The seaside town of Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is beautiful, especially the Keurboom Lagoon area. Visiting this town in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, you’ll find sandy beaches (like the beautiful Robberg and Poortjies beach) and fabulous surf spots as well as excellent accommodation. Here is a quick travel guide to Plettenberg Bay giving you interesting options on things to do and places to stay.
Monkeyland is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary
A unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest) which spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. Their main focus is African birds. You can visits Birds of Eden and explore self-guided, however guided walks are offered on request.
Camping in Plettenberg Bay: Located 16 miles from Robberg Nature Reserve, AfriCamps at Ingwe offers an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi.
Keurbooms Lagoon Camping site is also a nice option for a weekend getaway. This spot is particularly popular during December months, so you best book well in advance.
The campsite offers easy access to the stunning river and sandy lagoon beach.
The people in Plettenberg Bay speak both Afrikaans and English.
Plettenberg Bay is often the starting point of the coastal and famous Otter Trail.
The nearest airport is Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) however you can drive up the Garden Route from Cape Town and visit all the beautiful places along the way as part of your holiday experience. Taking the N2 from Cape Town International Airport (Cpt), Plettenberg Bay is a 5 hr 36 min (504,6 km) drive. I would suggest stopping for overnight at at least one place along the way.