Published: June 21st, 2018
In this article, Caira-Lee of Women on Wheels encourages travellers to make the journey a part of an unforgettable experience with her pick of the best travel destinations, which includes Plett and the Garden Route.
Following the beautiful stretch of coastline that connects South Africa’s Mossel Bay with the Storms River, the Garden Route is named for its expanses of endemic wildflowers. However, a drive along the route will also have you pass beside isolated sandy beaches, through vineyards, over mountain passes, and into areas of forest.
With the second mildest climate in the world (after Hawaii), the Garden Route is sandwiched between the warm surfer-loved waves of the Indian ...more
Published: June 20th, 2018
A group of 11 top travel agents from the United Kingdom were recently in Plettenberg Bay. This was part of an organised educational tour in collaboration with Wesgro, South African Tourism, Garden Route and Klein Karoo Tourism offices, and the Plett Tourism Association.
The group spent June 15 visiting the Plettenberg Bay area, with their first activity being a guided marine safari with Ocean Blue Adventures.
From May to October, Plettenberg Bay is part of the migratory whale route for several species. Southern right whales, humpback whales and the local Bryde’s whale are all in abundance during this period.
Patty Butterworth, Media Relations Officer for Plett Tourism, said: ...more
Published: June 20th, 2018
An introduction to winter in Plettenberg Bay
Over the years Plett has become more than just the perfect family summer destination. Plett winters are full of sunshine, crisp weather and loads of fun. Whether you’re an international traveller or a local looking for something cool to do over the weekends or during school holidays, Plett has an excellent selection of events and festivals – a great way to find the best in outdoor adventure sport, music, visual arts, performing arts, film, food, historical, ethnic and community cultural activities.
It’s Whale Season. Gentle giants of the sea visit our beautiful bay to rest, calf and rear their young. The MTB trails ...more
Published: June 19th, 2018
The Department of Tourism in collaboration with the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) seeks to strengthen and accelerate transformation in the tourism sector by offering a combination of grant funding, debt finance and equity contributions for black investors and community based projects in the tourism sector through the fund. The NEF is responsible for administering the Fund on behalf of the Department of Tourism.
An Application window for the Fund is currently open until the 31 August 2018.
In order to be considered for funding, interested parties need to complete, sign and submit this Application Form and Checklist together with supporting documents to the NEF for ...more
Published: June 18th, 2018
The Plett Culture & Heritage magazine 2018 is now out and includes information on events happening this winter during the Plett ARTS Festival in Plettenberg Bay, 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.
Published: June 18th, 2018
by Patty Butterworth
Plett Tourism is excited to introduce a new experience at the 2018 Plett ARTS Festival – AFRIDOCS in Plett. In collaboration with Afridocs and Ikasi Media, this compelling new addition makes its debut with special screenings of the best of African documentary films between 4 and 6 July at the Piesang Valley Hall. A cash bar, food trucks and entertainment will be available for guests. Please refer to the website for daily screening times, entertainment and other important information.
Meet film makers and share the life experiences of Africa’s legends, makers of history and ordinary people on the big screen. Adding insight and context to the ...more
Published: June 15th, 2018
The Plettenberg, part of The Liz McGrath Collection, the flagship property along the Garden Route, will partner with Plettenberg Bay Tourism to host the upcoming Plett Arts Festival starting on 25 June until 9 July, 2018.
At The Plettenberg, on 25 June, at 11:00 to 16:00, Strauss & Co will hold an art valuation day for anyone who would like to have their private art work valuated followed by an art talk in the evening with wines and canapés. The art valuation is R100 donation (optional) to the Sabrina Love foundation and wine and canapé art talk is R 150.00 per person.
The Milkwood Gallery and the Vernissage Re-Constructed exhibition will launch on 26 and 27 June and on the evening of ...more
Published: June 15th, 2018
In collaboration with Wesgro, SA Tourism (SAT) and the GR&KK offices, Plett Tourism Association, Ocean Blue Adventures and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary hosted 11 of the top travel agents from the United Kingdom on the 15th of June, 2018.
Their local experience included a guided marine safari with Ocean Blue Adventures. The day was slightly overcast and coolish weather – the perfect opportunity to witness our winter visitors in full action. This was followed by a visit with Lara Mostert at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary for a tour of the facility and a visit with some of the special species who call Jukani home.
Plettenberg Bay is part of the migratory whale route for several species during ...more
Published: June 12th, 2018
Ever wondered what the activities have to say about their product? Well, recently we posed 3 questions to some of the local adventure activities in and around Plett.
Here's what Hog Hollow Horse Trails had to say:
PT: What makes your product unique?
It's a unique way to explore The Crags. Guests can tailor make their own day. We are the only horse drawn carriage wine tasting trail on the Garden Route. And we cater for all ages, abilities and maximum weight greater than other horse trail operators.
Hog Hollow Horse Trails offers guests the unique opportunity to explore and enjoy the beautiful area at the foot of the Tstsikamma Mountains known as The ...more
Published: June 4th, 2018
World Afrobeat Music composer and performer, versatile saxophonist and dynamic vocalist, Femi Koya is the new face of the African Renaissance, combining West African highlife and Jazz, South African Sofiatown with a nostalgic Afrobeat root sounds, his music is a rich blend of deep and sultry Afrobeat and contemporary groove.
He is urban and urbane. His life’s journey - a story of migration from the West to the South - resonates in his music, which creates a conscious dialogue between West African and South African sounds. This musical fusion demonstrates the path to a new and culturally integrated Africa in which a common heritage is reinforced to meet the needs of today's world. His quest is ...more
Published: June 1st, 2018
Born to communist and trade unionist parents in Johannesburg in 1935, his career in human rights activism can be traced back to 1952, when as a 17 year old second year law student at UCT, he took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign. Three years later he would attend the Congress of the people in Kliptown where the Freedom Charter was adopted.
As a member of the ANC, Justice Albie helped draft the ANC’s code of conduct and statutes, also as a member of the constitutional committee, he participated in the making of the South African constitution in 1996.
Appointed by Nelson Mandela to serve as the constitutional court judge, a role he stayed in from 1994 until he retired ...more
Published: May 30th, 2018
HotChillee has announced the World’s First 7-Day Point to Point Gravel Stage Race and Plettenberg Bay has been chosen as the end point.
The Rainmaker RollerCoaster, the world’s first seven-day point to point gravel stage race, will take place from 6-12 October 2018 in the Western Cape, South Africa.
The Rainmaker RollerCoaster is the latest offering from HotChillee, the cycling event group behind the renowned LONDON-PARIS and Cape Rouleur races. HotChillee has embraced the growing phenomenon of gravel riding over the past three years and have joined forces with digital disrupter Rainmaker Solutions, the title sponsor of the inaugural event.
The Rainmaker RollerCoaster offers ...more