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Department of Tourism offering funding in tourism sector

Published: June 19th, 2018
Department of Tourism offering funding in tourism sector

The Department of Tourism in collaboration with the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) seeks to strengthen and accelerate transformation in the tourism sector by offering a combination of grant funding, debt finance and equity contributions for black investors and community based projects in the tourism sector through the fund. The NEF is responsible for administering the Fund on behalf of the Department of Tourism.

An Application window for the Fund is currently open until the 31 August 2018.

In order to be considered for funding, interested parties need to complete, sign and submit this Application Form and Checklist together with supporting documents to the NEF for ...more


New Culture & Heritage magazine out now!

Published: June 18th, 2018
New Culture & Heritage magazine out now!

The Plett Culture & Heritage magazine 2018 is now out and includes information on events happening this winter during the Plett ARTS Festival in Plettenberg Bay, editorials, activities and special offers.

Get your copy at various locations in Plett, or pop into the Plett Tourism office to pick one up!

If you're not in town you can read it online here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Plett Tourism brings the best of African documentary films to this year’s Plett ARTS Festival with Afridocs

Published: June 18th, 2018
Plett Tourism brings the best of African documentary films to this year’s Plett ARTS Festival with Afridocs

Plett Tourism is excited to introduce a new experience at the 2018 Plett ARTS Festival – AFRIDOCS in Plett. In collaboration with Afridocs and Ikasi Media, this compelling new addition makes its debut with special screenings of the best of African documentary films between 4 and 6 July at the Piesang Valley Hall. A cash bar, food trucks and entertainment will be available for guests. Please refer to the website for daily screening times, entertainment and other important information.

Meet film makers and share the life experiences of Africa’s legends, makers of history and ordinary people on the big screen. Adding insight and context to ...more


The Plettenberg hosts alongside the Plett Arts Festival

Published: June 15th, 2018
The Plettenberg hosts alongside the Plett Arts Festival

The Plettenberg, part of The Liz McGrath Collection, the flagship property along the Garden Route, will partner with Plettenberg Bay Tourism to host the upcoming Plett Arts Festival starting on 25 June until 9 July, 2018.

At The Plettenberg, on 25 June, at 11:00 to 16:00, Strauss & Co will hold an art valuation day for anyone who would like to have their private art work valuated followed by an art talk in the evening with wines and canapés. The art valuation is R100 donation (optional) to the Sabrina Love foundation and wine and canapé art talk is R 150.00 per person.

The Milkwood Gallery and the Vernissage Re-Constructed exhibition will launch on 26 and 27 June and on the evening ...more


Plett Tourism, Ocean Blue & Jukani host 11 tour agents from UK

Published: June 15th, 2018
Plett Tourism, Ocean Blue & Jukani host 11 tour agents from UK

In collaboration with Wesgro, SA Tourism (SAT) and the GR&KK offices, Plett Tourism Association, Ocean Blue Adventures and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary hosted 11 of the top travel agents from the United Kingdom on the 15th of June, 2018.

Their local experience included a guided marine safari with Ocean Blue Adventures. The day was slightly overcast and coolish weather – the perfect opportunity to witness our winter visitors in full action. This was followed by a visit with Lara Mostert at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary for a tour of the facility and a visit with some of the special species who call Jukani home.

Plettenberg Bay is part of the migratory whale route for several species during ...more


We posed 3 questions to local adventure activities in Plett

Published: June 12th, 2018
We posed 3 questions to local adventure activities in Plett

Ever wondered what the activities have to say about their product? Well, recently we posed 3 questions to some of the local adventure activities in and around Plett.

Here's what Hog Hollow Horse Trails had to say:

 

PT: What makes your product unique?

HHHT: 

It's a unique way to explore The Crags. Guests can tailor make their own day. We are the only horse drawn carriage wine tasting trail on the Garden Route. And we cater for all ages, abilities and maximum weight greater than other horse trail operators.

Hog Hollow Horse Trails offers guests the unique opportunity to explore and enjoy the beautiful area at the foot of the Tstsikamma Mountains known as The ...more


Femi Koya to play at Plett ARTS Festival

Published: June 4th, 2018
Femi Koya to play at Plett ARTS Festival

World Afrobeat Music composer and performer, versatile saxophonist and dynamic vocalist, Femi Koya is the new face of the African Renaissance, combining West African highlife and Jazz, South African Sofiatown with a nostalgic Afrobeat root sounds, his music is a rich blend of deep and sultry Afrobeat and contemporary groove.

He is urban and urbane. His life’s journey - a story of migration from the West to the South - resonates in his music, which creates a conscious dialogue between West African and South African sounds. This musical fusion demonstrates the path to a new and culturally integrated Africa in which a common heritage is reinforced to meet the needs of today's world. His quest ...more


Struggle Stalwart Jutice Albie Sachs at Plett ARTS Fest

Published: June 1st, 2018
Struggle Stalwart Jutice Albie Sachs at Plett ARTS Fest

Born to communist and trade unionist parents in Johannesburg in 1935, his career in human rights activism can be traced back to 1952, when as a 17 year old second year law student at UCT, he took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign. Three years later he would attend the Congress of the people in Kliptown where the Freedom Charter was adopted.

As a member of the ANC, Justice Albie helped draft the ANC’s code of conduct and statutes, also as a member of the constitutional committee, he participated in the making of the South African constitution in 1996.

Appointed by Nelson Mandela to serve as the constitutional court judge, a role he stayed in from 1994 until he ...more


Plett the end point for world’s first 7 day gravel stage race

Published: May 30th, 2018
Plett the end point for world’s first 7 day gravel stage race

HotChillee has announced the World’s First 7-Day Point to Point Gravel Stage Race and Plettenberg Bay has been chosen as the end point.

The Rainmaker RollerCoaster, the world’s first seven-day point to point gravel stage race, will take place from 6-12 October 2018 in the Western Cape, South Africa.

The Rainmaker RollerCoaster is the latest offering from HotChillee, the cycling event group behind the renowned LONDON-PARIS and Cape Rouleur races. HotChillee has embraced the growing phenomenon of gravel riding over the past three years and have joined forces with digital disrupter Rainmaker Solutions, the title sponsor of the inaugural event.

The Rainmaker RollerCoaster offers ...more


Local kids taught ocean safety life skills

Published: May 30th, 2018
Local kids taught ocean safety life skills

Children from vulnerable communities in Plettenberg Bay are learning various life skills around ocean safety. Watch this video from SABC News about the ongoing initiative in the coastal town.


AfriDocs – The world’s best documentaries on your screen

Published: May 26th, 2018
AfriDocs – The world’s best documentaries on your screen

AfriDocs is the uniquely bold and exciting platform exclusively for Africa, bringing the best African and international documentaries to audiences anywhere in Africa.

Fans of African cinema can watch some of the best documentaries from across the continent and beyond. Africa’s well known and loved television broadcast stream, AfriDocs, is now available for viewing ANYTIME from your computer, laptop, or from any mobile device.

AfriDocs Anytime is as a FREE streaming platform with a growing catalogue available for viewing at any time. It’s like having a film festival on your screen that gives you access to powerful, quality, award-winning documentaries that have shown at some of the ...more


Plett Tourism needs your help! Oppose the tourism bylaw…

Published: May 25th, 2018
Plett Tourism needs your help! Oppose the tourism bylaw…

Bitou Municipality in Plettenberg Bay has given notice that they intend to adopt their proposed tourism bylaw - a document which has had no input from Plett Tourism, the Plett Accommodation Association or any of the affected tourism parties.

Click here to read the official Draft of the Plett Tourism ByLaw and read the notice in last week’s What’s New (right).

We urgently need all tourism products to take action ASAP and we thank those who already have.

If you haven't already done so, please submit your objections/comments with reference to the suggested pointes of concern as outlined below. Please use any or all of these points and add in your ...more