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To See and Do in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Garden Route is an internationally renowned tourist destination, which caters for all tastes and boasts unique attractions. Plettenberg Park is well situated allowing access to all that is on offer to see and do – from hikes through the Tsitsikamma forest or majestic Outeniqua Mountains.

Explore the many unspoiled stretches of beaches and rugged cliffs of the coastline. Travel to Plettenberg Bay itself, only minutes away, this holiday mecca is home to the rich and famous, and invites you to enjoy its sights and sounds. The renowned Robberg nature reserve is just a short distance away. Hike on any of the well signposted trails to nearby Kranshoek Bay and discover its spectacular wave-lashed rocks. Explore the Nature’s Valley lagoon, river and sandy beach (thirty minutes drive) – canoeing trips are available at the lagoon. Visit the old whaling station and the chapel of St Andrews. Take time to visit Monkeyland – a free roaming primate sanctuary. Birds of Eden boasts a large free flight bird aviary which spans an indigenous forested kloof. Experience elephants up close at the Elephant Sanctuary the educational outing includes elephant back rides. Try bird-watching in the wetlands or the inland afromontane woods. Experience the world famous Storms River canyon, playground to river rafting, climbing, bungi-jumping, kloofing (canyoning), mountain bike trails, bass and fly-fishing, diving and snorkeling. All can be booked through the local operators. If golf is your game or tennis or squash, there are many courses or courts in the proximity, which can be selected for you. Ask at reception for advice on any activities and sites to visit. Alternatively visit the nearby tourist office where you can pick up leaflets containing information on activities and a choice of local tour operators. The list is endless.

Plettenberg Park is situated on 200-hectare piece of land with approximately three km of cliff faced shoreline. The park has three natural wetlands plus a large dam filled with bass. The indigenous vegetation consists of fynbos and proteas.

The park abounds with small game and animals such as grysbok, mongoose, baboons, bushbuck and cape clawless otter as well as several species of snake. Over sixty-five bird species have been noted on the reserve including loerie, herons, falcons, crowned eagles, spotted eagle owls, giant kingfishers, sunbirds and cormorants. A network of walking paths allows you to explore the area for yourself.

Plettenberg Park has an outstanding coastline which is an excellent platform from which to view the humpback whales that visit this stretch of ocean in winter, as well as the numerous schools of dolphin that are playful residents all year round.

Relax in the sun on our private cove beach situated below the hotel, or spend the day around the hotel swimming pool whilst savoring all the amenities on offer. Boat trips can be arranged to view the seals, dolphins, sharks, penguins, sea-birds and whales.

As a one-of-a-kind experience hotel, Plettenberg Park promises a unforgettable stay. Boasting some of South Africa’s most spectacular surroundings from the indigenous vegetation, small game, unrivaled coastline to the Tsitsikamma forest and majestic Outeniqua Mountains.

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