A little slice of paradise

Keurbooms (aka Keurboomstrand and Keurboomsrivier) is a place I had always noticed on trips to or via Plettenburg bay, but had never made the effort to explore . I’m so glad I finally did.


This small tucked-away hidey-hole has so much to offer. I have spent everything from family vacations there to news years celebrations and most recently I took my sister away for her bachelorette weekend. In Keurbooms you can have the best of 3 worlds…on the one side you are metres from a beautiful lagoon, on the other side you either glimpse the ocean or literally step onto the beach and if you want a view of all three, you can stay upon the hilltop surrounded by lush vegetation and trees and peak out at both the lagoon and sea in the distance

Keurbooms has an array of activities on the line. If you want a day of nature bonding, you can hire a boat for the family or a canoe for two and sail up the river, stopping off for a picnic lunch. If you’d prefer a day of getting sun-kissed, head to the beach and catch a tan building sandcastles among the uniquely formed rocks that decorate the sand or take a stroll along to Arch rock and watch as the waves crash and impact the rockfaces with a tremendous energy.

When it is sundowner time, choose to watch the sunrays fade along the banks of the lagoon or observe the sunset upon the deck of the very popular Enricos. This is the most central restaurant around the Keurbooms area and caters for all types of food lovers. I personally recommend any seafood dish, particularly the tiger prawns or sole and chips. You can’t go wrong with any of the pasta dishes as well.

Thyme and Again coffee shop is a short distance away should you need to top up on any groceries, they also have a brilliant bakery that sells all sorts of sweet treats. The rest of civilization is but a few kilometres away should you need anything else, about fifteen minutes and you’ll be in the heart of Plett. So next time you are in the area, do yourself a favour and make a pitstop, you will not be disappointed. 🙂


Lagoon at sunset


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