day trips around the garden
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.
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
the beauty of this coastline from a different angle and enjoy the exceptional
photographic opportunities available.
specializes in horse trails through pristine indigenous forests and can
incorporate biking, canoeing, abseiling and hiking
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.
Trips in and around Plettenberg Bay and Knysna:
The Heads Nature Reserve, Lagoon, Shops, Restaurants, Oyster Farm, Big Tree,
Elephants & Garden of Eden
View the Castles
River Spectacular views
of river mouth, restaurant & guided walks around nature reserve.
Valley Beach, Lagoon
and Hiking Trails
Beach Arch Rock, Khoi San Midden, Tea Room overlooking beach.
Bay Robberg Nature
Reserve, Lookout and Central Beaches, Restaurants, Shops, Pubs & much more.
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.
day trips around the garden