Plettenberg Bay

thumb|View over the bay from Beacon Isle.

14 things to do

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Ocean Safaris

Holds a permit to conduct close encounters with the marine life in the bay as well as being fair trade in tourism and Green Ticket certified. Owner run company with a passion for the ocean. Sightings are great all year round with official season from July-December when we sight both southern right and humpback whales. We sight Brydes whales throughout the year with sightings being the most prolific during the summer months. Dolphins frequent the bay on almost a daily basis and sightings include: the playful bottlenose, energetic commons, and the endangered humpbacked dolphins.

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Parks & Hiking Trails

The Plettenberg Bay region is surely home to one of the finest collections of hiking trails in the world. This is where the coastal platform narrows on the Garden Route , bringing the mountains near to the sea. Deep and ancient river gorges; evergreen forests; colourful fynbos and a spectacular stretch of coastline provide the ideal location for hiking enthusiasts. There is a large variety of walks in this region ranging from under an hour to six days in duration

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Milkwood Manor

The Georgian-styled building is designed for spaciousness, reflecting the vast landscape surrounding it, without sacrificing its ambiance of intimacy. This is epitomized by the airy double-storeyed foyer, the large yet cosy restaurant, the private patios and balconies, and large breakfast and sundowner terrace, that afford spectacular views over the Indian Ocean, Keurbooms River Mouth, Keurbooms Lagoon and Tsitsikamma Mountains. Guesthouse and restaurant.

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

Enjoy the unequaled beauty of the indigenous forest high up on ten treetop platforms. Gently glide along in a harness, on steel cables 30 meters above the forest floor. Birdlife is abundant (including Knysna Loeries and the elusive Narina Trojan), and your guides will explain the ecology of the lush primeval forest. Safety is paramount, and the system has been built to the highest civil engineering standards. Guides are fully-trained professionals.

Ocean Blue Adventures

Doing a sea safari is an excellent way to get up close and see the sea life in the bay. With close encounter permits, they are allowed up close to the sea life. Most trips see some dolphins, seals are always seen, but shark and whale sightings are obviously seasonal.

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Monkeyland is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. Monkeyland has as one of its aims, to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony.

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The Clubhouse Restaurant

Lovely golf club dining, varied menu with weekly specials. Dinner in the evenings is by booking only and they Cater for functions including weddings, golf days etc

Dolphin Adventures

For a true blue adventure why not get up close and personal with the ocean and its visitors.

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Home from Home Holiday Villas, Homes & Apartments

Offers holiday accommodation - beach villas, family holiday homes and apartments.

SLEEP   —  +27 445336662 —  15 Gris Nez

Goose Valley Golf Estate

A beautiful 18 hole golf course designed by Gary Player.

DO   —  +27 44 533-5082 —  Map

Mugg 'n Bean

Great place for breakfast, lunch or coffee.

Birds of Eden

The largest enclosed aviary in the world.

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Forever Resorts Plettenberg

Chalets, log cabins and caravan park.

SLEEP   —  +27 44 535-9309 —  Map

Holiday Homes Plettenberg Bay

Holiday accommodation rental.

SLEEP   —  +27 11 883-2379 —  Map

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