Holiays to Plettenberg Bay

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.

Southern Right Whaletail Periwinkle Lodge Beach Dolphins breaching on holidays to Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay Highlights

  • A pretty coastline and white sandy beaches
  • Whale watching between June and October
  • Cliff-top hikes at Robberg Marine and Nature Reserve
  • A range of attractions in the surrounds, including bungee jumping and golf

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.

Selected Plettenberg Bay Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Plettenberg Bay

All South Africa Itineraries
On safari Eastern Cape

Luxury Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Family Holiday

Cost For Family of 4
From $10,490 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay, Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve Kids

Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Family Self Drive

Cost For Family of 4
From $11,130 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Winelands, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn, Amakhala Game Reserve
Enjoyin the beaches

Cape Town and Garden Route Self Drive Family Holiday

Cost For Family of 4
From $7,930 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay

Cape Town, De Hoop, Garden Route and Safari Family Holiday

Cost Per Person
From $5,700 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Hermanus, Plettenberg Bay, Amakhala Game Reserve

Plettenberg Bay Accommmodation

All South Africa accommodations
  • Beachy Head Villa
    Luxury view suite

    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.

  • Cordovan Villa
    Luxury room with patio

    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.

  • Cottage Pie
    Cottage suite

    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.

  • Kurland Hotel
    View from main verandah

    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.

  • Robberg House

    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.

  • The Plettenberg
    The Plettenberg

    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.

  • Bosavern Guest House
    View form deck

    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.

  • Hog Hollow Country Lodge
    Bedroom interior

    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.

  • Periwinkle Guest Lodge
    Superior twin room

    Situated in Plettenberg Bay, Periwinkle Guest Lodge is set opposite the gorgeous Robberg Beach and is a great base for whale watching.

  • Beacon Island Resort
    Suite bedroom

    An award winning resort overlooking the ocean, expect excellent service and comfortable accommodation. This is a great base from which to explore Pletternberg Bay.

  • Milkwood Manor on the Sea
    Ground floor room

    Expect breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountains from Milkwood Manor, a Georgian-styled guests house wonderfully situated in Plettenberg Bay and only a short stroll from the town centre.