A crocked finger of rock curling into the ocean south of Plettenberg Bay, the Robberg Peninsula is a nature reserve and national monument. No development is allowed here, and the only access is on one of three circular hiking routes. The rocky ridge drops steeply to sandy beaches, often covered at high tide. Scouring winds have kept the vegetation low and scrub-like, as well as causing sand dunes and sand bars to drift into creation. A roundtrip to the tip of the peninsula will take about four hours, and can only be done at low tide. It’s a remote and beautiful spot, ideal for those who enjoy their hiking and getting close to nature.