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Robberg Nature Reserve

Robberg Nature Reserve: Our most recommended tours and activities

Plettenberg Bay: Swim with Seals

1. Plettenberg Bay: Swim with Seals

Go swimming with seals in Plettenberg Bay, a fun and playful experience for all involved. Meet at the local office to take care of the paperwork and pick up all your equipment. Your group will depart by boat from Central Beach aboard the Robberg Express for an exciting beach launch. Head towards Robberg Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area, home to approximately 8000 Cape fur seals.   Accompanied by a qualified divemaster, hop into the water and enjoy 30 minutes of amazing animal interaction among bundles of playful, inquisitive fur seals. Have the ultimate wild animal encounter in their natural environment and without altering their natural behaviours.

Plettenberg Bay: Guided Sea Kayak Tour

2. Plettenberg Bay: Guided Sea Kayak Tour

After a thorough briefing on kayaking techniques and safety, paddle from Central Beach and back. The direction will be dependant on winds, swells and paddling abilities. The knowledgeable guide will explain the wonders of the ocean, as you take in the views of the Tsitsikamma mountains and the Robberg Nature Reserve. Enjoy sightings of Cape fur seals, bottlenose and humpback dolphins, whales (July – October), cormorants, and other sea birds and marine mammals. Whatever time of the year, this is an experience not to be missed by beginners and experienced kayakers alike.

Plettenberg Bay: Guided Seal Swimming Experience

3. Plettenberg Bay: Guided Seal Swimming Experience

You'll begin by meeting your group and guide at Hobie Beach, Plettenberg Bay. From there you'll simply sign in, grab your wet suit, mask, and fins, and go. You'll then take an exciting boat ride to the colony, which is situated on the Robberg Peninsula. Whilst traveling your guide will take over as everyone jumps into the water to begin the experience. The seals get very exited, and love playing with swimmers when they visit. This is bound to be one of the most rewarding marine mammal experience you will ever have, and following the swim you'll take a 20-minute scenic boat ride back to the beach where a fresh-water shower will be waiting.

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What people are saying about Robberg Nature Reserve

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 79 reviews

What a great experience. Our guide, Stu was very attentive and made sure the group was together at all times. Our skipper was very knowledgeable. What a unique experience to get so close to the seals. We loved it!

Very cool to get so close to the sea lions. you are very well guided and they pay attention to whether you and the sea lions are still comfortable. All in all a very special experience.

Loved it every apprehensive but such a wonderful experience and would definitely do it again. Very safety conscious.

A really fun experience. Our guide takes care about us and the seals.

Great guide Awesome experience Definetly a bucket list item