Guests visit Bocce Dolce

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We were pleased to welcome back our Argetinian guest Mariela, who first visited Plett and Cornerway House in 2015 with friends from her gardening group. Cornerway House, with our country garden was a perfect stop for them on their South African tour. This year Mariela, who manages the parks of … Continue reading

Cornerway Spring Garden

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We live in a very beautiful part of the world. Sometimes it feels as if the Garden Route and Plettenberg Bay have almost every part of nature one could hope for. The Garden Route is home to the most beautiful endemic Fynbos and indigenous forests towered over by the Outeniqua … Continue reading

Bring out the bubbly at Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival

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Cheers! We’re a month away from one of our favourite events on the Plett calendar – the Sasfin Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival! Now in its third year, the festival celebrating locally produced wines, local foods and the good life in Plett, is taking place on 8th & 9th October … Continue reading

September Specials at Cornerway House

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Spring is in the air and we’re offering some fresh specials for the month of September: September Special: Less 20% off on all direct bookings for the month of September. Normal price: R670pp sharing. Contact us for availability and bookings: cornerwayhouse@mweb.co.za And especially for our MTB friends…if you are attending … Continue reading

Horse riding in the Plett Winelands

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This has got to be one of absolute favourite Plett activities, especially for a sunny winter’s day; meander on horseback through the indigenous forest and vineyards of the Plett Winelands. Now, we can say that we’ve had the pleasure of  experiencing most of Plett’s activities and adventures and the versatility … Continue reading

Plett Hiking Kranshoek Coastal Walk

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“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” Barry Finlay Today we’re going to share one of our favourite Plett secrets – the Harkerville Coastal Hike. If you’re a walker, birder, photographer, nature-lover, hiker or trail runner, then you will want to make time to explore the … Continue reading

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Plett

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“There is nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realise that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean.” Dave Barry Plettenberg Bay is probably best known for kilometres of pristine beaches, whale … Continue reading

See the Fynbos in Plett

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“Earth laughs in flowers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson A huge floral attraction of South Africa’s Southern Cape coast is our endemic Fynbos. Fynbos, from the Dutch fynbosch, directly translated as “fine bush” is actually a shrubland found only along a small coastal belt of the Southern Cape coast from the Cape to … Continue reading

Adventurous Plett Easter

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” Barry Finlay

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Plettenberg Bay is located right in the middle of one of the most adventurous stretches of land in the world. Between Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth, visitors can bungy jump, sky dive, zipline, scuba dive, swim with seals and view Great White Sharks and this really is just naming a few. The Garden Route could certainly stand up to competition as the Adventure Capital of the World.

Easter is an excellent time to visit Plettenberg Bay as the weather is still extremely pleasant but without the frantic crowds that visit Plett in full summertime. In addition to the awesome weather, this Easter Plett will again play host to trail runners, mountain bikers and paddlers for the Pennypinchers Adventure Weekend and, for the first time, Plett will welcome the new Garden Route Walking Festival.

Pennypinchers Adventure Weekend:

The Pennypinchers Adventure Weekend is held over the Easter Weekend on the dates of 26-27 March 216. This year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever before with the Pennypinchers Trail Run, the Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie Trail Park Fun Ride, the Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie MTB Nite Relay, the Pennypinchers Surf Ski Challenge and the newest addition of the Pennypinchers “Round the Bliners Dash for Cash.”

There will be something for everyone from serious athletes to family fun and everything in between. Runners, mountain bikers and paddlers will enjoy a fun weekend exploring the wonders of nature in and around Plett.

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Garden Route Walking Festival:

At Cornerway House, we are huge fans of the hikes and walks in and around Plettenberg Bay and we literally jumping up and down in anticipation of the first Garden Route Walking Festival. This is South Africa’s first dedicated walk festival of its kind and will offer 52 walks over 5 days during the Easter Holidays.

This festival is going to be a unique event with walks conducted in areas from Sedgefield to Tsitsikamma – providing the opportunity for visitors and locals to explore the area, meet like-minded people and learn more about the conservation opportunities in this magical area that is the Garden Route. Plettenberg Bay will play host to many of these walks including the following to name a few:

  • Nature’s Valley and Salt River
  • Kranshoek View Site
  • WESSA Frog Walk
  • HArkerville Forest Walk
  • Robberg Peninsula
  • Birding Walks
  • Plett Heritage Walk
  • Nature’s Valley to Robberg Rocks
  • Peak Formosa

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Video from Garden Route Walking Festival founder, Galeo Saintz on why he simply loves walking:

New Year at Cornerway House

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Happy New Year to you from Plett! We have had such a wonderful Christmas time in Plett and the summer season looks to be continuing. This summer Plettenberg Bay has had absolutely lovely beach weather and our guests enjoyed many days of fun on Plett’s beaches. We had so many … Continue reading