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“beautiful city in the garden route”
Review of Plettenberg Bay

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Paris, France
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67 reviews
54 helpful votes
“beautiful city in the garden route”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2011

this is a must stop if you're doing the gaden route, its beaches are hugh and beautiful, the city itself has an european charming unique! totally worth it to visit

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Western Cape
1 review
“My favourite Place in Plettenberg Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2010

Stunning Views, Relaxing, Very Central, Very Modern, All the Necesities - a Must to Book

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Johannesburg
1 review
1 helpful vote
“Plettenberg Bay is a fantastic beach holiday with plenty attractions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2010

Whilst travelling in South Africa, I read about a self drive route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth on www.showme.co.za/plett. The route was absolutely amazing, and told us about all the interesting things to do along the way.
We arrived at Plettenberg Bay, and although we had only planned to overnight, there were just so many things to do. The beaches are white,sandy and fantastic for swimming or body boarding and the weather was excellent.
The town is sophisticated with great restaurants and there are some really excellent wildlife sanctuaries. We extended our trip by a few days and had a blast.
This town is a real gem, and we recommend it thoroughly for a stop on the Garden Route.
Also, if you are thinking of doing a driving tour in S.A. then the information on the above website is awesome.

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george airport
1 review
“My favourite place in South Africa cape garden route”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2010

We just recently returned from a trip from South Africa and the highlight undoubtedly was Plettenberg Bay. We planned to only spent one night there but end up staying 6 nights and it was too short. It has absolutely everything, big 7 yes big five with whales and sharks we were so blessed we had spectacular sightings of Orcas, killer whales wilst being there, hundreds of dolphins, visited a number of animal sancuataries especially the cheetah sanctuary was brilliant and inspiring. We went for an evening walk with two of the younger cheetah and it was an inspirational experience. They feature many of the smaller cat species so difficult to see in their wild habitat!!!!!
Food wise also great experiences from the Market on Main street to Enrico's italian restaurant on the Keurboom strand rocks all just simply great. Also had time to visit the local communities and went on a town walk in Kranshoek and met the descendents from the Griqua tribe, very friendly and had tea and cookies with local residents. Also tourism visitor information office in Main street must be on of the most impressive tourisminfo offices ever visited with beautiful pictures on display depicting the destination. So all and all simply inspiring as we also traveled with inspiringafrica who arranged our trip. A responsible tour operator outfit really great cannot wait to visit again next year.

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews
28 helpful votes
“Relaxing and elegant beach town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2009

Overall impression of Plettenberg Bay:
A great value in the off season. We got excellent rates and extra special attention because the town was almost deserted. During the high season, it is difficult to even get a dinner reservation in the small town area. Plett is relaxing, and the locals are very friendly. We met a travel writer from Switzerland who said that the standard for tourism is very high in that area, and I certainly agree.

On our first full day in "Plett," we drove down to the beach, about a two minute drive, and took a walk/jog on the sand, with views of magnificent mansions on one side and huge waves crashing on the other. The beach was relatively deserted, except for a few locals walking their dogs. I was told that this beach is exceptinal spot for viewing whales in August or September, but the morning we were there, it was just cool, quiet, misty and peaceful. We explored the "Plett" area for the rest of the day. We visited Old Nick's, a great place for souveniers, pottery and fantastic water garden shop, which had an impressive collection of massive cacti. We also enjoyed a lovely wine tasting lunch at Bramon Winery, where tables are set right among the vines, and gourmet tapas are offered along with a stellar collection of wines. We especially liked the bubbles, which were surprisingly good with food. Bramon is the only winery in Plettenberg Bay, and is not to be missed.

We went to Ocean Blue Adventures at Plettenberg Bay Beach for an adventurous attempt at seeing dolphins and seals. Unfortunately, the seas were too rough for us to see anything, but we did get a thrilling ride. The small power boat is launched from sandy beach to ocean, via a tractor. The captain watches the waves; the small group of passengers hangs on, and when the time is right, the tractor launches the boat. Upon landing, the captain again looks for the right break in the waves, then guns it into the shore. The most unusual boat ride I've ever taken!

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