Published: July 13th, 2017
Due to the cold weather the Plett Sun Sets concert series which has been held at the Central Beach deck the past couple of weeks will now be held at The Ski Boat Club this Friday 14th July.
This FREE concert has showcased local musicians over the Plett ARTS Festival, and this week's performance is by The Bitou Boys and Wild Lettuce.
Find out more about the Plett Sun Sets concerts
Published: June 18th, 2018
Plett Tourism is excited to introduce a new experience at the 2018 Plett ARTS Festival – AFRIDOCS in Plett. In collaboration with Afridocs and Ikasi Media, this compelling new addition makes its debut with special screenings of the best of African documentary films between 4 and 6 July at the Piesang Valley Hall. A cash bar, food trucks and entertainment will be available for guests. Please refer to the website for daily screening times, entertainment and other important information.
Meet film makers and share the life experiences of Africa’s legends, makers of history and ordinary people on the big screen. Adding insight and context to ...more
Published: June 28th, 2018
The Plettenberg Hotel hosted an art exhibition this evening with the Gallop Hill Gallery (Sedgefield) to show three incredible artists, all of whom have superb portraiture portfolios, and are sought after worldwide. Artists Elise Bezuidenhout, Elsire Roos and Jimmy Law were at The Plettenberg for the grand opening to meet festinos over a complimentary glass of wine and canapes for informal engagement on their art works.
Photos: Patty Butterworth
Published: July 7th, 2018
The final Plett SunSets event was held last night with Tim Hopwood opening for Koos Kombuis who kept the audience in fits of laughter with his often hilarious songs which have amused his fans for years.
Koos's ability to involve the audience in his set in not limited to his humour though. With songs like "Lisa se klavier" he is entrancing and can silence even the loudest crowd for a few minutes as they lose themselves in his ethereal sound.
The venue was perfect with a mild evening at sunset allowing the audience to drink in the music on the balcony to the sounds of waves breaking on the beach.
Plett ARTS Festival continues tonight with the Plett AfroJazz at Central Beach featuring Pops Mohamed, Dave Reynolds, Ronan Skillen, Charlton Daniels and Femi Koya and his Afrobeat Band.
Published: July 8th, 2020
From the CEO’s desk
Dear members of the Plett Tourism Industry,
Marius Venter, CEO Plett Tourism
We will soon be entering our 4th month of national lockdown restrictions and our hearts go out to the entire community of Plettenberg Bay as we tally-up the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones due to this terrible virus. It cannot be overstated how unprecedented this time is for the global community. The tourism industry has ground to a halt, for our clients, for our company, and for each of us. Let’s hope that this period in time will be a defining experience for our era, and one that we ...more
Published: July 14th, 2021
New dates announced for Plett ARTS Festival
We did say to "expect the unexpected" at the Plett ARTS Festival this year. Well, this was unexpected…. Unfortunately, Plett Tourism had to postpone the Plett ARTS Festival scheduled for 10 – 20 July 2021 due to South Africa’s move to COVID Stage Four.
The exciting line-up is bursting at the seams! Save the new dates 01 – 09 October 2021.
Plett Tourism’s newsletter keeps you up-to-date with upcoming event information, itinerary ideas and more! Register here.
Published: July 22nd, 2021
Outdoor spaces take centre stage at Plett ARTS Festival 2021
1 – 9 October 2021
Outdoor spaces take centre stage at the Plett ARTS Festival this year as sunshine becomes the spotlight, the forest becomes the gallery, the ocean becomes the microphone, and the beach becomes the paintbrush in this 2021 edition of Plett’s annual festival of music, film, poetry, and all manner of art media.
“We have always felt inspired by our natural surroundings and
the partnership between art and nature,” says festival director, Cindy
Wilson-Trollip, “and given the current state of travel, we wanted to offer
festival experiences that were both unexpected and appealing to ...more
Published: September 18th, 2021
by Sivuyisiwe Ntombi Wonci
Sivuyisiwe Ntombi Wonci - An extraordinary daughter of Plett
Meet one of the talented poets performing at the Plett ARTS Festival, Sivuyisiwe “Ntombi’’ Wonci…
I grew up in Plettenberg Bay. Growing up in an Anglican family, songs, prayer, and regular visits to the church were an integral part of my upbringing. I was amazed by the linguistic modalities elders used to pray, sing and preach. My first poem was a praise piece to Jesus Christ. This dedication poem is still in my old blue file at home which is filled with all the other poems I have written over the years.
In primary school, I joined a drama group led by Mr. Mncedisi Ncedani. It felt like I had found ...more
Published: November 10th, 2021
Unexpected delights at Plett ARTS Festival
For those fortunate enough to be in Plettenberg Bay at the beginning of October, the Plett ARTS Festival provided a bouquet of arts entertainment that ranged from Main Street to the rose garden of Bosky Dell, from the Keurbooms River to the big blue sea, and from formal art galleries to pop-up events at some of Plett’s favourite venues. All across town, colourful galleries bloomed, land art was created on the beaches and performances blossomed in unexpected places. All ripe for the picking.
Plett outdoor spaces were set to take centre stage this year after a difficult 2020, which saw Plett Tourism, with the help of Wesgro (the Western ...more