Home | Blog

Flying High

Published: October 16th, 2018
Flying High

That otherworldly screaming you’re hearing is most probably your own voice as you throw yourself off a bridge or jumped from a plane! Calling all adrenaline and extreme sport junkies… it’s that time again when you feel the rush of blood to your head and let the endorphins wash over every cell in your body. Plett is home to several outdoor adrenaline fun activities beckoning those who enjoy nothing more than having the daylights scared right out of them. So where can you go if you feel the need for goosebumps?

At AfriCanyon, nestled in the valleys of The Crags, you’ll find a treasure trove of adrenaline filled activities. If it’s a rush you’re seeking, then look no further. Here, professional guides are trained ...more


New Adventure & Nature magazine out now!

Published: October 10th, 2018
New Adventure & Nature magazine out now!

The Plett Adventure & Nature magazine for October 2018 is now out and includes information on events happening this spring in Plettenberg Bay, with editorials, activities and special offers.

Get your copy at various locations in Plett, or pop into the Plett Tourism office to pick one up!

If you're not in town you can read it online here. 

 

 

 


Plett Tourism Pops the Cork on the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

Published: October 8th, 2018
Plett Tourism Pops the Cork on the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

Plett Tourism Pops the Cork on the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival – rescheduling for 23 & 24 March 2019

The annual event has been moved from October to March, falling in line with the Plett Winelands harvest and the first long-school holidays. Enjoy an epic weekend celebrating some of South Africa’s best bubbly wine from the smallest wine of origin region in South Africa – the Plett Winelands. The Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival is a celebration of the region’s wines and farm-to-table products. Taking place on Central Beach in Plettenberg Bay on the 23rd and 24th of March, 2019. The Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival brings together serious wine collectors, luxury consumers, and ...more


Top picks for Plett camping adventures

Published: October 5th, 2018
Top picks for Plett camping adventures

As daylight slowly begins to increase in hours and the evening temperatures become tank-and-cooler-box worthy, the Plett wilderness is at its absolute best. For both warmer-weather camping connoisseurs and migrating heat-seekers alike, Plett’s diverse natural landscape caters to the camping needs of different adventurers. What better way to welcome in the changing temperatures than by spending a night beneath the stars next to a glorious sunrise or sunset? With so many great choices, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide where to begin. Luckily, we have put together a list with some of our favourite picks, so you can put the wheels in motion and start planning your own spring or summer camping ...more


New overnight Cape Kayak Camino in Plett

Published: October 5th, 2018
New overnight Cape Kayak Camino in Plett

Johan Loots, psychologist, teacher, author and pioneer sea-kayak tour operator tells about the inspiration for his company Real Cape Adventures’ new overnight Cape Kayak Camino in Plettenberg Bay.

Real Cape Adventures cc, founded in 1995 in anticipation of a surge of curious and eco-sensitive visitors, has introduced a new product to showcase the African wilderness. Its goal: to provide visitors with genuine local activities and experiences, one of which was to explore parts of the beautiful coast by kayak. To this end it established and promoted sea kayak operations in Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay and beyond. Recently a chance meeting led to a new operation in Northern Spain, which is now ...more


Andile Khumalo woos crowd at Plett Tourism’s Conversations in Kwano

Published: October 4th, 2018
Andile Khumalo woos crowd at Plett Tourism’s Conversations in Kwano Wandisile’s Plett

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo 

The second installment of the Plett Tourism’s Conversations in Kwano took place at the newly established N2 Lounge situated at the entrance of Kwano, and saw investment banker extraordinaire Andile Khumalo winning the hearts of everyone in attendance, including this lowly writer, something that doesn’t happen often.

The idea behind the talk was born last year, after having a conversation with Plett Tourism Chairman, Peter Wallington, we both decided that there is a void that needs to be filled, that we needed to talk with ourselves and not across ourselves, with the hope that by doing so we will be one step closer ...more


Luka Wine Farm wins Gold & Silver at Michelangelo Awards

Published: October 4th, 2018
Luka Wine Farm wins Gold & Silver at Michelangelo Awards

Luka Wine Farm, located in the Harkerville area of the Plett Winelands, has just been awarded a Silver for their 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and a Gold for their 2017 Rosé vintages.

“It’s our first Rosé and we are extremely excited about this beautiful new addition to the Plett Winelands,” says owner Mark Barnard.

A milestone for Luka Wine Farm was when they were awarded the first Michelangelo Gold medal for any Sauvignon Blanc in the Garden Route, in 2016 for their 2015 Sauvignon Blanc vintage.

The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards is the largest wine and spirits competition in Africa and their judging panel includes international judges hailing from five ...more


Video: Southern right mother and calf in Plett bay

Published: October 1st, 2018
Video: Southern right mother and calf in Plett bay

This year we have not seen as many whales as previous years. On Friday on my way home I decided to stop at the wreck for a surf, and what a treat to find this mama and calf just taking it easy in our beautiful bay.

One day I dream of being in the water with these amazing creatures, but for now I can just appreciate them like this.

Also found a small seal and a pair of oyster catchers.

So abundant, so grateful and I hope you can appreciate them as much as I do.

G


September mostly about riding for Plett Adventure Team

Published: September 30th, 2018
September mostly about riding for Plett Adventure Team

Petrus Maree of Plett Adventure Racing Team reports on the races and trails they took part in during September.

--- + ---

September has been mostly about riding... my new bike, the luxury of dual suspension combined with the responsiveness of full carbon frame, words cannot explain...  Fitting in as many rides as possible between the September cold fronts with close to 250mm of rain, some snow... and work deadlines which in Plett, being a holiday destination, is starting to bottleneck towards December….

Some snow missions between Uniondale and Joubertina were fun and unexpected for September!

For the DR EVIL CLASSIC 3 DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE STAGE RACE I teamed up with former ...more


Rage FAQ’s

Published: September 28th, 2018
Rage FAQ’s

With just two months to go before the start of Plett Rage 2018, the last of tickets are being booked, final accommodation plans are being made, local businesses interest is being piqued and the community at large is starting to want to find out more about the event.

That’s why we have created this. An FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) fact sheet that, in this first edition, covers the key points that hopefully answer many of your questions. Whilst only covering some of the salient points here, we would very much welcome your questions going forward so please send any queries through to The Worx (contact detail below) and they will be as swift as they are thorough in getting back to you.

 

What are the festival ...more


Plett Chef invited to cook in Abu Dhabi!

Published: September 25th, 2018
Plett Chef invited to cook in Abu Dhabi!

SA’s Chef Martha Williams has been invited to cook in Abu Dhabi!

Chef Martha Williams from the 5-star Plettenberg Hotel has been invited to cook at the Cape Malay Food Festival at Vasco’s, Hilton in Abu Dhabi from 28 September to 6 October 2018. She will present her delicious South African recipes in her unique Cape Malay cooking style.

During this week she will present a special Cape Malay menu with meals like Bobotie, Tomato Bredie and Masala Fish to name a few. For desert she will present true South African treats like Malva Pudding and koeksisters. Martha will share her stories and tell visitors more about her love for the Cape Malay cuisine.

Williams said: "Food is an incredibly ...more


Celebrating heritage through music

Published: September 25th, 2018
Celebrating heritage through music

The Plett Choral Culture hosted their very first festival on Saturday, celebrating heritage through music at KwaNokuthula Primary School. 

Click here for the photo gallery

The festival featured SATMA nominees Abantwana, Murray High School choir and traditional dancers all under the leadership of Anelisiwe Mnyaka, their choir conductor in partnership with One Art Projects and Plett Tourism.

The performers delivered a variety of music that either made their audience dance or brought them to tears and in the spirit of keeping all things traditional, a range of African cuisines was available.

The event was sponsored by Plett Tourism.

Click here for the article posted by Knysna-Plett Herald