Plett an air hub to Karoo and beyond
South Africa’s Pristine and Beautiful Plettenberg Bay has become an “Air hub” to the Karoo and beyond, leading SA Journalists to explore and discover!
Plettenberg Bay is without question one of the South Africa’s most scenic destinations offering beach, warm waters, Winelands and a whole array of adventure activities for those wishing to seek the perfect holiday destination and indeed for those of all ages! Its panoramic views compare to those of the Mother City of Cape Town.
CemAir offers regularly scheduled flights to Plettenberg Bay from both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Cape Town, for example, connects straight to London and the world beyond and Johannesburg offers onward global connections, South Africa’s primary resort town is indeed now connected with the world which is very exciting news for this seaside town, which until a few years ago only used its Airport for private flights, thanks to Miles van der Molen CEO of CemAir and his team, the dynamics have changed and are set to change even further in the future.
Tertius Myburgh, an aviator with many years of technical expertise in flying, which commenced in 1993 at the Lanseria Flying School. Myburgh has flown with South African Express Airways (SAX) for 5 years, proceeded to operate his own company with Air Shuttle flights to Kathu and Sishen, before heading operation (COO) for CemAir for three years, flying the entire fleet’s aircraft and reporting directly to van der Molan. Myburgh has over the duration of time flown complex repositioning flight with short-haul aircraft as well as Jets, on the North and Southbound routes across the vast Atlantic to and from North America, which requires enviable flying skills. In 2017 Myburgh launched Plett Air, thus creating a “hub and spoke” concept at Plettenberg Bay’s Airport using a mixed fleet of aircraft.
Plettenberg Bay as a result primarily of CemAir flying in is once again placed firmly on the map as a leading destination for holidaymakers to enjoy with ease and without flying via George or Port Elizabeth as has been the case for a number of years. One can now fly into Plett direct from South Africa’s two major cities and with the introduction of Air Shuttles by Plett Air to Graaff Reinet, Samara Private Game Reserve, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve and Shamwari Private Game Reserve, the Eastern Cape is enviably linked to Plettenberg Bay in the same manner that lodges in the North of the Country and Sabi Sands, in particular, are linked to Skukuza and Nelspruit. Future plans for Plett Air which holds a marketing agreement with the acclaimed Tourism Corporation Africa (the original) spearheaded by Andrew Shapland in London, New York and Cape Town will be to evolve this Air Shuttle in such a manner that Plettenberg Bay continues to expand and develop and regains market share.
Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate will be hosting 11/12 November acclaimed journalists and publications from across the land to showcase this service and that offered by CemAir. The guests have all been offered exceptional choices of activity personalised to their own needs by Plett Tourism, to showcase the spectrum of what is really available in this delightful seaside town, to all levels of the market and indeed all consumers. Two fabulous days in Plett what more could one hope for before connecting with Plett Air to the Karoo Town of Graaff Reinet, onwards to Samara Private Game Reserve, helicopter flights with flykaroo.com to mountain picnics and finally flying to Kwandwe before returning to Plett to fly onwards to Cape Town or Johannesburg with Cemair. Those publications attending are:
- TBC Media: Nicky Furniss
- Business Day: Lesley Stones
- The Sunday Times: Claire Keeton
- Affluence Magazine: Ronald and Cindy Nair
- Rooi Rose: Karyn Harrison
- Val de Vies Mag: South Africa’s acclaimed Les Aupiais
“Plett Tourism is making concerted efforts to once again increase market share, revpar and the overall number of visitors to the town in partnership with key stakeholders in the private sector both nationally and internationally”, quotes Peter Wallington, Chair of Plett Tourism, “and it is our intention to increase these efforts both nationally and internationally in 2018.”