Things To Do
Are you looking for the best things to do in The Crags?
There are a wide range of activities on offer!
The world-famous Garden Route, stretching from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape, boasts spectacular scenery encompassing the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountain ranges, dense indigenous forests, vast sandy beaches and whale-rich seas, making this unique region a popular destination for holidaymakers and tourists from all over the world.
Natures Way Farm lies some 20km East of Plettenberg Bay towards Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth) and is only a stone's throw away from the gem of The Garden Route, Nature’s Valley!
There’s plenty to do and see in The Crags and surrounds!
Activities in The Crags
Go Walking and Hiking in The Crags
Hiking is a popular activity and if you are visiting Natures Way Farm Stall, be sure to check in at reception to try our newly-opened forest walks in the Hebron Private Nature Reserve.
There are 3 walks of varying lengths including a 3km loop, a 1.5km Tree ID Trail and a 1.2km easy trail, giving walkers the perfect opportunity to explore the indigenous forest and the animals and birds that call this forest home. Nature lovers and birders are welcome! Bring your cameras and binoculars!
Hikers looking for good day hikes can try the Salt River Mouth Trail starting Nature’s Valley or the nearby Rugpad Trail or Kalanderkloof Trail.
Serious hikers can consider excellent multi-day hikes including the popular and world-famous Otter Trail or the challenging Tsitsikamma Trail.
Explore Mountain Biking Trails in The Crags
Mountain biking is hugely popular in The Crags and mountain bikers can peddle at the Keurbooms MTO plantation (near Moss & Maple) or the MTO tracks near Natures Way Farm and Kurland.
In the greater Plettenberg Bay area, mountain bikers are in for a treat and some of the most popular MTB trails can be found at the Cairnbrogie MTB Trail Park and Harkerville Forest MTB. Petrus-se-Brand trail is also well worth trying.
Catch a Fish at Nature’s Valley
The lagoon at Nature’s Valley is a spectacular fishing destination that’s suitable for the whole family. You can also cast your line along the coast towards the Salt River Mouth. Bait can be purchased from Nature's Valley Trading at the Western end of the village. Closer to Plett, the Keurbooms lagoon is also well-known for its excellent fishing opportunities.
Go Swimming or Surfing in Plettenberg Bay
There’s no better place to soak up the sun than on one of Plettenberg Bay’s Blue Flag beaches, including our very own Nature’s Valley! The lagoon at Nature’s Valley is fantastic for swimming and its calm waters make it a safe swimming option for families with kids.
Walking on the beach at Nature’s Valley is a must-do activity and it’s also worth visiting nearby Keurboomstrand where can visit the impressive natural rock formation, Arch Rock!
If you want to surf, Plettenberg Bay has a few waves to consider including The Wreck, Robberg 5, Central Beach, The Wedge and Lookout. On smaller swells, Keurbooms Strand and Nature's Valley can also produce excellent waves for surfing. Note that the Plett Shark Spotters are operational, so be sure to check with shark spotters or lifeguards whether it’s safe to surf.
Visit Local Animal Sanctuaries in The Crags
The Crags is well known for its numerous animal sanctuaries and they do excellent work to not only care for animals that are no longer able to survive in the wild but they also help to educate the public.
Worthwhile animal sanctuaries to visit in The Crags include:
- Birds of Eden
- Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Centre
- Elephant Sanctuary Plettenberg Bay
- Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
- Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Bungy Jump Bloukrans Bridge
Image credit: Face Adrenalin / Plett Tourism
The Bloukrans Bridge is less than 20km away from Natures Way Farm and if you’re after an adrenalin-pumping experience, you can bungy jump off the spectacular Bloukrans Bridge.
The Bloukrans Bridge is the highest bridge in Africa and the jump is 216 metres to the Bloukrans River below. Enjoy!