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Busy time for Plett conservationists Tenikwa

Published: February 22nd, 2017
Busy time for Plett conservationists Tenikwa

Increased awareness of animal rehabilitation and a growing concern over the wellbeing of wildlife have led to a very busy start at Plettenberg Bay’s Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre on the outskirts of the town.

The centre’s marketing manager Steven Hendriks said that less than two months into 2017, they have taken in almost a third of last year’s rehabilitated animals.

“I believe it is because people are more aware of not only us as a centre, but also a general awareness about wildlife conservation,” Hendriks said.

The centre last year successfully rehabilitated 251 marine and terrestrial birds and mammals, and halfway through February this year it has already taken in ...more


Plett wine farm features in SA Gourmet Magazine

Published: February 22nd, 2017
Plett wine farm features in SA Gourmet Magazine

Despite its no-airs-and-graces ambiance, this maverick winery in Plettenberg Bay has helped to firmly establish Plett on the epicurean agenda.

While Cape wine producers tout centuries of tradition, there’s something refreshing about pioneering a “start-up” in a region where, a decade ago, vineyards didn’t even exist. And winemakers don’t come more visionary than Sue and Doug Lund, whose 11.5-hectare Newstead at the foot of the Tsitsikamma Mountains is one of just 20 wine farms in the Plettenberg Bay Wine Of Origin district, which was only established in 2006.

In 10 short years, the area has garnered a reputation for itself as “bubbly country”, its climate and ...more


VIDEO: EWT Senior golf series launched in Johannesburg

Published: February 21st, 2017
VIDEO: EWT Senior golf series launched in Johannesburg

A unique and groundbreaking concept to for senior golf in South Africa, the EWT (Endangered Wildlife Trust) Senior Golf Series will combine nature conservation and amateur participation to provide professional golfers over the age of 50 with a competitive platform and an opportunity for the EWT to raise awareness for endangered species. 

The SA Senior Open, which will take place in Plett from 4th-7th April at the Plett Country Club, is in honour the endangered humpback dolphin.

Prize money for the SA Senior Open is R500 000 and the format for the event will be 72 professionals playing 4 rounds, with 72 amateurs playing together with the professionals for the first two ...more


VIDEO: Quick Overview of GR&KK App

Published: February 21st, 2017
VIDEO: Quick Overview of GR&KK App

This quick overview video will help you understand and enjoy this very easy to use and convenient tourism App.

The Garden Route and Klein Karoo Official App helps tourists in finding accommodation, Places to eat, Things to see & do, events etc in the GR&KK. Also get the Region info, weather, tides and local business info on the Garden Route and Klein Karoo. 

Now you can download this free App and plan your complete holiday or stay in the pearl of Southern Africa. Find your accommodation have a look at a video and do your online real time booking all on the same App. Restaurants or Places to eat, the things to do & see in the area or just all the local info can be found on the App.

See the ...more


What’s the #1 thing to do in Plett?

Published: February 21st, 2017
What’s the #1 thing to do in Plett?

The number one question that is asked by first-comers to Plett (and probably any tourist destination) is "what's the top attraction in town".

Surprisingly, in Plettenberg Bay you'll find it's actually a few kilometers out of town, in the form of the majestic 4km headland named Robberg which stretches out into the Indian Ocean to create the tranquil bay that attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Visitors to Plett have rated Robberg their favourite experience, and left (among others) the following reviews on TripAdvisor:

 

A must visit in Plett
A must is a visit to Robberg Nature reserve close by Plett and a walk around the headland with beautiful views including the seals.
Anders ...more


Another accolade for Plett

Published: February 14th, 2017
Another accolade for Plett

Plettenberg Bay has been dominating the rankings of travel publications as a must-visit destination in recent years and 2017 is already off to a good start.

In February the coastal holiday town was selected as one of the top 10 places to visit in South Africa by Culture Trip – a global platform that showcases the best of travel, art and culture around the world.

Culture Trip is one of the internet’s fastest-growing media start-ups, attracting nearly 4-million monthly readers and 1-million followers on social media around the world.

Plettenberg Bay’s natural beauty was one of the biggest reasons the small Garden Route town made it onto the list.

 

 

 

 

 


TOP 5 Restaurants in Plett

Published: February 14th, 2017
TOP 5 Restaurants in Plett

The TOP 5 restaurants in Plett according to travellers on TripAdvisor are currently as follows:

Zinzi Bramon Wine Estate  The Fat Fish Nguni Ristorante Enrico

 Find out more about what travellers have to say about each restaurant by clicking on the links above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Unlock benefits of sustainable tourism with WESSA

Published: February 14th, 2017
Unlock benefits of sustainable tourism with WESSA

An invitation to join us unlocking the benefits of sustainable tourism this summer with Green Key

WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is excited to announce that it is introducing the international Green Key eco-label in South Africa and is inviting the local tourism industry to join them in piloting the programme in the Western Cape!

Green Key is a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operations within the tourism industry. The Green Key programme helps establishments reduce their environmental footprint without compromising on comfort or quality.

Awarded to more than 2,400 establishments in more ...more


Video: Josie Gailey’s Plett Rage

Published: February 13th, 2017
Video: Josie Gailey’s Plett Rage

Rising star YouTuber Josie Gailey created this vlog compilation from her amazing time with friend Keeks at Plett Rage 2016!


Aquavit wins 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award

Published: February 5th, 2017
Aquavit wins 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award

Aquavit Guest House have once again been selected the winners of the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award, given by Trip Advisor for the Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in South Africa.

The Travelers' Choice awards are the highest honour TripAdvisor can give to an establishment. Only truly exceptional business are selected, based on the opinions and reviews from millions of travellers and being selected places you in the top 1% of hotels.

Linda and Ole Olsen, owners of Aquavit Guest House are thrilled to have received this prestigious award once again.

"Ole and I are so privileged to have the honour again of receiving the Travelers’ Choice Award this time for 2017 given by Trip Advisor. The top 25 ...more


Plett on top 10 attractions in SA

Published: February 1st, 2017
Plett on top 10 attractions in SA

According to Culture Trip, Plett is one of the top 10 places to visit in South Africa.

Whether you’re into getting to know local art scenes in buzzing cities, spotting the big five on safari, or getting to know South Africa’s rich and complex history, this country has something to offer everyone. Here’s out list of 10 attractions you just can’t afford to miss.

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

This small town in Western Cape has it all if you’re looking for nature — beautiful beaches to chill out on, mountains to climb, rivers to canoe down and ancient forests to explore. It also has its fair share of farm shops selling fresh and delicious local produce, from gourmet cheeses to cured ...more


Valentine’s Day specials in Plett

Published: February 1st, 2017
Valentine’s Day specials in Plett

This 14th of February falls on a Tuesday, so take a few hours out to treat the special person in your life to a treat with one of these offers:

 

Down to Earth

Down to Earth in Plett is a natural/organic restaurant at Plett River Lodge.

With a strong focus on health and locally sourced ingredients, Down to Earth strives to serve ethically and locally sourced dishes – with the eventual aim of growing everything themselves!

Enjoy a birthday party, intimate dinner or a cup of tea in their peaceful waterfront venue.

Call 044 533 0000 to book a table!

 

 

  

 

 

 

Kurland Hotel

The multi-award winning Kurland Hotel, outside Plettenberg Bay, presents a feast of the senses this ...more


Plett restaurant biggest heart in SA

Published: January 28th, 2017
Plett restaurant biggest heart in SA

Plettenberg Bay's The Fat Fish restaurant has been recognised as the top contributor in the country to the StreetSmart South Africa fundraising initiative over the past year.

StreetSmart - an initiative that raises funds in aid of keeping children off the streets - last year raised more than R1-million by by encouraging diners to add a small donation to their bills.

The biggest portion of these funds were raised by The Fat Fish in Plettenberg Bay. The restuarant joined the initiative in July 2013.

The money raised in the various towns and cities around the country is all donated to local charities and in Plett's case the funds go Masizame.

The funding has allowed Masizame to expand their ...more


Pre-registration for Rage 2017 now open

Published: January 27th, 2017
Pre-registration for Rage 2017 now open

Pre-registration for Plett Rage 2017 is now open. If you want to buy an Early Bird (discounted) pass – you need to register. Passes go on sale from the 9th of February.

Visit www.plettrage.nutickets.co.za to be eligible for Early Bird (discounted) pass.


Plett at Tourism Roadshow in the Netherlands

Published: January 26th, 2017
Plett at Tourism Roadshow in the Netherlands

Plett Tourism has representation at the SA Tourism Dutch Roadshow in the Netherlands

Late last year towards the end of October, Plett Tourism was represented by Plett business women Lara Mostert and Natasha Lilford at the SA Tourism Dutch Roadshow in the Netherlands.

Plett Tourism was grateful for the opportunity to have a presence, particularly with two representatives passionate about Plett as a destination. Both had a primary responsibility to showcase and promote their respective businesses and clients, and at the same time placed Plett on a pedestal as the premier destination that it is.

With assistance from Plett Tourism, CemAir and The Plettenberg Hotel they were able to ...more


Water restrictions lifted in Plettenberg Bay

Published: January 25th, 2017
Water restrictions lifted in Plettenberg Bay

Great news for locals and tourists in Plettenberg Bay – There are currently no water restrictions in place.

According to Mr Lombard, a municipal manager at Water Works, the dam’s water level is at 86% and the river flow is still normal for this time of year. However please continue to be mindful when using this precious commodity.

 

Here are 10 water saving tips to keep in mind:

Routinely check for leaks – turn off all taps to prevent dripping, including the toilet cistern. Then check if your meter is still running. If it is still running and you can’t ascertain what is leaking, get a plumber to investigate. Always check for dripping taps; leaking hoses; whether your ...more

Plett features in Vogue magazine

Published: January 24th, 2017
Plett features in Vogue magazine A Hedonist’s Tour of South Africa 

My latest quest for bites, booze, and beaches took me to the South Africa. You’d need more than a week to properly explore the Western Cape but I managed to squeeze in four perfect spots: Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus, and Plettenberg Bay — though I left each one wishing I had more time.

Plettenberg Bay

This enclave on the Western Cape is where beach-city people go for a beach-town vibe.

Where to eat

Just steps from the water, the Bungalow on Hobie Beach is the newest beachside B&B and café. Its fresh ceviche, grilled haloumi, and fried croquettes are the perfect companions to a crisp rosé. Cap off a beach day with a slice (or four) from more


The Plett Wine Route (Part 2)

Published: January 24th, 2017
The Plett Wine Route (Part 2)

IN last week’s edition, I gave you a run-through on visiting Bitou, Luka, Plettenvale and Packwood, with the latter two lady owners doing the winemaking in their own cellars. Travel to The Crags and you will imagine yourself veritably in the Garden of Eden, with vineyards that wrap around the polo fields.

You may wish to start or to end at Bramon, off the N2 to the right when travelling east. Peter Thorpe settled there with his wife Caroline and two children, Bram and Manon, after whom the winery is named.

Four years later he released the country’s fi rst MCC Sauvignon Blanc. In that time the wine has hit 4.5 stars in the Platter Guide. Villiera’s Anton Smal joined in 2010 and systematically ...more