Plettenberg Bay and Robberg Nature Reserve

…At Plettenberg Bay on Sunday afternoon the beach is packed with families, kids playing happily in the surf, colourful tripper boats pulled up above the high-water mark. This is the holiday destination of Johannesburg’s rich and famous, teeming in December and quieter in late January.

The following day we head for Robberg Nature Reserve, a wild and desolate outcrop of rocks and dunes teaming with wildlife. Literally, as it turns out: the ground is carpeted with ants like something from an Indiana Jones film.

The views back toward Plettenburg are spectacular, though, and steep steps carved into the rock eventually lead us breathlessly to directly over a large seal colony at the base of the cliffs upon which we’re standing.

Seal life seems to consist of ten per cent fishing, 30 per cent fooling about in the water and 60 per cent lying on the rocks snoozing. It doesn’t seem a bad existence to me…

At the beautiful Robberg Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay. A must see!

At the beautiful Robberg Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay. A must see!

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