Our Location

Mandalay Guest House is conveniently, centrally located in the Heart of the Garden Route with only short drives to Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park, Nature’s Valley and all the other tourist attractions.

This makes it a perfect base from which to explore all its surrounding treasures.

  • 1.4 km to Town Centre
  • 2.2 km to Central Beach
  • 31.6 km to Knysna
  • 33.6 km to Nature’s Valley
  • 62.6 km to Tsitsikamma National Park

The Town

Originally called “Bahia Formosa” (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay has developed over time into a beautiful, modern town that combines buzzing activity with a peaceful environment for Nature Lovers, hikers and cyclists.
This is what makes it one of South Africa’s most popular tourism destinations for both local and foreign visitors alike.
Well developed Plettenberg Bay offers the visitor not just modern amenities, health care facilities and communications but also bustling restaurants, galleries, coffee shops and bars to suit all lifestyles. Plett’s Main Street and the Market Square Mall boast a host of interesting shops and boutiques, including clothing, arts, crafts and antiques, to make your visit a memorable one.

Beaches & Marine Life

Plettenberg Bay has an unrivalled natural beauty and unique marine life and deserves its title as the jewel of the Garden Route.

Our four beautiful sandy beaches, Central, Hobie, Look Out and Robberg are superb for both swimming and tanning and have some good waves for surfing or body boarding. They are also a great place to go for long walks away from the crowds and to soak in the wonderful views over the Indian ocean to the majestic mountain ranges beyond. Continue your walk along Robberg Peninsula (Nature Reserve) and find hidden away a wild, secluded beach. On the other side, huge schools of dolphin surfing the breakers or leaping clear of the blue sea, are a regular sight.

During the year, the Brydes and Killer whale visit occassionaly but from July to October, you can witness migrant Southern Right Whales which calve in the bay.

And much more..

Plettenberg Bay and the Garden Route offers something for everyone – no matter what time of the year you wish to visit. There are countless experiences waiting to be discovered:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Golf
  • Polo
  • Skydiving
  • Surfing
  • River Rafting
  • Scuba Diving
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Abseiling
  • Horse Riding
  • Deep-sea Fishing
  • Boat Cruises
  • Wine Estates
  • Nature Reserves
  • Game Reserves
  • Bird Sanctuaries
  • Arts and Crafts