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Plett Ocean Festival 2024

Amidst the golden beaches, dive into the depths of marine science at Plett Ocean Festival 2024. Engage with experts, explore nature, and conserve our oceans.

Visit Plettenberg Bay for its Ocean Festival!Plettenberg Bay

Welcome to Plettenberg Bay, a charming town that beckons adventurers to explore its coastal wonders. Against a backdrop of sweeping golden beaches, lush forests, and crystal-clear rivers, Plettenberg Bay invites you to immerse yourself in the Plett Ocean Festival, a celebration of marine science, conservation, and exploration.

From 21 – 30 June 2024, the Plett Ocean Festival is an exhilarating experience for ocean enthusiasts of all ages. At its heart lies the Plett Marine Science Symposium, a three-day intellectual journey hosted at the iconic Beacon Island Resort from 21 – 23 June. This symposium is the intellectual epicentre of the festival, featuring South Africa’s leading marine scientists presenting their research and insights on ocean conservation.

This year the 2024 symposium has organised presentations into sessions, offering participants a more immersive experience. Whether you’re a seasoned marine biologist or a curious nature lover, there’s something for everyone at this year’s symposium. Single-session tickets and full three-day passes are available.

See whales at the Plett Ocean Festival!

Ocean-Themed Activities

The festival extends beyond the symposium. Visitors are invited to engage with the marine wonders of Plettenberg Bay firsthand from pelagic bird watching to rocky shore exploration, from family-friendly water excursions to encounters with resident seals, dolphins, and sharks.

The festival also offers a range of ocean-themed activities. The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as winter brings whales to the bay, creating an enchanting experience for everyone. Plettenberg Bay is also one of the most beautiful surfing spots on the Garden Route.

The Plett Ocean Festival offers a range of ocean-themed activities.

While You’re At It…

While you’re there visit the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, and go on a Horseback Safari or Game Drive, immersing yourself in abundant wildlife and stunning sunsets just minutes from town. For a day of aquatic fun, Adventure Land offers thrilling water slides and braai facilities. Dive into marine adventure with Plett Seal Adventures’ Swim with Seals experience or explore Puzzle Park’s unique 3-D maze and forest walk. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at scenic courses, while nature lovers can hike through Robberg Nature Reserve or kayak to the seal colony.

From scuba diving to surfing and bungee jumping at Bloukrans Bridge, Plett offers endless adventure. Don’t miss the cultural experience at the Khoisan Village or the vibrant atmosphere of Plett Market on Main Street, where you can mingle with locals and discover unique treasures.

While you’re there visit the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, and go on a Horseback Safari or Game Drive.

A Destination for Marine Conservation

As a destination for marine conservation, Plettenberg Bay has an impressive array of accolades, including six international Blue Flag Beaches, two Blue Flag Boats, and designation as a Mission Blue Hope Spot and a Whale Heritage Site. These distinctions highlight the town’s commitment to promoting awareness and appreciation for our oceans, fostering a sense of shared environmental responsibility among locals and visitors.

Apart from the festival, Plettenberg Bay is the perfect seaside escape, with its picturesque beaches, intriguing lagoons, and towering indigenous forests. Enjoy leisurely walks along the Robberg Peninsula where you can even spot the resident pods of dolphins.

Plettenberg Bay is the perfect seaside escape, with beaches, lagoons and forests.

Here to Help!

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family-friendly vacation, let Hello Garden Route assist with your holiday arrangements, with a wide variety of Plettenberg Bay accommodations ranging from luxurious beach houses to secluded forest lodges, to choose from.

So, mark your calendars and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey into the depths of Plettenberg Bay‘s marine world. Join us at the Plett Ocean Festival 2024, where observation, conservation, and preservation collide to create a truly enriching experience.

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