So you have planned your dream wedding along the Garden Route and most likely in Plettenberg Bay. But how are you going to entertain 100 guests?
Plettenberg Bay has so much to offer, from pristine blue flag beaches, nature reserves, golf courses, animal sanctuaries, wine farms, adventure excursions, vibey restaurants and decent coffee hubs. All in the radius of 20km. There is something for everyone.
This is my own selected list of must do adventures in Plettenberg Bay.
COFFEE & BREAKFASTS
Enjoy a festive al fresco breakfast and lunch dining experience at Café Pure, located within The Junction Hotel on Main Street. Refreshing drinks, great food and a spirited neighbourhood vibe, Café Pure is a must! Their harvest table is always abundant with locally produced yoghurts, cheeses and cold meats, seasonal fruits and freshly baked breads. If you would like a hot breakfast, the signature ciabatta with salmon poached egg and cream cheese is for you!
+27(0) 83 400 1009 | 17 Main Street, Plettenberg Bay
La Cafeteria, situated a few steps from Plett’s Main Beach, is a relaxed café eatery. Soak up the sun whilst indulging in the great variety of eats and drinks on offer.
+27(0) 44 533 2607 | 30 Hopwood St, Main Beach
A little slice of France! If you’re looking for freshly baked artisan breads and delectable French pastries, Le Fournil de Plett is your answer. Located in the Lookout Centre on Main Street, Le Fournil’s outdoor courtyard is a delightful setting from which to enjoy freshly baked treats.
+27(0) 44 533 1390 | 18 Main St, Plettenberg Bay
Unforgettable riverside views, incredible sunsets and delectable cuisine is what awaits you at Emily Moon. Overlooking the winding Bitou River, enjoy a fresh cocktail or choose a bottle of wine from the boutique estate wine list. Emily Moon is not your ordinary dining experience!
+27(0) 44 501 2500 | Rietvlei Road, Plettenberg Bay
Ristorante Enrico is a perfect blend of panoramic ocean views and delicious food. Outdoor dining comes with swooping views of the bay, and if you’re lucky, whales and dolphins too! The authentic Italian cuisine and homely atmosphere makes Ristorante Enrico a favourite to all.
+27(0) 44 535 9818 | 296 Main Street, Keurboomstrand
Located on Plett’s trendy Main Street, The Table Restaurant & Bar is designed around great food and a vibey ambiance. Friday nights at The Table are hugely popular – enjoy a refreshing cocktail whilst enjoying the buzz of the town. A secure play area for the kids, al fresco seating and hearty cuisine – what more could you want!
+27(0) 44 533 3024 | 9 Main St, Plettenberg Bay
The Crags is home to a number of local wine farms just a short drive from each other.
Bramon is set in the vineyards overlooking views of the gorgeous Tsitsikamma Mountains. Fresh tapas-styled dishes combined with their collection of award-winning wines makes it a must visit.
+27(0) 44 534 8007
Indulge in the array of wines and MCC in relaxed ambiance amongst the vineyards at Newstead. The recently opened (and much-anticipated) Newstead Bubble Bar serves bubbles, craft beer as well as delicious cocktails and refreshing gins infused with herbs and spices.
+27(0) 76 300 9740
Kay and Monty is nestled in the heart of the the Plett Winelands. With the original farmhouse converted into luxury accommodation, Kay and Monty is a popular boutique wine farm for many occasions. Enjoy a languid lunch of cheese platters, artisan breads and wine.
+27(0) 44 534 8387
The foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountains are home to the Lodestone vineyards. The beautiful fynbos-covered property is just off the Redford Road, a short drive from Kay and Monty. The seasonal menu along with their wine collection is the perfect combination.
+27(0) 44 534 8015
The array of ocean adventures offered in Plettenberg bay gives visitors the opportunity to experience the best the bay has to offer.
Offshore Adventures offers 3 different experiences: Swimming with seals, Marine Safaris, Seal & Shark Viewing as well as viewing excursions where you join for the boat trip, but not for the swim. They also rent out SUPS, Paddle boats and Kayaks – everything you could need!
+27(0) 44 534 8409 | Hopwood Str, Central Beach
Ocean Safaris offers an assortment of ocean safaris that includes whale and dolphin watching and marine tours. These tours are excellent for small family groups as well as nature lovers!
+27(0) 82 784 5729 | Hopwood Str, Central Beach
At Ocean Blue Adventures, the marine excursions offers guests the opportunity to have an extraordinary encounter with various whale species (seasonal), dolphins, seals and a myriad of birds, sharks and pelagic fish.
+27(0) 83 701 3583 | Hopwood Str, Central Beach
WOLF SANCTUARY & ROBBERG NATURE RESERVE
Situated just off to N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay is the Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary. Interact with the friendly wolf dogs, gorgeous huskies and learn new and interesting facts about these amazing animals. The interactive tours allow you to observe the wolves up close. A very informative tour suitable for the whole family.
+27(0) 74 303 0657 | Between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, 10km before Plett
The Robberg Nature Reserve is situated 8km south of Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route. More than just a reserve, Robberg is also a national monument and World Heritage Site. Visitors can find out all about the age-old rock formations at the Nelson Bay Cave interpretive centre – just a short hike from the main parking lot. The full Robberg hike is perfect for nature lovers – offering endless ocean views, local flora and views of seals, birds as well as whales and dolphins depending on the time of year.
+27(0) 44 533 2125/85 | Robberg Peninsula
MONKEYLAND, BIRDS OF EDEN & JUKANI
Birds of Eden is home to a unique two hectare dome spanning over a gorge of indigenous forest. The world’s largest free flight aviary and bird sanctuary, Birds of Eden is currently home to over 3,500 birds from over 220 species. The beautiful walk through the aviary is an unforgettable experience.
Monkeyland, located just a short stroll from Birds of Eden, is the world’s first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. The mission is to educate and foster greater understanding of our primates cousins and the threats they are facing.
+27(0) 44 534 8906 | The Crags, Plettenberg Bay
The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary’s primary focus is conservation education, as well as creating widespread awareness of large predators in captivity in both SA and worldwide. Jukani is an informative experience with a great message.
+27(0) 44 534 8409 | The Crags, Plettenberg Bay
Triptic Ticket (all 3 sanctuaries): R 520.00 (adult)R 260.00 (child 3/12years). Individual tickets are also available.
SKYDIVE PLETT & AFRICANYON
Why not view Plettenberg Bay from a different angle? Stepping out of an aircraft over 3kms high over the sea, free falling, and landing on Central Beach – yes please! SkyDive Plett operates when the weather permits, offering you panoramic views of the entire bay and further. (An added bonus is that Plett is home to hundreds of dolphins and between May-October, is an active breeding ground for whales!)
+27(0) 82 905 7440 | Plettenberg Bay Airfield
For those looking for a more adventurous way to spend their day: AfriCanyon! Jump, zipline, swim through natural mountain pools and slide down natural water slides – not to mentioned abseiling in and around gorgeous waterfalls! With professional and qualified guides, you can be assured of a kloofing adventure for the books!
+27(0) 44 534 8055 | The Mill, The Crags
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