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Plettenberg Bay (Afrikaans: Plettenbergbaai), nicknamed Plet or Plett, is the primary town of the Bitou Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. As of the census of 2001, there were 29,149 population. It was originally named Bahia Formosa ("beautiful bay") by early Portuguese explorers and lies on South Africa's Garden Route 210 km from Port Elizabeth and about 600 km from Cape Town.

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Planning a vacation to Plettenberg Bay in South Africa? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. The nearest major city to Plettenberg Bay is Oudtshoorn. Oudtshoorn is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, White Shark Africa, Pinnacle Point Beach And Golf Resort. To reach Plettenberg Bay, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Oudtshoorn. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

 

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Facts and Stats for Plettenberg Bay*

  • Plettenberg Bay: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Plettenberg Bay for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Plettenberg Bay.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Plettenberg Bay - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.55 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.01 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.6 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 64.82 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Plettenberg Bay

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Plettenberg Bay

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.62 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.96 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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