Whale watching in Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay in South Africa is one of the best Whale watching destinations in the world and offers lots of great Whale watching opportunities. There are many excellent vantage points along the coastline where guests can view the majesty of these spectacular creatures.
Whale watching in Plettenberg Bay starts around June/July, with the Southern Right Whale coming in close to the bay to mate and give birth. The Keurbooms River area boasts regular sightings of these spectacular mammals. An even better way to get up close to these gigantic creatures of the deep is to go out on a boat to admire them at close range.This is indeed an unforgettable and surreal experience.
Popular viewing points in Plettenberg Bay include
- Plettenberg Park - Enjoy spectacular Whale displays from the cliff top
- Robberg Peninsula - A parking area with wonderful views on both sides of the Peninsula
- No 1 Beachy Head Drive - This little parking area boasts views of Central beach as well as Keurbooms
- Beachy Head Drive - A park set between Robberg 4 and Robberg 5
- Beacon Island Rocks - Various boat trips that leave from Central beach to view Whales at close range
- Van Plettenberg Monument - This point gives a clear view of Hobie Beach and Keurbooms
- Lookout Rocks - Accessible from the bottom of Church Street, this point offers rewarding Whale viewing
- The Lookout Viewpoint - Here, information boards about the Whales can be found
- Keurboomstrand - Incredible lookout points where you can clearly view Whales playing in the ocean