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Plett Tourism Edu-Tours has matrics facing their fears

Published: December 13th, 2017
Plett Tourism Edu-Tours has matrics facing their fears Wandisile’s Plett

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo

Plett Tourism Edu-Tours has matrics facing their fears

One of the many community upliftment programs done by the Plett Tourism is what came to be known as Plett Tourism Educational Tours, which really is a bag of mixed activities in and around Plett itself. With the aim to educate local youth about the rich history the town enjoys, and also familiarise them with the town’s tourist destinations and offerings, so that they too, can become ambassadors of brand Plett.

Amongst these educational programs is a bungy jumping trip at the Bloukrans Bridge in Tsitsikama. I can tell you now, it’s an amazing experience.

I accompanied ...more


Precautionary notice due to increased shark activity

Published: December 12th, 2017
Precautionary notice due to increased shark activity

NSRI and Authorities are urging public caution along the Southern Cape coastline following reports of noticeable increased shark activity between Natures Valley and Mossel Bay.

Today, Monday, in the best interests of public safety, as a precautionary measure, beaches in Plettenberg Bay were closed by Bitou municipal authorities due to sightings of increased shark activity close in-shore.

The public are urged to adhere to local Municipal Authority warnings and go to beaches only where and when lifeguards are on duty, obey the lifeguards safety instructions, swim between the red and yellow flags posted by lifeguards. Leave the water if instructed to do so.

NSRI and the emergency ...more


New mill showcases art of weaving

Published: December 12th, 2017
New mill showcases art of weaving

The historical Old Nick Village on the N2 outside Plettenberg Bay has an eye-catching new addition in the form of the new Mungo Weaving Mill.

The unusual-looking landmark towering over the landscape at Old Nick has been attracting many curious locals and visitors to the area since opening last month.

The new-look mill is the culmination of years of planning and hard work, and provides a showcase of the art of weaving through the centuries.

It is also a place where staff from the area are producing top quality, natural fibre homeware textiles that are not only proudly South African, but have become increasingly sought after around the world.

Besides providing employment and skills to the ...more


Dog friendly restaurants in Plettenberg Bay

Published: December 7th, 2017
Dog friendly restaurants in Plettenberg Bay

Looking for a restaurant that is dog friendly in Plettenberg Bay? These establishments welcome fur kids...

THYME & AGAIN - 044 535 9452 BRAMON WINES - 044 534 8007  THE GRAND CAFÉ & ROOMS (only drinks no food) - 044 533 6801

 


Municipalities in S Cape to boost tourism after fires

Published: December 7th, 2017
Municipalities in S Cape to boost tourism after fires

Several municipalities in the Southern Cape are looking at ways to boost tourism in the area following the devastating June fires.

Seven people died and hundreds of homes were destroyed when wildfires tore through Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

The Garden Route rebuild initiative has been underway since the disaster.

Co-ordinator Hildegard Fast says that the Knysna, Bitou, and Eden municipalities are finalising a long-term plan to improve tourism numbers in the areas.

"How can we attract more tourists in the off season, how can we have skills centres in the area to attract students in the off season and how can we just generally create more housing opportunities. So that strategy is being ...more


Plett Rage pumps R40m into Plettenberg Bay

Published: December 7th, 2017
Plett Rage pumps R40m into Plettenberg Bay

Plett Rage has given the Plettenberg Bay area a financial injection of up to R40 to R50 million.

This year about 4,000 matriculants are attending the annual end-of-year party bash in the seaside town.

Plettenberg Bay Tourism says this number is lower than the previous years.

Plett Rage spokesperson Ronen Klugman says the event, which comes to an end on 8 December, has been a success so far.

“We’ve also invested quite a bit more in terms of our security. We always believe it’s a big focus. We’ve got a wonderful transport solution that’s been running brilliantly. We’ve got triple amount of volunteers from around the Plettenberg Bay community that have been making sure that the students are getting home safely.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Plett Summer magazine out soon!

Published: December 6th, 2017
Plett Summer magazine out soon!

The Plett Summer magazine 2017 is being printed and will be released in the coming week - It includes information on events happening this summer 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 in a few days time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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StreetSmart Plett boosts two programmes for vulnerable kids

Published: December 5th, 2017
StreetSmart Plett boosts two programmes for vulnerable kids

Masizame Projects and Home from Home-Bitou Family Care running programmes for vulnerable children, has received R70,000 from StreetSmart Plettenberg Bay to boost community upliftment in the area. The StreetSmart funds were handed over at an event held at The Med Seafood Bistro.

The donation is part of over R1 million awarded nationally for the 4th consecutive year by StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping vulnerable children rebuild their lives, through donations from partner establishments in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN.

Masizame offers food, a shower, life-skills training, mentorship and guidance to street children. This is followed up by ...more


Dr. Evil Classic 2018 entries now open

Published: December 5th, 2017
Dr. Evil Classic 2018 entries now open

“One of the best mountain bike events I have ridden in my 26 years of competing.” 2017 competitor – Sean Badenhorst – Editor of Tread Magazine Online.

There’s a reason Plettenberg Bay is called the Riviera of South Africa. It’s where many South Africans and international pleasure seekers choose to head to when there’s break in their busy schedules.

‘Plett’ has some of the country’s finest beaches, indigenous forests and a picturesque coastline. It has also developed a growing food and wine culture for the discerning. Oh and more recently, it’s become a great place to ride a mountain bike.

The discerning mountain biker is looking for an event that they can afford – BUT ...more


Plett Wine Fest 2017 a success

Published: December 4th, 2017
Plett Wine Fest 2017 a success Wandisile’s Plett

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo

Plett Wine Fest 2017 a success

The Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival for the year 2017 has come and gone, and with it a bag of exciting memories. This is despite encountering hurdles along the way leading up to the fest.

The fest was on its fourth year, and the last three were sponsored by SASFIN, which sadly pulled out, and we almost couldn’t have the fest this year, after much added pressure, the municipality came to the rescue.

But let’s not dwell on the negatives.

For the first time, Skhulu’z Lounge was granted the opportunity to serve beer for those whose tastes buds do not go well with the tingling of the sweetness of dry wines, or the ...more


Shaun Tomson replica surfboard auction for Sabrina Love

Published: December 1st, 2017
Shaun Tomson replica surfboard auction for Sabrina Love

1977 world champion South African surfer Shaun Tomson has created a limited edition of an identical replica of the board that was ridden on the rise to win the world title and changed the face of surfing forever.

The board is hand shaped and formed by a master craftsman using ancient tinting techniques and environmentally friendly sustainable materials including unique agave wood from the great Karoo.  

This board carries Shaun's life messages and is personally signed by him.  

The board is now being auctioned and the total proceeds will be donated to the Sabrina Love Foundation, supporting special needs kids and their families.

Find out more | Bid on the surfboard now

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sand art on Central Beach, Plett

Published: November 30th, 2017
Sand art on Central Beach, Plett

If you're visiting Plett, popping past the display by the sand artists on Central Beach is a must. These talented artists create sculptures daily on the beach with just sand, water, shells and sticks.

Their subjects range from land and marine mammals to cars and hearts with inspirational quotes. Take a seat in the sand sculptured chair and have your photo taken with the Indian ocean in the background, or let the kids climb into the perfectly sculpted sand sedan for a pic to be remembered.

The beauty of their work is free for all to view, but if you're impressed by their craft they welcome any donations.


Plett 24 Hour Reunion model castings

Published: November 30th, 2017
Plett 24 Hour Reunion model castings

Plett 24 Hour Reunion, a fusion of fashion, photography and film conducted over a full 24 hours, will be held at the Kwanokuthula Stadium on the 2nd of December 2017.

Model CastingsThe Plett Summer 24 Hour Reunion revisits the 24-hour concept using designers, photographers and models in a red-carpet event.

The event features photo shoots and a fashion show from David Tlale a South African fashion designer whose work has been showcased at the Cape Town Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and Paris Fashion Week and who has also designed collections for major retailers like Edgars.

On the 17th of November, models from across the garden route attended castings at the Piesang Valley Community ...more


Plett listed as one of 10 top snorkelling spots in SA

Published: November 29th, 2017
Plett listed as one of 10 top snorkelling spots in SA

With magnificent and expansive coastline, there's no shortage of marine diversity in South Africa. From the warm, inviting waters of the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, to the icy chill of the Atlantic Ocean in the Western Cape, the South African coastline is ideal for snorkelling, whether you're an amateur or a professional.

Here are ten of the best snorkelling spots to check out in South Africa:

Plettenberg Bay

Situated along the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay is rife with a number of invertebrates such as anemones, nudibranchs, and sponges.

Plettenberg Bay has over four different kinds of reefs and is particularly famous for being the best night-time diving spot.

Click here for the other 9 spots


Winners of ‘best dressed’ in photos

Published: November 28th, 2017
Winners of ‘best dressed’ in photos

Sunday's best dressed woman, man and couple at the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival are pictured below.

Prizes for the best dressed were generously provided by Jukani, Birds of Eden and Monkeyland, The Roost, The Table, Plett Air Safaris, ProDive, The Shop and Plett Tourism.

   

The Guardian: Keurboomstrand a top 10 destination

Published: November 27th, 2017
The Guardian: Keurboomstrand a top 10 destination

Somewhere on the planet there might be a more beautiful beach than Keurboomstrand, 10km east of Plettenberg Bay on the Western Cape, but I’ve visited a few beautiful beaches in my time and am yet to be convinced.

Plettenberg Bay is South Africa’s answer to the Hamptons, and Keurbooms is seemingly endless, wild and pristine – it feels lost in time.

I’m an inveterate strandloper (beachcomber) and love to search for pansy shells and rare paper nautiluses along its shore. Even during high season, I’ve only ever shared the beach with the occasional dog walker, fisherman or oystercatcher. Almost every time I’ve wandered along the sand, I’ve seen pods of about 100 bottlenose ...more


Plettenberg Bay was a sparkling oasis of style

Published: November 27th, 2017
Plettenberg Bay was a sparkling oasis of style

Smiles, dress-up in blue and white with a touch of bling, sunny skies and seaside memories were the order of the day during the 4th Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival on Plett’s Central Beach on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Plett Tourism and festival sponsor, the Bitou Municipality, were overwhelmed with the generous comments and overall camaraderie. "It’s been a difficult year for Plett, this was exactly what we needed to uplift the spirit of our community,” says Peter Wallington, Chairman of Plett Tourism.

The opening of the event was officiated by Wallington, followed by Bitou Councillor Bill Nel, with the traditional crowd-pleasing ‘sabrage’ with a little help from Bramon ...more


VIDEO: Buli G talks about her time in Plett

Published: November 27th, 2017
VIDEO: Buli G talks about her time in Plett

Buli G Ngomane chatted to us at the Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival and gave us her impression of the town, the wine, the food and the area in general. Click play to find out what she thinks of Plett.

Buli G is a past TV presenter on SABC3’s “The Power Within”, and had an extensive prime-time radio presenting career in the Eastern Cape on Algoa FM and in Gauteng with Power FM.

She was also appointed Communications Executive for the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and is now an independent entertainment professional.

With 20 years of experience in the media industry, she has served as a brand-building consultant, written for several publications and continues to work with projects and campaigns for NGOs and well-known international corporates.