Robberg Nature Reserve


Robberg is not only a nature reserve, but also a national monument and a World Heritage Site. The Robberg peninsula is a must see if you visit Plettenberg Bay. An astonishing outcrop of land that is as diverse as it is beautiful. Covered in Fynbos and dune scrub, Robberg houses many different species of mammals, birds, and insects, and we often see whales, dolphins, seals, and sharks in the sea below. It is also home to the Rock Hyrax, or Dassie as we refer to them as in South Africa (the Afrikaans name for them), a small mammal, about half the size of a rabbit, that lives on the rocky outcrops below our pathway. We often encounter them and they are always a delight to watch. Tough and nimble, they scamper with absolute ease across the rocks. I have had many dealings with these animals over my years in conservation, and I must always enjoy watching and chatting about them.

There are three circular routes available on Robberg as follows:

The Gap:

  • Easygoing to moderate
  • 2.1 km long, 1-1.5 hours
  • Maximum 10 people

Witsand:

  • Moderate
  • 5.5 km long, 4-5 hours
  • Maximum 8 people

The Point:

  • Strenuous
  • 9.2 km long, 6-6.5 hours
  • Maximum 6 people

 

Please note:

  • Robberg is open to the elements with little shade and can get very hot, even in winter.
  • Ensure that you bring enough water along as well as any extra snacks you might want.
  • I supply a snack pack along the way and a cold drink at the end. I will also supply a drink halfway on ‘The Point’ walk.
  • Wear walking shoes/boots; bring a hat, suntan lotion, sunglasses (it gets pretty bright some days), and bring a light, warm top.
  • Price includes your conservation fee into Robberg.
  • You will be required to make your own way to Robberg, but I can arrange a taxi if need be.

Booking is essential

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