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The resources on this site make planning your trip a snap. Sample itineraries offer ideas on how to spend a family-friendly vacation, a romantic Plettenberg Bay dream getaway and other options. Browse the Plettenberg Bay visitors guide online. Keep up with events and specials with Plettenberg Bay’s eNewsletter. And Plettenberg Bay’s Facebook page to ensure that, wherever you are, you can find out about us.

Family Fun Itinerary

Every mom and dad wants to create an idyllic family vacation that the whole family will happily remember. But with the daily pressures of work, school and afterschool activities, it can be hard to find the time to plan an excursion everyone will love. This family itinerary is tailor-made for perfect family-bonding moments and adventures that will live forever.

You arrive at one of Plettenberg Bay’s self-catering accommodation establishments. Once you've settled in, make sure to visit one of our pristine beaches; the atmosphere is sure to energise even the weariest of travellers.

Head over to Offthehook or The Lookout Deck for dinner, casual family dining experiences with fresh local seafood and other fare. Family-run and family-focused, Offthehook and The Lookout Deck ensure that children and adults can have a wonderful dining experience together.

Take a morning stroll down Main street to La Fournil, a perfect spot for French, home-baked morning pastries and coffee. Take an outside table in the courtyard, and divide your time between people watching, shopping and soaking up the sun.

Follow the N2 towards Port Elizabeth, and it will bring you to several of our premier wildlife experiences, the Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. Get a different perspective on South African wildlife, and learn all about the creatures that live there from the people who take care of them.

The Kitchen Cafe is a favourite among both children and adults, and is in a perfect location right in the middle of Main Street. Enjoy amazing pizzas, pasta, fresh sushi, amazing seafood and other delicacies while you enjoy the great ocean views.

After a morning of interacting with local wildlife, it's time to meet Plett’s other indigenous, year-round locals. Board Ocean Blue Adventures or Ocean Safaris for a trip out to the open ocean to view orcas, dolphins, humpback whales and southern right whales (depending on the season). Don't forget to book and enquire for tips on what to wear and what to bring!

Nguni Restaurant has history as one of the oldest buildings in Plettenberg Bay. Their menu is a delightful mixture of continental items with a local, South African twist. Sunday

A family tradition, breakfast at Market on Main is the perfect way to fuel up before hitting the Robberg Nature Reserve Trail, located just 5 minutes away. There are two trails, one for the not-so adventurous and one for those with a little more gusto! You can take a guided tour with Glen from Glen’s Guided Tours, or you can enquire about other hiking trails with a guide from Bhejane Adventures. Regardless of where you decide to hike or walk, don’t forget your walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.

Lions and rhinos and hippos, oh my! It's time to hop in a different four-wheeled vehicle — your car — for a ride out to Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve before you head home. You won't just meet lions and rhinos and hippos but also zebra and many more types of wild buck.

Romantic Itinerary

A romantic getaway deserves more than 48 hours. This three-day itinerary is full of experiences that will allow you to relax, restore and reconnect in one of South Africa’s most romantic destination.

You’re staying at one of Plettenberg Bay’s guest houses, Aquavit - claimed as the “Best Guest House in Plettenberg Bay” from TripAdvisor two years in a row. Aquavit is conveniently located near the quant shops and restaurants on the Main Street. Your ocean view terrace has a breathtaking scope of the mountains, lagoon and peninsula.

Due to the many amazing natural viewing points, you can watch the sun set from your window. But you can also watch it set from one of South Africa’s Blue Flag Beaches, “Robberg Five”. Perhaps the beautiful sunset is why TripAdvisor named Plettenberg Bay one of the Top 3 Beach & Sun Destinations in South Africa. Make like the locals, and bring wine with you to sip as the sun goes down.

Tonight you’ll eat at the restaurant acclaimed by many visitors and locals as one of the most romantic in Plettenberg Bay, The Med Seafood Bistro. The food is delectable, and the venue has plenty of nooks and crannies where you and your partner can feel like you’re in your own private world.

Wake up, remember that you’re on a romantic escape, snuggle up to your partner, and go back to sleep.

Once you’ve enjoyed breakfast in bed or on the terrace, take a trip to Central Beach for a kayak tour for two with Ocean Safaris. Take turns paddling along the Plettenberg Bay coastline spotting seals, dolphin, and possibly even some whales.

Nguni Restaurant is unassuming on the outside. Step inside and you’ll be transported to a romantic, bistro with a South African flair, complete with beautiful local photography and delicious traditional African entrees with a twist on your plate.

La Paradiso Spa, just a short drive from your hotel nestled in an indigenous landscape. Book the Couples Package and enjoy a Swedish full-body massage accompanied by a bottle of bubbly, followed by an Indian Head & Shoulders massage and a Hand & Feet Exfoliation massage. Then adjourn to the sun deck to enjoy lunch while enjoying the Fynbos and indigenous view of the forest.

Emily Moon Restaurant is highly rated as one of Plettenberg Bay’s most romantic restaurants. The stunning view will put you in the right frame of mind for dining at this restaurant, nestled above a natural river bed beaming with birds, butterflies and other flying gems.

Take a full-day tour with Bhejane Adventures and indulge in a mix of sightseeing and wine tasting. Peter Collins, your tour leader, will take you to some of Plettenberg Bay’s most breathtaking scenic spots. Then he’ll bring you to Plettenberg Bay’s award-winning wine estate Bramon for a relaxing and romantic lunch amongst the vineyards.

Enjoy a romantic evening with a sunset dinner at Kitchen Café. Enjoy another magnificent sunset with amazing wine and cuisine.

Enjoy views of Plettenberg Bay’s as you take a leisurely walk for two along the beach.

It can’t be time to go just yet! At this point, it's no surprise if you choose to play hooky for one more day. Call in sick and see if Aquavit can hold your room for just one more night…