Last updated on Jan 19th, 2021 at 03:57 pm
It is often remarked of Plettenberg Bay that â??nature has made an enchanted abode of this beautiful placeâ?. Situated along the Cape Garden Route in the Western Cape, this holidaying hot spot remains truly spectacular to locals and tourists alike.
Plettenberg Bay is surrounded by pretty coastal towns
Located within an hourâ??s travelling time from George Airport and two hours from Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay is well situated for anyone wishing to explore the tourism opportunities and activities of surrounding towns.
Whale-watching is a big attraction
The immediate area includes the towns of Harkerville, which is just outside of Knysa, as well as Keurbooms, the Crags, KwaNokuthula, New Horizon and Kranshoek. The deeply-rooted history of Plettenberg Bay guarantees numerous places of special interest, endless adventures and exciting activities. But the most popular attraction in Plett is undoubtedly whale-watching.
Although these amazing mammals can often be seen from the beachfront, the ideal vantage point is on an elevated ridge or high point, overlooking the ocean. There are a number of excellent viewing sites in the area, including:
Plettenberg Park â?? from cliff-top viewing spots, guests are treated to phenomenal displays of passing dolphins and whales.
Robberg Peninsula â?? the parking area at this spot offers a wonderful view on both sides of the Peninsula and all along this coastal hiking trail, are high points from where the whales can be seen.No
1 Beachy Head Drive â?? as guests turn into the drive from Beacon Island Crescent, there is a small parking area at the top of the hill from which Central Beach and its whales can be seen.
Beachy Head Drive â?? the little park between Robberg 4 and Robberg 5 offers clear views over Robberg Beach up to the Peninsula.
Beacon Island Rocks â?? boat trip are offered from here, to where whales can be seen in their own territory.
Van Plettenberg Monument â?? Meedign Street offers clear views of Hobie Beach, stretching as far as Keurbooms.
Lookout rocks â?? this area is directly accessible from the bottom end of Church Street.
The Lookout view site â?? accessible from Main Street. Also situated at this site is a notice board bearing information on whales.
Keurboomstrand â?? excellent whale watching opportunities are on offer here, as well as dolphin viewing platforms.
Visit www.plettenbergbay.co.za for more information.