Things To Do in Plettenberg Bay

So you have decided to visit the beautiful picturesque Garden Route, and are staying in a central location just minutes from the beach. But you are unsure how to fill your time? 

Fortunately Plettenberg Bay has a number of popular activities for the whole family. Take a look at our top ten (in no particular order).


1 – Birds Of Eden


The largest single span free-flight aviary in the world; an experience you will find nowhere else. Encompassing an area of 2.3 hectares of forest waterways with 1.2km of walkways; enjoy the thrill of spotting an abundance of birds flying free and living natural lives at your own pace.

A home to over 3500 birds of some 200 species of previously caged birds which include several species of parrot, turaco, waterfowl, finches, cranes, hornbills and many more.

2 – Bramon Wine Estate


Bramon is the first wine estate this far east of the Western Cape! This family-owned and run estate has broken new ground pioneering vineyards in the Plettenberg Bay area. With their award winning Methode Cap Classique sparkling wine and still wines, the success of Bramon’s vineyard has brought a plethora of new vineyards to the area, paving the way for a new wine route – Plettenberg Bay’s Bubbly and Wine Route!  

3 – Monkeyland


The world’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary. Covering an area of 12 hectares of indigenous forest and providing ex-captive primates a healthier, more natural lifestyle. Home to over 550 primates including gibbons, howler monkeys, vervet monkeys, langurs, sakis, capuchins, squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs and the critically endangered black and white ruffed lemurs. An Eco-Tourism experience that will stay with you a lifetime.

4 – Face Adrenalin Bungy Jumping


We are here to give you the most amazing experience of your life!

That pretty much sums up why we are doing what we do. How we do that is by keeping everyone safe, treating everyone with respect and helping people have fun!

We do all this with a long bungy cord attached to Africa’s largest bridge!

5 – Elephant Knysna Park


The Knysna Elephant Park (est. 1994) was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. Today, it has become a world class facility, having cared for and raised more than forty elephants. These animals include relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals. Some have become part of the resident herd, others have moved onto other reserves and facilities in the Western and Eastern Cape, depending on their personalities, bonds with other animals and welfare needs.


6 – Ocean Blue Adventures


Ocean Blue Adventures offer close and personal awe-inspiring encounters with the fascinating majestic whales in the bay.

Interaction and fun with our wonderful dolphin species while learning all about their phenomenal abilities and lifestyle.

The opportunity to experience the many other wonders of the bay: pelagic birds, seals, sharks, history, geology and lots more.

7 – Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours


Birdlife is abundant (including Knysna Loeries and the elusive Narina Trogan), and your guides will explain the ecology of the lush primeval forest. Safety is paramount, and the system has been built to the highest civil engineering standards. Guides are fully-trained professionals.

8 – Tenikwa


Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Centre is located on the scenic Garden Route. Declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, The Garden Route is one of the world’s most bio-diverse hotspots, sustaining forty three percent of South Africa’s plant and animal life with over thirty terrestrial habitat types.


9 – Untouched Adventures


If you crave adventure and the thrill of exploring what the great outdoors have to offer, then Storms River Mouth is waiting to send you on a ride of your life. Kayak across the ocean, then end up the glorious Storms River and finally end off on the Lilo’s where you can relax and marvel at the wonders of nature from a new and unique perspective. The Lilo’s let you float over shallow rocks, and explore long pools deep into the Storms River Gorge. From deep caves to tranquil pools and spectacular cliffs, anything is possible. Experience nature and adventure at its best. The Kayak and Lilo Adventure takes 2-2 ½ hours and costs R399 per person including all your gear, guide and great times!

10 – Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary


We offer a fun-filled outing for the whole family with a variety of animals to fascinate both old and young. Come and spend time with our wolves and have a light lunch while the kids are playing on the jungle gym.

We are situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Our interactive tours take you through the wolf enclosures, it is a unique experience that gets you up-close to these amazing animals. You get to interact with our friendly wolf dogs, gorgeous huskies that cannot wait to meet new people everyday, you are also going to meet our young cubs that joined us a few months ago.

For further information about all the fun activities Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding areas have to offer, take a look at Plett Tourism for details.

Still unsure what to do with your time here in Plettenberg Bay? Take a look at this beautifully crafted fun packed Itinerary created by the Joneses. Click Here

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