Plettenberg Bay

View of the Beach
View over the bay from Beacon Isle.

Plettenberg Bay (or Plett) is a small coastal resort in South Africa's Western Cape. It's a good stop off point for the Garden Route if you're looking to be closer to the beach than nearby Knysna.

Get in

By car

Plett is on the N2, 240 km from Port Elizabeth, 520 km from Cape Town and 35 km from Knysna.

By coach

All major national coaches stop at the Shell garage on the N2 (1km from the town centre).

The Baz bus comes into the town centre.




Plettenberg Bay has a number of unique shops with talented and creative designers.

Centres include:

The Market Square which is the largest and hosts Pick n pay, Woolworths and a number of other chainstores.

Mellvilles Centre hosts the Spar, a charity shop, PNA and a great little coffee shop amongst others.

Milkwood Centre: Situated on Central Beach and is home to Ocean Safaris holder of one of a few close encounter whale watching permits, Dolphin Adventures Sea kayaking, The Yellow wood Spur, Fat Fish Seafood Restaurant, Live Green wholesome fresh food, and a beach hire and sales shop. A great addition to this centre is the newly opened Plett Beachfront accommodation which is the closest you will get to the sea on central beach with great prices.

Liv Green : Situated in Milkwood Centre on Central Beach.




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