day trips around the garden route

Attractions nearby include at least 50 charted and guided walks.
The area is part of one of the world's great floral kingdoms with a host of bird-life and wildlife for nature lovers. Horse-riding, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Canopy Walk, Scuba Diving, Paragliding,Deep Sea Fishing, Bungi Jumping and Black Water Tubing down the Storms River Gorge are among some of the great outdoor activities the area has to offer. There is sea kayaking in the bay as well as the opportunity to explore Robberg and Stormsriver Mouth Nature Reserves.    

Plettenberg Bay

The unique and most exciting feature of this area is the abundance in marine mammals in the bay which is flanked by two marine nature reserves and therefore rich in food for the resident whales and dolphins. Apart from the resident Bryde whale, Indo-Pacific Humpback, Bottlenose and Common Dolphins who feed in the bay all year round, we also enjoy seasonal visits from the Southern Right, Humpback and Killer Whales during their annual migration.
During July to September every year, Southern Right Whales migrate to this part of the Indian Ocean to calve. There are organised boat trips all year round to see Brydes whales and dolphins. Huge schools of dolphin surfing the breakers or leaping clear of the blue sea, are a regular sight throughout the year. Boat trips are available through Ocean Safaris and Ocean Blue Adventures from where you have the opportunity to interact with the dolphins in the bay. Ocean Adventures will provide you with fascinating insights into our rich marine heritage.  

View the beauty of this coastline from a different angle and enjoy the exceptional photographic opportunities available. 

Equitrailing specializes in horse trails through pristine indigenous forests and can incorporate biking, canoeing, abseiling and hiking   

Monkeyland Plettenberg Bay South Africa

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary offers visitors safari's conducted by experienced rangers where you can expect to see many species of monkeys as well as a large variety of forest dwelling birds. After soaking up the splendor of a living forest, you can relax on the sunny deck of the restaurant while enjoying a meal or a cocktail. 

Day Trips in and around Plettenberg Bay and Knysna:
- Knysna The Heads Nature Reserve, Lagoon, Shops, Restaurants, Oyster Farm, Big Tree, Elephants & Garden of Eden  

- Noetzie View the Castles  
- Storms River Spectacular views of river mouth, restaurant & guided walks around nature reserve.  
- Natures' Valley Beach, Lagoon and Hiking Trails  
- Keurbooms Beach Arch Rock, Khoi San Midden, Tea Room overlooking beach.  
- Plettenberg Bay Robberg Nature Reserve, Lookout and Central Beaches, Restaurants, Shops, Pubs & much more.

Storms River adventures Tsitsikamma

Guided walks by nature conservationist available on reserve. Otter Trail, Outeniqua Trail, Tsitsikamma Trail are amongst the more well-known hikes nearby.
Arts & Crafts Furniture makers, Mohair products, Batiks, Sun Dyed Cloths, Artists, Potters, Jewelry workshop & Whale Shop.
Tsitsikamma Forest : Woodcutters Forest Journey, Blackwater tubing and Forest Canopy Walk.


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