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LISTEN: Plett Rage ready to go (with more safety measures)

Published: November 24th, 2017
LISTEN: Plett Rage ready to go (with more safety measures)

As matric exams come to an end, matriculants are looking forward to partying in Plettenberg Bay.

The annual event known as Plett Rage, brings together thousands of matric students to the coastal holiday town for a week filled with celebrations.

Spokesperson for Plett Rage, Ronen Klugman, says it's all systems go for the 1 December bash and all security measures are in place to ensure everyone is safe during the festival.

 


Family festival lures the best of the best to Plett

Published: November 23rd, 2017
Family festival lures the best of the best to Plett

THE POWER OF LOVE

Family festival lures the best of the best

The Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge has become synonymous with active family fun and a celebration of all that is summer and sport in Plettenberg Bay. Founded on a family’s love, the annual event is now in its fourteenth year and for the thousands of participants is the highlight of the holidays.  Although all of the eight sporting events held over the two days are designed to be achievable, these events also attract the best of the best. This year the Mokke brothers join a long list of present and past Sabrina Love Ocean celebrity stars which have included the likes of Gary Player, Natalie de Toit and Bruce Fordyce.

David Mokke’s ...more


Plett property sales over R1bn in 2017

Published: November 23rd, 2017
Plett property sales over R1bn in 2017

Plettenberg Bay had property sale transactions worth over R1 billion in 2017, proving to be one of the most sought-after coastal property locations.

According to Property Solutions company, Lightstone's data revealed that Plettenberg Bay has had over a billion rand in transactions over a twelve month period, to end of October 2017.

This is the second successive year for Plettenberg Bay.

‘The local market remains active and agents expect a busy summer season ahead for the sales and rentals market. Despite the weak economic landscape, people are still buying property in Plett, says Seeff’s Licensee for the area, Kevin Engelsman.

Seeff has sold 125 units to the value of over R340 million already ...more


Video: 2nd penguin release in Plett

Published: November 23rd, 2017
Video: 2nd penguin release in Plett

On Saturday 11 November, more than 500 spectators gathered on Plett’s Lookout Beach for the second penguin release of the year. Ten penguins, rehabilitated at Tenikwa Wildlife were released in co-operation with Nature’s Valley Trust and Birdlife South Africa.

The little coastal birds charmed the crowd as they made their way into the water, in a tight group, before gliding out to see to start the next leg of their ocean journey. Bon voyage! And a massive thank you to everyone involved in this project.


Tanja Storm at The Barnyard this Friday

Published: November 22nd, 2017
Tanja Storm at The Barnyard this Friday

Singer-songwriter, musician and performer, Tanja Storm, will be performing a carefully selected collection of her favourite songs as well as her own compositions at The Barnyard this Friday 24th Nov in aid of The Bitou 10 Foundation.

"Music is a part of me – it is who I am," says Tanja who has been under the spotlight of most venues in the Garden Route of the last decade, performing her own compositions to various crowds in the region and as an active music-director, in association with Storm Produktionz and the famous Mel Botes. Tanja has had songs broadcasted over radio stations nation-wide and her music videos were shown on KykNet.

With her soulful, sophisticated style, Tanja captivates any ...more


Kevin Floyd confirmed for Wine & Bubbly Festival

Published: November 22nd, 2017
Kevin Floyd confirmed for Wine & Bubbly Festival

Kevin Floyd will be performing live at this weekend's Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival which will take place on Central Beach in Plettenberg Bay on Saturday and Sunday.

Kevin spent 12 years being a pro musician in the UK, was signed to Caned and Able Records, under the Sony Records umbrella and toured Europe and America with his band called DORP.

He has shared the stage with artists like AHA, The Prodigy and too many more to mention, as well as most of South Africa's biggest artists including Springbok Nude Girls, Just Jinger, Parlotones, Gold Fish, Dan Patlansky, and many more.

Kevin Floyd has recorded in the world’s best studios, including U2's long-time producer Flood's private studio ...more


Libraries to host outreach on Plett beach

Published: November 22nd, 2017
Libraries to host outreach on Plett beach

This December 2017, Bitou Municipality will take its Library Services to the beach for some “Fun in the Sun”. The Library will be visiting Central Beach on 11 – 15 and 18 – 22 December where they will provide a variety of fun activities for individuals and the entire family.

The aim of this initiative is to empower, promote and uplift everyone within our communities to make use of the resources the Bitou Library Services have to offer. Often due to responsibilities (like school, work and studies) we do not get to visit a library, and instead, we rely on our technological devices to fulfill the purpose.

Bitou Municipality's Public Libraries are equipped with fully functioning ICT ...more


Red Frogs number for Matrics at Rage

Published: November 21st, 2017
Red Frogs number for Matrics at Rage

The Red Frogs will once again be running their call center runs 24/7 from the day Rage starts. The Red Frogs are here to help matrics who need their assistance at any time.

Matrics, make sure you've got their number saved! Call them to make a pancake booking, or if you need help in any situation.

Call 060 733 3764


8 of our favourite MCCs to be sipped at the 2017 Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

Published: November 19th, 2017
8 of our favourite MCCs to be sipped at the 2017 Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

We are bringing out the bubbly to toast the good life – because Plett, it’s a feeling! Here are eight of our favourite Méthode Cap Classique wines you won’t want to miss! So go ahead and enjoy all that sparkles on the 25th and 26th of November on Plett’s Central Beach! 

Bramon has been pushing the boundaries of wine-making with their award winning non-traditional Sauvignon Blanc MCC and traditional Blanc de Blanc MCC bubblies, highlighted with two double gold Michelangelo Gran D’or awards in 2015, voted Best MCC at the Terroir awards and a gold Michelangelo in 2016. They were the first to pioneer the unique and popular Sauvignon Blanc MCC and haven’t looked ...more


Experience adventure & wildlife in South Africa

Published: November 18th, 2017
Experience adventure & wildlife in South Africa

According to Plettenberg Bay travelbizmonitor.com, Plett should be a must-see destination for tourists coming to South Africa.

A seaside town on the Garden Route in the Western Cape of South Africa, Plettenberg Bay should be a must-see in the itinerary of travellers for its adventure sports, wildlife, wine and food. On the other hand, Port Elizabeth is a city in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and houses one of the major ports in the Rainbow Nation and is famous for its beaches.

Approximately a three-hour drive from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth, Kathryn B K takes you through these two destinations in the third of four-part ...more


Plett Summer flags like a rainbow

Published: November 15th, 2017
Plett Summer flags like a rainbow

The feeling of the Plett Summer is here and the spirit of the season has not been dampened by the very welcome, torrential rain that our town has experienced over the past 24 hours.

Like a rainbow after the storm, these flags herald the coming of warm sunny days and the promise of new life and growth ahead of us.

Keep your eyes out for the Plett Summer flags at Central Beach in Plett. Here's to a great season!


Plett’s humpback whales from eastern coast of Africa

Published: November 14th, 2017
Plett’s humpback whales from eastern coast of Africa

Jared Harding's post on Ocean Blue Adventures' blog in Plett provides some really interesting information on the humpback whales of South Africa.

Humpback whale populations declined dramatically as a result of large-scale whaling operations during the 19th and 20th centuries. In the southern hemisphere, humpback whales were formally protected from commercial whaling in 1963, although illegal whaling by the Soviets continued into the 1970s. Thankfully, humpback whales have shown a strong recovery since the end of whaling. 

The humpback whales seen off Plettenberg Bay belong to breeding stock C which occurs along the east coast of Africa, with breeding grounds off Mozambique, Madagascar ...more


Facebook and website record highs

Published: November 14th, 2017
Facebook and website record highs

Plett Tourism has had a phenomenal response to our social media marketing and website over the past few years. As our strategy and brand has gained traction online, we have attracted fans across the globe to our main platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the website.

The Plett Tourism Facebook page has just surpassed the 10 000-fans mark, putting it in the top 4% off all Facebook Business and Fan pages, with a regular monthly reach of over 100 000.

Plett Tourism was recently invited by South African Tourism to co-host their Tourism Month Twitter Chat, which provided an opportunity for us to showcase Plett to their 145 000 followers, and other tourism-related accounts.

And in November our ...more


Severe weather expected in Plett on Tuesday

Published: November 13th, 2017
Severe weather expected in Plett on Tuesday

The South African Weather Service has issued a severe weather watch for tomorrow, Tuesday 14 November and Wednesday 15 November.

The alert warns that flooding may occur from approximately 12:00 on Tuesday until approximately midnight on Wednesday along the coastal areas of the Eden district.

Flooding due to expected heavy rain may occur and residents are warned to take the necessary precautions.

Precautions

If possible stay indoors and off the roads, avoid crossing rivers and swollen streams where water is above your ankles. 

If trapped in flooding in a vehicle, abandon it and climb to higher ground. In buildings, move valuables to a safe place above the expected flood level. Switch off ...more


Crowd of 500 at penguin release

Published: November 11th, 2017
Crowd of 500 at penguin release

A crowd of around 500 people gathered at Lookout Beach in Plettenberg Bay this morning to witness the release of 10 penguins and see them off on their adventure back home to the sea. 

The penguins were rehabilitated by Tenikwa Wildlife Hospital and released in collaboration with Nature’s Valley Trust, Birdlife Plettenberg Bay and BirdLife South Africa.


Pink torpedo buoys at beaches in Plett

Published: November 10th, 2017
Pink torpedo buoys at beaches in Plett

NSRI installing Pink Torpedo Buoys at beaches in campaign to address drownings

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has launched a national emergency floatation campaign using Pink Torpedo buoys.

"These brightly coloured rescue devises, chosen because they are easily visible in water are being placed at high risk areas, especially where there are rip currents and no lifeguards on duty," says NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon.

"The sign, which can be attached to a pole or drilled into a wall, holds a Pink Torpedo Buoy and by using simple graphics the NSRI explains that it should be thrown to a person in difficulty and that an untrained person should not enter the water to help or try and rescue ...more


Pee Bee & Mr Bubbles present Wine Theatre at festival in Plett

Published: November 10th, 2017
Pee Bee & Mr Bubbles present Wine Theatre at festival in Plett

INTRODUCING THE PLETT WINE THEATRE AT THE 2017 PLETT WINE & BUBBLY FESTIVAL ON 26 NOVEMBER 

Book your tickets now for Plett’s fourth festival dedicated to all that sparkles; wine, bubbles and the finer things in life. Tickets are R200 per person, and this year we introduce the new Plett Wine Theatre with guest speakers Pieter ‘Mr Bubbles’ Ferreira from Graham Beck Wines and Bramon Cellar Master Anton Smal with well-known wine columnist Peter ‘Pee Bee’ Bishop. Theatre talks will take place in a small, intimate theatre on Sunday for those wanting a wine aficionado experience at R20 per person for each experience... Book Online.

This year’s new Plett Wine Theatre ...more


Plett an air hub to Karoo and beyond

Published: November 10th, 2017
Plett an air hub to Karoo and beyond

South Africa’s Pristine and Beautiful Plettenberg Bay has become an “Air hub” to the Karoo and beyond, leading SA Journalists to explore and discover!

Plettenberg Bay is without question one of the South Africa’s most scenic destinations offering beach, warm waters, Winelands and a whole array of adventure activities for those wishing to seek the perfect holiday destination and indeed for those of all ages! Its panoramic views compare to those of the Mother City of Cape Town.

CemAir offers regularly scheduled flights to Plettenberg Bay from both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Cape Town, for example, connects straight to London and the world beyond and Johannesburg offers onward global ...more