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Springboks in Plettenberg Bay next week

Published: May 25th, 2017
Springboks in Plettenberg Bay next week

The new Springbok rugby squad will be in Plettenberg Bay next week for a training camp to prepare the team for the upcoming Castle Larger Incoming Series of three tests against France.

The team-members under the new leadership of Warren Whitley – the 58th Springbok captain – will be limbering up in this coastal haven for a week to prepare for the tests against the French on June 10 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, June 17 at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban and June 24 at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.

The Springboks and other international teams are no strangers to Plettenberg Bay, which has hosted training camps for our national squad in 1999, 2000 and 2001 as well as the ...more


Plett featured in Getaway magazine

Published: May 23rd, 2017
Plett featured in Getaway magazine

Plettenberg Bay features in the latest issue of Getaway Magazine in an Insider’s guide article by local writer Emma Jordan.

"Not-so-posh Plett will surprise you," writes Emma, whose article featured photos by Vanessa Brewer.

 

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Get 40% off accommodation at Cape Nature

Published: May 23rd, 2017
Get 40% off accommodation at Cape Nature

Get 40% off accommodation at Cape Nature from 1 May to 31 August.

Pay less, get more! Thanks to our discounted holiday rates, you can now afford to visit our nature reserves more often, and linger a little longer this winter. Perhaps you want to set yourself the challenge of visiting all 24 CapeNature reserves, or maybe you simply want to frequent that one natural gem that’s stolen your heart.

Book your stay today to take advantage of our unbeatable winter accommodation offer! If you book online, you’ll receive a FREE bottle of Tangled Tree wine to really warm the heart and limbs.

Offer valid from 1 May until 31 August 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

 

 

 

 

 


Plett restaurants with menus in foreign languages

Published: May 22nd, 2017
Plett restaurants with menus in foreign languages

As a popular tourist destination, Plett attracts foreigners from all over the world, and up until now these restaurant goers have had to read the menu in English and hope they get what they think they've ordered.

Menu International has changed all this with their innovative menu translation feature available from www.menuinternational.co.za.

Around seven Plett restaurants now offer their menus in a number of foreign languages, and this figure is growing fast. The foreign menus are accessible and compatible with smartphones, tablets and laptops.

To see an example of one of these menus in action, click here.

Currently, the following restaurants in Plett are on the system, and ...more


Plett Adventure Racing Team 10th in Expedition Africa 2017

Published: May 20th, 2017
Plett Adventure Racing Team 10th in Expedition Africa 2017

Plett Adventure Racing Team wrap up their Expedition Africa 2017 race placing an impressive 10 out of 39 

The Expedition Africa 2017 adventure race saw team Skylotec Adventure place first on Wednesday, 18th of May after only four days of racing. As they anticipated their several days of catching up on sleep and stuffing themselves to replenish and refuel their minds and bodies, the remaining racers were still dreaming of crossing that line.

Plett Tourism’s sponsored participants, the Plett Adventure Racing Team, crossed the line in 10th place, after 105 hours and 514km of adventure racing.

 

Drew Scott, Kate Southey, Andrew Damp and Petrus Maree, together make up ...more


Plett Arts Festival next month

Published: May 19th, 2017
Plett Arts Festival next month Plettenberg Bay will be warding off the winter chills with a red-hot winter programme in the form of the Plett Arts Festival from next month.  
The three-week celebration, which starts on June 30 and runs until July 22, is set to include music, drama, comedy, art exhibitions, food, award-winning films and much more.   The festival will celebrate a variety of different art forms and is set to bring innovative and “challenging works to a diverse audience”.   Local artists will also have the opportunity to showcase their work during the festival through the “Every Thursday” gallery meander, which will take place throughout the festival period.   Now in its fourth year, the event ...more

VIDEO: Plett Adventure Racing Team on the go

Published: May 17th, 2017
VIDEO: Plett Adventure Racing Team on the go

Straight from the horse's mouth...chatting to the team as they approach T10. Exhausted after a hard night, but they've bounced back after a nap & headed onto their 123km cycle.


Plett Team flying through Expedition Africa 2017

Published: May 17th, 2017
Plett Team flying through Expedition Africa 2017

The start of the fourth day of Expedition Africa dawned as the Plett Adventure Racing Team made their way along the coast from Gamtoos River Mouth into Jeffrey’s Bay to their penultimate transition of the adventure race, Expedition Africa 2017 – Baviaans.

The past few days have seen these incredible athletes trek 140km, cycle 200km and paddle 40km across the Eastern Cape, crossing rivers, peddling dirt roads and hiking through the Cape Buffalo region of the Baviaanskloof. In an exciting turn for the team, competing in only their second Expedition Africa, the Plett Adventure Racing Team are solidly in the top ten teams of this race, along with teams from South Africa, Sweden, Japan, ...more


Join the Free NightsBridge Workshop in Plett

Published: May 17th, 2017
Join the Free NightsBridge Workshop in Plett

Join the NightsBridge Workshop in Plettenberg Bay on Wed, 7 June 2017. Seating is limited so make sure to book now to secure a spot.

Date: Wednesday - 7th June 2017
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Venue: Forever Resort, N2 Route, Keurbooms River, Plettenberg Bay
Cost: FREE, but pre-booking is required

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Come and hear about the new features in Nightsbridge's upgrade. Learn some new tricks and shortcuts to make your life easier. Find that one marketing tip to use this year.  Expedia will also be there to present their news and opportunities.

If you have any specific questions you'd like answered, please email them beforehand so they can be worked into the presentation. There's always someone ...more


Epic start to Expedition Africa for Plett Adventure Racing Team

Published: May 15th, 2017
Epic start to Expedition Africa for Plett Adventure Racing Team

The start of Expedition Africa dawned with a cold breeze and clear skies as both South African and international teams gathered on the beach at Cape St Francis for the start of the seventh Expedition Africa, an event on the Adventure Racing World Series. Plett Tourism is proud to sponsor the Plett Adventure Racing Team made up of Plett adventurers: Drew Scott, Petrus Maree, Kate Southey and Andrew Damp.

The intrepid team competed in this endurance race last year, for the first time, at Expedition Africa 2016 held in Sedgefield, Knysna and Plett, travelling over 500km of Garden Route coastline, Fynbos and forest – an introduction to Plett’s brilliant trails and ...more


GRKK app set to reach 100k views

Published: May 14th, 2017
GRKK app set to reach 100k views

The Garden Route & Klein Karoo recently announced their official tourism app is about to break through the 100 000 views barrier.

Launched in 2016, the App is fast becoming a Garden Route favorite with more than 94 549 views. The App has been downloaded in 78 countries so far, including Germany, UK, USA and Netherland.

The main point of interest at the moment is the Deals menu. Your guests should be encouraged to download the App, It’s a great tool for them during their travels.

If you are a paid member of Plett Tourism, you are eligible to benefit from the Deals option on the App. For more information, please contact Thandi at the tourism office on 044 533 4065 or on email more


Alan Winde on ‘that Plett feeling’

Published: May 12th, 2017
Alan Winde on ‘that Plett feeling’

We joined Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, at the start of the inaugural ride of the Cross Cape Cycle Route which took off from Plett on Friday morning 12th May 2017. A few minutes before they took off down main street he told us his "Plett feeling" and how it ties in with the Cross Cape Cycle Route.

 Alan Winde shares his "Plett feeling"


Plett Endangered Species Day

Published: May 12th, 2017
Plett Endangered Species Day

On the 19th May 2017, Schools, Ecological companies, Biodiversity Conservationists and Wildlife Sanctuaries around Plettenberg Bay will take part in the annual International Endangered Species Day.

Endangered Species Day is a day that recognizes the importance of endangered species and is an occasion to educate the public on how to protect them and to highlight endangered and threatened species success stories.

Plettenberg Bay falls within the smallest, but most diverse biodiversity hot spots on the planet. Internationally recognized, Plett Hope Spot is a special marine conservation area that is critical to the health of the ocean. Not only is Plettenberg Bay home to many endangered indigenous ...more


Inaugural Cross Cape Cycle Route rides out from Plett

Published: May 12th, 2017
Inaugural Cross Cape Cycle Route rides out from Plett

An intrepid group of cyclists set off this morning at 08h35 from Plett's Main Street as they took on the inaugural ride of the Cross Cape Cycle Route which extends from Plett to Cape Town.

In attendance were Minister of Economic Opportunities, Mr Alan Winde (who was cycling the route), Bitou Municipality's Mayor Mr Peter Lobese (who set them off), and Minister of Transport and Public Works, Mr Donald Grant.

Mr Winde mentioned in his speech that "one of the purposes of the Cross Cape Cycle Route is to connect our small villages and grow their economy whilst allowing cyclists and adventure tourists to see different parts of our country that are off the beaten track".

Mr ...more


Video: The Cross Cape Cycle Route

Published: May 11th, 2017
Video: The Cross Cape Cycle Route

When you embark on the Cross Cape cycle route, you’re opening yourself up to a multitude of invigorating and unique experiences.

The smell of fynbos, the feel of cool ocean breezes, the sights of wide open spaces, the sounds of wildlife and the tastes of local culture will move you like no other journey can.

That’s why the Cross Cape cycle route is no ordinary journey. It’s a journey through the senses.


Take a walk on the wild side

Published: May 11th, 2017
Take a walk on the wild side

Exploring Plett’s beautiful trails

You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” – Dr Seuss

Whether scaling a mountain or rounding a bend, nothing beats the sight of Plett’s beaches, forests and craggy mountain tops from the many trails in the area. These hikes offer dazzling beauty and get-away-from-it-all appeal. Whether you’re a casual day tripper, outdoors enjoying nature, or a seasoned hiker/trail runner on a mission, the area of Plettenberg Bay has more than its fair share of incredibly picturesque trails on offer. Ranging from light strolls to heel splitting, blister forming gorges, Plett has it all and it’s gorgeous!

Right off ...more


Antiques road show to visit Plett

Published: May 9th, 2017
Antiques road show to visit Plett The Strauss & Co valuation road show heads to Eastern Cape this month and offers those who want to rid of antiques the chance for their treasures to be evaluated and possibly sold for a tidy sum.   The company is embarking on a valuation road show in the Eastern Cape following Strauss & Co’s recording-topping March live sale in Cape Town, which generated a headline turnover of R70.6 million on a solid 84% sell-through rate.   Strauss & Co experts, Vanessa Phillips, Kirsty Colledge and Ian Hunter, will be visiting East London, Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay and Swellendam from May 22 to 25 to conduct obligation-free valuations of art, silver and Oriental porcelain.   Phillips is Strauss ...more

How GREEN can you go?

Published: May 7th, 2017
How GREEN can you go?

Plett Tourism and Eco Atlas presents internationally acclaimed Bea Johnson, guru of the Zero Waste lifestyle.

Think you are living green – buying those organic bananas in the plastic bag, the BPA/phthalate-free container of green tea and the fair-trade muesli that is packaged in a bag inside a box?  Think again! You may be trying to live more sustainably but maybe you could use a little guidance. This weekend, Bea Johnson introduced her five R’s: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot – in that order.

Bea has been inspiring people around the world by sharing her journey through social media and speaking engagements focusing on how to obtain a zero waste lifestyle. She has given 100+ speeches in 20+ ...more