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

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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.'

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Tourism Bureau, Garden Route, South Africa
Contact :  Plettenberg Bay Tourism Bureau
Tel :  +27(0)44 533 4065
Tel2 :  +27(0)44 533 0965
Fax :  +27(0)44 533 4066
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  Vodacom. MTN. CellC

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

Facilities [ correction ]
Other Facilities :  Fast Food. Power Station/Substation.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Quad Bikes, Tours and Excursions, Wine Tasting, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Animal Feeding, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Diving, Water Skiing, Canoeing, Sailing, Boat Trips, Bird Watching, Whale or Dolphin Watching, Stargazing
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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