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The Plettenberg Bay Wine & Bubbly Route

Plettenberg Bay, the "Riviera of South Africa", has been called by many names over the past 500 years.

Plettenberg Bay is South Africa’s smallest wine growing region with 58 hectares and is the country’s most easterly cultivar. It stretches 57 km along the coast. It is small, young, exciting and thriving.

Plettenberg Bay offers tourists a diverse range of activities; including Robberg Nature Reserve, animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres, five Blue Flag beaches, ocean and land safaris as well as bird watching. It is also home to most of the adventure activities located along the Garden Route including sky diving, bungee jumping, sea kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking and much, much more. The area has also launched cultural tours, has beautiful boutique shops, several spas and opportunity to experience the Plett Winelands on a guided tour by bus, horseback, MTB, in a horse-drawn carriage or by foot. The area is well-known for its award-winning Method Cap Classique (MCC) wines and other cooler-climate cultivars; including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Wine experiences also include tasting rooms, cellar tours, restaurants and vineyard tours.

In late November 2013 the local wine estate owners endorsed a Plett Tourism plan to develop an exclusive wine and bubbly-centred experience, stretching from Harkerville to the Crags. The route, officially launched in 2014, now includes 16 wine farms and estates. The wine route members produce around 80 000 bottles per annum, and they assist other wine farms to produce another 100 000 bottles per annum.


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Experience

Plettenberg Bay is home to most of the adventure activities located along the Garden Route, including adrenalin activities like kloofing, abseiling, white water rafting, tree-top canopy tours, whale watching, and leisure adventure including kayaking, cycling, horse riding, hiking and shopping.

Wineries

Plettenberg Bay is South Africa’s smallest wine-growing region, with only 58 hectares of the 100 000 hectares planted countrywide. This wine region is the country’s most easterly wine route. Plett’s first vineyard, Bramon, was born in 2000, and today there are 16 well-established vineyards on this picturesque strip of the Garden Route

Restaurants

Plettenberg Bay is a bustling holiday town, with a range of eateries to choose from. Most wine farms have tasting rooms and restaurants, so make sure to call ahead and see what is available – and to reserve a table during the busier months.

Accommodation

Plettenberg Bay is a popular local holiday destination. Travellers will find boutique hotels, long and short-term rentals, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, lodges and campsites galore.

Wellness

Plettenberg Bay has several walk-in spas to cover your every health and beauty need. This includes several tucked away in amazing spaces, with incredible views.

Things To Do

Plettenberg Bay will keep you busy with many interesting things to do; including Robberg Nature Reserve, animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres, five Blue Flag beaches, ocean and land safaris as well as bird watching. It is also home to most of the adventure activities located along the Garden Route including sky diving, bungee jumping, sea kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking and much, much more. The area has also launched cultural tours, has beautiful boutique shops, several spas and opportunity to experience the Plett Winelands on a guided tour by bus, horseback, MTB, in a horse-drawn carriage or by foot.

Top Things To See And Do

  • Wine tasting
  • Horse riding, animal sanctuaries, hiking, cycling, boat tours and cultural tours
  • Various animal sanctuaries, parks and reserves
  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Hiking, mountain biking and game viewing
  • Kayaking, surfing, diving, snorkelling and skydiving
  • Treetop canopy tours, forest tours and bungee jumping

Events

Enjoy more than 30 local wine cultivars during the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival, held every October. Plett Summer is always buzzing with activities from December – January. Plett Adventure showcases all there is to do in and around Plettenberg Bay over the Easter Holidays and the Plett Arts Festival will warm your winter soul with a line-up of arts, drama, food, wine and cultural events during the month of July. The Plett Winelands is buzzing with wine farm evets throughout the year with a series of #vinefest events.

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