What to do Garden Route

Visit a Wine Estate

The new ‘Wine of Origin Plettenberg Bay Region’ is in fact touted the up-and-coming champagne-style wine region of South Africa. Located closed to the ocean, the areas geographic and cooler climate conditions are actually similar to those of the renowned Marlborough region of New Zealand, and is particularly favourable to growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes for the production of MCC (Methode Cap Classique) sparkling wines.

Bramon Wine Estate  | Packwood Country and Wine Estate | Newstead Wines | Lodestone Wines | Kay and Monty Vineyards | Plettenvale Wine Estate

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

Offers a truly unique wildcat experience. Guests are taken on a guided tour to meet captive-bred felines living in a semi-natural environment.
Driving distance from Kurland: 3 kilometres

Birds of Eden

A world class free flight bird sanctuary. The unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest.
Driving distance from Kurland: 4 kilometres


The world’s first free-roaming multi-specie Primate Sanctuary. A top eco-tourism attraction in the Garden Route.
Driving distance from Kurland: 4 kilometres

The Elephant Sanctuary

Home to six African elephants in a beautiful indigenous forest setting. All programmes are fully guided which makes for a truly enriching experience. Booking is advisable and the property is wheelchair friendly, flat walking shoes and sun hats are recommended.
Driving distance from Kurland: 5 kilometres

Ocean Blue Adventures

Offers ecological marine adventure with the opportunity to interact with the whales and dolphins.
Driving distance from Kurland: 18 kilometres

Golfing on the Garden Route

Plettenberg Bay Country Club is a popular destination for tourists; the main attraction being the challenging layout built to USGA specifications, and is rated in the TOP 50 in South Africa.
Driving distance from Kurland: 30 kilometres

The Goose Valley Country Club is only 4km from Plettenberg Bay, bordering on the Keurbooms Lagoon, access to the Club is from the N2 and offers a Gary Player designed 72 par, 18-hole signature golf course.

The area also offers hiking trails, surfing, fishing, kayaking – a true sports and adventure playground.

Food Markets

Kranshoek Food Market

Last Friday of every month
Come along and try some traditional Afrikaans food such as Curry mince vetkoek, Wors rolls, Milk tarts, Ginger Beer and much more! starts at 6pm at Chill out Cafe (main st, Kranshoek).

Harkerville Saturday Market

Every saturday 8am-12pm
A wide variety of interesting and creative crafts and flavours. The market is on the N2 halfway between Knysna & Plett.

Wednesday Fresh Produce Market

Every Wednesday 9am-12pm
Why not taste fresh locally grown food produced by local farmers, breeders and picklers. The Plett Market is on Main Street, next to the Tourism Office.

Whale Watching Season

The Southern Right Whale visits from June – November.
The Humback Whale visits from May – June and November – January.
Bryde’s Whales, Orcas, Bottlenose and Humback Dolphins and Cape Fur Seals can be seen all year round.

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