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Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Garden Route)  :: Plettenberg Bay
Category: Places :: Town


Plettenberg Bay is a holiday and retirement town 210 Km West of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Province of South Africa. Originally named Bahia Formosa (Beautiful Bay) by the Portuguese navigator Manuel de Mesquita Petrestrélo, Plettenberg Bay was renamed after Dutch Governor Joachim van Plettenberg in 1779. The town developed around a woodcutters' post established in 1787, and the ruins of the timber store built in that year can still be seen. With 20 km of beaches stretching from Robberg Peninsula to the mouth of the Keurbooms River, Plettenberg Bay, with its luxurious Beacon Isle Hotel, is the premier holiday spot along the Southern Cape coast. The brisk winds in the bay make it ideal for sailing, boardsailing, and surfing, while the Keurbooms River offers good water-skiing and canoeing opportunities, and numerous good rock angling sites. Among the town's historic attractions are a replica of the beacon erected by Governor van Plettenberg in 1787 and St Peter's Church (1881). The quaint St Andrew's Chapel was built entirely from yellowwood as a family school and chapel in 1849.'

Address :  Tourism Bureau, Garden Route, South Africa
Contact :  Plettenberg Bay Tourism Bureau
Tel :  +27(0)44 533 4065
Tel2 :  +27(0)44 533 0965
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Vodacom. MTN. CellC

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Gas Refill Laundromat Shopping Mall Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Airstrip Car Rental Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Facilities :  Tour Services
Police Telephone :  +27(0)44 501 1900
Hospital Telephone :  +27(0)44 501 5100
Doctor Telephone :  +27(0)44 533 0933
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)44 533 4065
Towing Service Telephone :  +27(0)44 535 9303
Petrol Type :  LRP/ULP

Other Facilities :  Fast Food. Power Station/Substation.

Game Viewing Game Drives Quad Bikes Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Guided Walks Mountain Biking Horse Trails Fishing Swimming Canoeing Boat Trips Bird Watching Stargazing
Night Drives, Wine Tasting, Animal Feeding, Golf, Diving, Water Skiing, Sailing, Whale or Dolphin Watching
More Activities :  Surfing. Ocean Safaris. Skydiving. Tennis.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

06-Mar-13. Plettenberg Medi Clinic: +27(0)44 501 5100 and Sea Rescue NSRI: +27(0)82 990 5975.

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