Found on South Africa's south east coast, holidays to Plettenberg Bay offer a glorious stretch of coastline set in the heart of the Garden Route. Pretty 'Plett', as it's known locally, delivers a mild climate all year round and safe swimming beaches perfect for all. Expect dramatic scenery as a seemingly perpetual stretch of crisp white sand falls away into clear blue seas, overlooked by a mighty mountain backdrop.
Plett is perhaps best known for its whale watching - something not to be missed. Southern right whales pass through the area each year between June and October, with some onlookers lucky enough to see the colossal mammals breach the waves. Relax on the stunning Robberg Beach to take in the spectacle, or enjoy cliff-top hikes at Robberg Marine and Nature Reserve.
Whale watching is hardly the only attraction in the area, however, with a host of other activities are found nearby along the Garden Route, including bungee jumping, golf, mountain biking, tree top canopy tours, hiking and scuba diving.
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Boasting 180 degree views of Plettenberg bay, Beachy Head Villa is set high on a dune. Visit Plettenberg Bay beach and explore the Robberg Nature Reserve.
Set only a short walk from the gorgeous Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay, Cordovan Villa is an excellent accommodation option from which to explore the area.
Set at Robberg Beach, Cottage Pie boats stunning ocean views and inviting luxury. A private property explore the pretty surrounds or relax in the private pool and gardens.
Found on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay, Kurland Hotel is a luxurious offering. The stylish interiors of this small country property are surrounded by picturesque vistas, paddocks and meadows.
Offering modern interiors and high levels of service, this luxury boutique hotel is found right on the beach and overlooks the stunning Robberg Nature Reserve.
Fall in love with unforgettable panoramas of Plettenberg Bay, taking in the sights from the hotel's rocky headland vantage point while enjoying all the luxury on offer.
Overlooking Robberg Beach and the ocean Bosavern Guest House owns a charming clifftop situation. Relax in the swimming pool or explore the attractions nearby, including Robberg Nature Reserve.
Situated in its own private reserve, Hog Hollow Country Lodge is an ideal escape with Plettenberg?s shops and pristine beaches a short distance away. Unwind by the pool and enjoy scenic walks and mountain biking.
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