Plettenberg Bay – the yin
Being built on a hillside, Plettenberg Bay treats visitors to an amphitheatre view of the ocean, Keurbooms Lagoon and Tsitsikamma mountain range, regardless of where you’re located. It’s a mecca for the outdoorsy, for watersport nuts and mountain hikers, hence its testosterone vibe. The town is affluent, mirroring the tastes of its regular December holidaymakers from Johannesburg, South Africa’s pulsating economic hub up north. The beaches are the drawcard of Plettenberg Bay - Central Beach for sun worshippers and families, Robberg Beach for walkers and runners, and Lookout Beach for surfers and paddlers. Then there are a variety of nature experiences to enjoy – Tsitsikamma Forest, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Junkana Wildlife Sanctuary and Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight aviary in the world.