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Known as South Africa’s playground for the jet-setting crowd, Plettenberg Bay is indeed a holiday paradise of note. Favoured by all age groups, especially by youngsters leaving school and wanting one last hurrah with their mates, Plett, as it affectionately known, is truly the place to be. Endless stretches of pristine waters that are clear and warm with decadent white sand and copious amounts of African sun are amongst the many reasons why holidaymakers flock to this Garden Route diamond in their droves each year. While Plett’s vacation hot spot tag is well-known, there is definitely more that meets the eye when it comes to this elegant seaside resort.
Plettenberg Bay is heavily steeped in history with the first signs of civilization emerging as early as the 15th Century when Portuguese explorers were said to have visited regularly. There were numerous artifacts left behind by the Portuguese to exhume in light of this with... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.