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THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND THE AREA :: Guest House / Bed & Breakfast, Natures Valley ::
We have an abundance of activities to keep you busy while you are visiting our beautiful region. We can book and organize your day trips for you while you are staying with us, alternatively pre-book your adventures now to avoid disappointment. For our guests we can offer special discounts at Bloukrans Bungy, as well as a Free Bungy Walking Tour on the famous Bloukrans Bridge and Free Distillery tours. Here are some more ideas to whet your appetite:

BLOUKRANS BUNGY: This is the crème de la crème of bungy jumps! The Rolls Royce of all bungy's! This is the World's highest commercial bungy jump at a whopping 216 m high! An experience of a lifetime!

BUNGY WALKING TOURS: On offer at the Bloukrans Bridge for the non-jumpers. Come and experience this incredible engineering feat of the largest arch bridge in the world, which is also the highest bridge in Africa. A perfect way to watch the live "Bungy Show" up close and personal!

STARGAZING: Many locals say that Nature's Valley is the most beautiful spot along the garden route. We think they've got a point. One of the best things to do in this lush green slice of paradise, is stargazing on the beach! At Nature's Valley, the stars and Milky Way have never looked this close. See if you can spot the Southern Cross, Peacock, or maybe even Mensa also known as the Table Mountain Constellation.

MONKEYLAND: Visit this free-roaming primate sanctuary where you can interact in the monkey's natural surroundings. There are several species of primates from different continents. Join them on one of their safaris to see firsthand the work they are doing.

BIRDS OF EDEN: The largest single free-flight aviary in the world, it incorporates an indigenous forest with waterfalls and elevated walkways. Previously caged birds from every corner of the globe live here in free flight. This is not somewhere you want to rush through, so allow enough time to real soak up its splendour.

STORMSRIVER ADVENTURES: The Tree Top Canopy tours, the first of its kind in Africa. Explore the Tsitsikamma forest while traversing 30 m above the forest floor on cable slides - no experience is needed. Great for the whole family!

ECO DISCOVERY TSITSIKAMMA TOURS:  Try the 1 hour guided tour on a Segway through the Tsitsikamma forest and enjoy the feel of standing while riding, air in your face, and bumbs all around - fun and exhilirating.  Or if a longer trip is more what you had inmind take one of their motorized mountain bikes for up to a 6 hour ride through the forest.

Visit the TSITSIKAMMA SECTION of the GARDEN ROUTE NATIONAL PARK where the famous Otter Trail begins as it ends right here in Natures Valley. Walk the suspension bridge or go for a picnic while looking out for whales and dolphins. Enjoy the 30 minute Boat Cruise originating in the national park. Picnic baskets can be arranged for you on request.

OTTER TRAIL: The trail is 42,5kms long and takes 4 1/2 days to complete. It follows the rugged, rocky shoreline ranging in elevation from sea level to a height of more than 150m. Most of the trail follows cliff tops returning to sea level to cross rivers.

WHALE AND DOLPHIN BOAT CRUISES: The Plettenberg Bay area is world famous for the amount of marine life it has to offer in its bay. Come explore our bay on a 2-hour trip to search for Whales, Dolphins, Seals and other marine life. Our Winter season is the main Southern Right Whale migration time where whales are abundant in our waters. Dolphins are seen year round.

ELEPHANT PARKS: There are two different elephant parks in the area, offering two very different experiences, come and chat to us in reception for more information and booking.

TENIKWA: This wildlife awareness centre offers close encounters with smaller indigenous cats, cheetah and other endangered wildlife and birds, while supporting our whildlife rehabilitation programme. Take a guided tour to meet captive-bred felines, living in a semi-natural environment.

SCUBA DIVING: There are numerous fantastic dive sites departing from Plettenberg Bay or from the Tsitsikamma National Park. Snorkeling routes are also available in the National Park.

YACHT SAILING CHARTERS: Sail the beautiful Knysna lagoon on the magnificent "Outeniqua" luxury yacht. There a number of cruising options available.

ABSEILING: There are a number of sites available in and around the area, from the Knysna heads, to the Kranshoek Waterfall abseil, to various options in the Tsitsikamma.

HORSE RIDING: There are several stables providing out rides in the area to enjoy the local indigenous forests or fynbos areas.

WATER FALL ADVENTURE: Enjoy eight fantastic zip-line slides over the Tsitsikamma waterfalls in this 2 and a half hour long adventure.

SNAKE SANCTUARY: Experience a one hour guided tour consisting of an indigenous snake pit, a boomslang exhibit, a monitor lizard enclosure, a large dome housing South African and exotic snakes, followed by a huge python room housing giant constrictors.

NATURES WAY FARM STALL: Locally produced farm cheeses and imported Italian and South African Cheeses - a traditional Farm Staal and Country Deli with goodies, home bakes and crafts. Light meals. Bright the family to see the cows being milked in the afternoons. Please note that they are closed in the winter months

PORCUPINE CERAMICS FACTORY SHOP: A shopping experience for those who love ceramics. Unique Raku Pit fired Ceramics and superb choice of hand-crafted stoneware washbasins.

KEURBOOMS RIVER FERRIES: Experience the majesty as the Ferries glide over shimmering waters, through souring gorges of the unspoilt Keurbooms River Nature Reserve.

INGWE FOREST ADVENTURES: Spectacular venue for functions, workshops and conferences. Peasful forest setting, offering various outdoor activities for adults and youths. Barn-style workshop area.

BARNYARD THEATRE - PLETT: The original Barnyard Theatre, is a barn with a rustic atmosphere on a farm in the Crags. Showing top national and international artists.

CURIOSITY: Proudly South African, working with local and underprivileged communities to offer quality, unique African artifacts, clothing and curios objects. Export and packaging anywhere in the world.

BRAMON WINE ESTATE: Plettenberg Bay's first and only wine farm. Producing a Veritas award winning Sauvignon Blanc 'cap classique' sparkling wine - the first in the country. Enjoy tastings, oysters and homemade fare in the vineyard surrounds.

LANGA LAPU FABRICS and NICE THINGS: Pru and her team produce unique, vibrant sun-dyed fabric from natural and indigenous forms reflecting elements of forests, rivers, mountains, fires and oceans.

SKYDIVING: Experience the thrill of human flight - exit the plane at 10 000 ft attached by harness to a qualified instructor or stay on-board for a 20-minute scenic plane ride.

TSITSIKAMMA MOUNTAIN SPA: Choose the soothing aromatherapy, stress relief massage, back and neck treatments, the ever so stunning hot-stone therapy, OR perhaps a stimulating session of reflexology. For that complete physical, emotional, spiritual and mental experience, we also offer Reiki, an alternate form of healing, using heat energy. Robyn is one of those rare therapists who truly has the ability to administer REIKI.

WOMAN ON THE MOVE: A craft based community workshop, established by a group of unemployed, entrepreneurial women from the Kurland community. Products made on the premises can be made to order.

PURE CAPE TEXTILES: A dynamic weaving company producing top quality mohair blankets for export and home trade markets. Labour is sourced locally resulting in a unique product.

PLETT PUZZLE PARK: Designed to fascinate children and adults of all ages. Enjoy the Amazing 3-D Mace or Forest Puzzle Walk. Finish off the day with a light lunch at the Coffee Shop. Surprisingly fun yet educational. Trust me you will head straight home and to the books or better yet you will "Google" for some of the answers and laugh at yourself for not coming up with the answer while in the Puzzle Walk.

SWIMMING WITH SEALS:  Enjoy a highspeed adventure boat ride out to the local Seal Colony that lives on the Robberg Reserve, jump in and enjoy a 15 minute swim with the seals. Wetsuits provided.

GOLF: There number of fine championship courses within easy driving distance, Plettenberg Bay and Goose Valley. We are also near world renowned courses including Pezula in Knysna and Fancourt in George.

EAGLE ENCOUNTERS: Their mission is to assist in the preservation of birds of prey through creating community awareness, providing necessary facilities for rescue, rehabilitation and the release of successfully rehabilitated candidates.

GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE: En-route from Cape Town stop over for a Day tour at GRGL just outside Albertinia and visit the BIG 5! This family owned Malaria Free Game reserve with top Game Rangers will be the perfect stop on your Garden Route Vacation.

A visit to one of our wonderful locals BEACHES: Not only do we have the unspoilt beach of Natures Valley we also have the Keurbooms beach, Stormsriver Village Beach, Robberg Beach,Central beach and the amazing Lookout Beach

 

Useful Links

Weather SA
Plettenberg Bay Tourism
SAN Parks
Cruise The Crags
Go Garden Route
Tsitsikamma Tourism
The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance

 

 

 
 
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