View of Plett from Plettenberg Hotel

Welcome to Plett

For some, its long, lazy days on sunny beaches; for others its Plett’s buzzing night life and high season cocktail circuit! There are those who are up early to ride the forests and go parachuting and bungee jumping… and then there are the monkeys and elephants and other wild animals and birds dotted throughout Plett that make for the perfect fun-filled leisure time.

Oh, and don’t forget to visit our 16 wine estates, go on a township tour, visit a township tavern, or take part in any number of activities that make up the Plett Summer Festival.

Now that we have your attention, there’s a lot more to come! The Plett Summer Festival is the first step to creating a cohesive summer holiday experience – which features the iconic Discovery Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge – and it is part of our plans to build a series of festivals and events during the year to tempt you – and other visitors – back again!

Check out the 2013/2014 Festival & Event Calendar for some appetizing possibilities – there are some well-known events (the Wedge Classic and Plett Easter Games come to mind), and then existing events that are getting a “must-attend” makeover (Plett MTB Triple Challenge, a definite for all mountain bikers).

And then there are exciting new projects: Plett MAD Festival will incorporate last year’s successful Kids of Kurland’s Fringe Festival, and promises to be a spectacular, eclectic mix of theatre, dance, music and fun. And watch the press for some amazing announcements in the near future! Then we have the inaugural Plett Adventure Motorbike Week at the end of April and in September, our first Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival!

The Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival is a key part of the Plett Winelands, an exciting new venture in-the-making which will give Plett a whole new feeling! We will be looking at hiking and biking trails from wine estate to wine estate, with stopovers on the way. And in some cases you will be able to go from one to the other on horseback. We will also be looking at a number of other components, but more of that later.

And in between all of this, keep a look out for the unbelievable local talent coming through the Lunchbox Theatre. They will be playing at various venues in town and at the official switching on of the lights in Main Street.

Ah, so much to do, and so little holiday time!

Please have the best, safest, time of your life. And let us know your favourite Plett feeling by entering our #plettitsafeeling FaceBook contest.

Until next time,

Peter Wallington
Chairman, Plett Tourism

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