5 Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

1 July 2014

Plettenberg Bay is a place filled with activities and attractions to indulge in. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa as it provides something for anyone and everyone in a comfortable oceanic climate. It is located on the Southern Cape coast and is part of the Garden Route, which is famous for its ecologically diverse vegetation and striking beauty.

Plettenberg Bay view The beautiful Plettenberg Bay

1. Beaches

Like any coastal town, one of Plettenberg Bay’s main attractions is its golden beaches. It is the perfect place to spend a day relaxing on the beach and taking a swim in the warm Indian Ocean water.  Choose the time you go wisely because the beaches can get very busy in the summer months and over school holiday’s (April, July, October, December).

 

2. The Global Village

Settled among banana fronds, Global village is another very exciting attraction that Plettenberg Bay has to offer. This beautiful and charming shopping village offers a wide range of interesting African and International merchandise for sale. Don’t forget to visit the Earth Café and enjoy delicious meals prepared by local lovers of food.

 

3. Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden is the largest free flight bird sanctuary in the world and an absolutely amazing experience. It is a gorgeous natural setting with over 200 different species of both African and exotic birds to marvel at, including surprisingly tame parrots (of which there are over 60 different species).

 

4. Tsitsikama Forest

The mystical Tsitsikama forest is a place of breathtaking beauty. From large stretches of forest to a plethora of waterfalls, it is truly a treat to the eyes. There are many hiking trails and walkways you can use to explore this magical place and many activities to partake in such as hiking, mountain biking, bungy jumping and many more.

 

5. Bloukrans Bridge Bungy Jump

The Bloukrans bungy jump is one the most popular international attractions for adrenaline junkies. This bungy jump is the highest commercial and natural bungy jump in the world with a terrifying 216m drop. It has been described as “one of the best adrenaline rushes in the world”.

Bloukrans Bungee Bridge Bloukrans is the highest commercial and natural bungy jump in the world

Wiehahn Diederichs

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” Travel has opened my mind and soul and has filled me with an insatiable thirst and curiosity for life. My passion for travel is fuelled by my love for photography and writing. Through these mediums of expression I hope to inspire people to follow their hearts and see the world. There is an entire planet filled with a variety of people and experiences waiting for us to meet them.