Published: January 12th, 2021
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that as of Monday 11th January 2021 the country will remain on Alert Level 3 with some adjustments, as the number of infections continues to rise in hotspot areas.
This means that for Plett, the beaches and parks remain closed.
View the Govt. Gazette dated 11 Jan 2021
Published: December 31st, 2020
Yesterday, the Bitou Executive Mayor, Councillor Peter Lobese, called an urgent Local Covid-19 Committee meeting to discuss the implications of the President's announcement on the town and its people.
Published: December 29th, 2020
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced further measures as of Tuesday 29th December to contain the resurgence of the Covid-19 virus.
Download the Govt. Gazette dated 29 Dec 2020
Published: December 18th, 2020
by Patty Butterworth
Not even the irresponsible closing of the Garden Route beaches will stop summer. Garden Route towns such as Plettenberg Bay, are blessed with a multitude of outdoor experiences. And people are in pursuit of these experiences for their happiness, health, and well-being.
“Plett, it’s a feeling – that is
why we live here, and that is why so many people find their way to Plett.
Whether it be a stay during Matric Rage, a wedding, another life celebration or
a holiday by the sea, guests soon discover what that feeling means to
them,” says Patty Butterworth, acting CEO Plett Tourism.
Plettenberg Bay is South Africa’s favourite outdoor playground, ...more
Published: December 15th, 2020
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced further measures as of Tuesday 15th December to contain the resurgence of the Covid-19 virus.
Download the Govt. Gazette dated 14 Dec 2020
Published: December 14th, 2020
Covid Guidelines for guests arriving at your accommodation establishments
Notice for Plett accommodation establishments:
Plett Tourism has attended meetings and consulted with the regional and provincial authorities on Covid protocols for guests arriving at your accommodation establishments.
Here are the guidelines gleaned from all of the engagements, and endorsed by the Western Cape Health Department. The foremost message from the health officials is to be calm and exercise common sense. If handled well, risk and anxiety can be minimised.
ALL GUESTS MUST WEAR MASKS, WASH THEIR HANDS AND WATCH THEIR SOCIAL DISTANCE WHILE RESIDENT IN YOUR ...more
Published: December 2nd, 2020
Western Cape municipalities are open for tourism this festive season with all visitors requested to work with the authorities in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, says municipalities are doing everything within their power to ensure holidaymakers, visitors and locals enjoy a safe and happy festive season.
“We cannot wait to welcome visitors to our municipalities at the end of a very tough year but we are alerting people to the fact that Covid-19 numbers are increasing. And we are asking people to work with us by being responsible and doing everything they can to help reduce the ...more
Published: November 18th, 2020
by Bitou Municipality
Bitou Sports facilities closed due to increasing Covid-19 infections
Notice is hereby given that all Bitou Sports facilities will be closed with immediate effect as of today, 18 November 2020, until further notice due to the increasing numbers of Covid-19 infections in Bitou and the Garden Route.
This will include all sporting activities, religious gatherings and social events on the sports fields.
DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL NOTICE HERE (PDF)
Published: November 17th, 2020
by Alan Winde
Alan Winde, Premier of the Western Cape, has issued this urgent hotspot alert. Please watch and share.
Published: October 15th, 2020
by Patty Butterworth
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in conjunction with the South African tourism industry, has created a self-certified Safe Travel Stamp based on worldwide industry protocols the WTTC has put together for every aspect of the hospitality and tourism sector.
specially designed stamp will allow travellers to recognise governments and
companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global
standardised protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
The Western Cape has recently been awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) certification to recognise the Western Cape towns and their tourism community as compliant with internationally ...more
Published: September 20th, 2020
by Department of the Premier of the Western Cape
Guidelines for travelling under Level 1:
1. Keep your mask/face covering on at all times in all forms of public and passenger transport (bus, taxi, cab, aeroplane, train, etc.)
2. Masks must be
worn correctly, covering your nose and mouth, and must be put on and removed
safely by the straps/strings/bands.
3. If you are
driving alone or with members of your household, remember to keep your mask on
at petrol stations, toll gates, and other stops along your journey where you
come into contact with others.
4. Keep a bottle
of sanitiser on you at all times.
5. Keep a
distance of 1.5 metres from others, in queues and other public places. If
someone is standing ...more
Published: August 31st, 2020
From the CEO’s desk
Dear members of the Plett Tourism Industry,
Marius Venter, CEO Plett Tourism
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a tourism economy crisis globally. In the US, the COVID-19 impact point currently sits at less 60% for international tourism in 2020. For South Africa, this would be a welcome figure. As we are all well-aware, our domestic tourism in SA is expected to recover more quickly. It offers the main chance for driving recovery, particularly in SA where the sector supports many jobs and businesses.
The direct impact of this crisis is being felt through the global tourism industry. Working alongside key stakeholders like ...more