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Natural born campers

Published: February 21st, 2019
Natural born campers

Camping in Plettenberg Bay

With the rise of terms such as “digital nomad” and “citizen of the world”, and the increasingly popular #VanLife, we are moving into an era of work and travel accessibility like never before. If you can work from anywhere, why would you be office-bound? If you can stay in a different nature reserve or national park every fortnight, and still earn a living, why wouldn’t you?

Meet a new type of traveller: one without an itinerary, but with a sleeping bag, a backpack and a laptop. Someone who earns online and who is embracing a culture of experience and immersion over shopping and lavish hotel rooms. These travellers get around; and stay awhile. So, this post is for those ...more


Notice: N2 closed due to protest action

Published: February 19th, 2019
Notice: N2 closed due to protest action

Please note: Urgent communication from Bitou Municipality and the JOCC.

The N2 is currently closed due to protest action. Please use airport road or Wittedrift rd when travelling.

Bitou Municipality

An application for a march has just been approved on even date, by a triangular meeting between Bitou Public Safety, SAPS and Provincial Traffic. Marchers will convene at the Kwanokuthula taxi rank, from 07:00 – 09:00, tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 February 2019) and the march itself will commence at 09:00.

A route through Kwanokuthula, merging onto the N2 walkways will be followed, and then into Marine Drive up to the Engineering Services depot, where the acting municipal manager, Mr. Sompani or a ...more


How to enjoy a long weekend of mountain biking in the Southern Cape – go in September!

Published: February 19th, 2019
How to enjoy a long weekend of mountain biking in the Southern Cape – go in September!

Heritage Day may seem a long way off, but now is the time of year we should all be staking our claim to some time off throughout the year, to ensure we get to the end of 2019 without being frazzled.

And if you have set your sights on goals such as being more active, perhaps finally doing that mountain bike race, a Heritage Day weekend in the Southern Cape has all the ingredients for an action-packed weekend with some leisure time thrown in.

From Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 September 2019, mountain bike stage race enthusiasts will be in the Plettenberg Bay area to ride the 8th annual Buco Dr Evil Classic. Over three days, they will cover an adventurous 170km, while ...more


Plett Tourism sponsors Lunchbox Legend on Cape Town Cycle Tour

Published: February 18th, 2019
Plett Tourism sponsors Lunchbox Legend on Cape Town Cycle Tour

Plett Tourism has once again sponsored Lunchbox Legend Brendon Morris in his bid to complete the Cape Town Cycle Tour this year.

"My first attempt at the Cape Town Cycle Tour as part of the Lunchbox Legends Team (2018) was marred by tragedy when my mom was diagnosed with a brain tumour just 2 weeks before the race, and she passed away shortly after it," said Brendon. "So this year is attempt #2, and for me it will be dedicated to her memory."

Lunchbox Theatre does some amazing work in our community. My kids have come home from school a number of times telling me how they were magically entertained in the hall by the Lunchbox gang. Our children need to be informed about ...more


Video: Wine Girl Cape Town in Plett Winelands

Published: February 17th, 2019
Video: Wine Girl Cape Town in Plett Winelands

Here’s a short video of 'The Wine Girl Cape Town' and her experience exploring the Plettenberg Bay Winelands.


January news from the Plett Adventure team

Published: February 14th, 2019
January news from the Plett Adventure team

2019 is off to an exciting start and we’ve been out and about on our local trails and rivers.  Its been great to share the trails with all the holiday makers over the festive season and now with more international tourists.

Drew

After Drew’s accident and partial dislocation of his shoulder in the form of an acromioclavicular joint injury which saw him in a sling from mid November to end of December, he’s back in training. Slow rehab with the advice of Plett biokineticist JJ Greyling and the ongoing help of Plett Precision Pilates and Lyno guru Fran Bailey he is running and cycling again. “The highlight so far this year has been hiking in the mountains with my son Tayo at age 13yrs ...more


Lions Karoo to Coast and Dr Evil Classic support of local charities

Published: February 12th, 2019
Lions Karoo to Coast and Dr Evil Classic support of local charities

Recycled top quality bicycle helmets were handed to the Knysna Sports Academy recently, as part of the many local charitable initiatives supported by the Buco Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge and the Buco Dr Evil Classic Three Day Stage Race. These Garden Route based events have become highlights on the national cycling calendar.

The helmet donation is the result of an innovative activation during the two annual events that take place over the Heritage Day weekend in September.  Scott Sports Africa handed over 80 brand new Scott helmets - fitted with the latest MIPS technology to riders during these two events. The riders then gave their existing helmets worn ...more


Plett load shedding for the week

Published: February 12th, 2019
Plett load shedding for the week

Eskom announced on Monday afternoon that load shedding would move from stage 2 to stage 4 from 13:00. 

Here is the load shedding schedule for Plett for the coming week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Update on Africa’s Travel Indaba

Published: February 11th, 2019
Update on Africa’s Travel Indaba

South African Tourism will reschedule this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba.

This follows this evening’s State of the Nation address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who confirmed that 08 May 2019 will be the date for the national elections. 

Indaba was scheduled to take place from 06-09 May at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban. 

The ICC also serves as the nerve centre for elections in the KwaZulu Natal province and takes priority over all other events. 

"We are currently exploring all viable alternative options in light of the announcement of the election date,” said South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona. 

“We also need to consult with our various ...more


AfroChic Beauty Salon: Modern Glamour Extraordinaire

Published: February 7th, 2019
AfroChic Beauty Salon: Modern Glamour Extraordinaire Wandisile’s Plett

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo 

AfroChic Beauty Salon: Modern Glamour Extraordinaire

Last week Sunday, together with about 25 or so other people, I attended the opening of a new beauty salon, to bear witness to its modern glamour and elegance, and what it promises to offer.

Ladies, if you're still deciding where and how you’re going to get your hair-do, look no further - it’s cosmopolitan and classy.

Nomabandla Jacobs has always had this dream of having her own beauty salon, and in order to realise that dream, she had to knock door to door asking to do people’s hair. She did this until she eventually opened her own beauty salon in Qolweni in ...more


Orca Times for December 2018

Published: February 7th, 2019
Orca Times for December 2018

Our long awaited report from Orca Foundation for December 2018 is finally out!

Discover what Orca Foundation has been up to over the last few months and what amazing animals they have been privileged to see!

Read it here!


Plett Wine & Bubbly postponed

Published: February 5th, 2019
Plett Wine & Bubbly postponed

The Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival 2019 will regrettably not take place as planned, and has been postponed to March 2020.

The decision has been made following the late withdrawal of the sponsorship. Plett Tourism and Plett Winelands are committed to a festival which embodies the quality which people have come to associate with the Plett wine region and so have postponed the event rather than produce a scaled down version.

We are developing a new business model which will include sourcing private sponsorship and other revenue generation mechanisms.

Plett Tourism and Plett Winelands apologise to all concerned, but will return with another world class experience in 2020. Those who have ...more