Plett tourists all year round
plett-tourists-on-central-beach Plettenberg Bay has started to move from a seasonal holiday hot spot to an all-year destination of choice among both local and international tourists.   This is good news for Bitou as tourism is its main economic driver and contributes R1.3-billion to the town’s gross economic value.   At Plett ...more

Maryna Strachan to MC at Wine & Bubbly Fest
Maryna Strachan It’s all about wine, food & fun!

Editor of Wine Extra Magazine, Maryna Strachan, will be joining the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival as the official Master of Ceremonies. With her pedigree in the wine business, long legs and witty sense of humour she is sure to bring some ...more

Local school could sing with Pharrell Williams
Wittedrift High School learners have sung their way into a one-in-ten shot of performing alongside global megastar Pharrell Williams when he makes his way to South Africa next month.   The world renowned singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for one of his latest hits Happy, will be ...more

Tourism Incentive Programme
Dave Swart of PAA and Thomas Ngomana of Face Adrenalin at the Tourism TIP seminar

On Thursday 23 July 2015, The Director of Tourism Sector Transformation, Noxolo Ntenetya led an informative workshop on the Tourism Incentive Programme. The workshop was held in George at the Protea Hotel, King George. The focus area of the Tourism Incentive Programme is international market access for tourism ...more

Meet Chef Grant Parker of The Plettenberg Hotel
Chef-Grant-Parker Tell us about your life before food:

I was born and bred in Zimbabwe, grew up loving wildlife, kept snakes, scorpions, tortoises, rabbits and had a butterfly collection…


What is your earliest memory with food: 

Telling my mother that I wasn’t going to help her in the kitchen unless she made me a floppy ...more

Plett on a Platter only 6 weeks away
Plett On a Platter Festival over the Heritage Long weekend

Plett on a Platter is six weeks away and we have so many destination restaurants to boast about – but, behind every gas flame is a hard working Chef – and it is our pleasure to introduce To you a Culinary Gem from Zim – Grant Parker, Head Chef at the beautiful and picturesque – The Plettenberg Hotel.

The ...more

Boxing to get kids off the streets
Plettenberg Bay boxing supporters (from left) Plett Tourism chairman Peter Wallington, boxing promoter Prince Ntsikayesizwe Sigcawu, Bitou Boxing Association media liaison Sandile Zondani, Plett Tourism's Patty Butterworth and Bitou Boxing Association chairman Kenneth Magaga are attempting to grow the sport in the region. Plett tourism supports local boxing. Picture: Yolandé Stander. Passionate Plettenberg Bay boxers have come up with what they believe could deliver a knockout blow to crime in the coastal holiday town.   “We want our youngsters in the gym and not on the streets,” chairman of the Bitou Boxing Association, Kenneth Magaga said.   He added that drug abuse and subsequent ...more

Plett locals on podium at Hobie World Championships

There were South African flags all round at the final presentation of the Hobie World Championships as SA sailors claimed a clean sweep of the podium places.

For the first time in history, it was a South African 1, 2, 3 as father and son team William and Douglas Edwards from Plettenburg ...more

Lunchbox Theatre 7 year birthday & full steam ahead!
Lunchbox Theatre 7th Birthday Celebration

This dynamic live theatre organization got together in July for an annual meeting of the board, and to celebrate all the wonderful times and successes that the company has seen over the years.

Highlights of Lunchbox Theatre in the past year include bringing the wonderful educational theatre ...more

Plett On a Platter Festival over Heritage weekend
Plett On a Platter Festival over the Heritage Long weekend

If you love food – this is for you!

Imagine 5 days – 5 full days, breakfast, lunch and dinner – and it’s all about food!

Food Markets, Food Life Style, Food Demo’s & Classes and Food Flavour Extravaganza’s.

Do not miss out on a Food Festival that will add to your romance with food. Plett ...more

Garden Route Biosphere Reserve

The start of something BIG... And you're invited!

George to St Francis: The Garden Route Biosphere Reserve

The age-old story of man vs the environment is well known.  This time though, this article is not bemoaning the presence of buildings, or people.  Neither is it finger pointing at the ‘greenies’ ...more

Photos from Seafood & Music Festival
Red Tape Riot

Plett showed off spectacular weather during the Indigo Bay Seafood & Music Festival at the Beacon Island Hotel.

South African rockers Red Tape Riot performed on the south lawn of the Beacon Island while visitors enjoyed a seafood feast of prawns, calamari, oysters, creamy mussels, linefish and sushi – all ...more