Welcome to paradise, this exclusive Plettenberg Bay luxury home offers a unique holiday setting along the world-famous Garden Route. Situated just 50 m from the ocean, The Waves offers visitors a private setting in which to enjoy the expansive views of Plettenberg Bay.Read more ›
The Plettenberg, a five star Relais and Chateaux hotel is situated on a rocky headland in Africa’s most spectacular coastal resort – is the ultimate escape. The 37 luxury rooms and suites, showcase the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa. With views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beachRead more ›
Plettenberg Bay, nicknamed Plet or Plett, is the primary town of the Bitou Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. As of the census of 2001, there were 29,149 population. It was originally named Bahia Formosa (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers and lies on South Africa’s Garden Route 210 km from Port Elizabeth and about 600 km from Cape Town.
Tourism is a thriving industry in this area, starting in November when teenage school leavers are the first to descend upon the small town for what is commonly know at “Matric Rage”, followed thereafter by various waves of arrivals from abroad as well as other parts of South Africa.
The infrastructure of the town struggles to cope at the peak of the summer season, with traffic congestion and booked-out restaurants common from November to January.
The greater Plettenberg Bay area (known as Bitou) is also home to Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world, and the free-roaming primate sanctuary called Monkeyland, among many other tourist attractions.
Bloukrans Bridge Bungy at nearby Bloukrans Bridge is the highest commercial bridge-based bungy jump in the world, and attracts adventure seekers from all over the globe.