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.
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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
Published: January 29th, 2018
by Peter Wallington
Is Plettenberg Bay no longer a prime holiday destination?
Letters and opinions on the past holiday season and local tourism in general, informed on various levels ranging from research to mere hearsay, have featured in the past two editions; in the response below, CEO of Plett Tourism PETER WALLINGTON sets the record straight.
THE short answer to the question posed in CXPRESS of January 10 in a letter by ‘The Drone’ [read the letter on page 19 of that edition at www.cxpress.co.za] is: Yes, Plett is indeed still a prime holiday destination.
We don’t have data on the season, but anecdotal feedback suggests some operators have done really well, ...more
Published: January 28th, 2018
An amount of R56,500.00 has been raised in the past 3 months for the Plett Art Centre, putting the target of R100,000.00 which is required for seed funding well within the organisation’s sights.
“Thanks to the generosity of a number of people, we have now passed the halfway mark on the journey to reach our seed funding target of R100,000.00,” says Plett Art Centre founding member Klaus Oppenheimer. “This figure is needed to cover the many costs that will make up the next phase of the project, that of raising the R20 million needed to get the project completed.”
The seed funding will cover costs such as legal fees, marketing and sundries.
“We have had confirmation of ...more
Published: January 25th, 2018
Salomon has announced their ‘Golden Trail Series’—a revolutionary new trail running race series concept commencing May, 2018 - and it includes South Africa's Otter Trail Run near Plett as the Grand Finale for the event!
The series will combine five of the most iconic short-distance trail races on the planet into a dream tour for both athletes and fans. The Golden Trail Series tears up the rule book on prize money, the mammoth €100,000 prize pool will be shared equally among the overall top 10 men & women at a lavish Grand Final. Each of the top 10 traveling with a friend or partner of their choice for a trip of a lifetime. The Grand Final will also act as a stage for the twenty ...more
Published: January 21st, 2018
At Doubleshot Coffee Bar in Plettenberg Bay sits an exceedingly dapper older gentleman named Jack. His hat is a compact white fedora splashed with paint.
Paired with blue-rimmed spectacles, he’s definitely the most stylish individual in the joint. I have to know where he got that hat. Mykonos it turns out, rather disappointingly. “If you think those are cool, check out his socks,” his friend pipes up. And with the hitching up of a trouser leg, there they are in all their technicoloured glory.
“You should see his gatkes,” the friend offers next, although Jack isn’t as cooperative on that score (gatkes is the Yiddish word for underpants).
At the open-air food market ...more
Published: January 12th, 2018
"A Bucketful of Sunshine" blogger gives her guide to the best beaches in Plettenberg Bay:
Best beaches in Plettenberg Bay