Activities at Thanda Vista

On a Garden Route holiday in South Africa, guests at Thanda Vista can use the telescope for Whale and Dolphin watching or take an Ocean Safari to get up close.

There are many attractions to see and beaches to explore while taking a Garden Route holiday in South Africa. Day trippers, sporting and outdoor enthusiasts will be kept busy with the options available to them.


Guests can scuba dive or enjoy sea fishing and Ocean Safaris as well as canoe on the Keurbooms River while on a Garden Route holiday in South Africa.


There are 4 in the Plettenberg Bay area. Central Beach has lifeguards in season.

Game viewing

Just 15 minutes from Thanda Vista guests can see Rhino, Lion, Giraffe, and Zebra, Buffalo and Kudu amongst other game and about 150 species of birds.


Within 5 minutes of Thanda Vista there are 2 beautiful golf courses, both offer 18-hole par 72 fairways.

Keurbooms River and Reserve

Relaxing boat rides can be enjoyed on the Keurbooms Ferry or guests can hire a boat. There are picnic spots and secluded beaches along the river.


This sport is extremely popular in Plettenberg Bay where practice sessions are held all year and tournaments take place at Easter and in December / January.

Shopping and Restaurants

There are a variety of options to choose from. There are eateries for all tastes in Plettenberg Bay, the hosts of Thanda Vista are happy to book a memorable meal venue.

Whale and Dolphin watching

This is an attraction year round with certain species visiting the coastline between June and November. There is a telescope at Thanda Vista or guests can take an Ocean Safari or book a scenic flight to view the creatures from the air.


Monkeyland is a primate sanctuary and a top ecotourism attraction. Also on the premises is the world’s largest single-span aviary.

Distillery Tours

Guests can taste “Mampoer”, a potent citrus based spirit and take a tour of the distillery.