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Video: How to spot rip currents

Published: December 8th, 2016
Video: How to spot rip currents

As summer vacations begin and you head out for the beach, have fun, but be sure you know how to stay safe.

Rip currents account for 80% of beach rescues. Learn how to spot one, and how to escape one if you happen to be caught in it, by watching this video.


Video: YouTube rising star Josie Gailey on that Plett Feeling

Published: December 7th, 2016
Video: YouTube rising star Josie Gailey on that Plett Feeling

We met up with rising YouTube Vlogger star Josie Gailey at Central Beach in Plett to ask her about her 'Plett Feeling". She's down for Plett Rage with her friend Kiara. Check out her 'Plett Feeling' here.

Subscribe to Josie's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/NoItWasJo

And follow her on Twitter on https://twitter.com/JosieGailey

#plett #plettitsafeeling #plettsummer #plettrage


Video: Water sports on Keurbooms River in Plettenberg Bay

Published: December 4th, 2016
Video: Water sports on Keurbooms River in Plettenberg Bay

Keurbooms River near Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route is a perfect destination for water sports in unspoilt nature.

Garden Route Trail


Video: What to pack for Plett Rage – Josie Gailey

Published: December 4th, 2016
Video: What to pack for Plett Rage – Josie Gailey

Josie Gailey shares some helpful info and tips on what she's taking to Plett Rage and what you shouldn't forget! Take her advice, she's been to Rage and she knows!


Video: Adventure Land in Plett

Published: November 30th, 2016
Video: Adventure Land in Plett

Adventure Land in Plett is a great place to get your water slide thrills this summer when the temperature starts to soar.

Check out this video from local Max Morris who spent the day there with his friends recently.

 

Follow Max on Instagram where he goes by the name maxattacksamillion.


Video: How to Prepare for Plett Rage

Published: November 29th, 2016
Video: How to Prepare for Plett Rage

YouTuber Josie Gailey and her friend Kiara give some great tips in this video to ragers who'll be descending on Plett in the next few days.

Keep an eye out for Josie and Kiara if you'd like to be in her Plett vlogs, and stay tuned for PART TWO of this video where she'll be telling you what essential things you should have in your suitcase!

 

Don't forget to #UnlockYourRage with Redbullza & keep in the loop with everything Plett Rage Student Festival gets up to on all their social media platforms. 

Links: Plett Rage Student Festival Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/plettrageoff... Plett Rage Student Festival Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/25603... Plett Rage ...more

Video: Plett’s castle up for sale

Published: November 28th, 2016
Video: Plett’s castle up for sale

Vygekraal 'castle' on the southern side of Plett is up for sale. It overlooks the rugged coastline to the south with dramatic cliffs and panoramic views. A lifestyle property, this refuge from the hustle and bustle of Plett was built in the late 1960's using local stone collected from the 66 hectare property.

The living areas flow together and are warm and welcoming with wood-burning fireplaces. The home accommodates 4 double suites with a 5th double bedroom and bathroom set apart from the house for guests. A stone stairwell leads to a private lower-level study.

The kitchen is designed for handling catering with outside laundry and ample storage. There is on-site accommodation for staff (staff ...more


Video: Blessing in a Box from CrossFit

Published: November 17th, 2016
Video: Blessing in a Box from CrossFit

Blessing in a Box puts a smile on a child’s face at Christmas time. Do you know that most children living in our local townships only receive 1 gift a year, even if that? We have a heart for children and especially those in need, as such we want to bless them this Christmas.

Last year we had such a successful toy drive for the children of Masizame and without you it was not possible! This year, we want to Raise the Bar!

As part of our 3rd birthday celebrations on the 25th November, we are asking our CrossFit community and friends to help us bless 600 children in the Kurland Village and Bossisgif area with a toy and R50. 


Video: Tenikwa seabird area gets facelift

Published: November 15th, 2016
Video: Tenikwa seabird area gets facelift

Our seabird area got a new face... "Kids are amazing, never underestimate the mind of a child"... The goal was to highlight the  problems seabirds face in the wild and show the solutions on a wall mural.

Thank you to True Colours - ART to uplift this was a great project. Thank you to the Kids of Kurland Primary School, you guys are amazing... This quick video shows how much fun we had...


Behind the scenes filming The Bachelor in Plett

Published: November 10th, 2016
Behind the scenes filming The Bachelor in Plett

Some quick scenes from the filming of The Bachelor in Plett which has been taking place over the past week.


Video: Eventing at Kurland in Plett

Published: November 7th, 2016
Video: Eventing at Kurland in Plett

Kurland Eventing, in partnership with Nedbank Private Wealth, hosted the prestigious South African Individual Eventing Championships in September this year.

This video provides an overall look at eventing in Kurland and scenes from the championship event which took place there, and gives an insight into spectacular equestrian facilities that exist in Plettenberg Bay.

 

 

 


Video: Monkeyland & Birds of Eden by Chasing the Rainbow

Published: November 2nd, 2016
Video: Monkeyland & Birds of Eden by Chasing the Rainbow

Monkeyland is an 18Ha free-roaming primate sanctuary. Home to 11 species of primates, it is the only free roaming multi species primate sanctuary in the world.

Birds of Eden, right next door, boasts the largest single dome aviary in the world and hosts over 200 different bird species in a spectacular free-flight environment.

Located just outside Plettenberg Bay on South Africa's Garden Route, these sanctuaries are a treat to visit and a perfect example of animal centric responsible tourism. 

 

 

Video by Chasing the Rainbow

Visit blog at http://www.chasingtherainbow.net for more details.

 


John McCarthy breath holding course for Adopt a Swimmer

Published: October 18th, 2016
John McCarthy breath holding course for Adopt a Swimmer

This video provides a small insight into the joy and confidence built in some of the 20 children from Adopt a Swimmer who did a Breath Holding course with John McCarthy last week.

The project was one Sasfin's community initiatives build around the Sasfin Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival and they hope that its impact is long lasting. Close to 80% of the Plettenberg Bay community cannot swim and by teaching children confidence in the water, not only do they hope that lives will be saved, but also, as this video clip shows, children will grow in confidence and strength.

Thanks go to John from Ocean Child and to Louise Auersperg from Adopt a Swimmer.


Video: Surfboards auctioned for ‘Adopt a Swimmer’

Published: October 17th, 2016
Video: Surfboards auctioned for ‘Adopt a Swimmer’

Two of Greener Surfer John McCarthy's surfboards were auctioned off on Sunday 9th October at the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival in aid of 'Adopt a Swimmer'. Jack Mantis took to the floor as the auctioneer, after which John McCarthy handed over the cheque to Louise Auersperg of 'Adopt a Swimmer'.

The two surfboards together fetched an impressive R27,500.00 which Sasfin then matched, resulting in a total of R55,000.00 being donated to the programme.

Adopt a Swimmer in Plettenberg Bay aims to empower underprivileged children by teaching them pool proficiency, and earlier in the week John McCarthy taught the children more about swimming, surfing and the sea. 

A huge thanks ...more


Video: Arno Carstens on ‘That Plett Feeling’

Published: October 11th, 2016
Video: Arno Carstens on ‘That Plett Feeling’

Arno Carstens rocked the final evening of the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival on Sunday 9th Oct 2016, and we caught up with him after his set to ask him what 'That Plett Feeling' was for him.

Here's what he had to say...

 


Video: Sabrage with champagne flute

Published: October 9th, 2016
Video: Sabrage with champagne flute

Winemaker Anton Smal performs a sabrage with a champagne flute at the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival.


Video: Dave Kabamba on ‘That Plett Feeling’

Published: October 9th, 2016
Video: Dave Kabamba on ‘That Plett Feeling’

We invited Dave Kabamba (model) down for the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival and asked him about his experience in Plett and what 'That Plett Feeling' was for him. Here's what he had to say...


Surf legend John McCarthy to hold workshop in Plett

Published: September 28th, 2016
Surf legend John McCarthy to hold workshop in Plett

At Sasfin, we believe in giving back to the communities in which we operate. At this year’s Sasfin Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival, we are teaming up with surf legend John McCarthy to assist the Adopt A Swimmer charity. The organisation teaches underprivileged children in the area how to swim.

We will be auctioning off two of John’s “green” surfboards to raise funds for the charity and John will be holding two of his now internationally-acclaimed breatholding workshops with the children. For more on John and his quest to surf green, see the video below. If you wish to bid on the boards, make sure that you get down to the Sasfin Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival or watch ...more