Top things to do

Top Choice Steak in Plettenberg Bay

Nguni

Tucked away in a quiet courtyard, this is one of Plett's most upscale eateries. The speciality is dry-aged beef, though you'll also find some South African favourites including ostrich, springbok and the odd traditi…
Wildlife Reserve in Plettenberg Bay

Monkeyland

This very popular attraction helps rehabilitate wild monkeys that have been in zoos or private homes. The walking safari through a dense forest and across a 128m-long rope bridge is superb. A combo ticket with Birds…
Seafood in Plettenberg Bay

Ristorante Enrico

Highly recommended by readers and right on the beach, this is the place for seafood in Plett (well, just outside Plett). Enrico has his own boat that, weather permitting, heads out each morning. If you book ahead yo…
Winery in Plettenberg Bay

Bramon

Operating since 2000, this was the first wine estate in the region. It's best known for its bubbly. Tucked away in the vines is the mezze-style restaurant (dishes R35 to R90), where bread is baked to order and the w…
Bird Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay

Birds of Eden

This is one of the world’s largest free-flight aviaries with a 200-sq-metre dome over the forest and over 280 species of bird to spot. A combo ticket with Monkeyland costs R320/160 per adult/child.
Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay

Keurbooms River Nature Reserve

This riverine reserve is a glorious place to swim, angle, picnic or paddle. There are canoes to rent (R135 per day) or you can take a ferry trip down the river.
Cafe in Plettenberg Bay

Le Fournil de Plett

Enjoy a good cup of coffee and a freshly baked pastry in the courtyard or on the balcony overlooking Plett's main road. There's also a small lunch menu, largely focusing on salads and sandwiches.
Italian in Plettenberg Bay

Table

A funky, minimalist venue with pizzas, seafood and a very tasty lamb shank. There's an indoor kids' play area and live music on Fridays.
Bar in Plettenberg Bay

Flashbacks

A long-established bar in the centre of town with sports on the big screen in the early evening and DJs playing pop and dance tunes later on.
Arts & Crafts in Plettenberg Bay

Old Nick Village

For a bit of retail therapy, head for this complex 3km east of town, with resident artists, a weaving museum, antiques and a restaurant.