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.
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 occasionally.
Ocean Blue Adventures Director Tony Lubner now runs a thriving eco-tourism business here, the oldest marine protected area in the world, the Tsitsikama Marine Reserve.
Not having a harbour is part of the natural appeal of Plett but it’s meant that Central Beach has had to develop its own solution for launching boats into the surf. A powerful 4×4 tractor thrusts the boat to the water’s edge, slams on brakes, and the law of perpetual motion takes over from there.