Plettenberg Bay: The Last Stop

12/30/2014

Plettenberg Bay was the last stop on our tour of the Western Cape. To be completely honest it was also one of the least memorable places we visited on our trip. Not that it wasn't beautiful, there just wasn't anything that really had that "wow" factor, especially compared to some of the other places that we visited on our trip. 

We didn't spend much time on the beach since it was very chilly and rainy. The one time we did venture down there we sensed some dodgy activity going on along the path running along the beach so we didn't stay very long. However, I can imagine though that on a sunny day when more people are out it would be a nice spot to splash around in the waves. 

Since we were only there for a couple of nights and were away from the town during the day we only tried a couple restaurants.  The first one we tried was The Table Restaurant and Bar, which is in the center of Plett and was walking distance from where we were staying.  We absolutely loved this restaurant, so much that we ended up coming back the next day.  The vibe was very comfortable and down-to-earth but with a touch of class and waiters were very friendly and attentive. Everything we tried from the menu was delicious, especially the pizzas.  

The second restaurant we went to was The Lookout Deck.  I decided that we should go here after hearing good things about it from a couple of people. The food was okay but nothing spectacular, mostly just your basic seafood menu. The selling point of this restaurant is definitely the view. The outside deck has spectacular views of the ocean. There was even a whale and a pod of dolphins that swam by while we were enjoying our drinks! Unfortunately it became a bit too chilly for us and we eventually decided to move inside. If you do visit here and get stuck outside while it's cold they do offer free blankets to keep you warm!

View from our table at The Looking Deck
St. Peters Anglican Church


We stayed at the Stone Cottage which we were a tiny bit disappointed with. Our main issue with the accommodation was the size. The photos on the website were taken in a way which made the room look a lot larger than it actually was. After having had an entire cottage to ourselves in Groot Brakrivier we did feel a bit cramped. Other than that the Stone Cottage everything was pretty nice. The property has a nice rustic vibe and has some lovely views of the ocean across the street. 

Night time view from our room at the Stone Cottage


























Even though Plett wasn't our absolute favorite stop it was still a nice end to our workation =)

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