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Posted on: Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Enjoying The Plett Outdoors

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Enjoying Plett

Enjoying Plett

Plettenberg Bay is a gorgeous coastal town along the world-famous Garden Route. It is a tourist hotspot, loved for its central location and its stunning expanse of beautiful beaches. Because of the white sand and azure seas, outdoor enthusiasts will likely enjoy surfing, swimming and snorkelling during their time in Plett. But, there’s plenty more to do for visitors and locals, young and old, who enjoy being in the South African outdoors.

Bundu Motorcycle Adventures Day Tours

Experience the Garden Route in a brand new way – on a guided motorbike tour. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountain ranges are close by, and offer those on a motorbike (whether hired for a private drive or as part of a guided tour) an unforgettable experience of the mountain passes and forests. Bundu’s bike tours cover about 300 kilometres with most routes on gravel roads so that riders get to see the most of the local beauty.

Radical Raptors

This rehabilitation centre has been designed to raise the awareness of people in the community to improve the animals’ chances of recovery and protection in the future. Radical Raptors rescues and rehabilitates with the aim of releasing the birds back into the wild as soon as possible. Visitors can have a close, intimate encounter with the raptors, learn about them and take magnificent photographs to keep as special memories. Show times (during which those animals that were not able to be released are showcased) are at 11h00, 13h00 and 15h00. Radical Raptors is closed on Mondays, except for public holidays and school holidays.

Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden

Birds of Eden

For an unforgettable experience for families, couples, tourists or researchers, Birds of Eden is the perfect place to spend the day. This is the world’s largest single dome free-flight aviary and boasts more than 220 species of birds. In total, about 3 000 birds have Birds of Eden as their idyllic home. This stunning aviary is just 16 kilometres from Plett and includes indigenous forest, a walk-behind waterfall and an amphitheatre that seats up to 200 people. Some of the birds have been abandoned or injured and are not able to live safely in the wild. Therefore, they are being cared for within the larger, safer domain of Birds of Eden.


Robberg Nature Reserve

Nature-lovers simply have to spend time at the beautiful, untouched Robberg Nature Reserve, where views of the Indian Ocean from a bushveld brimming with fynbos leave visitors in awe of the South African scenery. The local colony of Cape Fur Seals delights spectators with their funny antics and indulgent laziness in the African summer sun. There are a number of walking trails throughout the Robberg Nature Reserve, each ranging in length and difficulty. During large proportions of each year, whales and dolphins can be spotted surfing the waves and frolicking in the warm ocean waters.

Get the most out of the Garden Route and Plettenberg Bay by exploring their natural abundance and beauty in addition to their fabulous shopping prospects and scrumptious eateries.

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Amelia Meyer


Amelia is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for all things travel-related. She is based in Knysna, but has studied, lived and travelled further afield. She studied Film, Media and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She began her solo career in the form of Voxate Writing & Editing in 2008 and loves every minute of it. Amelia believes in silver linings, lessons learnt and the responsibility to do what’s right. When she is not writing, she can frequently be found at the local animal shelter, on the bicycle trails of the nature reserves or sampling new restaurants with her family.

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