Published: January 13th, 2021
by Jared Ruttenberg
SA’s Best Beach and Now Home to SA’s Best Cap Classique
Plettenberg Bay has long been known for its sun-kissed beaches that are a favourite with locals and foreigners alike.
Just a few weeks ago Plett clinched the spot at the World Travel Awards for Africa’s Leading Beach Destination. Much to some people’s surprise, the area is also getting some attention for something entirely different.
While this attention often goes to the Cape’s famed Winelands, an unassuming region outside Plettenberg Bay is quickly showing it’s worth its weight in gold. Double gold, in fact.
Plett’s wine region is barely a decade old – many people still don’t know that the ...more
Published: March 3rd, 2020
Two Plett eateries among the best seafood restaurants in SA
According to "Eat Out", two well known Plett eateries feature among the best seafood restaurants in South Africa.
The Fat Fish
"The menu at this restaurant, just a stone’s throw away from the sea, features all the hits. Start with inventive sushi or tapas plates of Cajun deep-fried squid, oysters, or whitebait in a black garlic aïoli. Then move onto mains of grilled catch of the day with buttery sauce and baby potatoes. Poké bowls and celebration-worthy seafood platters are also a treat."
The Fat Fish Calamari
"A meal here is the pinnacle of the Garden Route holiday experience, and while Italian ...more
Published: February 16th, 2020
Plett was featured in the most recent issue of Vrouekeur magazine. For our Afrikaans readers, here's a snippet and a link to the full article... enjoy :-)
Ons gooi laatmiddag moeg ons bagasie by ons verblyf af en teen sononder sit ons soos oorsese toeriste op die koppie by Whalesong Hotel & Spa vir ’n
jenewer-ervaring. Shephard Hewu beveel vir ons elkeen ’n jenewer volgens ons voorkeure aan.
Hy kom met ’n oulike skinkbord met ment, aarbei, suurlemoen, lemoen, komkommer en ander geurmiddels na ons tafel toe en meng ons elkeen se drankie in ’n koperbekertjie. So terwyl die son oor die see ver onder in die baai ondergaan, teug ons aan ons drankies.
“Die jenewer-ervaring het ...more
Published: February 6th, 2020
Vehicle tracking data has revealed that Plett is South Africa's biggest coastal going-home destination compared to other coastal destinations, taking into account that the number of people in the town nearly doubles, and that the sheer number of people visiting is so high.
The data covers a large portion of Tracker-fitted vehicles from across the country (on an aggregated and anonymised level) to determine which areas show the highest increase in volume of traffic.
Read more in this article
Published: January 1st, 2020
eNCA interviewed Bitou Municipality's spokesperson Andile Namtu in the lead up to Plettenberg Bay's groundbreaking decision to veer away from the traditional fireworks display on New Year's Eve in favour of an animal/pet friendly and fire safety awareness laser display on the town's Central Beach.
Published: December 20th, 2019
A well known UK publication has listed 44 budget hotels and hostels in the world's most amazing locations, and Plett's Emily Moon is among them.
According to The Telegraph in the UK, Emily Moon is a nature-lover’s lair, comprising 16 cottage-suites built on a ridge overlooking the snaking Bitou River, located just a few minutes from Plettenberg Bay. Beautiful views are augmented by eclectic contemporary Afro-chic décor, making this the best-value luxury lodge on the Garden Route.
Read their entire expert review here
Published: December 20th, 2019
"We are so proud and honoured that local businesses have been recognised with these prestigious awards. The awards can be viewed as professional benchmarks which add a huge boost of motivation for our town. Guests in Plettenberg Bay have high expectation in terms of the quality of their experience. Additionally, the Plett Tourism community puts high standards on themselves to offer exceptional service. These awards showcase Plett as a world class destination,” says Patty Butterworth – Plett Tourism Media Spokesperson.
Plett is a slice of paradise with breathtaking coastal views, stellar wines and a contagious enthusiasm for outdoor pursuits. Here we share some of Plett’s awards and milestones ...more
Published: December 13th, 2019
A new dawn for Tsitsikamma Tourism Association (TTA) as it appoints first young person of colour as Chairperson
Lee-Marque Jansen, Chairperson of Tsitsikamma Tourism Association
Lee-Marque Jansen has been appointed as the Chairperson for Tsitsikamma Tourism following TTA’s recent Annual General Meeting for 2019. Born and bred in Tsitsikamma, Lee-Marque who is only 28 years of age, is the first person of colour to head up the Association and the youngest! Aware that he has his work cut out for him, Jansen explains that over his professional career in the industry and now heading up Marketing and Public Relations for Stormsriver Adventures Pty Ltd.
It has all equipped him with ...more
Published: October 17th, 2019
The Garden Route District Municipality and Mossel Bay Municipality have joined forces to promote the Garden Route as a film destination.
Read more below...
Published: September 10th, 2019
The Heritage Day long weekend is around the corner and for those of us who enjoy a quick getaway and a good drive, South Africa has some great routes and destinations to choose from.
Plett was on the list of routes and destinations that hit the top of the list for the 'Women on Wheels' team …
"Travel to Harkerville, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, where you’ll find fabulous forest trails to drive on, while a number of beaches are just a short drive away."
Find out what other routes and destinations they found worth visiting...
Kranshoek from the view point, on the Harkerville trail.
Published: September 5th, 2019
Plettenberg Bay is home to some of the most epic adventure activities in the Western Cape, if not the country, and from 21 – 28 September, the Garden Route town is bringing out the big guns for a season of adventure in nature: brace yourself for the Plett HIGH FIVE, the best excuse you need to hit Plett. Not that you needed one…
What is Plett High Five? In a nutshell, it is a week of extreme adventures and leisure activities in Plettenberg Bay with a 20% discount on the usual price. So get the mates together or make it a family road trip, because you are going to want to take advantage of this incredible offer.
Below we’ve put together a sample itinerary of what could lie ...more
Published: August 27th, 2019
When you're on a seaside escape, you might want to stay for days in shorts and flip flops. There's nothing wrong with that of course but when you want to mix it up, it's nice to know that there is something more formal on offer.
The Plettenberg hotel has just recently revamped their cellar space and created an intimate dining area.
The hotel’s wine cellar boasts a beautifully appointed and cozy dining space that can only ever accommodate two guests at a time.
Read all about it on IOL.co.za