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Keurbooms Coastal ‘Explorer’ Eco-Hiking Adventures

Published: September 24th, 2017
Keurbooms Coastal ‘Explorer’ Eco-Hiking Adventures

The coastal area between Keurbooms Strand and Natures Valley is host to possibly the most beautiful and untouched coastal areas and natural forests in South Africa where there is little to no development with only footprints remaining from intrepid adventurers looking to discover the spirit and essence of Africa in its purest form. The coastal features are rugged, challenging and so spectacular and majestic.

The trails traverses a variety of rugged coastal features, awesome beaches, natural untouched indigenous forest and endemic coastal fynbos vegetation types which are host to a very interesting but diverse and exciting species array of birds, trees, plants and elusive yet ...more


Plan a sunset picnic in Plett

Published: September 22nd, 2017
Plan a sunset picnic in Plett

Longer days, and sun soaked early evenings puts everyone in the mood to be outside. For an outing that is fun and unexpected, why not take the family (or just your significant other) on a sunset picnic?

Exploring the legendary natural beauties of Plett and surrounds is hungry and thirsty work. With plenty of options, squirrelling away the freshest and most delectable treats in your backpack or basket is a cinch. A picnic is the perfect interlude to a leisurely hike and if you are stuck for a venue, be sure to work your way to one of Plett’s popular picnic sites.

Robberg Nature Reserve is a true institution. In fact, you haven’t experienced Plett to the full until you’ve set your feet on this awe ...more


Rare secretary birds released into Plett skies after fires in June

Published: September 21st, 2017
Rare secretary birds released into Plett skies after fires in June

The team of Radical Raptors rehab centre for birds of prey had an exciting Monday... TANIA ROBSON tells all

AFTER the June fires, we were inundated with injured and exhausted raptors at our rehabilitation centre behind the restaurant and shops at The Heath. These feathered victims included two Secretary birds - a first for us in eight years of operating the centre!

The birds were picked up at two different locations and both of them were starving. We found the young female close to Knysna Lagoon while the other, an adult male, was picked up at Kranshoek, just off Plett’s Airport Road.

We have nursed them back to health for almost three months now and before ...more


Historic day for Plett Wine Route as Jan Boland pays a visit

Published: September 21st, 2017
Historic day for Plett Wine Route as Jan Boland pays a visit

Famed producer Jan Boland Coetzee held an historic first ‘Symposium on Pinot Noir’ at Bramon Estate to assembled winemakers… and lucky they were! - PETER BISHOP reports

THE full effect of Jan’s symposium on Pinot Noir will take a decade to be realised. It will take discipline as much as it needs awareness… and lucky they remain.

For Jan himself to fulfil his dreams, and to become aware, has taken 50 years, with a wonderful planned run-in over the last decade. Being an industry icon at Kanonkop in the 1970s when he played 127 games as ‘fetcher’ for Western Province, most of these as captain, he also played in six test matches.

After 11 seasons playing for Stellenbosch ...more


Plettenberg Manor named in Top 10 Retirement Estates in SA

Published: September 21st, 2017
Plettenberg Manor named in Top 10 Retirement Estates in SA AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth recently released this year’s review of the top 10 residential estates in South Africa.

The New World Wealth research team visited over 100 residential estates across the country in order to compile the report which contains an overall top 10, as well as top 10s in three different sub-categories including the top 10 retirement estates.

The Plettenberg Manor, on which construction commenced September 2016 with civil works, was listed as one of the top 10 retirement estates. Hein Ehlers, CEO and founder of Devmark Property Group, is delighted with the news. “Plettenberg Bay ranks as one of the top three premier property locations ...more


The definitive guide to the Garden Route

Published: September 21st, 2017
The definitive guide to the Garden Route

Finally, some good news for the Garden Route.

The proclamation of the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve in June 2017 came at a most auspicious time. While the Garden Route was engulfed in flames, the International Coordinating Council (ICC) of UNESCO MAB sat in Paris deciding on the status of the Garden Route. The decision to accept the nomination for this biosphere reserve was met with enormous relief, gratitude and hope, understanding the potential that it holds. Biosphere reserves are given international recognition due to their unique natural, historic and cultural attributes.

The publication of the revised and updated edition of A Guide to the Garden Route could not have been timed ...more


Plett is beaming with the new ‘Living Room with a View’ establishment – The Bungalow Plett

Published: September 20th, 2017
Plett is beaming with the new ‘Living Room with a View’ establishment – The Bungalow Plett

With an assortment of accommodation establishments to choose from, it’s no wonder Plettenberg Bay is excited with one of the newer offerings located on the water’s edge, The Bungalow Plett. It is exactly as it sounds, an amazing living space with an envious view and sand literally at the doorstep.

Sitting amongst majestic Milkwood and Palm trees on wave rider paradise Hobie Beach, The Bungalow Plett offers luxury accommodation with a relaxed tropical atmosphere. In the heart of the action, guests have their pick of all that beach living has to offer. From sprawling decks to beautiful bedrooms, the blue Indian Ocean with its golden beach is something to behold.

It’s ...more


MTO Tour de Plett counting down to race day

Published: September 20th, 2017
MTO Tour de Plett counting down to race day

The 2017 MTO Tour de Plett is counting down to race day. We are looking forward to another great race on the 7th October 2017 it promises to be bigger and better than ever. The route is looking good, prize money has been increased and there are several enhancements to the race village.

 

ONLINE ENTRIES LUCKY DRAW!!!

All entries online before Sept 1 will get an automatic entry into the Lucky draw for a Thule RoundTrip Traveler bike bag. 

 

ADDITIONAL PRIZES 

Sanlam Private Wealth have sponsored two prizes for the 1st placed man and woman in the 60km race. The prize for each is a free entry for a team of two to the Sanlam MTB Invitational 2 day stage race at Rhebokskloof on ...more


Packwood Wine Estate now open on Saturdays

Published: September 19th, 2017
Packwood Wine Estate now open on Saturdays

Plett's Packwood Wine Estate have now extended their opening times to include Saturdays from 10h00 till 15h00.

From 30th September, Packwood Wine Estate will be open every Saturday for wine tasting and delicious homemade cheese platters.

Packwood, an award winning vineyard & country estate on the Garden Route between Plettenberg Bay & Knysna, is surrounded by indigenous forests, amazing views and nature in abundance. Their still wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a Rosé, and they also produce a delicate pink MCC with their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.

Contact Packwood on +27 (0) 83 999 9521 to book.


Vintage and Vine Soiree at Luka outside Plett

Published: September 17th, 2017
Vintage and Vine Soiree at Luka outside Plett

On the heels of the very successful Truck & Vine Festival at Redford Lane Wines last year, a brand new festival offering will be coming to Luka wine farm near Plettenberg Bay on Saturday October 21.

Mediaboxx Events’ Vintage and Vine Soiree promises to transport visitors back to a golden era of vintage wheels, speakeasies, old world charm and, of course, lots of tipple.

Daytime fun, starting at 11am and ending at 4pm, will be very much a family affair, with gourmet food, live entertainment, a vintage motorcycle and bicycle showcase and children’s activities on offer.

A wine bar, coffee and craft beer will keep the parents happy.
Entry will be R100 per adult (pre-sale) and R120 at ...more


Farm Fresh Produce in Plett

Published: September 14th, 2017
Farm Fresh Produce in Plett

Discover fresh seasonal ingredients, meet the people producing your food, and experience the community’s true culture.

As sure as the warm weather rolls in every spring, farmers’ markets grace towns with fresh produce, seasonal ingredients, artisanal products, and community culture. Local farmers’ markets showcase regional identity, and we love visiting fresh produce suppliers in Plett. With such a rich agricultural offering, you will go home with a delicious meal, no matter the season.

The Wednesday Market at Old Nick is an excellent excuse to pop out for a midweek experience. With an array of locally grown and homemade foods on offer, the vendors ply their trade with happy hearts and a ...more


Special offers on accommodation in Plett

Published: September 13th, 2017
Special offers on accommodation in Plett

It's low season in Plett and there are plenty of special offers on accommodation to encourage visitors to stay in Plett over the quiet months.

Click here to view all the amazing accommodation specials currently on offer.

In addition, check out the discounted activities available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Guided Experiential Bush, Beach and Marine Eco-Learning Adventures

Published: September 13th, 2017
Guided Experiential Bush, Beach and Marine Eco-Learning Adventures

The African Edu-Eco Wizard has devised a number of Experiential Bush Eco-Learning Adventures on the Garden Route to challenge people and teams in unfamiliar terrain with all the hidden secrets, dangers and pleasures of the African Bush, Beach and Marine environments exposed.

Experiential and Transformational Adventure Programming is aimed at understanding concepts, enriching the knowledge of old concepts, or generating awareness of previously unknown needs through adventure. We characterise participants in these programs as people focused on learning through adventure. The bush and its inhabitants demonstrate a number of synergies with normal human existence where ...more


CapeNature Access Week 18-25 Sep

Published: September 13th, 2017
CapeNature Access Week 18-25 Sep

CapeNature Access week runs from 18 to 25 September and allows FREE entry to Robberg and Keurbooms nature reserves, among others in the Cape Province.


Lunchbox Theatre’s Arbour Day

Published: September 13th, 2017
Lunchbox Theatre’s Arbour Day

Lunchbox Theatre would like to thank Garden Route Biosphere Reserve, Nature’s Valley Trust, Plett Botanical Society and the Plett Environment Forum for their support in making Plett even more beautiful on Arbour Day, 9 September 2017. 

They also particularly want to thank all the special families who came out to help them plant the 10 Yellowwoods and undertook to care for these special trees, which were kindly donated by Bitou Municipality, as the kids grow up.  Their reward was the staging of the free tremendous Tree Show which is always great fun to see.

Please visit Lunchbox Theatre and Plett Green Growth Facebook Pages for more photos. See you next Arbour Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Plett’s new roadside coffee shop

Published: September 12th, 2017
Plett’s new roadside coffee shop

Situated just outside of Plettenberg Bay, there is a beautiful coffee shop in The Crags called Bread and Brew (just off the N2) serving their very own homemade quiches, pies, bobotie, cottage pie and more!

Serves:

Bread, Brew, homemade, quiche, pies, bobotie, cottage pie and coffee.

Trading hours:

MON – FRI 08:00 – 17:00
SAT 08:00 – 16:00
SUN 08:00 – 14:00


Plett Daily Diary for this month and next

Published: September 8th, 2017
Plett Daily Diary for this month and next

Want to know what's on in Plett during September and October 2017 - look no further - download the daily diary here.

 


Video: Highlights from SA Senior Open Golf in Plett

Published: September 7th, 2017
Video: Highlights from SA Senior Open Golf in Plett

Highlights from the South African Senior Open hosted by Bitou Municipality which took place in Plettenberg Bay recently.

Next year's EWT SA Seniors Golf Tour & Hall of Fame will take place from 2-7 April 2018 at Plett Country Club. For more information contact Gary Grant on 082 990 3723 or email gary@acceleratesport.com.