The Plett Trail
Why is the Plett Trail so special?
- The most spectacularly beautiful coastline in South Africa
- The indigenous forests of Diepwalle and Fishantshoek
- Biodiversity of marine life – whales, seals, dolphins
- Archaeological sites dating back 120 000 years
- Professional environmental and ecological guides to lead you
- Warm hospitality and traditional SA country lodges
- Spectacular mountain ranges: Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma
- The Plett Birding Route featuring over 300 endemics and near endemics
- Eco tourism and adventure tourism activities
- Ten nature reserves
- The Plett Wine & Bubbly Route and 16 boutique wine estates
Six reasons to experience the Plett Trail for yourself
- Archaeological wonders: Walk through archaeological sites and caves dating back 160 000 years. Learn from experts about the cultures, tools and animals that roamed this grassland before the Ice Age.
- Professional Guiding: Gain an understanding of the unique flora in this fynbos biome, marine and historical landscapes of the southern Cape and its hinterland.
- Abundant birding: Enjoy one of South Africa’s most unique birding hotspots home to 50% of SA’s endemics and over 840 bird species, including a number of sought after waders, migrants and pelagics in the Cape Floristic Kingdom.
- Boutique wine estates: Complete your full sensory experience by tasting some of the 200 000 bottles of wine and bubbly that gets produced by sixteen boutique wine estates every year.
- Luxury traditional lodges: Enjoy a well-deserved rest under the dramatic mountains that teem with wildlife and delicate flora in some of South Africa’s most luxury country lodges
- Biodiversity Hotspot: the Garden Route is located in the heart of the Cape Floristic Kingdom, the smallest yet most diverse biological hotspot in the world. In recognising this, a recent submission to UNESCO is currently awaiting confirmation of Biosphere Reserve status in the Garden Route