Published: June 8th, 2022
The Plett Winelands showcased during the world’s most vibrant gathering of luxury African travel brands – We Are Africa
Plett Tourism was invited to participate with a Garden Route agriculture activation during the We Are Africa exhibition in Cape Town earlier in April.
The opportunity was to showcase two of our premier Plett Winelands vineyards, Kay & Monty and Lodestone Wine & Olives, alongside other award-winning wines, olive oil and fruits at the Wesgro stand. The activation was attended by a crowd of 50+ luxury tour operators, travel professionals and government dignitaries.
We Are Africa is the world’s most vibrant gathering of luxury African travel brands, the finest buyers and ...more
Published: June 8th, 2022
Barrington’s: Plett’s small hotel with a big heart
Combine award-winning beer, fabulous food with ingredients straight from the garden and a generous measure of tender love and care and you get Barrington’s very special Craft Brewery and Small Hotel.
Barrington’s Small Hotel, not far from the beaches at the bottom of Piesang Valley Road, is home to the first craft brewery in Plettenberg Bay and now it is also officially on the map for award-winning beer.
I was privileged to be invited to taste beer with the brewmaster Ross Eaton, find out about the brewing process, and sample the Barrington Brewery range.
Barrington’s Brewery recently scooped a bronze at the 2022 Africa Beer Cup ...more
Published: May 30th, 2022
Plett Tourism introduces Marine Science Symposium at the Plett Ocean Festival
"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." - Baba Dioum
The new Plett Ocean Festival (1 - 10 July 2022) is anchored by another first for Plettenberg Bay, a three-day marine science symposium which will take place at the iconic Beacon Isle Resort from 1 - 3 July 2022 and will be MC’d by the Black Mermaid Foundation’s Zandile Nhdlovu.
The landmark Beacon Island, with its near-panoramic ocean views and exquisite sea lounge perched over the rocks and waves of the bay, is the perfect location from which to ...more
Published: May 29th, 2022
Plett showcases multi-cultural diversity of events
There are few towns in South Africa that provide a variety of attractions as Plettenberg Bay. And the events that happen in and around this coastal town on the Garden Route are as diverse, if not more so. Each year, Plett hosts a vibrant array of events that appeal to the wide demographics of South Africa’s population and those from further afield.
As the summer season winds down, it is easy to imagine that things in Plettenberg Bay are slowing down. And, compared to the frantic, sun-kissed days and sultry nights of high summer in Plett, the town is certainly more relaxed but by no means a sleepy little town. From February ...more
Published: May 27th, 2022
Plett nominated as Africa's leading beach destination in the World Travel Awards
Could it be Lucky Number 13 for Plettenberg Bay in the World Travel Awards? Plett has been nominated, for the thirteenth year, as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination in the prestigious World Travel Awards. Following their first-ever win in 2020, Plett Tourism is thrilled to have been nominated in a year that sees the launch of the Plett Ocean Festival, which will be introduced from 1 - 10 July 2022.
The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards ...more
Published: May 25th, 2022
Who said wine tasting and family travel can’t go hand in hand?
Visiting wine farms with the whole family generally doesn’t always work so well, but there is a way of skinning this cat. Parents really can enjoy wine-tasting without bored tots in the Plett Winelands!
Meet Hilary Anderson: a mother, adventurer, and wine lover who recently relocated from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay.
Hilary and her family have been on a mission to explore and uncover the best of South Africa’s winelands for over a decade.
Living in Stellenbosch, the heart of the South African Winelands, she was inspired by the surrounding farmlands which lead her to begin her mission. Her son was born in 2011 ...more
Published: May 24th, 2022
It’s only fitting that the historic and grand practice of High Tea should live on at The Plettenberg
British author Henry James said: “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
The story goes that the ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Ann, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. In the 1800s it was common to eat only two main meals a day, with an early breakfast and a late dinner. The Duchess decided that an afternoon tea and snack was the way to deal with hunger pangs before dinner - and from here in 1840 the tradition grew into a much grander affair, an elite social gathering of women, who gathered to drink tea ...more
Published: May 23rd, 2022
Plett microbrewery Barrington's bags bronze at 2022 African Beer Cup
A Plettenberg Bay craft brewery has won bronze at the 2022 African Beer Cup, the continent’s biggest beer competition. Barrington’s Craft Brewery won the medal for iBhiya iBuchu, a unique sour beer featuring endemic South African fynbos and orange peel. It was the brewery’s first time entering the competition.
iBhiya iBuchu (4.6% ABV, 9 IBU) is a strikingly different style of beer, a kettle-soured ale brewed with fresh buchu and oranges, complimenting one another amongst a complex pallet featuring a unique balance of acidic, herbal, malty and bitter flavors and aromas.
Barrington’s Brewmaster, Ross ...more
Published: May 17th, 2022
A Garden Route mink and manure success story
Garden Route journalist Elaine King shares her experience at the new Bitou Vineyards, centrally located in the Plett Winelands and less than 10 minutes from Plett Central.
Imagine the simple cauliflower being so utterly delicious that you crave more. Imagine a place where you can just sit for hours and absorb the view – all the while sipping on delectable wines.
The newly opened Bitou Vineyards Restaurant on the Garden Route is certainly an eatery and wine farm that is going to fly in this neck of the woods – and a farm that can compete, stand tall and proud, alongside any of its kind in the Cape.
Quite apart from the peace and ...more
Published: May 10th, 2022
Five-star luxury hotel in Plettenberg Bay welcomes dogs
Nowadays some airlines happily accept pooch passengers so then I guess it’s not so far-fetched that there is a five-star luxury hotel in Plettenberg Bay, which welcomes dogs as long as they are small or medium breeds.
The ethos of the five-star luxury The Plettenberg hotel is “no holiday is complete without your canine companions.”
“For those looking for pet-friendly accommodation in Plettenberg Bay that provides all members of the household with an unforgettable stay, we go the extra mile to make you and your pets feel at home,” is The Plettenberg’s motto.
I can only assume somebody with a dog and a dose of anthropomorphism must have ...more
Published: May 10th, 2022
Plett's Anelisa Mbopa a finalist at 2022 Miss Teen SA
Plett Tourism is excited to announce that 17-year-old Anelisa Mbopa from Wittedrift High School in Plettenberg Bay has been nominated as a finalist to attend the Miss Teen SA Pageant 2022/23.
The Miss Teen South Africa Pageant aims at empowering young girls and developing their confidence so that they can reach their potential.
We wish her all the very best as she competes. Anelisa and her supporters will wear Plett Tourism branded Panama hats during their visit to Gauteng.
The Miss Teen South Africa finalists will be gracing the stage at Emperors Palace on the 27 - 29 May 2022 and you can follow Anelisa’s adventure on Facebook or ...more
Published: May 4th, 2022
New art gallery opens at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel
“The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Raw Africa Boutique Collection’s 5-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel perched high on a hilltop overlooking Plettenberg bay with breathtaking views of the ocean, the mountains and the lagoon - a world-leading luxury destination that is a beguiling blend of cutting-edge design, lush indigenous gardens and warm hospitality – is adding another element to this blend.
“We are excited to announce that we’re establishing an Art Gallery at Sky Villa and we’re thrilled to introduce Michele Bestbier, the director of Art Source Africa, as the curator of the Gallery,” ...more