We flew from London to Joburg and Joburg to Port Elizabeth, before picking up our rental car on Sunday and heading to Plett.
A useful mistake of mine: I accidentally booked business class flights for our leg to Port Elizabeth. They were no more expensive than the tickets from CPH-JNB later in the trip, and I bought them on Expedia. I didn’t realise this until I picked up our tickets in JNB. Anyway, what this meant was that we could use the lounge and shower before hopping on another flights and having a drive ahead of us.
It seems all rental cars on the Garden Route are either white or gold, and ours was no exception.
Driving along the route is on a 2 lane road, and people pull up on to the shoulder to let passing drivers past. The passing driver will generally flash their hazards after they pass to communicate a Thank You. It’s nice.
We arrived in Plett in the evening around dinnertime, despite a rather exciting road closure that lead us off our preferred path. Google saved us in the end!
We checked in around dinnertime at The Robberg Beach Lodge, a recommendation from Nina and Darren.
The view is lovely, and we could see dolphins and a whale from the inside window as we enjoyed a welcoming glass of wine in the front room of the lodge.
Then, we found a charming room awaited us before a nice dinner at The Lodge. After many hours travelling, it was good to just settle in.
The next day, we went on a long walk on the beach into the town of Plettenberg Bag. Plett is famous for its beautiful beach, and it did not disappoint.
It was lovely.
We had nicely deep fried lunch at the The Deck at The Lookout where both opted for a combo platter of goujons and calamari in the sunshine.
and after a walk back along the beach, we packed up and headed for Wilderness.