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Plett Tourism’s online community passes 22k

Published: December 6th, 2018
Plett Tourism’s online community passes 22k

Plett Tourism's online community has grown tremendously over the past five years, from just over 2000 in 2013 to a whopping 22 000 enthusiastic and engaged fans across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

Plett Tourism’s social media manager, Janet Middleton, is thrilled with the continued growth saying: "We’re passionate about sharing the best of Plett, engaging with our online community and creating, and gathering, content that is useful and fun for our community and can be used to further promote the town of Plett. Within our Plett Tourism strategic goals, each platform is different and offers us unique opportunities to further implement those goals.

Plett Tourism’s social ...more


StreetSmart diners in Plettenberg Bay do it again in aid of vulnerable children

Published: December 6th, 2018
StreetSmart diners in Plettenberg Bay do it again in aid of vulnerable children

StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping vulnerable children, at risk of becoming street children, rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, has handed over R80,000 to their Plettenberg Bay beneficiaries for 2019.

This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed nationally for 2019 to organisations working with street children and children at risk of becoming street children.

“This amount is made possible by the generosity of the patrons and our partners, who in spite of tough economic circumstances ...more


iKasi Media nominated for an Imagine award

Published: December 5th, 2018
iKasi Media nominated for an Imagine award

iKasi Media was nominated amongst other non profit organisations working for social justice, poverty alleviation and youth development for an Imagine award, hosted at the Artscape Theatre 30th November 2018. We were nominated in the Rural development in Media category, and recognised for the training we have delivered to 100 youth from the Garden Route District.

Being recognised is great, it gives us motivation to continue growing our offering. iKasi Media is now a registered PBO and our training is for free. Our target is previously disadvantaged rural youth who would otherwise not have access to opportunity in the Film TV and Digital Media industry. 

The Imagine Awards was hosted by Iqbal ...more


New Plett Summer magazine out now!

Published: December 4th, 2018
New Plett Summer magazine out now!

The Plett Summer magazine for December 2018 is now out and includes information on events happening this summerin 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...

 

 

 


Report from Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom’s visit to Plett

Published: November 27th, 2018
Report from Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom’s visit to Plett

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom and Bitou Mayor Peter Lobese met stakeholders in an event at The Beacon Island Resort in Plett on Sat 13th Oct.

Click below to read the report from the event. The document deals with Plett Tourism’s purpose, the Plett tourism economy and the importance of Brand Plett, and tables a number of opportunities to continue addressing seasonality and the transformation of Plett’s tourism economy. And it suggests steps which could enable this process.

READ THE REPORT (PDF) 3Mb

 

 

 


Listen: Plett Rage festival organiser says most matrics party responsibly

Published: November 27th, 2018
Listen: Plett Rage festival organiser says most matrics party responsibly

Organisers of the annual Matric Rage festival in Plettenberg Bay say revellers will be enjoying themselves in a "controlled environment".

Ronen Klugman, the festival spokesperson at Plett Rage, says most students party responsibly during the annual event.

On Monday, the majority of matric candidates wrote their final papers and ushered in their freedom.

Read: Marking of matric exams will begin on Friday, says MEC

Klugman says he's seen a big change in student behaviour over the 19 years he's been involved in the event.

He explains that the festival venues have various security measures in place.

In addition, security companies, law enforcement agencies and ...more


Results from the Rocks to Robberg beach run

Published: November 23rd, 2018
Results from the Rocks to Robberg beach run

Rocks to Robberg beach run and beach clean was a fantastic success.

We would like to congratulate all our runners, walkers and beach cleaners, and say a massive thank you to our generous sponsors.

Thank you to our GBC staff and parents, NVT’s Mark Brown, Jared Harding and his volunteers from The Orca Foundation, and our Plettenberg Bay community for the support!

Rocks to Robberg 2018 raised R9,828.90 which will go to Natures Valley Trust and The Orca Foundation.

We will see you all next year for an even bigger and better R2R!

Please see the list of results from the race below.

 

 

ROCKS TO ROBBERG RESULTS 2018

 

PRE-SCHOOL RACE WINNERS

Boys age 2 – 4: Channing Bass

Girls age 2 - 4: ...more


WIN with #PlettSummer Perspectives Photo Competition

Published: November 23rd, 2018
WIN with #PlettSummer Perspectives Photo Competition

WIN with #plettsummer in the #PlettSummer Perspectives Competition

Underwater, through a window, overhead… share your perspective on our Plett Summer Festival and you could win tickets to some of the coolest events on our summer calendar!

Share your photos and videos with Plett Tourism using the hashtag #plettsummer on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook (remember to make them public) and you could be cruising to Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge, Get Lucky Summer or the Summer Colour Run.

T&Cs Apply...

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS The promoter of this contest is the Plett Tourism Association (Plett Tourism), a voluntary association, inter alia, tasked with promoting tourism in Plettenberg ...more

Ten summer events you need to diarise, or book, right now

Published: November 22nd, 2018
Ten summer events you need to diarise, or book, right now

Summer is our busiest time in Plettenberg Bay and, while that doesn’t mean that you can’t take it easy on the beach or soak up the sun at the pool, it certainly isn’t the only game in town.

With two international sporting events, various open-air music venues and any number of seaside activities, you’ll get all the summer fun you’re looking for in Plett these holidays.

Here are ten events that you won’t want to miss:

 

SABRINA LOVE OCEAN CHALLENGE

27 & 28 December 2018

One of Plett’s favourite sporting events and a highlight of the Plett Summer calendar, the Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge has grown year-on-year into a fabulous event with something to offer super ...more


Untouched Adventures wins two coveted awards

Published: November 19th, 2018
Untouched Adventures wins two coveted awards

Untouched Adventures with their very popular Kayak and Lilo Adventure in Storms River Mouth, Tsitiskamma walked away with two coveted awards this weekend in Sandton Johannesburg. 

They received the prestigious SANParks Kudu award for "Best Associated Partner of the year" and also SA Tourism National Lilizella award for "Most Beautiful Scenery". Marthinus van der Westhuizen owner of Untouched Adventures said " I am extremely proud of our team who works hard with passion and dedication to deliver exceptional customer service and I am delighted that this hard work has been recognised by SANParks and South African Tourism."

You will find them in the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route ...more


Watch Plett’s Organic Bitou Honeybush Tea Story

Published: November 18th, 2018
Watch Plett’s Organic Bitou Honeybush Tea Story

Plettenberg Bay farm to table: 100% organic from seed to sip, Organic Bitou Honeybush Tea is grown and harvested right here from the unique Fynbos of the Southern Cape region. Discovered by the indigenous Khoi-San of Southern Africa, what first started out as a medicine has turned into a beverage.

The Organic Bitou Honeybush Tea Story from Grace Harrison on Vimeo.


Safety Alert – Increased inshore shark activity

Published: November 17th, 2018
Safety Alert – Increased inshore shark activity

NSRI Plettenberg Bay and Bitou Municipal authorities are urging public caution to bathers and paddlers along the Plettenberg Bay coastline due to confirmed increase shark activity inshore along the coastline of sharks attracted to and feeding on a juvenile Humpback whale carcass that has washed ashore amongst rocks at Groot Bank, close to Keurboomstrand, off-shore of the Salt River, Groot Bank area, Plettenberg Bay.

Bitou Municipal Solid Waste Removal are investigating options to remove or dispose of the carcass.

This safety alert is current and in place to warn the public of the present danger of increased shark activity brought by this whale carcass and we urge public caution.

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