Cheap Flights to Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay overview

When is the best time to fly to Plettenberg Bay?

Peak season 

Plettenberg Bay enjoys warm weather for most of the year but experiences its peak from October to March. Summer is typically very hot but also very wet and stormy. There are several activities to do such as hiking, kayaking and whale watching to name a couple. Springtime starts around August and runs through to late October and is a warm and mostly dry time of year without excessive temperatures as summer hasn’t quite kicked in yet. 

Off Season 

March is the wettest month of the year and generally autumn as a whole is the quietest time to visit. Due to this you’ll have better luck finding cheap flights to Plettenberg Bay between March and August but you’ll also find yourself more limited on what to do once you get there. The temperatures are cooler and deep sea diving / water sports might be off the cards depending on how you can tolerate cool water. Due to the colder weather you’ll have better luck finding cheap flights to Plettenberg Bay but you’ll also find yourself more limited on what to do once you get there.

How to find cheap flights to Plettenberg Bay?

The best time to book your flights to Plettenberg Bay is during autumn. Ideally you should always aim to secure your flight tickets 2 or 3 months in advance if you can as this will help you find the cheapest flight deals. If this isn’t possible then try to avoid major holidays or school breaks as this will rise up the costs.

How long is the flight to Plettenberg Bay?

Flights from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay: 2 hours 30 minutes 

Flights from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay: 1 hour 15 minutes 

Flights from Bloemfontein to Plettenberg Bay: 5 hours 15 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Plettenberg Bay?

There is only one primary airline that provides cheap flights to Plettenberg Bay and that is CemAir. Although there isn’t any major competition over the route you can still find cheap flight tickets rather easy to come by with a bit of planning, and CemAir is a reasonable airline to travel with. There will be particular days where other airlines are available to fly with however, you might end up paying more.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Your primary means of transport is to jump into a taxi. They are plentiful and you can usually negotiate the price a bit to save a little bit of money. Make sure you’ve agreed on the price before you get in or if you’d prefer once you’ve booked your flight to Plettenberg Bay you can pre-arrange a taxi to collect you. You can also arrange for minibuses or shuttles to collect you but you might find the service slightly more expensive. It’s rare for hotels to provide complimentary shuttles although some do offer them at a fee. If you’re hoping to visit more of the country then you could always rent a car which might save you money in the long run, or if you are coming from George you could drive the entire way as it is only 95km away (1 hour & 20 minutes drive).

Plettenberg Bay insider information

  • Plettenberg Bay might not be the most sought after tourist destination, but it should be after it was classed as one of South Africa’s hidden gems.
  • If you enjoy camping, you’ve no doubt heard of glamping and Plettenberg bay is a fantastic little destination to go glamping in South Africa.

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