Adventure Activities in Plettenberg Bay ~ Plettenberg Bay is the spot of choice for adrenalin junkies and those looking to try their hand at a range of adventure sports. It is conveniently situated on the Garden Route of the Western Cape (South Africa), and is home to a fabulous variety of outdoorsy things to do and see. Some of these are especially adventurous, while others are ideal for the whole family.
Companies like AfriAbseil and AfriCanyon offer visitors the awesome opportunity to abseil down rugged rock faces and into otherwise relatively inaccessible valleys. Breath-taking views, swimming in the fresh water and sliding down waterfalls is all part of the adventure.
The Bloukrans Bridge is about 30 minutes’ drive from Plettenberg Bay and promises a stomach-lurching, heart-stopping adrenalin rush. This is the highest commercial bungy jump in the world, at a face-greening 216 metres. For those with less of an inclination towards adrenalin, there are bridge walks (through a walkway underneath the bridge), which still promises incredible views from dizzying heights.
Under the guise of being for little ones, this is actually a fun spot for the whole family. This water park has slides ranging from easy ones for even young children to steep ones that challenge the courage of seasoned water-babies and adults alike. There are tubes, big swimming pools, splash pools for toddlers, and plenty of areas to tan and picnic.
Rough it through the bushveld surrounding Plett on guided motorbike trails. These trails take adventurers through about 300 kilometres of the Western Cape terrain to see the endemic fynbos, mountains, valleys, and incredible bird life from the comfort of a bike saddle.
Head out into the open Indian Ocean and while away the hours catching one of the many fish, ray or shark species off the coast of the Garden Route. Anglers can try for tuna, yellowtail, white steenbras, kob, blacktail, bonito, Cape salmon, carpenter, elf, galjoen, gurnard, hake, kingklip, garrick, mullet, musselcracker (white and black), red Roman, red stumpnose, santer, and spotted grunter.
The Tsitsikamma Forest is spectacular and optimally experienced from the heights of the tall tree canopy. Soar along cables, while swinging from a harness, to get the most out of the forests, ferns, bird life and small animals that call this home. There are also zipline adventures over the waterfalls of the Tsitsikamma.
Snorkel and SCUBA dive around the rocky little peninsula at the Beacon Isle Hotel for some excellent viewing and lovely conditions. These reefs are accessible via shore entry and showcase the brightly-coloured anemones, coral and sponges, as well as a few curious fish.
Leap out of an aeroplane and plummet towards the verdant beauty of Plett when you head out on a skydiving adventure. The flight before the dive takes about 20 minutes and shows this part of the Western Cape off to perfection as passengers get to see the extensive blue of the ocean and the white of the beaches, as well as the towns, mountains, valleys, rivers, and forests.
Plettenberg Bay is spectacularly beautiful and doesn’t compromise in terms of the things on offer here. Adrenalin junkies and adventure addicts are sure to get their fix in this multifaceted South African destination.