Plettenberg Bay Holidays
A charming, hospitable little holiday town, Plettenberg Bay is the 'Jewel of The Garden Route'. Most of the town was built on a steep slope leading to the Indian Ocean, offering spectacular views of the bay, surrounding hills and mountains.
Originally christened "Bahia Formosa" (beautiful bay) by Portuguese settlers, Plettenberg Bay has a relatively long history for a South African town, and history enthusiasts will be delighted with a number of artefacts which can be viewed in town, such as the remains of the Gonzales Wreck.
Plettenberg Bay enjoys an exceptional climate and is an ideal base for exploring the Garden Route. Earning a reputation as a pleasure seeker's paradise, Plettenberg Bay's main street is filled with restaurants, cafes and plenty of shops to keep you endlessly entertained.
Boasting miles of unspoilt beaches, young and old converge on the town's pristine shores. Playful dolphins are regular visitors to these shores and during June-October, whales are a common sight. Exhilarating close-up encounters with these amazing creatures can be enjoyed on boat trips out into the bay.
For the more adventurous, a Plettenberg Bay holiday also offers adrenaline pumping activities such as the world's highest bungee jump, tree canopy tours, abseiling and skydiving. Another attraction worth a visit on your Garden Route holiday is the Monkey Primate Sanctuary - the world's only multi-species, free roaming primate sanctuary - situated between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna.
Plettenberg Bay is an ideal destination for a family-friendly self-drive vacation along the scenic Route 62. A trip to Plettenberg Bay can easily be combined with a visit to the Whale Coast & the Overberg or an Eastern Cape safari (recommended for clients self-driving from Cape Town).