Robberg, situated 8km south of Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, is not only a nature reserve but also a national monument and World Heritage Site. 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.


Robberg Nature Reserve is one of the most important and iconic experiences in Plettenberg Bay. Located along the Garden Route in the Western Cape, this popular experience is one of Plett’s most unique areas to visit while here on holiday. It is one of the most recognizable and traversed peninsulas in the world. The beauty of Robberg Nature Reserve is iconic and if you happen to find yourself in the area of Plettenberg Bay, you absolutely must visit. A World Heritage Site and National Monument, steeped in history, with prehistoric rocks and Stone Age artifacts, Robberg attracts visitors from all over the globe. The picturesque peninsula is home to a wealth of fynbos, flora, and ocean life, all of which dazzle the senses.


“What makes Noetzie so special is not just the castles, but its very special natural beauty, much of which is still pristine – an increasing rarity in the brash hotel-and-hamburger-stand culture that has ruined so much of South Africa’s once splendid coastline. The golden beach is surrounded by forested hills, the dark waters of the lagoon, the rugged ochre rocks, and the thundering breakers that roll in row after row from the far southern oceans. The bay has even been the site of a shipwreck, the 3-masted French schooner the “Phoenix”, in 1881, that appeared to have been abandoned, for no known reason, far out to sea before finding itself laid up on Noetzie beach. Something that caused great local excitement, and much mystification, at the time!”