Plettenberg Bay is world-renowned for being one of the most instagrammable places in the Garden route.
From views across the ocean to forest and mountains, Plett has it all! No filter needed. Here are five of the best places to capture that perfect Plett Pic:
Robberg Peninsula, named for the Cape Fur Seals that have made the peninsula their home, is an icon of Plettenberg Bay. With 3 circular hikes of 2km to 5km and 9km, Robberg offers elevated photo opportunities and stunning views. These vistas stretch across the bay towards the Tsitsikamma Mountains; and back across “The Island” along the dramatic Harkerville coastline towards Knysna.
Perched on a small rise, looking out over the Lookout and Keurbooms Beaches, the Whale Tale bench is a simply splendid place to stop for photos, watch the whales frolicking in season or admire the antics of the surfers, dolphins and kite-surfers below. The bench is carved in the shape of a whale’s tail and is the perfect prop for photos.
One such incredible hike around Nature’s Valley is the Salt River Hike. Accessible either from the village of Nature’s Valley, along the coast and up through the forest or downward from The Crags to the Salt River mouth, hikers will be transported into another, wilder world perfect for those deserted island photos.
Dramatic rock formations and dolphin sightings characterise another of Plett’s Blue Flag beaches, Keurboomsstrand. There are a number of entrances to Keurbooms Beach, but make sure to meander down to the famous Arch Rock and take a chance at throwing a stone through the small ocean-made hole above the arch.
Whether beneath the waves or on them, these are some of Plett’s most unforgettable views. A close up view of Robberg Peninsula and the seals from a kayak or watching the whales and dolphins swim around a marine safari boat are just some of Plett’s more memorable experiences. Or grab a mask and snorkel and explore the underwater world as Plett is an ideal example of South Africa’s mix of colder and warmer water, breeding a fireworks display of soft coral, anemones and sponges – so grab a GoPro and get exploring.