November 25, 2015

Plettenberg Bay South Africa

Plettenberg Bay is the jewel of the Garden Route and is tranquil and hospitable. The bay’s beaches are flanked on one side by the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountain ranges and by the Robberg Peninsula on the other side. The Robberg Peninsula is a Nature Reserve and Marine protected area.

Plettenberg Bay Activities and Adventures

Just outside of Plettenberg Bay are two Elephant Parks, Monkey Land and the Birds of Eden which is the largest aviary in South Africa. For snake lovers there is Lawnwood Park and for those wanting the ‘big cat’ experience there is Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre as well two game reserves. Adventure activities on the local sea and river systems include kayaking, canoeing, boat cruises to view marine life such as dolphins, seals and whales. Skydiving, abseiling, scuba diving, snorkelling, hiking on one of the many local trails, mountain biking or bungy jumping off Bloukrans Bridge, the highest bungy jump in the world at 216 meters.

From Plett To Cape Town To PE

Cape Town is situated at the Southern most tip of South Africa in the Western Cape 520 km south of Plett, and Port Elizabeth (PE) is situated 236 km north of Plett in the Eastern Cape.

Plettenberg Bay, Cape Town, and the likes of Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg attracts many people from all over the world who believe that the streets are paved with Gold and merely pitching up there means instant success! It is all too common, the unsuccessful geographical underpinned by unrealistic expectations and all too often an already fragile ego can result in the city’s been the loneliest places in the world, highlighted by a lot of unemployment, low salaries and homelessness. I was in Port Elizabeth recently and quite shocked at the amount of people begging on the street and at traffic lights, which now even occurs in Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and small towns such as Sedgefield.

Major city’s like Birmingham, Dubai, New York and Cape Town do not suffer fools gladly! Lack of personal insight and due diligence creates a level of arrogance and denial that feeds an individuals addiction.

Twin Rivers Rehab’s staff understands this cycle only too well and we would like to extend a helping hand to those who suffer from the disease of addiction.