Family Fun in Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay, nicknamed Plet or Plett, is the primary town of the Bitou Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.  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. Plettenberg Bay hosts one of the largest seagull breeding colonies along the South African coast at the mouth of the Keurboom’s River, named after the indigenous Keurboom tree.  The Robberg Peninsular is home to a large seal colony and one can see seals playing and hunting in the surf off Robberg Beach. Local vegetation varies from Cape Fynbos to indigenous forest further inland. Whales are a common sight in the bay during their breeding season, while dolphins are frequently seen in the surf.  A delicate flower-shaped sea shell called a pansy shell is endemic to this part of the coast, and is used as the symbol representing the town.  Looking for these shells on the beach is a popular activity amongst visitors and locals alike.  Robberg Peninsula is maintained as a nature reserve, allowing visitors to see many of the area’s local plants and animals.

The Plettenberg, a five star Relais & Chateaux Hotel built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas of the sea, mountains and miles of golden sand this most spectacular resort in Africa – Plettenberg Bay.  Experience fabulous sightings of dolphins and whales in the bay from the hotel terraces.  For the more adventurous there are numerous excursions and activities within close proximity to the hotel.  The luxury rooms and suites are all air-conditioned and offer a truly idyllic and indulgent experience.  The hotel features two swimming pools, one of which is heated and both visually flow into the ocean below.  The Sand Restaurant offers breakfast lunch, tea and dinner with breathtaking views of Formosa Bay.  Additionally, the newly built Sandbar at the Plettenberg, is a relaxed, yet sophisticated cocktail bar.

Discover the scenic Garden Route the adventurous way with experiences to enrich you and your family’s lives!  Enjoy four nights at The Plettenberg’s Beach House and we will ensure your fourth night is free of charge!  You can expect fresh fruit, flowers, a bottle of wine and a “surprise” basket upon arrival.  Enjoy a daily delicious breakfast in the privacy of your Beach House each morning.  With a complimentary voucher per person, you will be able to revive your skin, relax your mind and uplift your spirit in the Carchele Spa.

Delight in a romantic dinner in the award winning restaurant, Sand at The Plettenberg, whilst your children are treated to a kiddies dinner, DVD’S and popcorn with the babysitter.  Enjoy an exciting two-hour game drive in an open Land Rover at The Plettenberg Game Reserve, which showcases the Garden Route’s largest wildlife reserve.  Experience the wonderful marine wildlife with an Ocean Blue Adventure Safari where you may encounter dolphins, seals and in season Southern Right whales.  Challenge the body and mind, with fun for the whole family at The Plett Puzzle Park.  Enjoy a day at the Adventure Water Park which is an experience not to missed.  Contact Road Travel today to find out more about this amazing family offer.

Author: Africa Road Travel

Africa Road Travel is an established inbound southern African tour operator. Our parent company (Cape AgriTours) was established more than 14 years ago, Africa Road Travel started in 2001 and opened their own independent offices in Cape Town in 2004. Since then the company has grown in leaps and bounds, besides the years of accumulated professional industry knowledge and experience, we enjoy special industry contracts with many service providers, Hotels and Guest Houses. This allows us to provide you with individual attention, free assistance with your vacation plans, a free ground handling service and discount prices.

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