• One of Plettenberg Bay's summer beaches
    One of Plettenberg Bay's summer beaches
  • A Whale of a time...
    A Whale of a time...

    Whales come to calve from June - September. Dolphins and seals can be seen year around.

  • Goose Valley Golf Club, a Gary Player design

    This wonderful golf course is both fair and challenging. Great views, lovely lay-out and warm hospitality makes you want to come back over and over again! Only 15 mins. from our lodge.

  • Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness & Rehabilitation Centre

    Tenikwa grew from humble beginnings in 2002 when the owners started rehabilitating injured birds in a wooded shed behind their house. Today it is one of the largest active wildlife rehabilitation centres in the Western Cape, attending to a diverse variety of animals accepting both terrestrial and marine species.

  • AfriCanyon

    Explore the river with AfriCanyon, navigate through the river shallows, jump, zip-line, swim through fresh-water mountain pools, slide down natural water slides and abseil in and around waterfalls as you dip down into the river gorge.

  • Plettenberg Bay Golf & Country Club

    Where Baboons are carefully watching your approach to the green...

About the Plettenberg Bay Area

Description of the Plettenberg Bay Area.

The Garden Route has a Mediterranean Maritime climate, with moderately hot summers, and mild to chilly winters. It is one of the richest rainfall areas, most of which occurs in the winter months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean. Any time of the year is good for visiting the area, depending if you enjoy a peaceful retreat during the winter months or a bustling holiday destination during the summer. Originally christened "Bahia Formosa" (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay can now be accessed by first class national roads, by sea or by scheduled air flights. The great forests lying at the feet of the fabled Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains are the gateway to the incredible indigenous African wealth of Plettenberg Bay, which lies on South Africa's spectacular south coast 210kms from Port Elizabeth and +/- 600 km from Cape Town. The Outeniqua-Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and temperate forest and offer the nature lover world-renowned hiking trails and an exciting opportunity to see the last remaining forest elephants of South Africa. The entire area teems with birdlife. Nearly 300 species are to be found in the great variety of habitats ranging from Fynbos to forest to wetlands. No less than ten important nature reserves embrace the varied ecosystems of the area as well as unique marine reserves, home to soft coral reefs, dolphins, seals and a host of other marine life. The bay itself is Nursery to the endangered Southern Right Whale which comes here to calve in the winter and spring (July to December). The area is of course a sports paradise and boasts fabulous trails for hikers, mountain bikers, horse riders and canoeists. The great golf courses of Goose Valley and Plettenberg Bay Country Club are close-by. The highlight of the area is undoubtedly the rivers, beaches and the bay with its ideal conditions for all facets of water sports, including sailing in the safe waters of the Bay, superb rock and surf fishing and scuba diving spots. Alternately one can simply stroll along its clean, sandy beaches stretching for miles along the Indian Ocean or enjoy its safe swimming areas. At night, Plettenberg Bay is alive with pubs, night-spots and fine restaurants.