Fun things to do in the area of The Dunes Resort

Activities close to The Dunes Keurboomstrand (Plettenbergbay)

For the Trees & bird lovers
Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest and go for a stroll through the fairyland of giant trees, ferns, and bird life. Learn more about the trees and bird species by reading the board of special notes on every tree.
Along the way, every adventure activity is possible, such as scuba diving, abseiling, fishing, and so much more. In the Garden Route, it is common to go on their hiking trails, whale watching in the early mornings, and zipline over the Tsitsikamma Waterfalls for the brave ones.

Kayaking for the more adventures
Tsitsikamma National Park, at Storms River, offers you a fantastic adventure not to be missed. Kayak for one hour up the Storm River Mouth, paddle your way into the Bat Cave, and through narrow sections of the gorge. Get up to the shallow water section, turn the kayaks around, and paddle back out. The kayak and Lilo trips go on for 2 hours. Our most popular trip is where you kayak down to the shallow water point. From there, your guides inflate custom-built lilos, climb over a short section of rocks, leave your kayaks, and explore spectacular, long, deep pools. Discover a new and unspoilt adventure. It is something special.

A must-do!!
Up for a challenge? The Otter Hiking Trail follows the glorious Garden Route coastline from Storms River Mouth to Nature’s Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The Otter Trail follows the shoreline, ranging in elevation from sea level to more than 150m. The trial is 42.55 km long and takes 4 to 5 days to complete. The Otter Trail is reasonably considered by many to be the top hiking trail in South Africa. Although it is only 42.5 km long, it is not an easy trail. Most of the course follows cliff tops, returning to sea level to cross rivers.

Not for the faint-hearted, though…
The Bloukrans Bridge is a proud Guinness World Record holder for the world’s highest commercially operated bungee jump. You will find the world’s highest single-span arch bridge 40km east of Plettenberg Bay along the N2 Highway. They secure you in a full body harness, and then you will walk along a specially designed catwalk (216m long), suspended beneath the road surface, which will then lead you to the top of the arch—216 meters above the Bloukrans River. You can experience the thrill for yourself if you are brave enough.

For the Bird lovers…
Five Things to Seek while having a family picnic on Storms River Beach.
Spot the African Black Oystercatcher. This red-listed species is one of South Africa’s most threatened bird species.
Keep an eye on the ocean as schools of dolphins and porpoises frolic in the waves—several pairs nest along the park’s rocky coastline.
Listen for the Knysna Lourie as these beautiful birds have a gruff call that is common in the forest.
Look out for the Cape Clawless Otter. This shy and elusive species hunts crabs along the park’s coastline and rivers alike.
Find the miniature antelope, Blue Duiker, in the forest.

The 30-minute boat cruise up the Storms River allows visitors to view the gorge firsthand and wonder at one of nature’s many wonders. Impressive sea cliffs rise above the boat and block the sunlight as one proceeds silently through the “black water”. Rare bat species inhabit huge caverns on either side of the river; some extend upwards for 20 meters, providing habitat for bat species.

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