Attractions & Activities in Plettenberg Bay

Nominated as one of Africa’s Best Beach Destinations by the World Travel Awards, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, is geared for tourists all year round. 

While our best attractions are our superb beaches, Plett is an adventure and activities playground offering a great range of attractions and things to do. Including whale-watching, deep-sea fishing, skydiving, hiking and other forest adventures, surfing, kayaking, bungy jumping, black water tubing to horse-riding…to mention just a few of the activities you can choose from!

Attractions in and around Plett also range from the beaches to alternative shopping centres to markets to animal sanctuaries and more. Have fun in Plettenberg Bay! 




Central Beach - The beach area is close to a number of restaurants and shops. 2.1km from Swallows Nest.The LookOut Beach – If you are looking to surf, sunbath, swim or paddle, this beach is for you 1km from Swallows Nest

Robberg Beach – Warm, calm waters perfect for swimming, long sandy beaches for perfect walks and the beauty of the the area makes Robberg a wonderful beach to get away to. 3.6km from SwallowsNest

Keurboomstrand – Keurboomstrand or beach lies on an enviable part of the Garden Route, highly popular for swimming. The views and beach at Keurbooms Strand are very spectacular. 7.6km from Swallows Nest.

Golf Courses


Plettenberg Bay Country Club has an 18 hole par 72 golf course set in a private nature reserve as well as 2 magnificent bowling greens and 4 all weather tennis courts. The highly rated courses is a very popular tourist destination. 5.4km from SwallowsNest.

Goose Valley Golf Club is situated in pristine surroundings, bordering on the Keurbooms Lagoon, access to the club is from the N2. The magnificent golf estate offers a splendid Gary Player – designed 72 par, 18 hole signature golf course in the heart of the Garden Route and is ranking within the top 18 best conditioned courses in SA. 2.5km From SwallowsNest



Robberg Nature Reserve offers great walking and hiking trails and is an excellent view site for cliff based Whale, Dolphin and Seal sightings. 9.2km from SwallowsNest.



Monkey Land is the World’s 1st free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. More than 450 monkeys, lemurs and apes free-roam this unique forested habitat. 20km (15min drive) from SwallowsNest.

Birds of Eden


Birds of Eden is the World’s largest single dome free-flight bird sanctuary. More than 3000 birds can be viewed in free-flight at this sanctuary. 20km (15min drive) from Swallows Nest.



Jukani is home to many species of wild cats and other wildlife which include Bengal Tigers, Twany Lions, White Lions, Cheetah’s, Puma’s, Jaguars, Linx, Zorillas, Badgers, Meercats, Zebra, Wilddog, Jackal, Hyenas and a large variety of non-venomous and venomous snakes. 13km (10 min drive) from Swallows Nest.

Elephant Sanctuary


Elephant Sanctuary provides a safe haven for our elephants and offers a unique platform for guest education and interaction. 20km (15min drive) from Swallows Nest.

Ocean Blue


Ocean Blue is your No. 1 choice for Boat Base Whale Watching, Dolphin Tours / Ocean Safaris and Township Tours. 2.1km from SwallowsNest.