Plett is turning into a winter oasis. With so much to do and see, winter offers visitors a chance to explore more than just the beaches (and trust us, sunny beach days are still plenty even in the winter!).

Here’s what to do in Plett in Winter – you’ll fall in love with Plett all over again!

Wine Tastings

When thinking about the word ‘cosy’, a glass or two of delicious red wine by a roaring fire quickly comes to mind. Fortunately, several amazing wine estates are just around the corner to explore. Here are some recommendations:

Bitou Vineyards

Kay and Monty Vineyards

Bramon Wine Estate

… and more!

2. Shopping

Rainy days make for great shopping days! There are some great local markets and shops to visit in and around Plett.

Old Nick Village is a great option. It’s open daily from 9 am to 5 pm- with a special mid-week market held every Wednesday! Besides exploring the galleries and shops, you can also watch textile weaving at the Mungo mill, admire the gardens or take a tree tour!

Global Village is another fantastic venue to visit. It has a coffee shop, a variety of interesting locally owned stores, and art galleries! Kids will also love the playground and bird-watching facilities. 

Main Street in Plett is filled with things to see and do. You could spend hours walking around the many cafes, restaurants, and local shops. The Village Bookshop is any book lover’s dream, but they also stock many novelty gifts perfect for birthdays and special events. The Surf Shop in Plett stocks the latest Billabong and similar brands- you can also check the factory store, Crush, for Winter sales and discounts. Salt Clothing is another favourite local brand to check out! 

3. Take a Scenic Drive

Cold or overcast weather is the perfect opportunity to explore and admire the incredible beauty of the garden route. Take a self-drive from Plettenberg Bay, passed the Keurbooms River and the Tsitsikamma National Park, and arrive at Storms River. On this route, you’ll see more of the dense rainforests, mountains and gorges, and beautiful ocean views. 

4. Safari Adventure

Many people don’t know that the Winter months in South Africa are actually the best time to view wildlife. One reason is because the vegetation isn’t as dense, making animals easier to spot!  

Book an exciting game drive at the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve with the family- guaranteed memories to last a lifetime! How many of the Big Five can you spot?

5. Spa Day

Maybe it’s time you spoiled yourself (and your partner) with some much-needed pampering. Make your romantic winter getaway one to remember with a pamper day at one of Plett’s amazing spas and resorts. Here are some great options to check out.

5. Visit a Park

Whether you have kids to entertain or not, there are a variety of parks to spend a fun day out with the family!

Here are just a few places to visit during your stay:

6. Go on a Hike

Why not get out and warm yourselves up on cooler days by going on a hike? There are hiking trails in Plett for all levels of fitness. 

A favourite amongst locals and visitors is the Robberg Nature Reserve trails.

TIP: Pack a picnic or bring some drinks to enjoy the view at the top of the Robberberg mountain! 

7. Horse Riding

Many come to Plett looking to escape the confines of city life- if you’re one of them, why not spend a day out with a stunning horse ride? Kurland Park, located just outside Plett, offers an unforgettable riding experience!

We hope these suggestions keep you entertained during your Winter getaway! Stay tuned for more activities and events in Plettenberg Bay in the coming months.

If you’re looking for the best Plett Accommodation, Paper Fig House is ready to welcome you to our piece of paradise!