Activities

Little Stint is centrally located for a range of outdoor activities and adventures in Plettenberg Bay including beaches, golf courses, animal encounters and water sports.

Bungy Jumping at Bloukrans – 206 metres – the ultimate thrill! The world’s highest commercial bridge bungy.

The Crags Elephant Sanctuary – Meet the six African Elephants in a beautiful indigenous forest setting and choose your elephant experience from the varied program.

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve – enjoy a 2 hour game drive or horse safari through indigenous terrain in a malaria-free environment with over 30+ different species of game, 800+ animals and 1300 hectares of indigenous beauty just 15 minutes from the town.

Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary – a guided tour viewing indigenous and exotic snakes

Monkeyland – the world’s first multi-species free-roaming primate sanctuary. Enjoy a 1 hour guided safari expect to see many species of monkeys, apes and lemurs living in the forested sanctuary.

Birds of Eden – the largest single free-flight aviary in the world incorporating an indigenous forest Previously caged birds from every corner of the globe live here in free flight.

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre – visitors are offered a unique opportunity to experience South Africa’s lesser indigenous cats – Black Footed Cats, African Wild Cats, Caracal, Serval, Cheetahs, ¬†and two species of large cats now too – Leopard and two lion cubs.

Treetop Canopy Tours – Platforms, built high up in the Outeniqua Yellowwoods, provide an unbelievable view of this enchanting new world.

Tsitsikamma Waterfall Zipline Tours – A “foefie slide” tour on 8 cable rides over river, ravine and waterfalls. Each section has its own surprises, adventure, wonders and beautiful views.

Some of the most popular day hikes are:

The Robberg Peninsula, by far the most popular, is a nature reserve and national monument. The Reserve offers a choice of three circular routes of increasing difficulty with distance.

The Garden of Eden Forest Walk alongside the N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay is a very short, pleasant walk of 1 km offering a good introduction to the forests.

Kranshoek Coastal Trail – offers a choice of two circular routes. Fairly rough terrain is covered, offering magnificent views of the coastline, passing through forest, pine plantation and Fynbos, along a beautiful rocky beach and climbs an escarpment overlooking the sea.

Nature’s Valley – offers a network of trails traversing a wide diversity of geographical features – sea, lagoons, estuaries, rivers, Fynbos, forests, valleys and mountains.

Tsitsikamma – “place of abundant or sparkling water” offers the visitor magnificent scenery, walks and hiking trails.

Boat-based Whale and Dolphin Watching

Boats launch from Central Beach offering an exhilarating trip out onto the ocean to catch close-up sightings of dolphins, Cape Fur Seals, Minke Whales, Orca (Killer Whales) and Bryde’s Whales which may be sighted throughout the year. The migratory whales, Southern Right and Humpback visit the shallow, protected bays of the region to calve and mate from June to November; October being the height of the whale watching season

Beaches

Plettenberg Bay is well known for its beautiful, unspoiled, pristine stretches of clean, white sandy beaches. Visitors are spoiled for choice as there are 16 kms of beaches to enjoy.

Golf Courses and Driving Ranges

Golf courses designed by some of the golfing greats are scattered from Tsitsikamma to Mossel Bay make this region a golfer’s delight. Many of the top-quality courses boast spectacular sea, mountain and river views.

Golf courses in the area include:

Goose Valley

Plettenberg Bay Golf Club

Pansy Shells

Although fewer in number now, the emblem of Plettenberg Bay, the Pansy Shell may be found along the beaches and nothing puts the pinnacle on a visit better than actually finding an undamaged pansy shell yourself. The Pansy Shell is distinguishable as flat, white discs with the pattern of a pansy with five petals embossed on the top surface. The outline of the petals is made of many holes that perforate the shell.