Let the party begin… but Ragers urged to not lose their heads when letting their hair down
Plett Rage Student Festival

While thousands of matrics are getting ready to let their hair down and celebrate the end of their school careers, behind the scenes of South Africa’s biggest student festival organisers and other role-players are working around the clock to ensure yet ...more


Milky Way over Robberg – Time Lapse Video
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Plett's night skies are a beautiful sight, especially to the south over the sea where there is less light pollution. 

David Skok took this time lapse video of the Milky Way over Robberg during January 2014.

Take a minute to sit back and enjoy the show that the heavens put on over this 24 hour period.

 


Rare twin monkeys born at Monkeyland
Florence gave birth to twins, Tia and Tamera, at Monkeyland primate sanctuary just outside Plettenberg Bay. Photo: Paula Hallam.

Monkey business leads to double trouble. At least, that is the case at Plettenberg Bay's Monkeyland where Florence, the vervet monkey, recently gave birth to twins.

This is very rare indeed. According to the primate sanctuary’s spokesman, Lara Mostert, since Monkeyland opened ...more


Slack-pack like a pro, Plett style
The Plett Trail

If you’re a keen hiker who enjoys a few little luxuries along the way, then the new Plett Trail is not to be missed, as Louise Liebenberg discovers.

You might think they’re a laid back bunch who spend their days guzzling homegrown bubbly, scoffing oysters and twirling their toes in the golden ...more


More colourful Plett gardens for PAWS
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Garden lovers can look forward to the fourth Plett Open Garden Day in support of PAWS, on Saturday 31 October from 10:00 to 16:00. This popular event will again feature Rae Gilbert’s magnificent Bosky Dell Rose Garden as the anchor garden.   Last year, despite cold and wet weather, 313 hardy visitors  turned ...more


TripAdvisor reviewer rates Plett best
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TripAsdvisor, the world's largest travel site, provides user reviews from actual visitors. This review from a recent visitor to the seaside town rates Plett best.

The Robberg Beach Lodge was our third stop during our honeymoon and what an amazing place it is. We stayed in a suite, with great views of ...more


Robberg Coastal Corridor declared Protected Environment
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In a groundbreaking, never been tried before land conservation approach, a few visionary landowners made application in early 2011 to the Minister for Environmental Affairs and Development Planning of the Western Cape province to declare its members’ properties a Protected ...more


Swiss wins Otter in under 4 hours!
Swiss Trail Runner Marc Lauenstein wins otter in under 4 hours -1

Swiss mountain man achieves the impossible.
Biggest Trail Running PayOut in SA

The Garden Route National Park was the arena of possibly one of the most extraordinary athletic achievements in South African sporting history when Swiss Trail Runner Marc Lauenstein became the first person to run the Otter ...more


Wine, bubbly and much more in Plett
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Plettenberg Bay visitors and residents will get a taste of the finer things in life with the second Sasfin Plett Wine and Bubbly Festival next week on October 9 and 10.

Leading up to the festival, which will among others showcase products from more than ten local wine producers, the coastal holiday town ...more


Coastal clean-up day in Plett
coastal-clean-up-day-plett International Coastal Clean-up Day was again celebrated in earnest throughout Eden District recently.

In a collaborative initiative involving Eden District Municipality, the Provincial Department of Environmental Affairs, Nature's Valley Trust, SANParks, CapeNature, Born in Africa, Bitou Municipality, ...more

Heritage Day celebrated Plett style
Heritage Day celebrations in Plett

Heritage Day was celebrated with huge enthusiasm by residents of Plett and the outlying areas of Bitou in a gathering at the town's show grounds on a beautiful sunny 24th of September.

With music by the local marching band, the festivities were opened at 12pm, followed by an address from Bitou Executive ...more


National Parks Week launched
The Garden Route National Park launched its activities for South African National Parks Week on Monday September 14 at the Hakerville sports grounds. Photo: Yolandé Stander. The Garden Route National Park’s role in not only conservation but also as a tourism and economic driver was highlighted this week at the launch of the tenth annual South African National Parks Week in Harkerville just outside Plettenberg Bay.   SANParks opened its gates free of charge to visitors at 19 ...more