If you’re looking for things to do in Plettenberg Bay, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate Easter weekend guide!
One of the best things about Plett this time of year is that the weather is often still perfect for relaxing on one of the beautiful Blue Flag beaches. In the cooler mornings and evenings, you’ll find many people enjoy walking or having sundowners with friends and family.
Here are some of Plett’s most popular beaches:
- Central Beach
- Hobie Beach & Wedge Beach
- Lookout Beach
- Robberg Beach
- Keurbooms Lagoon Beach
- Keurbooms Beach
- Natures Valley Beach
2. Robberg Nature Reserve
The scenic Robberg Nature Reserve is another great choice when it comes to making the most of your time here over the Easter weekend. With its well kept rustic paths and breathtaking views, it’s easy to see why this hike is one of the most popular among Plett locals and visitors alike.
The Reserve has three different circuits to choose from, depending on your level of fitness and hiking experience:
- Gap Circuit hike: 30 minutes (Beginner, Easy)
- Witsand Circuit: 2 hours (Intermediate)
- Point Circuit: 4 hours (Advanced)
3. Shopping & Markets over Easter Weekend
From commercial retailers to boutique stores, to lively markets- there is definitely something for everyone when it comes to shopping in Plett.
For those looking to browse the local stores and boutiques, we recommend a stroll down main street where you’ll find a number of hidden gems like Crush, SALT clothing, LOLA, French Kisses, the Village Bookshop, and more!
Main street is also home to the bubbly Market on Main, where you can also find an amazing range of vendors and interesting goodies- as well as delicious food! The Market Bar above is a great place to relax, grab a drink and enjoy the stunning ocean views.
Another fantastic market to visit in Plett is the Old Nick Village. Originally built back in 1880, this market is full of history, eclectic shops, and fun for the whole family. Besides just shopping, you can also relax in the beautiful gardens, go on a guided ‘Tree Walk’ to learn more about the local indigenous trees in the area, or take a tour of the Mungo Mill.
4. Visit an Animal Sanctuary
Plettenberg Bay is home to not only one, but three, wildlife sanctuaries! These are all great options for a day out with your loved ones (and a firm favourite with the kids!)
Monkeyland is the world’s first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. On one of their ‘monkey safaris’, you’ll see over 550 species of primates. You can also take a walk through the beautiful forest canopy on the sanctuary’s 120 meter suspension bridge!
At Birds of Eden you can take a self-guided walk through the indigenous forest gorge to view more than 220 species of birds in their amazing free-flight habitat.
The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary offers a guided 80 minute safari walk where you’ll have the amazing opportunity to admire the majestic cats that call the large, natural habitats in the sanctuary their forever home. In addition, you can also spot some ‘bonus’ wildlife living in the sanctuary, such as raccoons, zebras and a honey badger!
5. Wine and Gin Tasting
Plett may be the smallest wine region of South Africa, but there’s nothing small about the taste and experiences of these local wine estates. For those who enjoy tasting their way through the weekend, here are some of the best wine estates to visit in the area:
- Bramon Wine Estate – If you’re a gin lover too, we recommend stopping by the Six Dogs gin tasting room also located on the estate!
- Packwood Country and Wine Estate
- Newstead Wines
- Lodestone Wines
- Plettenvale Wine Estate
- Kay and Monty Vineyards
6. Keurbooms River Nature Reserve
The Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is a popular easter weekend destination and a great way to spend time outdoors and in nature- a perfect choice for those looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of bigger cities. Its lush forests are filled with indigenous trees, including giant stinkwoods, the Cape beech, and beautiful Outeniqua yellowwoods.
There is so much to do- from boating, kayaking, angling, swimming, picnicking, and more.
The Keurbooms River Ferries also offer visitors excursions up the river- a great experience for the whole family!
8. Favourite Easter Weekend Restaurants
We know foodies are always on the hunt for good food, but with this list of the top restaurants in the area, you can leave the hunting to the kids (Easter egg hunting that is!). Plett has something for everyone and we’re certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a restaurant.
9. Easter Weekend Polo in Plett
Plett is famous for its Polo club, tournaments and events. Kurland plays host to most games, but the Polo players sometimes grace the streets of Plett with a parade! Be sure to include a trip to the polo fields into your weekend plans.
10. Explore Plett EasterFest
If everything goes well, Plett plans to host another unforgettable EasterFest for our visitors. With events, markets, and parties, you’ll have an endless list of exciting activities!
Plett is the perfect place to spend a fun-filled Easter weekend! Not only are there a ton of things to do in Plett, the people of Plett are also eager to welcome you to our little piece of paradise!
Looking for Plett Accommodation? We have everything from pet-friendly rentals to family-sized homes. Check out accommodation options for all the info you need to finalize your Easter Weekend 2022 in Plett!