Originally a Portuguese settlement, Plettenberg is a highlight on the Garden Route and is known as the local's playground.

First named Bahia Formosa, or "beautiful bay", it's easy to see why: Plettenberg is home to stunning beaches and wonderful coasts, making it the perfect stop-off for some relaxation and sunset-chasing. Located just 600km from Cape Town, you'll find attractions such as the Robberg Peninsular Nature Reserve and the Birds of Eden aviary here, along with having the chance to embark on a whale watching or sea kayaking trip. Be sure to make a pitstop in Plettenberg for exciting thrills and beautiful views.