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Plettenberg Bay
The caves of Plettenberg Bay are wrinkles in time, lined with ancient artifacts that date to the Middle Stone Age. Under the sun, Robberg, Central and Lookout beaches are pristine stretches of white sand, magnets for tourists, seagulls and dolphins, who bob playfully just off shore. Wildlife lovers will delight at the Birds of Eden aviary and Monkeyland. (How can you not have fun in a place called Monkeyland?)

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Robberg Nature Reserve
Robberg Nature Reserve
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre(The Crags)
Owner description: Tenikwa grew from humble beginnings in 2002 when the owners started rehabilitating injured birds in a wooded shed behind their house. Today Tenikwa has grown to be one of the... more Owner description: Tenikwa grew from humble beginnings in 2002 when the owners started rehabilitating injured birds in a wooded shed behind their house. Today Tenikwa has grown to be one of the largest active Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres in the Western Cape, attending to a diverse variety of animals accepting both terrestrial and marine mammals and birds. Rehabilitating injured and abandoned Wildlife with the goal to release them back to the wild. Our centre rescue, rehabilitate and release between 250 - 450 wild animals annually. We work closely with nature/conservation authorities in our area, CapeNature, SANParks, BirdLife, and SANCCOB. Our Awareness Centre ensures that our Rehabilitation facilities are sustainable, funding the rehabilitation work and to raise awareness of the conservation issues in South Africa, Tenikwa offers various, programs throughout the day, catering for all ages and fitness levels with a focus on providing a conservation-based, informative tour. Guests learn about the indigenous wild cats of South Africa and why they are disappearing from our landscape.Species include African Wild Cats, Serval, Caracal, Cheetah, Leopard and Lions. The Tenikwa encounter is a great follow-on to a game reserve / safari experience; from viewing the cats at a distance to the opportunity to study these beautiful animals at close quarters. Tenikwa also has a Meerkat Meander where visitors can see Meerkats and Tortoises and there is also a variety of indigenous waterfowl, Blue Cranes and Marabou Storks to delight bird watchers. Tenikwa supports the upliftment of local communities through Eco tourism and is environmentally responsible. Entrance fees fund Tenikwa's NPO Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Programme. Open 365 days a year. Amenities include a Tea Garden for light meals, Parking, Wheel-chair Friendly, Mothers Corner less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary(The Crags)
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Birds of Eden
Birds of Eden(The Crags)
Owner description: Birds of Eden is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). Birds of Eden is the largest single-dome free flight aviary in the world, spanning 2.3 hectares of... more Owner description: Birds of Eden is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). Birds of Eden is the largest single-dome free flight aviary in the world, spanning 2.3 hectares of natural forests, streams and dams. With over a kilometre of walkways, visitors can experience the thrill of spotting almost 3500 previously captive birds of over 200 different species flying free and living natural lives. The scenery alone warrants a visit with hundreds of different plant and tree species plus there are giant fruit bats, golden-handed tamarins and the smallest of the antelopes, Blue duikers. Visits to Birds of Eden are self-guided and you are free to wander for as long as you wish at your own pace. Guided tours for group bookings can also be arranged on request at no additional cost. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary(The Crags)
Owner description: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). Monkeyland first opened its gates to the public in 1998 amidst much skepticism, a... more Owner description: Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is part of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). Monkeyland first opened its gates to the public in 1998 amidst much skepticism, a sanctuary of this kind had never been attempted before; multiple primate species all running free and together in one big forest. But despite the fears it was a huge success and the world's first multi-species, free roaming primate sanctuary has set a standard that other sanctuaries now aspire to. 12 hectares of indigenous forest is home to over 500 primates of 11 different species; Squirrel, Capuchin, Howler, Vervet and Spider monkeys, Hanuman and Spectacled Langur, Saki, Gibbon, Ring-tailed and Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs all enjoy the freedom to climb trees, forage amongst the undergrowth and live a life that is far removed from where they came. Ex-pets, laboratory animals and surpluses from zoos that used to live in cages now have the opportunity to behave in a way that is natural to them. Our experienced rangers will guide you on a one-hour tour of the forest, pointing out the different species whilst offering a wealth of information on their ecology and conservation. An added attraction is the 128m long suspension bridge that stretches across the forest canopy offering magnificent views of the surrounding forests. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Zinzi
Zinzi
Cuisines: African, European, Fusion
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bramon Wine Estate
Bramon Wine Estate
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Fat Fish
The Fat Fish
Price: $9 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Nguni
Nguni
Cuisines: African, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ristorante Enrico
Ristorante Enrico
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Beacon Island Resort
4.0 of 5
Beacon Island Resort
$51 - $224
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Plettenberg Bay
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Arch Rock Seaside Accommodation
3.0 of 5
Arch Rock Seaside Accommodation
$52 - $78 (€44 - €66)
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Nothando Backpackers Lodge
5.0 of 5
Nothando Backpackers Lodge
$10 - $66 (ZAR 133 - ZAR 880)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

T'Niqua Stable Inn
4.0 of 5
T'Niqua Stable Inn
$60 - $98 (ZAR 800 - ZAR 1,307)
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Bayside Lodge
4.0 of 5
Bayside Lodge
$80 - $134 ()
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Lily Pond Country Lodge
4.0 of 5
Lily Pond Country Lodge
$85 - $256
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

Tamodi Lodge
4.0 of 5
Tamodi Lodge
$171 - $280
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Aquavit Guest House
4.0 of 5
Aquavit Guest House
$147 - $185 (£114 - £143)
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Tsala Treetop Lodge
5.0 of 5
Tsala Treetop Lodge
$479 - $989
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Harkerville
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