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The Definitive Guide to Activities in the Area of Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay Area, South Africa


Location of Nature's Valley

To view the location of Nectar Cottage and check availability please see Map and Availability
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Getting there

See Air Travel and Train Travel for flights and trains to and from Nature's Valley

Take the N1 until Colesberg. At Colesberg turn onto the N9 via Graaff-Reinet until Uniondale. At Uniondale, turn onto the R339. After Prince Alfred's Pass turn onto the R340 towards Plettenberg Bay. When you reach the N2, travel east towards Humansdorp and Port Elizabeth. (Note that the route after Uniondale includes sand roads).
Total distance approximately 1200 kms
For alternate routes (Approx. 100 kms longer)
1. Continue on the N9 till George. Take the N2 direction Knysna, Plettenberg Bay.
2. The route via Port Elizabeth is an easy road without mountain passes.
Travel east (direction Port Elizabeth) along the N2 from Plettenberg Bay for approximately 35 kilometres. Once you have passed Keurbooms and The Crags, just before the Bloukrans River bridge, turn right onto the R102, signposted Nature's Valley.
Take the Nature's Valley R102 turnoff just after the N2 tollgate.
FROM THE R102 (10 kms)
After approximately 10 km, enter Nature's Valley.


The following table gives approximate distances by car

Johannesburg to Nature's Valley (via Graaff-Reinet and Prince Alfred's Pass) 1200 km
Johannesburg to Nature's Valley (via Port Elizabeth) 1300 km
Cape Town to Nature's Valley on the N2 600 km
Port Elizabeth to Nature's Valley 210 km
Nature's Valley to Storms River Mouth 45 km
Nature's Valley to Plettenberg Bay 37 km
Nature's Valley to Knysna 68 km
Nature's Valley to Wilderness 115 km
Nature's Valley to George 130 km
Nature's Valley to Prince Alfred's Pass 110 km

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