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Discover the delightful farmyard at Jukani

Published: December 7th, 2023
Discover the delightful farmyard at Jukani Discover the delightful farmyard at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

Embark on a magical journey to the heart of nature at our Farmyard, the latest gem located at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Perfect for little adventurers, this charming mini-farm invites you to witness the wonders of mini horses, alpacas, mini cows, pygmy goats, and a collection of other farm animals – a delightful menagerie that promises endless joy and fascination!

Let your little ones explore their imaginations as they frolic in the inviting sandpit or strike a pose at the funky photo wall, capturing memories that will last a lifetime. Our Farmyard is not just a place, it's an immersive experience where laughter ...more

Zinzi summer menu takes diners on global culinary adventure

Published: December 7th, 2023
Zinzi summer menu takes diners on global culinary adventure Zinzi introduces an exciting new summer menu, taking diners on a global culinary adventure

Zinzi, a celebrated culinary destination in Plettenberg Bay, is delighted to reveal its latest summer menu, a captivating journey that brings the rich tapestry of world flavours to diners’ plates. 

The Zinzi chef team passionately researched the cuisine, stories and unique flavours of each dish on its new summer menu. Drawing inspiration from every continent, the global journey starts with the vivid culinary traditions of Peru and Cuba, travelling through China's Szechuan province, with stopovers in Italy, Holland and France infusing European flair. The African journey ...more

Swim Adventures paddles Keurbooms River

Published: November 28th, 2023
Swim Adventures paddles Keurbooms River Open-water swimmers on the Keurbooms River

On the weekend of 11 & 12  November, 22 open-water swimmers and a Llama-no-drama did a little swim sojourn up the golden waters of the Keurbooms River.

Organiser Gary Koekemoer reports that the swimmers were blown away (figuratively) by this little piece of paradise. It was Swim Adventures’ inaugural Keurbooms Meander event which attracted open-water swimmers from all over South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Gqeberha and elsewhere. The first day was a 5 km swim up to the picnic spot and the second a 2-3 km leisurely swim from below the bridge back up and past Forever Plettenberg Resort.

“As a non-competitive ...more

Plett’s Top Restaurants Revealed

Published: November 28th, 2023
Plett’s Top Restaurants Revealed Top Tastes in Plettenberg Bay - Plett’s Top Restaurants Revealed

Dinner. Sorted. Whether you’re stepping - sun-kissed - off the beach, spending a wonderful afternoon meandering through the Plett winelands or looking for a unique experience of South African cuisine, we are so pleased to congratulate the following restaurants on their inclusion in Dineplan’s Top 100 Reviewers’ Choice Awards 2023.

9th/100 - Newstead Lund Family Vineyards

Plett’s fabulously fresh and charming Newstead cracked the top ten restaurants in South Africa! It’s an impressive review for a boutique wine estate along the Garden Route, but that simply adds to the appeal of Newstead. One of Plett’s ...more

Race Report: Team Plett Adventure at World Champs

Published: November 28th, 2023
Race Report: Team Plett Adventure at World Champs Race Report: Team Plett Adventure Racing at ARWS World Championships

”A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

This past October, the Plett Adventure Racing Team took on the epic World Championships of the Adventure Racing World Series in the Eastern Cape. They competed in an 800km challenge, alongside the best teams from across the globe, and facing their fair share of adversity including illness forcing team anchors, Petrus Maree and Drew Scott to yield their spots in the team shortly before the event began.

It was a mammoth task for any team and Plett Tourism is incredibly proud of the spirit, perseverance, and positivity that the team ...more

Are you wacky for wildlife? Check this out…

Published: November 21st, 2023
Are you wacky for wildlife? Check this out… Are you wacky for wildlife? Check this out…

Embark on a wild adventure with SAASA’s Wacky Wildlife Special – a thrilling journey that takes you on an unforgettable exploration of nature's most fascinating creatures! Join Monkeyland for an up-close encounter with mischievous monkeys, swing through the treetops, and witness their playful antics.

Next, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight aviary in the world. Marvel at the kaleidoscope of colours as exotic birds soar overhead in this tropical paradise. Your adventure continues with a captivating tour of Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, where majestic big cats reign supreme. Feel the awe-inspiring presence ...more

Making the wonky marriage work between conservation and development

Published: November 16th, 2023
Making the wonky marriage work between conservation and development Making the wonky marriage work between conservation and development

The waltz between development and a healthy environment has been a bit wobbly, but Plettenberg Bay is leaping over the hurdles to prove that “responsible tourism” need not necessarily be a contradiction in terms.

It is the natural environment that draws everyone to the region in the first place so Plettenberg Bay has made a concerted effort to break down traditional barriers between opposing factions and ensure that business owners and conservationists speak the same language. And the effort is paying off. Plettenberg Bay has more than made its mark in developing a sustainable tourism ...more

The spirit of all things art with Mnce

Published: November 16th, 2023
The spirit of all things art with Mnce The spirit of all things art with Mncedisi Ncedani known as “Mnce”

I am at the Tshisa Talent office to speak with a man who needs no introduction: he is a pioneer in the industry. I could not help complimenting Mnce on his outfit - as you can see - his dress code was giving off “African authentic style” - very stylish!

Some might know him as DJ Jazz TrainLive from his DJ years where he played African jazz at MCFM radio station. “Because I am a fan of African jazz, when the radio station was established I went to audition and I was taken on as one of the presenters. I hosted a jazz show on Sundays that was called the Jazz Train. From this, I realised I had developed a ...more

Meet Nicole Jacobs the “Griqua rider”

Published: November 14th, 2023
Meet Nicole Jacobs the “Griqua rider” Meet Nicole Jacobs the “Griqua rider”

Nicole Jacobs is a 21-year-old from Kranshoek in Plett currently residing in Cape Town. She refers to herself as the “Griqua rider”, a truly proud member of the Griqua Nation.

One can attest to the growth of the Griqua people in terms of establishing themselves within society, like any other cultural background, it has not always been easy to settle with a sense of belonging, as Nicole explains: “It is important to celebrate the Kranshoek riders as without their history we would not have a future, the lessons that are learnt from the past gives us knowledge to go after new opportunities…” 

The Griqua Heritage Herd’s name comes from ...more

Baking class at Tebelo with Francois Ferreira Academy

Published: November 13th, 2023
Baking class at Tebelo with Francois Ferreira Academy Baking class at Tebelo with Francois Ferreira Academy provides hands-on experience

Tebelo has partnered with Francois Ferreira Academy to offer a three-month Assistant Baker course. This NQF Level 2 course gives the baking class students in-depth training and hands-on experience with fermented dough products, from sourdough bread to croissants and cakes.

The course includes learning how to set up and run a small bakery or food business, and students rotate through different restaurants and bakeries across the Bitou area for a broad range of practical experience. Visit www.tebelo.org to apply and find out more, or contact us on +27 79 665 0487.

See the bakery ...more

Plett Padel launches at Plett Country Club

Published: November 13th, 2023
Plett Padel launches at Plett Country Club Plett Padel launches at Plett Country Club 

The Plett Padel courts at the Plettenberg Bay Country Club are officially open adding another exciting outdoor element to Plett’s sports offerings.

Padel is a mix between Tennis and Squash. It’s usually played in doubles on an enclosed court surrounded by walls of glass and metallic mash. The court is one-third of the size of a tennis court. The ball can bounce off any wall but can only hit the turf once before being returned. It’s a sport that combines action with fun and social interaction, and is super for all ages and skill levels - quick and easy to learn.

Bookings are open via the Playtomic app. To enquire about our Membership contact Esther info@plettcountryclub.co.za

Humpback whales back in the bay

Published: November 11th, 2023
Humpback whales back in the bay Humpback whales back in the bay

Guess who’s back in the area as they migrate south for the summer?

According to a post by ORCA Foundation, with photos from Julene Capazorio, the popular and acrobatic, Humpback whales are also "known as the ‘Angels of the sea’ due to their elongated pectoral fins swinging through the air when they breach.

The Humpback whales are currently busy with their southerly migration back to their productive summer feeding grounds where they will be feeding on krill around Antarctica, they can eat up to 4 tonnes of krill to bulk up for their migration to their winter breeding and calving grounds. Plett is known as the Humpback whale ‘highway’ during their ...more