Published: February 23rd, 2018
Amateur mountain bikers who might not have time for the full Fedgroup Port Elizabeth to Plett stage race will not run the risk of missing out with the addition of the Weekend Warriors.
The concept sees the race cut into two halves, tailored specifically for the man on the move.
It allows riders to get a feel for the race, albeit over two days, experiencing the thrills and spills of the race in a shorter format.
The race, which takes place from next week Thursday to Sunday already has in excess of 150 riders set to tackle the route, which starts in Kurland, Plettenberg Bay.
This figure includes eight Weekend Warrior entrants.
Riders can choose either the first two days or the last ...more
Published: February 23rd, 2018
by Knysna Tourism Board
The status of Knysna with regards to water restrictions as indicated on the Western Cape map, which appears on the Western Cape Water Wise Tourism website, has been changed from “Severe Water Restrictions” to “Moderate Water Restrictions” at the request of Knysna Tourism.
This more accurately reflects the situation in Knysna where Level 3 water restrictions are in place to ensure the security of water for all users.
At the same time, we would like to remind all our residents and visitors, that Knysna is a water-scarce town so it is vital for everyone to be water wise.
While we are not as severely affected by the drought as other parts of the Western Cape, we should continue to ...more
Published: February 21st, 2018
Salomon has announced their ‘Golden Trail Series’—a revolutionary new trail running race series concept commencing in May 2018 – and it includes South Africa’s Otter Trail Run near Plett as the Grand Finale!
Watch Salomon's promo video
Published: February 18th, 2018
CemAir announced on Saturday (February 17) that it has resumed a limited schedule. The following flights will be operated over the next few days:
Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18
Johannesburg-Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay-Johannesburg, Johannesburg-Margate and Margate-Johannesburg.
Monday, February 19
Margate-Johannesburg, Johannesburg-Bloemfontein, Bloemfontein-Johannesburg and Johannesburg-Plettenberg Bay.
Tuesday, February 20
Plettenberg Bay-Cape Town, Cape Town-Plettenberg Bay and Plettenberg Bay-Johannesburg.
The flights are being operated by a third party operator.
Published: February 15th, 2018
Registered tour operators bringing international visitors to the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) can now pay 50% of the tariff when visiting the park for only four hours.
Management has approved the implementation of the readjustment with immediate effect.
The rest of the visitors pay the full amount as approved and announced last year in November.
These include the CPI (consumer price index) for 2017/2018, hence the increase.
We wish to thank all visitors to national parks. All funds generated from conservation fees are ploughed back into the primary mandate of SA National Parks, which is to oversee the conservation of South Africa’s ...more
Published: February 9th, 2018
According to renowned travel site sa-venues.com, Plett makes their list of the top 20 small beach towns in SA with no fewer than three local stretches of beach included in their recommendation.
"Perched on a hillside Plettenberg Bay overlooks the sea. It’s a popular haunt, particularly for Capetonians, not least for its miles of beach but also for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and spectacular scenery. You’d be hard pressed to find a better beach town in South Africa, but may have to share it, depending on when you go."
Keurboomstrand and Nature's Valley were the other two beach towns in the greater Plett area that made the list, and you can read about them here.
Read the full article...
Published: February 8th, 2018
No amount of pain could stop 70-year-old Elizabeth Green, who completed a 6km hike to honour her late husband.
The Wilderness resident braved the Robberg Nature Trail in Plettenberg Bay in the name of love, attributing her gesture to her late husband on their 50th wedding anniversary. However, along the way she experienced pain in her hips, knees and legs, making the journey extremely difficult.
National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesperson Craig Lambinon said: “The local NSRI received reports of a 70-year-old woman experiencing difficulty while hiking on the Robberg Nature Reserve hiking trail on Saturday.
“When the crew arrived they found Elizabeth Green, from Wilderness, near ...more
Published: February 6th, 2018
Antonio Da Silva-Swart is an extreme hiker who lives in Hermanus. He is a man with a big heart for conservation and keeping our coastlines clean and free of plastic debris.
To raise awareness about the Marine debris found along our coastline, Antonio did a coastal hike from Cape Point to Harkerville (a total of 716.02km), collecting debris along the way.
Now he would like to pick up where he left off and hike from Harkerville through to Storms River Mouth (92km) along the coast in four days to once again raise awareness for the ever-growing marine debris problem.
This hike comes with an added motivation to help raise funds for The Butterfly Centre in Stanford who are needing to build a new ...more
Published: February 6th, 2018
According to the UK paper Independent, if you’re heading to Cape Town but are concerned Day Zero might interfere with your trip, Plett is one of a few alternative places to visit.
"Ninety minutes drive east of George, the holiday town of Plettenberg Bay, with its seemingly endless stretch of white sand beaches, makes a good base to explore the Plett Wine route, known for its sparkling wines."
Read the full article at www.independent.co.uk
Published: February 5th, 2018
Our best Plett wishes & congratulations to Aquavit Guest House for winning not only one of the top guesthouses in South Africa, but in Africa too in the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards!
Published: February 1st, 2018
Textile company Mungo, founded 35 years ago by master weaver Stuart Holding, opened a new mill in November at the historic homestead of Old Nick Village in Plettenberg Bay. The Mungo Mill is the company's new thriving hub of production, comprising its design, weaving and CMT departments.
Open to the public, the mill showcases a cross-section of weaving production from pre-industrial revolution to present day.
"Through industrialisation, people have lost touch with the process of how the goods we use are made. Our aim is to bridge this gap. It is a space for production, public appreciation and a first-hand experience of our commitment to transparency and accountability for ...more
Published: January 29th, 2018
I write a lot of touristy things for even more touristy clients. As a result, I often get to write about holiday hotspots like Plett. This is rewarding because there are worlds of things to do in Plettenberg Bay and the Garden Route around it.
But, I also find that it can get a bit repetitive (there are only so many times that I can get excited about surfing. And that’s about three times). So, I set myself the challenge of thinking out of the box to discover new or different gems in Plett, especially for families with children.
Ok, I actually asked a local friend to help. And help she did! I owe her chocolate cake for her input.You might think that’s not adequate payment, but you ...more