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34 Best and Fun Things To Do In Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

The town of Plettenberg Bay sits atop a majestic hill overlooking the Bay, where steep streets lead down to cliffs offering spectacular views of whales and dolphins swimming among white sandy beaches and significant cliffs of the Tsitsikamma Mountains.

Plettenberg Bay, once known as Bahia Formosa, provides holidaymakers with an excellent getaway. The town offers miles of pristine golden beaches, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, the dramatic Robberg Peninsula, untouched and vibrant forests and rivers, and unpolluted seas and oceans. There are plenty of activities in the area, including wonderful trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Water sports include sailing on the Bay’s safe waters, superb rock and surf fishing, paddling, and scuba diving.

From luxury hotels to charming bed-and-breakfasts, Plettenberg Bay provides visitors with a wide range of accommodation choices. Explore the list below to find out what makes Plettenburg Bay such an exquisite holiday destination.

The 34 Most Popular Things To Do In Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

34. K-Rides

5.0 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)

Location: Milkwood Glenn Keurboomsstrand Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  72-307-0086

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33. Lookout Beach

4.8 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)

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32. Lookout Lodge

4.8 ★★★★★ (11 reviews)

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Location: 10 Dorethea Ave Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  83-557-4650

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31. Robberg

4.9 ★★★★★ (20 reviews)

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30. PlettSealAdventures

5.0 ★★★★★ (32 reviews)

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Location: Meeding Street Hobie Beach Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  79-992-5432

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29. Bosky Dell Farm & Rose Garden

4.7 ★★★★★ (33 reviews)

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Location: HH34 N2 Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  44-533-0074

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28. Hobie Beach

4.7 ★★★★★ (40 reviews)


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Location: 5 Meeding Street Plettenberg Bay

27. The Wreck Beach

4.5 ★★★★★ (41 reviews)

26. Plettenvale Wines

4.8 ★★★★★ (43 reviews)


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Location: Unnamed Rd.

Tel:  82-322-0765

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25. Keurbooms Beach

4.5 ★★★★★ (49 reviews)

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Location: Keurboomstrand

24. Plettenberg Bay Keurbooms River Ferries

4.5 ★★★★★ (68 reviews)


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Location: N2 Keurbooms River Keurbooms Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  83-254-3551

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23. Dolphin Adventures Sea Kayaking

4.2 ★★★★☆ (71 reviews)


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Location: Central Beach Kayak Rack Next to Life Saving Club Hopwood Street Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  83-590-3405

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22. Healing Hands – Thai Massage

4.7 ★★★★★ (72 reviews)


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Location: Top of driveway 2 Sewell rd cnr Odland Street Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  74-191-4875

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21. Skydive Plettenberg Bay

4.8 ★★★★★ (95 reviews)

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Location: Airport Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  82-905-7440

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20. Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

4.4 ★★★★☆ (196 reviews)

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Location: Uplands Rd. Wittedrift Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  84-449-1275

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19. Whale Tail Lookout Point

4.7 ★★★★★ (234 reviews)


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Location: 18 Formosa Street Plettenberg Bay

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18. Sanctuary Beach, Plettenberg Bay

4.6 ★★★★★ (240 reviews)

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Location: 6600 7 Alguada Reef Dr Plettenberg Bay

17. Plett Puzzle Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (370 reviews)

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Location: The Crags Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  44-534-8853

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16. Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

4.5 ★★★★★ (728 reviews)


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Location: N2 The Crags

Tel:  44-534-8409

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15. Robberg Hiking Trail

4.9 ★★★★★ (819 reviews)

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Location: S34

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14. Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary

4.3 ★★★★☆ (1,023 reviews)


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Location: Greater Plettenberg Bay Harkerville Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  82-626-9455

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13. Tsitsikamma National Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (1,041 reviews)

Location: South Africa

Tel:  42-281-1607

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12. Birds of Eden

4.7 ★★★★★ (1,583 reviews)

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Location: Portion 11 & 12 of Kirbywood Farm Animal Alley The Crags Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  44-534-8906

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11. Knysna Elephant Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (3,169 reviews)

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Location: Just off the N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  44-532-7732

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10. Garden Route National Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (5,712 reviews)

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Location: South Africa

Tel:  44-877-0046

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Our Top picks

9. The Timber Shed

4.0 ★★★★☆ (9 reviews)

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Location: 14 Meeding Street Plettenberg Bay

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8. Beacon Island

4.7 ★★★★★ (28 reviews)

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7. Central Beach

4.5 ★★★★★ (138 reviews)

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Location: Central Beach Plettenberg Bay

6. Plettenberg Bay Country Club

4.5 ★★★★★ (242 reviews)

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Location: Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  44-533-2132

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5. Robberg 5 Beach

4.7 ★★★★★ (247 reviews)

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Location: Beachy Head Dr Plettenberg Bay

4. Offshore Adventures

4.6 ★★★★★ (252 reviews)

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Location: Hopwood Street Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  82-829-0809

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3. Lookout Beach

4.6 ★★★★★ (287 reviews)

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2. Goose Valley Golf Club

4.6 ★★★★★ (514 reviews)


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Location: N2 Goose Valley Golf Estate Plettenberg Bay

Tel:  44-533-5082

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1. Robberg Nature Reserve

4.9 ★★★★★ (2,218 reviews)

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Location: Robberg

Tel:  44-533-2125

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Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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