For visitors


Swimming: Rip currents make sea bathing extremely dangerous. Use lagoon or preferably Beach 4 (Blue Flag status in peak season, lifeguards on duty). See swimming guidelines  Tidetable on web  Wind & waves.

Medical: For emergencies, doctors and ambulances: Plettenberg Bay Mediclinic (044 5015 100); NSRI (Emergency 082 990 5975)

Security: Thefts do occur. See guidelines Report suspicious activities to ADT patrol car on 083 2909085. Police 044 501 1900


Dogs: See notices displayed prominently in the village for where dogs may be off or on leash or where they are not permitted for environmental reasons. View Regulations.

Accommodation: For B&B and home rentals search on the internet

Baboons & monkeys: Do not leave fruit out; keep domestic waste indoors; lock up and shut windows if going out. See guidelines and regulations

Rubbish: Bins/bags out ONLY ON COLLECTION DAYS (minimises baboon problem); alternatively deposit bags at Waste Transfer Site in Forest Drive. See guidelines and regulations

Speed limit: 40kmh; please be aware of children and wildlife

Hiking: Natures Valley Trust has an excellent online description of trails. (NB. Salt River coastal access is affected by landslip.)

Hiking and biking trails in Covie: See information and permit arrangements for this beautiful trail

Fishing: Conditions. Regulations. Permits from the Plettenberg Bay Post Office.

River mouth: Opening by public strictly prohibited. See guidelines and regulations

Fireworks: Bitou Municipality and National park regulations forbid their use. See guidelines and regulations

Fires on the beach: Forbidden except at designated areas at the lagoon. See guidelines and regulations  Duty Ranger on 072 917 4474

Noise and light pollution: Please minimize for wildlife and insects. See guidelines

Church services: See notice at church hall in St Georges Avenue

Sewage: Proof of pre-payment needed for municipal ‘honey sucker’ service. See details. Two days notice should be given.

Water: Limited supply from river; please use sparingly

Camping: No camping is allowed in the village area.

Street & erf map

Municipal Services Customer Care Line: 0861248686