The Western Cape has the highest number of Blue Flag sites, with 28 of the beaches, all eleven boats and six of the seven Blue Flag marinas falling in the province. Plettenberg Bay has received Blue Flag status for six beaches during the 2017/18 season. This includes Robberg 5 (9th year), Keurboomstrand (7th year), Nature’s Valley (6th year), Lookout (4th year), The Dunes (2nd year) and the newest to join Blue Flag status is The Singing Kettle beach.
Nature’s Valley has a beautiful pristine beach with water temperatures varying from 14 degrees to 23 degrees depending on seasons and weather conditions. The sea is suitable for swimming and body or board surfing and lifeguards are generally on duty in December / January and in the April school holidays. The rest of the year there are no lifeguards on duty and some areas of the sea are more suitable for swimming. Due to strong currents and riptides the sea is not recommended for people who cannot swim (well). Nature’s Valley beach has toilets and showers, an excellent restaurant, a shop, and braai/BBQ facilities. Note that the ocean and the dunes are part of the Tsitsikamma National Park and Salt River Mouth National Park and are therefore protected areas and off limits to both persons and pets.
Nature’s Valley Groot River river/lagoon, 2 km from Nectar Cottage (a nice village or beach walk) is a tranquil fresh-water swimming area.
For kids Adventureland Plett (situated between Plett and Knysna) offers water activities and playground where you can picnic and braai (BBQ).
Water World Wild Waters Fun Park (8 Green Point Ave, off Piesang Valley Road, Plettenberg Bay) is an adventure park especially for children. It has a supertube, mini-golf, jumping castle, kiosk, picnic spots and braai areas. Open week days from 12 -5 and weekends from 10am. Tel: +27 44 533 3815 Waterslides
Nature’s Valley Groot River lagoon