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Plett still the best tourist destination - Lessons from spending a weekend in East London
Over the last weekend, myself and two friends traveled to the coastal city of East London (now called Buffalo City) in the Eastern Cape. Great trip, as far as entertainment and social scene is concerned, but the rest, leaves much to be desired.
Having spent the weekend in East London, I can say with ease that Plett is still the best ideal tourist destination.
Our weekend away in East London coincided with the Iron Man African Triclub Championships from 25 January to the 28th January.
Other than that, there was nothing much to do. The city is ...more
Kwano has a new lifestyle venue, it’s called Voorhuise - an Afrikaans word meaning ‘lounge’, but this is not your typical lounge. Right now, it’s an outdoor chill spot and it operates only on Sundays. Plett Tourism’s Wandisile ‘Afrika’ Sebezo spoke to the man behind the concept, Bandile Ntukantu, to find out what inspired him to start his venture, and to learn a thing or two about the man himself.
Bandile is not your regular Joe, by his own admission, he is the ‘first professional soccer player’ to hail from Kwano. Born in Port Elizabeth, his mother is trained as a medical nurse, and in search of greener pastures, she came to Plett in the early ‘90s and quickly settled the ...more
The Buco Dr Evil Classic 3 Day Stage Race turns 8 years old this year, and has matured into “the best reason to head to the Garden Route on the Heritage day weekend”. 2019’s dates are Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st September, with Heritage Day falling on the Tuesday 24th, so it’s the perfect excuse to take a few days off in September and enjoy a mountain biking long weekend with friends and family.
The Buco Dr Evil Classic 3 day stage race is a feast of natural beauty and challenging riding on the Garden Route. Riders are treated like royalty for 3 days with amazing services on the route, delicious meals and some of the best single track riding in ...more
If TripAdvisor rankings are how you make a decision on where you're going to spend your holiday time (and currency), their recent restaurant ranking is the perfect way to decide where to eat your meals.
Coming in on top is Bramon Wine Estate (The Crags), followed closely by Zinzi in Harkerville (a long time leader) and The Peppermill Cafe (also in The Crags). The only restaurant in the centre of town that takes a spot in the top 5 is Nguni, and they're followed by another 'out of town' restaurant Enrico's in Keurboomstrand.
For a full list ...more
A little bit of planning goes a long way when there are so many tempting events in Plettenberg Bay in 2019. We are thrilled to be able to offer visitors adventure and sporting events, food, wine, arts and culture in our enviable natural setting. So, grab your calendar and have a browse through selected upcoming events in 2019. These are by no means all the events to be enjoyed in Plett throughout the year, but it’s a starter guide to finding your favourite event or three.
Information correct at time of publication.
FOOD & WINE
17 February │ Truck & Vine Festival
A day of sunshine, sublime wine, food trucks and music awaits in the Plett Winelands. The Truck and Vine Festival is back, this time at ...more
A blog by Wandisile Sebezo
As jazz venues continue to close shop, N2 Lounge explores options
If you’ve frequented N2 Lounge as much as I have since it opened its doors about 7 months ago, you’d know that it’s a haven for the jazzy types, you know, the kind that prefers nothing but good value for their money well spent, fraternising over cognacs and the likes.
Naturally, the assumption is that us jazz people are a complicated bunch; not true - we simply enjoy the simple pleasures that life offers. This is as true in music as it is in food or fashion. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” best describes this lot.
But as jazz ...more
Mountain-biking is a sport where grown-ups can be kids again while kids get to be a little more grown-up. These thoughts might float through your head as you follow your son or daughter down a wildly fun trail at the popular Plett mountain-biking haven, the Cairnbrogie Pump Track. Your youngster might outpace you, but at least you will still have a blast.
Get ready for the dust, berms, switchbacks, drop-offs and a whole gang of excitable little people on bikes. Cairnbrogie’s Pump Track is the answer to that annoying, “We’re bored! What can we do, Mom?” situation that inevitably rears its ugly head during the holidays.
When the family is enjoying a fantastic beach holiday in Plett, every now and again ...more
When you first think of Africa, admittedly a penguin (the oceanic, flightless bird commonly associated with the icy plains of the Antarctic) may not be the first thing that springs to mind. However, the African penguin is very much at home right here in Plettenberg Bay.
They are, in fact, a species of penguin endemic to southern Africa and were once one of the most abundant bird species found here. Despite this, population numbers have drastically declined, more than halving in recent years, leaving them listed as endangered and facing an array of threats. Our waters are a natural hunting ground for penguins from Port Elizabeth.
Occasionally we find them suffering from injury, illness or often just sheer ...more
Plett's very own radio station MC90.3FM is streams live 24hrs a day. So whether you're local in Plett or an expat overseas, you're always in touch with what's happening in the coastal town we all love so much.
And now you can listen on your smartphone too using the TuneIn App.
MC90.3FM is situated in Mellville’s Corner Shopping Centre in the heart of the Plettenberg Bay.
We are a localised, permanent, commercial radio station, on air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are a professional, commercial broadcasting service reaching a potential audience of 5000 – 10 000 people daily.
We offer upbeat, informative programming relevant to Plett, featuring a broadbased ...more
The Garden Route Film Office will be briefing interested parties in the film industry on how to market and become a supplier for filming opportunities in the Garden Route.
Date: We 23 Jan 2019
Time: 15h30 to 17h00
Venue: Plett Tourism Office
RSVP: 044 533 4065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Plett Wine Tours is excited to announce that Monica Botha will be taking over the business and will continue with the same excellent service that has been offered in the past. Visits to the Plett Winelands will remain in their current format with various exciting tours and tailor made packages available. There are some exciting new additions to enhance guests experiences, whilst showcasing the wine farms to future visitors.
For more information contact Monica at 060 608-8473 or email her at email@example.com.