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
Published: August 5th, 2019
It's well known that the Robberg peninsula near Plett is one of the best land based shark watching locations in the world.
had the opportunity to film some amazing footage in the bay recently and aired it on their Shark Week series
Watch the Discovery Channel video on Plett's great white sharks
and visit their Shark Week channel
for more amazing shark encounters.
Published: July 31st, 2019
Plett's Siphe Ncapayi was the Under 23 GC winner in Paris. The work of the Kwano Academy in changing lives is really unbelievable.
Tour de Plett's retired race director Colin Shave was in Paris to welcome Siphe Ncapayi as he finished the London/Paris cycle race.
Well done; all the hard work has paid off and you make Plett proud Siphe Ncapayi!
Published: June 27th, 2019
According to an article on BUSINESS INSIDER, after Cape Town and Johannesburg, Plettenberg Bay was the area with the most R20 million homes in the country.
Plettenberg Bay has 130 properties worth R20 million or more, the report found, followed by Umhlanga and La Lucia with 120 properties, Knynsa with 90, and Ballito and Stellenbosch both with 80.
Read the full article here
Published: June 3rd, 2019
The 8th annual Eco-Logic Awards event, presented by The Enviropaedia, South Africa’s online environmental encyclopaedia, green directory and repository of sustainability thought leadership will be held on 5 June 2019, which is World Environment Day.
The awards recognise South African communities or government institutions; business projects, services or products; organisations or individuals who are contributing to our urgent quest for a more sustainable world.
This year’s finalists across the 12 categories includes Plett's own Rhian Berning of Eco Atlas in the Eco-Angel category.
The awards will encourage greater awareness of action taken against the impacts of urgent issues, and in doing so, ...more
Published: May 9th, 2019
Plett's Emily Moon Lodge received an impressive 9 out of 10 rating by the UK's The Telegraph. According to the online review:
This nature-lover’s lair, comprising 16 cottage-suites built on a ridge overlooking the snaking Bitou River, is 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 the full report online here
Published: May 8th, 2019
An iconic beach house in Plett recently featured in an Indian Architectural Digest online magazine. According to the publication:
"Appearing as an asymmetrical box floating above ground, this concrete façade home in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa is a beach lover’s paradise. Planned to adhere to the contours of the original dune that was once it’s foundation, this home is smartly named Beachyhead. Designed by the homeowners and architecture firm, SOATA, this elegant holiday home brags ocean views as far as the eye can see."
Check out other homes that made the cut at www.architecturaldigest.in
Published: May 5th, 2019
Plett local Rhian Berning (Founder of Eco Atlas) was interviewed recently on The John Maytham Show on CapeTalk radio.
Listen to the interview here:
Published: May 2nd, 2019
Watch out for the latest issue of Escape magazine which features Storms River mouth on the cover and an article on The Robberg Trail inside, which the magazine touts as their favourite day hike in the country.
The magazine is on shop shelves now, so get your copy in-store.
Published: April 1st, 2019
Plett nominated for 10th year running as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination with the World Travel Awards™
For the 10th year in a row, Plettenberg Bay has received a nomination in the World Travel Awards™ as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination, a very prestigious honour.
Votes are cast by travel professionals and consumers, ensuring that only the most deserving businesses walk away with one of these prestigious accolades. Cast your vote at www.worldtravelawards.com/vote.
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™ brand is recognised globally ...more
Published: March 31st, 2019
If you missed Top Billing's feature on Plettenberg Bay tonight, be sure to tune in to SABC 3 on Tuesday 2nd April at 15h30.
In this week’s episode of Top Billing, Harmony gets close to stunning dolphins while they toured our beautiful town.
Take a look at the preview video:
The forests of The Garden Route and the fisheries of its coast were once treated as a limitless resource. Today, tourism is the renewable resource driving the economy, and Plett is its best example.
A century after Beacon Island was a whaling station, the nearby waters are now teaming with an amazing variety of aquatic species like dolphins, whales, sea birds and even Orcas ...more