About Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is the jewel of The Garden Route and is tranquil and charming, hospitable and rather special. Originally christened “Bahia  Formosa” (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay offers the visitor miles of sweeping, unspoilt golden beaches, a dramatic rocky peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea. With its exceptional climate and beautiful view sites over the Indian Ocean, Plettenberg Bay is perfect for tourists interested in exploring, watching or just lazing.

Plettenberg Bay has many fine restaurants and leisure activities such as game viewing and whale watching which are all within easy reach.

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Sports & leisure activities

Sailing, swimming, kayaking, surfing, fishing, hiking, mountain & quad biking, horse riding & paragliding. The excellent golf courses (including Pezula, Simola, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Goose Valley, George & Oubaai) are all within easy reach.

Shopping & dining out

There are excellent shopping facilities in the nearby Market Place Mall at Plettenberg Bay and at market stalls outside town. Excellent local eateries can be found in Keurboomstrand, Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding area offering a choice of gourmet restaurants, bistros, pubs and cafés.

Distances

Knysna town centre 40 km
George Airport 100 km
Port Elizabeth 200 km
Cape Town 550 km

From Keurboomstrand to the Robberg Peninsula there are 15 kilometers of beaches punctuated by the river mouth and an island.

The river, lagoon, bay and beaches are much used by fishing and boating enthusiasts and offers the best shore based whale watching of the area.

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