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For Visitors

  • Swimming: Rip currents make sea bathing extremely dangerous. Use lagoon or preferably Beach 4 (Blue Flag status in peak season, lifeguards on duty). See swimming guidelines  Tidetable on web  Wind & waves

    Medical: For emergencies, doctors and ambulances: Plettenberg Bay Mediclinic (044 5015 100); NSRI (Emergency 082 990 5975)

    Security: Thefts do occur. See guidelines Report suspicious activities to ADT patrol car on 083 2909085. Police 044 501 1900

    Weather: Forecast.

    Dogs: See notices displayed prominently in the village for where dogs may be off or on leash or where they are not permitted for environmental reasons. View Regulations.

    Accommodation: For B&B and home rentals search on the internet



  • Baboons & monkeys: Do not leave fruit out; keep domestic waste indoors; lock up and shut windows if going out. See guidelines and regulations

    Rubbish: Bins/bags out only on collection days (baboon problem); alternatively deposit bags at Waste Transfer Site in Forest Drive. See guidelines and regulations

    Speed limit: 40kmh; please be aware of children and wildlife

    Hiking: Campsite and Nature’s Valley Trust offices have trail maps (NB. Salt River coastal access is closed by rockfall)

    Hiking and biking trails in Covie: See information and permit arrangements for this beautiful trail

    Fishing: Conditions. Regulations. Permits from The Crags postal agency: 044 5348 710

    Botanical: Phyl Martin Botanical Park and Fynbos Reserve


  • River mouth: Opening by public strictly prohibited. See guidelines and regulations

    Fireworks: Bitou Municipality and National park regulations forbid their use. See guidelines and regulations

    Fires on the beach: Forbidden except at designated areas at the lagoon. See guidelines and regulations  Duty Ranger on 072 917 4474

    Noise and light pollution: Please minimize for wildlife and insects. See guidelines

    Church services: See notice at church hall in St Georges Avenue

    Sewage: Proof of pre-payment needed for municipal ‘honey sucker’ service. See details. Two days notice should be given.

  • Water: Limited supply from river; please use sparingly

    Camping: No camping is allowed in the village area.

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    Getting to Nature's Valley - Google Maps

    Municipal Services Customer Care Line: 0861248686

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