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Where to find the best seafood in SA

Published: March 3rd, 2020
Where to find the best seafood in SA Two Plett eateries among the best seafood restaurants in SA

According to "Eat Out", two well known Plett eateries feature among the best seafood restaurants in South Africa.

The Fat Fish

"The menu at this restaurant, just a stone’s throw away from the sea, features all the hits. Start with inventive sushi or tapas plates of Cajun deep-fried squid, oysters, or whitebait in a black garlic aïoli. Then move onto mains of grilled catch of the day with buttery sauce and baby potatoes. Poké bowls and celebration-worthy seafood platters are also a treat."

The Fat Fish Calamari

Ristorante Enrico

"A meal here is the pinnacle of the Garden Route holiday experience, and while Italian ...more


VIDEO: Doing it for the children of Plett

Published: February 24th, 2020
VIDEO: Doing it for the children of Plett

Plett Tourism's web developer Brendon Morris will be riding with the Lunchbox Legends Team again this year in the Cape Town Cycle Tour in a bid to raise funds for the education of the children of Plett.

HELP BRENDON AND THE LUNCHBOX THEATRE

 

 

About this quest

"Last year I managed a very mediocre time (I’m blaming it on the southeaster), perhaps secretly so that I could easily improve on it this year! But apart from the personal challenge and the fun of riding with the team, this is about raising funds for the education of the people (our children) who will run this world after we’ve had our chance.

Lunchbox Theatre does some amazing work ...more


What to do in Plett: the Married Wanderers

Published: February 3rd, 2020
What to do in Plett: the Married Wanderers

This slice of heaven along the Garden Route is a holiday destination of note!! A laid back coastal town that stole of our hearts and fed our wanderlust!! Here are some of our personal best experiences to serve as your travel guide on what to do in Plettenberg Bay.

Robberg Nature Reserve

Hiking in Robberg Nature Reserve is by far our favourite experience in Plett. This place is unreal – crystal blue water, velvet sand dunes and viewpoint after viewpoint after viewpoint!!

We packed a bag and a flask of coffee, put our hiking shoes on and walked the 4km trail loop to the island. We entered the reserve as soon as the Cape Nature gate opened and completely missed the ...more


Delicious Food at Market on Main

Published: January 31st, 2020
Delicious Food at Market on Main Wandisile’s Plett

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo.

Delicious Food at Market on Main

If you enjoy home-made food away from home, in a laid-back and chilled atmosphere, then the Market on Main is the place for you. What better place to mingle with the locals, visitors and loved ones if not at the market anyway?

I recently popped in with a bunch of friends for some late lunch snacks and it was a treat. I had a chicken stir fry (freshly made on the spot); someone else in our group had a good old South African dish - pap and vleis, and the other had fresh fish and chips.

The rule here is that you bring your own alcoholic beverages to complement the delicious treat of your choice.

I must be honest, Market on ...more


Local entrepreneur and entertainer DJ Mjilo gives back to the community

Published: January 28th, 2020
Local entrepreneur and entertainer DJ Mjilo gives back to the community Wandisile’s Plett

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo.

Local entrepreneur and entertainer DJ Mjilo gives back to the community

The school term started on a positive note for some pupils from Murray High as local entrepreneur and entertainer Luzuko Jonas, popularly known as DJ Mjilo, donated school shoes to those in need.

DJ Mjilo himself being an alumni of Murray High made the right call when he donated about 100 school shoes to needy students, and speaking to him briefly the DJ told me that he plans to do even more in the coming years.

The DJ Mjilo Initiative with school teachers, Mr Mayila (far right), Miss Lekker (far left), and Bitou Municipality ...more

Video: Paddling with dolphins and a humpback whale

Published: January 22nd, 2020
Video: Paddling with dolphins and a humpback whale

Local stand-up-paddle-boarding guide and videographer, Garth Ensley was fortunate to capture an amazing encounter with both dolphins and a young humpback whale!

Watch the enthralling footage below…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b5nDVqDOgM

Win tickets for two to the Watercourse History Fest in Plett

Published: January 22nd, 2020
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Win tickets for two to the Watercourse History Fest in Plett from 13-15 Feb 2020.

ENTER ALL THREE WEEKS IN ONE by emailing your answers to socialmedia@pletttourism.com

WEEK ONE... Question 1: What is the name of the new early human culture route launched along the coastline of the Western Cape in 2018? The answer can be found here...

WEEK TWO... Question 2: Can you identify the site in the photograph featured alongside?

WEEK THREE... Question 3: Who led the displaced Griquas to their new home in Kranshoek, Plettenberg Bay in the early part of the 20th century?  The answer can be ...more

Sunrise sunset

Published: January 21st, 2020
Sunrise sunset

If there’s one thing that Plettenberg Bay has in spades, it’s natural beauty. And, when better to enjoy that natural beauty than during the magical golden hour as the sun rises and sets.

Here are some favourite spots to take in these special moments with a coffee or a glass of wine, and enjoy nature’s light show of pinks, oranges and purples complete with a salty sea breeze and the sounds of the ocean…

ROBBERG PENINSULA (sunrise and sunset)

Both sunrises and sunsets are particularly spectacular on Robberg. The reserve opens at sunrise and closes at sunset, so times change with the season – it’s best to check before you head out. Sunrises are best enjoyed from the viewing deck on the eastern side ...more


From desk to dirtbag, hitting the trails in Plett

Published: January 13th, 2020
From desk to dirtbag, hitting the trails in Plett

While the Robberg Nature Reserve hiking trails may be our masterpiece, they are certainly not the only trails worth tramping. The mountains, cliffs, forests, fields and beaches of Plettenberg Bay are criss-crossed with hiking and running trails offering breathtaking views and immersion in nature. Here’s an introduction to our most popular trails.

Whether you’re a casual day tripper, outdoors enjoying nature, or a seasoned hiker/trail runner on a mission, our area has more than its fair share on offer. Ranging from light strolls to heel-splitting, blistering gorges, Plett has it all and it’s gorgeous!

Kranshoek Coastal Walk is a tough trail. It meanders slowly down to ...more


Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge 2019 presented by Discovery the best ever

Published: January 7th, 2020
Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge 2019 presented by Discovery the best ever

This year's popular Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge presented by Discovery was the biggest and most successful of all events to date with nearly 3,000 entries over three days on 27, 29 and 30 December 2019.

Almost R1 million was raised for the Sabrina Love Foundation which will go to caring for children with special needs in the Bitou area of the Garden Route.

Surfski Double - Photo by Glenn Murray

Eleven events had participants running, paddling, swimming and cycling at Plettenberg Bay's Central Beach and the beautiful Kurland Estate. This year saw the trail runs and MTB races split over two days and the introduction of two new events to get participants ...more


Photos from Robberg Fine Foods Classic Beach Regatta

Published: January 7th, 2020
Photos from Robberg Fine Foods Classic Beach Regatta

The Robberg Fine Foods Classic Beach Regatta was held for the third year during the long weekend in December, and had a record number of thirty catamarans launching off Plett’s iconic Hobie Beach for a series of races over three days, from Saturday to Monday.

Take a look at some of the photos from the event, and view more here.



Plett laser show draws much support in place of fireworks

Published: January 1st, 2020
Plett laser show draws much support in place of fireworks

In place of the usual fireworks display in Plett, the groundbreaking first laser show on Plett's Central Beach drew a lot of support from local animal rights activists, fire protection services and the public in general.

The show, supported by Bitou Municipality, was sponsored by the Grand Africa Lookout Beach and organised by Plett Tourism board member Marius Venter.

The move has gained much support from activists around the country, with many news websites reporting favourably on it:

Eye Witness News: Plettenberg bay venue cans nye fireworks displaySABC News: Plettenberg Bay replaces fireworks with laser showCape Town Etc: Plett replaces NYE fireworks ...more