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Robberg and Robberg Nature Reserve

The Robberg Peninsula, which forms the western shoreline of Plettenberg Bay, is managed as a small nature reserve by Cape Nature Conservation. The northern shore of the Peninsula consists mainly of steep mountain slopes and cliffs, below which a large seal colony resides at the base of the cliffs. The southern side is also rocky, but it is easier to get close to sea level where you also find two pristine sandy beaches.

Robberg features a number of marked trails. There are a couple of shorter trails leading to one of the two beaches or selected viewpoints. If you have at least half a day available you should seriously consider doing the 9 km circular route, which goes all the way to the furthest point of the Peninsula. You can return by the same way you went or return along the opposite side of the Peninsula. The pathways on the northern side of Robberg run near the top of the steep mountainside thus providing a very high and advantageous vantage point for viewing seals, dolphins and whales.

We strongly recommend an outing to Robberg for anyone who is healthy and fit enough to walk for a couple of hours.

Tours that include Robberg and Robberg Nature Reserve

Blyde River Canyon

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,712 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 429 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.

Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .

View from the Outeniqua Pass

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: ****
Price: R1,380 single supplement (±US$ 97 )
R11,185 per person sharing (±US$ 790 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour combines the scenic Route 62 and Garden Route. Get close to ostriches and elephants, tour the Cango Caves, do a sunset cruise on the Knysna Estuary, an ocean cruise at Plettenberg Bay in search of dolphins, seals and whales, visit the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storm's River Mouth.

Highlights: Oudtshoorn , Knysna , Cango Caves , Buffelsdrift Game Lodge , Knysna Estuary , Plettenberg Bay , Tsitsikamma , Storm’s River Mouth , Storm's River Mouth suspension bridge .

Storms River Mouth

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: ****
Price: R11,185 per person sharing (±US$ 790 )
R1,380 single supplement (±US$ 97 )

Valid dates: Dec 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour combines the scenic Garden Route and Route 62. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storm’s River Mouth, do an ocean cruise at Plettenberg Bay in search of dolphins, seals and whales, a sunset cruise on the Knysna Estuary, tour the Cango Caves and get close to ostriches and elephants.

Highlights: Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna Estuary , Plettenberg Bay , Robberg and Robberg Nature Reserve , Outeniqua Pass , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Route 62 , Cango Caves , Buffelsdrift Game Lodge .

Robberg and Robberg Nature Reserve attractions

On of three pedestrian suspension bridges at Storms River Mouth on South Africa's Garden Route.

Garden Route

The Garden Route is a tourism paradise combining excellent infrastructure with scenic natural attractions. It comprises the narrow coastal belt on South Africa's south coast, stretching from the Tsitsikamma Forest in the east ±200 km to Mossel Bay in the west. It is named after the region's lush vegetation and mountainous scenery.

Part of the Keurbooms River, near to the river mouth at Plettenberg Bay.

Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is situated on the shore of an impressive bay of the same name. The town is located ±33 km east of Knysna on South Africa's Garden Route. The Portuguese explorers who first set eyes on the bay named it "Bahia Formosa", the "Beautiful Bay".

A section of the Keurbooms River at Forever Resort Plettenberg Bay.

Keurbooms River Nature Reserve

The Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is a small reserve of only 740 ha, bisected by the Keurbooms River after which it is named. It is mostly known as holiday attraction with activities on offer. Accommodation is available in bungalows and well equipped camping sites.

Knysna Estuary and the Western Head, where the Featherbed Nature Reserve is located, as viewed from the Eastern Head.

Knysna

The town of Knysna is at the heart of the popular Garden Route. There are a host of activities to engage in and attractions to explore. In our opinion the top ones are exploring the surrounding forests and embarking on an excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.

The Storms River Gorge, just above the river mouth, with the Parksboard inflatable moored to the left bank.

Storm’s River Mouth

Storms River Mouth is the main camp within the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park. This section comprises a coastal stretch roughly 5 mm wide. It includes the Tsitsikamma rain forest that drops down to the rugged coastline with a marine conservation region of approximately 80 km.

A beach at Keurboomstrand near Plettenberg Bay on South Africa's Garden Route.

Keurboomstrand

Keurboomstrand (Keurboom beach) is a coastal village on the opposite side of the Keurbooms River from Plettenberg Bay. It is in a prime spot on the Garden Route and highly popular for camping, fishing and swimming - enjoying the frequent sunshine of South Africa.