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What to do and see in Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is one of the most richly diverse resorts in the world! From African safaris to world class golf courses, from whale and dolphin watching to paragliding and beyond. Here there really is something for everyone.

The following is an abbreviated list of activities in the Plettenberg Bay area, all within a 15 minute drive from the Beach House. We hope this will help you understand how appealing this area is.


Beside the 7 km of gorgeous white sand on our doorstep, there are many others, each with its own unique character. From isolated pocket beaches bounded by rocky cliffs that will make you feel like a castaway, to the family oriented central beach. If you collect beaches, this is the ideal place for you.

Whale and dolphin watching

Our bay is home to an estimated year round population of 100 thousand dolphins (3 different species), and between June and December, the majestic Southern Right Whales take up residence in the bay. We are also visited by Humpback Whales and Orcas. The beach house itself is an excellent vantage point to view these magnificent animals. If you prefer a really close encounter, then daily boat safaris or a guided sea kayaking trip is the way to go.

Safari and animal encounters

With 2 game reserves and several animal sanctuaries in the area...... if its Africa you want, it's Africa you will get.


Sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, kite surfing and sea kayaking are all on offer. If you are looking for something more relaxed, why not rent a boat or canoe and take a leisurely trip up the beautiful Keurbooms river reserve.


Hiking Trails

Way too many to mention, but we think you shouldn't miss the Robberg Peninsula nature reserve or the Arch Rock coastal walk. A little further afield (45 min drive), is the dramatic Tsitsikamma Coastal Nature Reserve with the world renowned Otter Trail.

Adventure Activities

Why not step out of your comfort zone and try the worlds highest bunjy jump, or a tandem sky dive in what is known as one of the most beautiful jump sites in the world.


The Gary Player designed Goose Valley Golf Course, and the Plettenberg Bay Country Club are both world class options.


From deep sea, to rock and surf, to lagoon and river. From big game to fly, if you're an angler you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.

Restaurants and Bars

Our favorite is the award winning Enrico's, just 3kms up the beach, but the area is full of great venues in stunning locations.


From African art/curios to designer clothing, you can melt that plastic in no time at all.


  • To make an enquiry or a booking click here or call us on +27(0)44 5359602
  • Find us at: 13 Milkwood Glen, Keurboomstrand, Plettenberg Bay
  • For directions go to our travel page or check out our map



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