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Best 3 Things To Do in Plettenberg Bay – South Africa

Published: August 13th, 2017
Best 3 Things To Do in Plettenberg Bay – South Africa

Plettenberg Bay remains a quiet seaside town for much of the year, but come December, it becomes a hub of Nightlife entertainment as students from all across South Africa flock to celebrate the end of their High School careers.

It is one of South Africa's most beautiful towns with enough activities, things to do and see to keep anyone entertained.

According to website Vibe Scout, there are 3 top things to do in Plett...

1. Robberg Nature Reserve

Robberg Nature Reserve is situated just 8 kms from Plettenberg bay and is a World Heritage site, no wonder it received a 5 star rating on Tripadvisor.

This reserve is home to the highest navigational lighthouse in South Africa, ...more


Wine estates with guest accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

Published: August 11th, 2017
Wine estates with guest accommodation in Plettenberg Bay

South Africa is well known for its Cape wine routes in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Constantia, where tourists and locals can spend their days and nights taking in the natural beauty of the country’s wide range of scenic wine estates. But what many don’t know is that the Garden Route gem of Plett offers its very own selection of wine estates that people can check into for a well-deserved break.

While it may be a new addition to South Africa’s list of renowned wine regions, Plett has claimed its place with award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Méthode Cap Classique wines. So, if you’re looking to discover the country’s latest wine route, here ...more


Swim with 6,000 wild seals in South Africa

Published: August 11th, 2017
Swim with 6,000 wild seals in South Africa

Forget Swimming With Dolphins – Welcome To The South African Bay Where You Can Swim With 6,000 Wild Seals

This incredible footage shows swimmers sharing the shores of Plettenberg Bay with playful Cape Fur seals.

While there are great White Sharks lurking in the surrounding waters, the sheltered bay of Robberg Peninsula keeps them away and remains a seal safe haven.

They’re not fed or trained but are happy to twist and turn around snorkelers brought to the bay on guided tours.

This drone footage shows them lolling about on the rocks before diving in and swimming with the tourists on a trip organised by Flash Pack.

Tour company co-founder Radha Vyas, who first got up close with the ...more


Time to upgrade Central beach in Plett

Published: August 7th, 2017
Time to upgrade Central beach in Plett

Several organisations and residents have called on authorities to upgrade Plettenberg Bay’s popular Central beach – a project they claim was placed on the backburner while the controversial small boat harbour plans had been dragging on for more than a decade.

“While all this dithering has been going on [about the small boat harbour], there is one thing everyone does agree on, and that is that Central beach needs upgrading. 

The badly needed redevelopment of the area has been frozen for more than a decade by the ongoing saga around the harbour development,” said Save Plett Alliance spokesperson Basil van Rooyen.

The Save Plett Alliance is a combined effort between the Plettenberg ...more


Kranshoek Zipline project gets green light

Published: August 2nd, 2017
Kranshoek Zipline project gets green light

It is still all systems go for the Kranshoek Zipline project despite the recent fires which raged in the area. 

The procurement process started with a call for suitable service providers to submit proposals. Public advertisements were published in local and regional media on November 3, 2016 and a due diligence site visit was held two weeks later.

The deadline for bids was January 13, 2017. Only one bid was received despite the use of multiple communication platforms used to relay the information regarding the tender process. 

Documents detailing the Request for Proposals (RFP) were also downloadable from the SANParks website. The successful bidder was SA Forest Adventures (Pty) ...more


‘Superhome’ in plush Plettenberg Bay goes on sale for R80m

Published: August 1st, 2017
‘Superhome’ in plush Plettenberg Bay goes on sale for R80m

In a town brimming with luxury real estate, it’s not easy to find one property that stands out from the rest, but the Villa Agusta in Plettenberg Bay really is in a class of its own.

So says John Fuller, owner of the local Chas Everitt International franchise, which has just been mandated to market the opulent ‘superhome’ for R80m. “This area has been a favourite playground of SA’s most affluent people and the international polo set for many years,” he notes, “and there are many lavish mansions here, especially in suburbs such as Beachy Head, Keurbooms, Lookout Hill and Whale Rock.

“However, the 1600sqm Villa Agusta in exclusive Roodefontein ...more


Plett’s Newstead Wines reviewed by Eat Out

Published: August 1st, 2017
Plett’s Newstead Wines reviewed by Eat Out

Review: Plettenberg Bay’s picnic-style gem, Newstead Wines

 The gorgeous Plettenberg Bay wine region is thriving and has become a fully fledged destination for holidaymakers and serious lovers of the grape. Among the best is Newstead, a boutique winery known for its award-winning sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir, and for being the official supplier for Plett International Polo, says Eat Out critic Charlotte Pregnolato.

Fast facts

Best for: Casual, sociable feasts to accompany wine tasting
Cost: The average main course is R130
Serves: Gourmet picnic-style bites
Star rating: Food 4, ambience 5, service 5

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The members of the Lund family are intent on approaching ...more


New Plett-Karoo direct flights to Graaff Reinet

Published: August 1st, 2017
New Plett-Karoo direct flights to Graaff Reinet

Commemorating 10 years of welcoming guests to South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape province, Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve has announced a series of new developments, including new flights.

Iain Buchanan, director of the reserve, says for a number of years, Mount Camdeboo was the family holiday spot, from there it grew into a vision of developing the property for conservation and eco-tourism - evolving after each trip.

To improve access to the Graaff-Reinet area for international visitors in particular, in partnership with PlettAirSafaris, Mount Camdeboo recently launched a new 6-day weekly scheduled flight from Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route to the Graaff-Reinet ...more


Small-boat harbour development in Plett off the table

Published: July 30th, 2017
Small-boat harbour development in Plett off the table

The controversial R4 billion small-boat harbour development in Plettenberg Bay is off the table after the developer failed to meet the deadline for resubmission of the project’s scoping report. The proposal elicited massive opposition from ratepayers and visitors. 

The Knysna-Plett Herald reports the provincial department of environmental affairs and development planning informed stakeholders last week that Western Cape Marina Investments had not resubmitted its scoping report by July 4, and therefore, developers who wished to continue with the development would have to submit a new application in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations of 2014.

The ...more


US expert on plastic waste visits Plett

Published: July 26th, 2017
US expert on plastic waste visits Plett

Plettenberg Bay became one of the stops of a US expert on plastic waste recently.

Dr Jenna Jambeck from the University of Georgia conducted meetings with environmental leaders, local government officials, academics and members of the public in three provinces along South Africa’s coastline between July 9 and 18, which included visits to Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay, Hermanus, Cape Town and Durban.

Jambeck’s visit was part of the US Embassy’s support of South Africa as a regional leader in addressing marine debris through assembling scientific research and promoting capacity building.

She and other US government experts also participated in a conference in Port Elizabeth, ...more


Plett fest ends on high note

Published: July 24th, 2017
Plett fest ends on high note

The fourth Plett Food and Film Festival has been labelled a massive success, with delectable cuisine and wine, great entertainment and an all-round good time taking centre stage. The event ended on a high note at the White House Theatre on July 12, when more than a hundred food and film aficionados enjoyed the Hollywood classic Casablanca over what can only be described as an exquisite Moroccan feast.

And working behind the scenes to take festinos on a journey to this North African wonderland was SA celebrity chef Jenny Morris and her team of kitchen aces.

“I haven’t been in Plettenberg Bay in quite some time, so it is wonderful to be back,” Morris said while giving guests a run-through of the ...more


Plett Food & Film a huge success

Published: July 21st, 2017
Plett Food & Film a huge success

Knysna-Plett Herald has labelled the fourth Plett Food & Film festival a massive success, with delectable cuisine and wine, great entertainment and an all-round good time taking centre stage.

Take a look at more photos posted in the Knysna-Plett Herald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


702 Radio talks to Meruschka Govender about Plett visit

Published: July 16th, 2017
702 Radio talks to Meruschka Govender about Plett visit

702 Radio's Azania Mosaka interviewed blogger Meruschka Govender a couple of days ago on her experience at the Plett ARTS Festival, which included her time at Plett Food & Film and her visit to Plett in general.

Meruschka talks about how much Plett has to offer as a year-round destination, the winelands, whales visiting the bay and a of course the Plett ARTS Festival itself.

The Plett ARTS Festival continues until 22 July.


Plett winter fest offerings growing in stature

Published: July 16th, 2017
Plett winter fest offerings growing in stature

Over the past week, Plettenberg Bay hosted its fourth Plett Food & Film Festival with world-class food, wine, films and other entertainment.

The three-day event not only drew local and visiting foodies who came out in droves to the White House Theatre for a taste of Plett’s culinary and other talents, but also attracted the attention of national media, including food bloggers, writers and other celebrities.

To add to the experience these films are preceded or followed by either a gourmet culinary feast linked to the film or culinary presentations by food specialists, who this year included celebrity chef and radio personality Jenny Morris, known as South Africa’s “Giggling ...more


Video: Creating the Blend

Published: July 10th, 2017
Video: Creating the Blend

An insight into the growth of the South African wine industry over the past 20 years. Farm workers and their families have opportunities for growth, through education, land ownership, schools and health care schemes. This short clip is a teaser that precedes the full version of the short documentary that showcases a mere handful of these programmes that are in place today.

 


Kurland offers new winter package after refurbishment

Published: July 6th, 2017
Kurland offers new winter package after refurbishment The 5-star family owned and operated, Kurland Hotel, outside Plettenberg Bay, is proud to announce the completion of its soft refurbishment and celebrates the same with a new 2017 winter package.

The refurbishment consists of exquisite fine linens in all the suites, including the children’s lofts, plush carpets throughout, paintwork and refreshed landscaping of the substantial gardens also include the appropriate planting of sweet peas and pansies to assist with the transition period of the roses coming in to bloom in the summer months.

Sweet peas are also significant due to the new look Spa, managed by ‘Sweetpea Spa’ of Plettenberg Bay now offering an extensive menu ...more


Amazing Things to do in Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma

Published: July 6th, 2017
Amazing Things to do in Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma

Are you visiting the Garden Route and looking for things to do in Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma? This article should offer some ideas! Let us know if you have more tips!

A house near the beach in the Robberg Nature reserve, a must visit in Plettenberg Bay!

Ask pretty much any first-time visitor to South Africa what’s in their itinerary, and they’ll mention the Garden Route. The 300 km stretch of coast between Mossel Bay and Storms River is a kind of ‘South African digest’, offering all the country is famous for – surfing, game drives, adventure activities for all kinds of daredevils, and lots of pristine nature.

Seals enjoying the sunshine in Plett ...more


A charmed life – Jill Kirkland

Published: July 4th, 2017
A charmed life – Jill Kirkland

Once reluctantly thrown into the limelight as female lead in the controversial film Katrina, the Plett resident of long standing, Jill Kirkland, tells Shirley Knott how she came to reconcile creativity and tranquility. 

When one wades into the personal space created by Jill Kirkland and her husband Mike Wells, it’s a bit like stepping into a Karen Blixen novel. From the chalk-white columns that support the roof over the open verandah and broad yellowwood beams above and below - to the eclectic mix of colonial furniture circling the fire-hearth and the veil of stately tranquility that seems to have descended over the homestead in Plettenberg Bay. Alas, it is Wittedrift, to be precise. For it is in ...more