Robberg Nature Reserve Plettenberg Bay Activities
About Robberg Nature Reserve Plettenberg Bay Activities
Robberg, situated 8km south of Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, is not only a nature reserve, but also a national monument. Rocks from this region date back 120 million years to the break-up of Gondwanaland and evidence of middle and later Stone Age inhabitation has been found in a few of the caves along the peninsula. Visitors can find out more at the Nelson Bay Cave interpretive centre.
Some highlight features of a visit here include spotting the rare blue duiker, the Western Cape’s smallest antelope; walking alongside one of the seven climbing-falling dunes on the Cape coastline; and viewing the highest navigational light on the South African coastline, at the Cape Seal Lighthouse (146m above sea level). The reserve also extends 1.8km offshore, providing protection to a range of vulnerable fish species.
Visitors can expect inspiring landscapes, exciting dolphin and whale sightings in season, and to be accompanied on their walks or hikes by a variety of bird species and the occasional seal. An overnight hut is available for those who want to spend more time on this beautiful reserve.
The three trails on offer range in time from a 30-minute stroll to a four-hour hike. All offer fantastic views, brisk sea air and sightings of the birds of the peninsula. Visitors should always wear hiking shoes, sunblock and hats. Water and warm clothing are advisable as the weather can change suddenly.
Directions to Robberg Nature Reserve Plettenberg Bay Activities
GPS : 34° 6' 15.30" S / 23° 23' 31.56" E
From Cape Town
From Port Elizabeth
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Hours for Robberg Nature Reserve Plettenberg Bay Activities
Office hours: 08:00–17:00
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