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Safety Alert – Increased inshore shark activity

Published: November 17th, 2018
Safety Alert – Increased inshore shark activity

NSRI Plettenberg Bay and Bitou Municipal authorities are urging public caution to bathers and paddlers along the Plettenberg Bay coastline due to confirmed increase shark activity inshore along the coastline of sharks attracted to and feeding on a juvenile Humpback whale carcass that has washed ashore amongst rocks at Groot Bank, close to Keurboomstrand, off-shore of the Salt River, Groot Bank area, Plettenberg Bay.

Bitou Municipal Solid Waste Removal are investigating options to remove or dispose of the carcass.

This safety alert is current and in place to warn the public of the present danger of increased shark activity brought by this whale carcass and we urge public caution.

TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE


Plett Rage taxi transport information

Published: November 15th, 2018
Plett Rage taxi transport information

Two transport systems have been set up for this year's Plett Rage - check out the information below:


N2 Lounge & Sports Bar six months in

Published: November 14th, 2018
N2 Lounge & Sports Bar six months in

N2 Lounge & Sports Bar opened on the 1st of June 2018. This owner managed and operated, licensed establishment, is the brainchild of owners Shaun Phillips and Melony Paulsen.

The establishment is a unique and innovative concept for the area and has clientele from all wards within the Bitou Local Municipality.

The venue boasts meticulous furnishing and fittings and caters to the ever growing middle income and graduate professionals in Plettenberg Bay. It offers a safe establishment for local, national and international visitors and in the six months since opening its doors, the establishment has hosted visitors from all over South Africa. These have included Director Generals from National Government ...more


Perfectly Plett: A whirlwind visit

Published: November 14th, 2018
Perfectly Plett: A whirlwind visit  

Plettenberg Bay holds many wonderful childhood memories for me. Our grandparents retired there, first in a white house within walking distance of the lagoon, then on a fabulous small-holding outside Plett – complete with indigenous forest, sparkling stream and an endless supply of real Christmas trees – and then to a little cottage looking towards the mountains in Formosa Retirement Village.

This, of course (despite my being spring-chicken young) was when Plett was still a sleepy little coastal village, pre-‘Millionaire’s Row’ and waaay-pre-Plett Rage. Early morning walks along Lookout Beach to the river mouth or the other way toward Robberg, proffered up pansy shells and foot-tickling ...more


#PlettChillOut a Success

Published: November 2nd, 2018
#PlettChillOut a Success Wandisile’s Plett

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo 

#PlettChillOut a Success

The annual Plett ChillOut by one of Kwano’s rising stars, Sivuyile “Sivu” Nkomo and sponsored by Plett Tourism, was as usual a major success.

With 4000 - 5000 people attending this popular event according to Sivu, it was packed both inside and out, but with a twist this year- it was held opposite Skhulu’z Lounge as opposed to the Kwano Stadium.

An interesting fact about this year’s Plett ChillOut was that there were no big headline names to pull the crowds, just local DJ’s and artists. Sivu also says he did his marketing entirely online, mostly on Facebook, with no printed posters and the like.

This is proof enough ...more


National Marine Month in Plettenberg Bay

Published: November 1st, 2018
National Marine Month in Plettenberg Bay

October is National Marine Month in South Africa and, here in Plettenberg Bay, we’re celebrating our natural marine heritage and marine attractions, and recognising those who work tirelessly to ensure that our marine environment is protected for future generations.

PLETT HOPE SPOT

Plettenberg Bay lies in the heart of the UNESCO Garden Route Biosphere Reserve, a region known to be amongst the most biodiverse on the planet. Hope Spots are a global network of identified marine areas that are critical to the health of the ocean. Promoted and driven by oceanographer, Dr. Syliva Earle, and Mission Blue, these hope spots enjoy international recognition and conservation support. Plett is one of ...more


October a highlight in Plett’s adventure calendar

Published: November 1st, 2018
October a highlight in Plett’s adventure calendar

October's been a highlight in Plett’s adventure calendar, one we will remember for a long time!

On Saturday the 6th of October we took part in the Tour de Plett mountain bike race, myself together with many of our local amped adventurers signed up for the 60km distance and buddy (Andrew Damp) the 87km route.  Cycling for education is their slogan, and what a great initiative to support, the Kwano cycling academy.  Those guys are fast!!!  The routes are proper, great combination of single track, some technical and dirt roads, we will be back next year!  The race started from Wittedrift just outside Plett and finished on Central Beach.  Congratulations to Netski taking the win in ...more


Meet Our ‘Friends of the Festival’ – Part 1

Published: October 30th, 2018
Meet Our ‘Friends of the Festival’ – Part 1

One of the most heart-warming, and important, aspects of Plett hosting the Student Rage festival is the support provided from the local business community to make sure that our young visitors get the most out of the experience. ‘Friends of the Festival’ has been running for a few years now, and with each passing year, the volume of restaurants, retailers and outlets joining the scheme keeps growing. Over the course of the next few blogs we’ll be capturing the enthusiasm and gusto of those companies involved and what it means to be so closely and officially connected to Plett Rage 2018 as a ‘Friend of the Festival’.

‘Pro Dive is happy to be getting involved in the Plett Rage as a ...more


Video: Kia Summer Slam 2018 in Plett

Published: October 30th, 2018
Video: Kia Summer Slam 2018 in Plett

 This year Kia will be sponsoring the Summer Slam Beach Tennis which culminates on the beach in Plett this December. Watch this clip below for more details.

 


Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours scoops two Skål International sustainable tourism awards

Published: October 24th, 2018
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours scoops two Skål International sustainable tourism awards

Stormsriver Adventures, originator of the world acclaimed Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours scoops two Skål International sustainable tourism awards in Mombasa, Kenya.

The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards aims to highlight and acknowledge best industry practices around the globe. “As an international organisation of tourism industry leaders, Skål International is a powerful force in the travel and tourism industry to initiate change and encourage the conservation of the environment in order to promote tourism and travel.”

Stormsriver Adventures represented by MD, Ms. Anneline Wyatt in Kenya, Mombasa received the highest score in the Tour ...more


Plett Tourism hosts presentation with Eden Wine Route

Published: October 24th, 2018
Plett Tourism hosts presentation with Eden Wine Route

Several Plett restaurants, wine farms and wine farm products attended a presentation with the new Garden Route business, Eden Wine Route, this past Tuesday the 16th of October, at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel.

The Eden Wine Route is an established NGO that works with LTO’s (Local Tourism Organisations) and individual products, they are focused on national and international marketing for the wine and food industry in the region. They currently specialise in curating niche wine experiences, and are putting plans in place to be able to offer culinary experiences and opportunities for smaller boutique wines to receive exposure nationally and internationally.

Plett Tourism is excited to work with them on future projects, including special VACATION PLETT package offerings.


10 aerial photos that will have you dreaming of Plett tonight

Published: October 24th, 2018
10 aerial photos that will have you dreaming of Plett tonight

Drone photography has changed our perspective on many things: how we enjoy a sunrise, how we watch whales and, even, how we watch a rugby match on TV. Here are ten magnificent aerial photos of Plettenberg Bay that may change the way you look at Plett and will certainly have you dreaming of your next coastal holiday!

 

BLOUKRANS BRIDGE

Those who haven’t visited the bridge may not be aware of the gorgeous views along the Bloukrans Gorge to the ocean beyond. This aerial photo illustrates the height of Bloukrans, which at 216m is the highest bridge in Africa, in addition to being the world’s highest commercial bungy jump!

@tsitsikammalangkloof

 

CENTRAL BEACH AND THE BEACON ISLAND

Aside ...more