The International Blue Flag awards were presented to 137 sites in the Southern Hemisphere for the 2018-2019 Blue Flag season, including 96 beaches, 19 marinas and 22 boats. As of 2018, the Blue Flag flies over 3,783 beaches, 698 marinas and 77 boats around the world.
The Western Cape has achieved the highest number of Blue Flag sites, with 30 beaches, 12 boats and 7 Blue Flag marinas. Plettenberg Bay has received Blue Flag status for six beaches during the 2018/19 season. This includes Robberg 5 (11th year), Keurboomstrand (9thyear), Nature’s Valley (8th year), Lookout (6th year), The Dunes (4th year) and The Singing Kettle beach (3rd year).
Offshore Adventures continues to add to Plett’s outstanding marine experiences with both of their boats, Robberg Express and Oceanic Express.
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. 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 as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.
“It’s exciting times for Plett’s beaches. As a world-class destination, it is important that our beaches remain pristine and safe for visitors. We are very proud of the recognition that goes with these two accolades. We would also like to share this excitement with some of the other key role-players who are involved, namely the Bitou Municipal beach development team, our marine activities and our conservation entities who are committed to the upkeep of our most valuable assets,” says Plett Tourism Media Spokesperson Patty Butterworth.