Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay
Mellville's Corner Centre, Main Street
Tel: 27 44 533 4065
Concierge.com's insider take:
Roughly a 30-minute drive east of Noetzie Beach and Conservancy lies posh Plettenberg Bay (everyone calls it "Plett"), where hundreds of Johannesburg's wealthy families have built grand vacation homes. Like the view, Plett's town hasn't changed over the years: Lookout Beach, an enormous sand spit, remains the best for surfing and sunbathing and is still the least crowded. The town bursts into life at 8 a.m. every Saturday morning and shuts promptly at 1 p.m., when folks head for the beach.