Published: September 25th, 2018
The Plett Choral Culture hosted their very first festival on Saturday, celebrating heritage through music at KwaNokuthula Primary School.
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The festival featured SATMA nominees Abantwana, Murray High School choir and traditional dancers all under the leadership of Anelisiwe Mnyaka, their choir conductor in partnership with One Art Projects and Plett Tourism.
The performers delivered a variety of music that either made their audience dance or brought them to tears and in the spirit of keeping all things traditional, a range of African cuisines was available.
The event was sponsored by Plett Tourism.
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Published: August 26th, 2018
According to IOL, Plett ranks on the list of 5 trips you should take when you retire.
"Stay at a beach resort or a backpacker’s accommodation while you explore Plettenberg Bay. A relaxed part of the Western Cape, travellers can explore the bay and partake in activities like cycling, hiking and for those brave enough - the Tsitsikamma canopy tour and the Bloukrans Bridge bungee jump.
Plettenberg Bay offers gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean, and the Tsitsikamma indigenous forest while on horseback or interacting with elephants."
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Published: August 14th, 2018
With an abundance of mountains, coastline, vineyards, forests; we are so lucky to live in the Western Cape. Traveling with kids is quite a different ballgame from solo or couples travel. While there are some places that beckon families with open arms and have all the right elements to keep your kids entertained while others make it quite tough for parents to relax and enjoy ourselves. Here we have a list of accommodation we stayed at while traveling down from Nature’s Valley along the Garden Route and how each of them fared when it came to kid-friendliness.
ROCKY ROAD BACKPACKERS, NATURE’S VALLEY
With tents are raised wooden platforms under cover, Rocky Road Backpackers in the greenest ...more
Published: July 6th, 2018
The best way to round off an Eastern Cape adventure is in the time-honoured tradition of heading to Plettenberg Bay for a sun and sea finale. Plett Tourism Authority is making a big effort to promote the town’s attractions, and that shouldn’t be difficult when there’s plenty to do like bungee jumping from Bloukrans Bridge; gorge walking; visiting bird, monkey and elephant sanctuaries; or touring the Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, which rescues and rehabilitates injured animals.
Plett’s beaches themselves come in different flavours, one ideal for surfing, another designated for dog walking, one for catching a whale-watching cruise and some just for that old-fashioned activity of ...more
Published: July 3rd, 2018
Plettenberg Bay is famous for beaches and parties but its winter arts festival, wine farms and crags are just as compelling reasons to visit this jewel of the Garden Route.
From this week until July 9 Plett has its own arts festival with live dance, music, theatre and fashion shows. Street performances and food are on offer and the Plett Winter School has courses on topics including the visual arts, viticulture and quilt making.
Standup comedy at the Fringe, Afridocs and Plett Food & Film are popular events, says Patty Butterworth from Plett Tourism. Plett Afrojazz is a new entry this year with Femi Koya headlining, and every night DJ Jazztrain will host an ...more
Published: July 1st, 2018
Josie Eveleigh talks on the SABC3 Expresso show about her recent travels to Plett.
It’s Travel Tuesday and this morning we're back with an old friend of Expresso. Josie Eveleigh has been jetting around the globe as travel writer and digital influencer, and she joins us again in studio to share her stories and experiences.
Published: June 21st, 2018
In this article, Caira-Lee of Women on Wheels encourages travellers to make the journey a part of an unforgettable experience with her pick of the best travel destinations, which includes Plett and the Garden Route.
Following the beautiful stretch of coastline that connects South Africa’s Mossel Bay with the Storms River, the Garden Route is named for its expanses of endemic wildflowers. However, a drive along the route will also have you pass beside isolated sandy beaches, through vineyards, over mountain passes, and into areas of forest.
With the second mildest climate in the world (after Hawaii), the Garden Route is sandwiched between the warm surfer-loved waves of the Indian ...more
Published: May 30th, 2018
HotChillee has announced the World’s First 7-Day Point to Point Gravel Stage Race and Plettenberg Bay has been chosen as the end point.
The Rainmaker RollerCoaster, the world’s first seven-day point to point gravel stage race, will take place from 6-12 October 2018 in the Western Cape, South Africa.
The Rainmaker RollerCoaster is the latest offering from HotChillee, the cycling event group behind the renowned LONDON-PARIS and Cape Rouleur races. HotChillee has embraced the growing phenomenon of gravel riding over the past three years and have joined forces with digital disrupter Rainmaker Solutions, the title sponsor of the inaugural event.
The Rainmaker RollerCoaster offers ...more
Published: May 17th, 2018
A controversial new proposed tourism bylaw by the Bitou Municipality has left Plettenberg Bay residents and tourism stakeholders hot under the collar, sparking fears of a possible tourism downturn in the near future.
"Tourism is the lifeblood of our beautiful town and tampering with this vital economic driver could spell disaster for Plett," says local resident Joanne Barrett said. She has been campaigning for the town's tourism body to remain independent.
Inviting public comment
The proposed bylaw seemingly proposes that the tourism function become an "in-house" endeavour and is currently open for public comment, objections and representations.
The proposal has since sparked a public ...more
Published: April 18th, 2018
Devmark Property Group’s brand new retirement village in Plettenberg Bay, The Plettenberg Manor, broke ground this week to start building the second phase of at least 30 houses before the end of this year.
The development will offer residents eight accommodation types ranging from apartments to three-bedroom exclusive homes designed in the Cape vernacular style, juxtaposing the Cape South Coast’s rural charm with sophisticated modern functionality and open plan living.
Says Hein Ehlers, CEO of Devmark Property Group: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the development on the estate. The first residents are starting to move in and the Gatehouse and Entrance Road were completed end November ...more
Published: April 13th, 2018
Plettenberg Bay, located along the Garden Route in the Western Cape area, is an ideal South African destination for its breathtaking backdrop and numerous activities.
“The scenery is perhaps the greatest highlight of all, and the sweeping vistas of pristine lagoons and beaches can’t easily be beaten anywhere else along the Garden Route. There are six internationally recognized Blue Flag beaches, each with its own personality, along the town’s 20 kilometres of picturesque Indian Ocean coastline,” Plett tourism spokesperson Patty Butterworth writes in an email interview.
Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education that signifies management of the beach meets ...more
Published: April 9th, 2018
by TERÉSA COETZEE - Die Beeld
Saturday's edition of Die Beeld featured an article on the upcoming Dr Evil MTB race. An article for our Afrikaans readers to enjoy...