Nothing can be better than “playing tourist” in your own area.
My husband and I spent the past weekend in Keurboomstrand and we had a really great time.
But what made it great?
1 – The weather
We arrived early on Friday evening and took a stroll down to Enrico’s Restaurant.
The sun was setting slowly and award breeze blew off the ocean.
The restaurant was busy. The customers were a mix of older tourists and younger families, both local and international.
Only the outside tables were in use but with the amazing views and stunning sunset, why would you sit inside?
The service (with big smiles) was excellent. You can tell the staff are well trained and happy.
Saturday proved less sunny to start but the light drizzle almost disappeared on the beach during our walk. It was in fact rather pleasant.
2 – More Enrico’s
We did try another restaurant in the area on the Saturday but we only ended up having drinks before heading back to Enrico’s for delicious pizza.
The weather had been a bit less perfect the whole day and the restaurant was quieter due to this.
3 – Keurboomstrand itself
The natural beauty of the beach and surrounds is hard to describe in words.
Walking on the soft, golden sands is the best foot therapy.
The rocks vary from black to pink and brown, banded pebbles litter the beaches.
The famous Arch Rock with its Cathedral like “door” and “window”. The walk to Arch Rock is not too taxing and at low tide is easy for the whole family.
Nature’s own hanging gardens. The rocks, including Arch Rock, are adorned with succulent plants and dainty flowers, some high above your head. They remind me of the stories of the hanging gardens of Babylon.
Dolphins and other ocean life. I lost count of how many times we spotted small pods of dolphins playing in the waves as they swam past. Old and young alike scrabble for a vantage point from which to best observe these beautiful creatures. Unfortunately the dolphins were a bit fast for any photographs this time.
Panoramic views. The Robberg Penisula and Plettenberg Bay are visible in the distance in one direction and Formosa Peak in the other. At night the view of Plett is even better with the lights shining like jewels.
All in all my conclusion is, don’t delay, get yourself and your family down to Keurboomstrand as soon as you can.