Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Plettenberg Bay (0.5 km from Brackenridge)
Rated in the Top 50 in South Africa, this 18-hole parklands golf course is set in a private nature reserve. Rated in the Top 50 in South Africa, this 18-hole parklands golf course is set in a lovely private nature reserve. This is no 'country bumpkin' course - the main attraction here is the challenging layout built to USGA specifications.
The Plettenberg Bay Country Club course is easy to stroll and the two main inclines can be viewed from the clubhouse. Lush bent grass fairways and greens offer an excellent playing surface on this park-like course.
Indigenous plants life attracts numerous birds, bushbuck, small antelope, vervet monkeys and baboons. Popular with local bird-watchers, the club is home to the Knysna Loerie, woodpeckers and other forest-dwelling species.
Plettenberg Bay (1.6 km from Brackenridge)
The Old Nick Mid-Week Market is a produce market selling organic veggies and fruit, plants and homemade goodies.
The market takes place on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 17:00. There is also a coffee shop and restaurant on site.
Plettenberg Bay (2.2 km from Brackenridge)
Popular for shore based dolphin and whale watching, striking views of Robberg Peninsula as well as lengthy strolls, Robberg Beach is a knock out! This snow white sandy beach stretches for kilometres between the Robberg Peninsula and Beacon Island. The beach has lifesavers in season, ablution facilities, a deck, boardwalks and benches as well as chair and umbrella rentals and various parking spots. The closest parking area is roughly 2 km from Plett Central.
Robberg Estate (2.6 km from Brackenridge)
Robberg 5 beach lies just south of the Beacon Isle Hotel and stretches towards Robberg Peninsula. This popular Blue Flag Beach offers great swimming and is perfect for long walks and watching dolphins surf the waves. During winter the Southern Right whales come close to shore to calve in the bay. Lifeguards are on duty during peak season. Facilities include assistance for the physically disabled.
Plettenberg Bay (2.7 km from Brackenridge)
Explore Plettenberg Bay’s stunning coastline looking for whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, seabirds and other marine life from a twin-hull ski boat.
Ocean Safaris offer exciting whale and dolphin watching trips guided by knowledgeable qualified skippers. They are permitted to conduct close encounters with whales and are Fair Trade accredited.
Pop in to their interesting office in Hopwood Street to find out more. You'll find a warm welcome, reconstructed skeletons, whalebones, free Internet and coffee.
Plettenberg Bay (2.9 km from Brackenridge)
Enjoy an amazing experience, swimming along seals with Offshore Adventures in Plettenberg Bay.
You'll be snokeling with South African fur seals at Robberg Peninsula, home to approximately 4000 fur seals. These playful and inquisitive creatures provide a thrilling experience for all.
Departure is from Central Beach Plettenberg Bay, 7 days a week. The excursion lasts for approximately 1 hour with 30 minutes in the water.
No previous experience is required and all equipment is supplied.
Plettenberg Bay (3 km from Brackenridge)
Learn to surf in Plettenberg Bay with Jamin Surf School and get professional instruction on an internationally recognized blue flag beach.
Courses are available for beginners, intermediate and experienced wave riders. Lessons typically take 2 hours, but 1 hour lessons can be arranged for the younger students. Check with the website on special offerings and prices.
Plettenberg Bay (3 km from Brackenridge)
High speed boat rides and swimming with the seals. Offshore Adventures is the only company that is permitted to snorkel with Cape fur seals at Robberg Peninsula.
Offshore Adventures offers a high speed boat adventure, on board the "Hooligan" where the boat can reach a top speed of around 110 km per hour. With this extreme adrenalin rush you experience unadulterated fun!
Offshore Adventures is looking forward to "getting you wet in Plett". Experience marine animals in their natural habitat like never before.
Plettenberg Bay (3 km from Brackenridge)
Discover the underwater world in Plettenberg Bay with Pro Dive, offering courses from 1 to 4 days.
This is a fantastic opportunity to dive and explore the world below the waves. Small groups ensure personal attention. The highest safety standards are practised which has resulted in this company's impeccable safety record. Highly qualified and experienced instructors and dive masters will guide you through this amazing experience.
Other dive tours include shore, seal, night and boat dives.
Plettenberg Bay (3.1 km from Brackenridge)
Climb aboard Ocean Rhythm and explore the beautiful Plettenberg Bay coastline. Experience the power of the wind in the sails and the sound of the ocean lapping at the bows.
Spot whales, dolphins and seals at play in breathtaking surroundings. Take the helm and learn the basics of sailing, put out a line and see what bites or kick back, glass of bubbly in hand.
This Knysna-built 44 foot sailing catamaran offers a high level of luxury, comfort and space. Options include sunset cruises, day cruises, overnight charters, fishing, and exclusive parties and functions. For more info contact 082 881 2937.
Plettenberg Bay (3.2 km from Brackenridge)
Sea kayaking is especially for those who like to combine a marine encounter with activity.
Both experienced and inexperienced kayakers can go on the trip, where dolphins, seals and even hammerhead sharks are often seen throughout the year. Whales are seen in season from June to November. Dolphin Adventures fully kits you out with your essential equipment. Don't worry, guides with be with you throughout the tour.
The tour will last about 2 hours and refreshments will be supplied to keep your energy levels up. No previous paddling experience is necessary.
Plettenberg Bay (3.3 km from Brackenridge)
The Market Square layout is a strip mall with a wide selection of shops and restaurants.There are two supermarkets stocked with food and fresh produce, clothing and home-ware. Another 53 shops offer a comprehensive range of quality goods to satisfy the most discerning shopper.
Plettenberg Bay (3.6 km from Brackenridge)
Free-fall over one of the most scenic drop zones on the Garden Route. After a short briefing there is a 20-minute plane flight to 10,000 feet above the Plettenberg Bay coastline. Then the adrenaline explodes as you exit the plane with your Tandem Master to experience the rush of a 35 second free fall at 200 km per hour! After the canopy opens, your instructor will glide you down to a safe landing.
Plettenberg Bay (5.2 km from Brackenridge)
Hike on the wild side just 8 km south of Plettenberg Bay.
The brochure carries this warning – 'beware of freak waves and strong currents at all times. The peninsula is dangerous. Please do not wander off to lookout points especially when strong winds prevail'.
Well if your credo is ‘lead me not into temptation; I can find it myself’, this will appeal to you. The rugged peninsula of Robberg Nature Reserve offers a shot of the great outdoors un-distilled – crashing waves, barking Cape fur seals, stunning scenery and beaches – and that feeling of being far from the madding crowds. It’s worth the effort for the breathtaking views alone. You can see Plettenberg Bay and up the entire coastline to Nature’s Valley.
The demarcated walking trails offer three options ranging from a quick 45 minute walk to the Point Circuit, a five-hour hike that is fairly strenuous. This round trip leads one right to the dramatic Robberg point. Timing is important as sections of the route are rocky and dangerous to traverse at high tide. It is not recommended for little ones.
If you choose to walk all the way around Robberg Peninsula, you can overnight at the secluded wooden Fountain Shack. CapeNature provides braai and cleaning utensils in a bag at the gate. Water bottles, good hiking shoes, hats and clothing for sudden weather changes are crucial.
Plettenberg Bay (5.3 km from Brackenridge)
The Witsand Circuit is an undulating circular trail on Robberg's northern ridge looking out over the seal colony. Follow the large dune down to a boardwalk leading to a colony of kelp gulls. From here, the route back via the Gap is easy stroll to the parking area.
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 5.5 km