Travel to Plettenberg Bay
A top 10 Western Cape beach, activities for the nature lover and the adrenaline adventurer seeker and great local shopping can all be found in Plettenberg Bay or as the locals call it-Plett. First call “Bahia Formosa” (beautiful bay) by Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay has unspoiled golden beaches and striking lagoons among many other things that visitors can explore.
Located on the Indian Ocean coast with surrounding mountains and famous Tsitsikamma forest near by Plett is a major attraction on the Garden Route.
Visit Simunye Community Center for unbelievable locally produced arts and crafts like wood, metal and beadwork. There are also excellent painters, goldsmiths, potters and antique merchants in the area.
Water lovers can get out and go sea kayak, blackwater-tubing, boating, canoeing, dolphin and seal spotting, and when in season whale watching is popular. Visitors can see even see Southern Right whales come into the bay to calve during this time.
Adrenaline junkies will like visiting the Bloukrans Bridge for the world’s highest commercial bridge bungy jumps at 709 feet high and a 656 foot cable slide know as a flying fox. Skydiving is also a great way to see the coastline and bay with some flair.
Plett visitors can also enjoy abseiling and quad biking. There are a variety of walks and hikes that can be taken in the area. The Tsitsikamma Forest is popular site especially The Big Tree. It is 1,200 feet tall and a 29.5 foot trunk circumference. The Tree is between 600 and 800 years old.
Game drives are also possible at the Plett Game Reserve which has 4 of the Big 5. Tenikwa Widlife Center offers special wildlife encounters including a walk with a cheetah.
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