg Bay is a great place to watch both dolphins and whales. On the deck overlooking the ocean, guests can enjoy everything from sunrise breakfasts to sundowns and dinners. The wise said, "You can also eat with your eyes." And this restaurant dining experience starts with inspiration, not only for your eyes, but for all five senses. Tourists often see whales, dolphins, seals, and marine birds, making it a memorable experience for the entire family.
As you can see, there are many beautiful spots near the Indian Ocean and Plettenberg Bay, and these only scratch the surface! If you’re planning on travelling to Plettenberg Bay in the near future, take some time to explore everything the stunning city has to offer - you won’t regret it!