Concierge Top 10

Staycation Recommendations

Whether you are planning to visit the beautiful Garden Route and Plettenberg Bay with friends and family on holiday, or on a work trip, we want to help you make the most of your stay and hope you will have time to experience some of the attractions the Garden Route has to offer. To assist you in your planning we have compiled our ‘Concierge Top 10’ recommendations in and around Plettenberg Bay.

10. Bungee jump Bloukrans

Capture the majesty and tranquillity of the Bloukrans River valley from Africa’s highest bridge – then throw yourself more than 200 metres down towards the river below. Recognised as the ‘highest bungee from a bridge’ in the world, the jump is a thrilling ride for adrenaline junkies.

9. Storms River Suspension Bridge

Hike through bird-filled forests and past waterfalls to reach the Storms River Suspension Bridge, one of the highlights of the magnificent coastal reserve Tsitsikamma National Park. Crossing the 77-metre long bridge while watching the swirling waters of the river mouth merge with the Indian Ocean down below is an exhilarating experience.

8. Dolphin Encounters – Ocean Blue Adventures

This guided boat tour will take you on an exciting marine adventure of Plettenberg, passing Keurbooms beach, Arch Rock and the Robberg Peninsula along the way. You can expect to see various types of dolphins and shark species, sea-birds, whales and the local Cape Fur Seal colony, as well as other marine life.

7. Picnic on Lookout Beach

One of Plett’s most pristine stretches of sand, this Blue Flag beach is popular with sunbathers, surfers and bodyboarders. With direct beach access from the hotel, it is also the perfect spot for a delicious picnic, prepared by us – so you can simply relax and enjoy the beautiful setting.

6. Monkeyland

Join a tour of the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary to see more than 550 primates in their forest home – including capuchin monkeys, lemurs, saki monkeys, squirrel monkeys, vervet monkeys, langurs and gibbons. The visit also includes a spine-tingling walk across a 128-metre suspended canopy bridge.

5. Bramon Wine Estate

As the first estate to pioneer vineyards in the Plettenberg Bay area, Bramon Wine Estate paved the way for a new “Sparkling Wine Route”. Visit this prestigious estate in The Crags, a mountainous area near Plett, for a cellar tour, wine tasting, picnic or lunch overlooking the Tsitsikamma Mountains.

4. Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Tenikwa plays a crucial role in providing recuperation and rehabilitation facilities for injured or abandoned wildlife. Join a guided Wild Cat tour to learn more about the centre’s work, while spotting caracals, cheetahs, lions and a leopard, as well as other wildlife such as meerkats, penguins and marabou storks.

3. Fresh Wellness Spa

A wellness sanctuary for body and soul, the Fresh Wellness Spa at The Plettenberg is the perfect retreat for guests looking to relax, unwind and recharge. For pure indulgence, book the Five Senses Signature Massage – a bespoke treatment comprising Avo-Shea body butter, volcanic stones, tropical bamboo sticks and unique massage techniques.

2. Robberg Nature Reserve

A national monument and World Heritage Site steeped in history, with prehistoric rocks and Stone Age artefacts, Robberg Nature Reserve protects a 4km-long peninsula with a rugged coastline. Circumnavigating the reserve takes about four hours – you will be rewarded with plenty of marine life and breathtaking views along the way.

1. SeaFood restaurant at The Plettenberg

Savour the bounty of the ocean at SeaFood at The Plettenberg – ‘The Collection restaurant with the best view’. On balmy days, book a table on the outdoor terrace, the perfect place for a romantic alfresco lunch or dinner. The ocean views are mesmersing, especially at sunset.