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Dr Evil in Die Beeld newspaper

Published: April 9th, 2018
Dr Evil in Die Beeld newspaper

Saturday's edition of Die Beeld featured an article on the upcoming Dr Evil MTB race. An article for our Afrikaans readers to enjoy...

 


Painting Plett, one beautiful photograph at a time

Published: April 9th, 2018
Painting Plett, one beautiful photograph at a time

Photography is nature seen from the eyes outwards, and we take them to remind us of what we may forget. The art of photography encompasses many facets and is, at its core, an art. Local photographer Vanessa Brewer has captured our beautiful landscapes and epic moments of nature through her lens. We hope you enjoy these memorable and iconic images that remind us of both the wrath and beauty of nature. By René Connelly.

Plett resident Vanessa Brewer of Avo Photography and VVV Photography, has a burning passion for her craft and has been revelling in it for roughly 20 years now. Portrait, Lifestyle, Décor, Food, Fantasy Portraits, etc. – you name it, she’s captured it. From large ...more


Up Close and Personal with Dr Evil

Published: April 7th, 2018
Up Close and Personal with Dr Evil

DR EVIL CLASSIC 3 DAY STAGE RACE 2018 - ROUTE REVEAL

Leon Evans - aka Dr Evil - has just completed the 2018 route cutting for the event that he owns with business partner - Zandile Meneses. “We have upgraded two of our race villages this year and we are really looking forward to presenting them to the riders” - grins Leon. “If you take a look at the distances and the profiles you will see that this stage race is not Evil - it is for the entry level / medium strength rider AND the racing snake.” 

Dr Evil measured the routes with a Garmin and they may change slightly depending on forestry harvesting operations that are taking place after the June 2017 fires in the area.

If you ...more


Beachyhead most expensive street outside Cape Town

Published: April 6th, 2018
Beachyhead most expensive street outside Cape Town

According to the New World Wealth report, the most expensive streets outside of Cape Town include Beachyhead Road in Plettenberg Bay, and Lagoon Drive in Umhlanga.

With an average price of R 43 000.00 per square meter, the road alongside Robberg Beach has long been the most expensive in Plett, and sits at number 11 on the top streets in the country.

Find out more at www.businesstech.co.za


Give Feedback and Win – Walking Festival 2018

Published: April 4th, 2018
Give Feedback and Win – Walking Festival 2018

Thanks for an awesome weekend of walking the Garden Route with us. What an incredible weekend of walks it was!

The Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival 2018 ended on a high note with over 52 walks offered over 4 days. . . send us your feedback and win a prize!

Walks in the forests, walks on the beach, walks through vibrant communities, walks while sketching, walks to the high peaks, walks with friends, walks with pirates and walks with kids, walks with knowledgable guides, walks at night, walks along cliffs, walks through rivers, walks reminding us of why we love the outdoors and lastly walks that make a real difference. . . UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS HERE

 

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SAASA takes firm stance on captive wildlife welfare

Published: April 4th, 2018
SAASA takes firm stance on captive wildlife welfare

The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) has broken its ties with Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) following the announcement of the organisation’s captive wildlife criteria.

“We feel that the recently introduced FTT captive wildlife criteria are not strict enough, they are open to interpretation, and don’t sufficiently address the interest of captive wildlife,” says Tony Blignaut (CEO SAASA). “However, we are fully committed to continue following the other FTT principals in our business model, as we believe these represent best practice in the industry.”

The four SAASA wildlife sanctuaries (Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Jukani and Monkeyland KZN) put the welfare and ...more


Plett nominated as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination

Published: April 4th, 2018
Plett nominated as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination

Plettenberg Bay has once again received a nomination in the 25th annual World Travel Awards™ as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination. This is the 9th time Plett has been nominated for this prestigious honour.

World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year, World Travel Awards™ covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to celebrate the achievements and strengths of the travel ...more


Development and preservation: A win-win

Published: April 4th, 2018
Development and preservation: A win-win

A shared strategy, collaboration and transparency are the building blocks to a mutually beneficial, sustainable future.

Our coastline, rivers and lagoons and nature reserves are the primary reason so many people visit our town – and why many choose to live here.

Our biodiversity and natural beauty – the unique fynbos and fauna, as well as an abundance of natural wildlife – must come increasingly under the spotlight as our town grows and the demand for job creation escalates.

It’s important that we see our natural beauty as the bedrock on which sustainable growth can take place – it’s not a barrier to development, but rather the catalyst for strategic and sustainable development which ...more


Steed and Oxenham win Plett Super Sixes cup

Published: April 3rd, 2018
Steed and Oxenham win Plett Super Sixes cup

Plett's first Super Sixes golfing tournament supported by Stella Artois took place last weekend at the Plett Country Club.

The event only utilized six holes of the golf course. Three games of round robin were played in each pool with the top two teams qualifying for the cup and the bottom two for the plate. A knockout determined the champion team.

The results were:

The Cup 1st place: William Steed and Hugh Oxenham 2nd Place: John Moyes and Charles Lord Joint 3rd place: Max Smit and Richi Bryant / Duncan Brown and Russ Victor The Plate Winners: Peter Collins and Nico Westraat Runners up: Cam Atwood and Chris Viljoen

 

 

 


Push your limits at BUCO Adventure Weekend

Published: March 29th, 2018
Push your limits at BUCO Adventure Weekend

GET READY TO PUSH YOUR LIMITS, MEET NEW RIDE BUDDIES AND GET YOUR ‘MUD ON’ AT THE BUCO ADVENTURE WEEKEND

As always, Easter weekend in Plett promises to be packed with fun and adventure, both on land and at sea. The annual BUCO Adventure Weekend festivities, in conjunction with Muddy Foot Adventures, are set to deliver big this year with a few changes thrown in to keep participants on their toes. Here’s what you can expect.

Plettenberg Bay is all about community spirit as demonstrated again last year during the fires that ravaged this beautiful part of the country. James Stewart (aka James Lettuce) of Muddy Foot Adventures, in collaboration with BUCO, has generously invited #SoundstheCall to ...more


Walking – good for the sole

Published: March 29th, 2018
Walking – good for the sole

Whether you’re a casual day tripper, outdoors enjoying nature, or a seasoned hiker/trail runner on a mission, the Garden Route Walking Festival has more than its fair share of incredibly picturesque trails on offer. Ranging from light strolls to heel splitting, blister forming gorges, the festival has it all and it’s gorgeous! Plett Tourism caught up with festival founder Galeo Saintz, and festival organiser Margolite Williams from Happy Feet, to find out more about this popular festival.

The Garden Route Walking Festival is not all blisters and sunburn, although occasionally they do try and steal the limelight. What it is, is glorious sunshine, spectacularly beautiful trails in the heart of The ...more


New stylish boutique hotel in Plettenberg Bay

Published: March 28th, 2018
New stylish boutique hotel in Plettenberg Bay Preparations at Plett’s all-new The Junction Boutique Hotel, are in full swing, with staff and management getting ready for its grand opening in September 2018!

This unique space, an embodiment of style and sophistication, reminiscent of the minimalist, New York loft apartments of the 80’s, is greatly anticipated. Lighting, furniture, interior décor and more, all work together to create beautiful relaxed spaces. It is geared up to be the perfect space for tourists to base themselves and experience the many treasures the Garden Route and the beautiful beaches of South Africa have to offer.

Plett’s tourism industry is booming as of late, and local business man Cameron Attwood has ...more