Top Tips for Plett Rage students


Plettenberg Bay is gearing up for the longest running student festival in the Southern Hemisphere – Plett Rage! With around  15 000 students expected to arrive in Plett in just over a week – the Destination Freedom festival is set to be a fun, frantic time for Matrics to celebrate their graduation and the start of the Plett Summer season.

While the town and Plett Rage organisers have been working hard to ensure that not only do Plett Ragers have the party of their lives, but that they can celebrate in a safe and positive environment in our beautiful Plettenberg Bay.  Here are some of our top tips for Plett Rage students to have the best time in Plett – and keep coming back year after year!


Plett Rage Tip 1: Accommodation – whether you are staying at a bed and breakfast, private home or camping – know the address and contact information for where you are staying. Be sure to give this information to your loved ones back home, in case of an emergency.

Plett Rage Tip 2: This is your time – don’t waste a second of it!  Make sure that you know the full schedule on the Plett Rage calendar so that you don’t miss your favourite acts or activations from Main Beach to the nightclub. The Plett Rage schedule and lineup can be found here: or follow them on Twitter for the latest news #plettrage2015

Plett Rage Tip 3: Remember to eat! There is so much to see and do during Plett Rage that you may be tempted to try and do everything. Plett restaurants have a number of special offers for Plett Rage students including “All Day Breakfast“, Pizza Specials and more. Check out the booklet in your Plett Rage Student Pass for more information.

Plett Rage Tip 4: Look out for the Red Frogs if you’re feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed. The Red Frogs are an internationally recognised student holiday support network aimed at providing a positive presence during festivals such as Plett Rage. You’ll be in good hands if you visit their Chill Tent – they even visit the guesthouses in Plett to make pancakes for ragers.


Plett Rage Tip 5: Plett is an incredible place to visit – make time to get out and explore. A hike on Robberg Nature Reserve is a must do as it is a National Monument and Nature Reserve with some of the best views in the country!  If you would like to get active – why not try a surf or scuba lesson, the world famous Bloukrans Bungy or the new AfriAbseil adventure?  There is so much to do and see in Plett, you won’t regret taking some time out to explore.

Plett Rage Tip 6: Be prepared. Keep emergency contact information on your phone and somewhere else safe (in case you lose your phone). Don’t put yourself into dangerous or solitary situations and make sure you know how you are getting home each night (see Tip 1 :) )For important numbers and more info go to

Here’s wishing you a wonderful and unforgettable Plett Rage from Cornerway House in Plett!

Photos: Plett Tourism

Rose Competition – Win a Weekend at Cornerway

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RoseName the rose in the photo above and stand a chance to win a 2 night stay at Cornerway House in Plettenberg Bay.

To celebrate Spring, we took a snapshot of the sweetest smelling of rose in the garden; can you tell us the name of this rose?

How to Enter:

1.Email your entry to with your name, answer & contact number – please title your email: Cornerway Roses

2. Only entries submitted via email will be entered into the draw. Responses on the Facebook page or post, will be deleted and disqualified.

3. View a High Resolution Version of the rose: Name this Rose


A 2 Night stay for 2 people at Cornerway House Bed & Breakfast, including breakfast valued at R2300.00


Terms & Conditions:

1.  The winner must be available to redeem the prize and travel to Plettenberg Bay.  If unable to do so, Cornerway House  reserves the right to reissue the prize to an alternative entrant. Air travel and other transport is not included in the prize.
2.  The promoter of this contest is Cornerway House Bed and Breakfast  in Plettenberg Bay.
3.  Anyone throughout the world may enter this contest, but the winner must make themselves available in Plettenberg Bay to claim the prize.
4.  There is no entry fee and entrants are not required to purchase any product to be eligible to enter this contest
5.  Closing Date for all entries will be Sunday  30th November 2014.
6.  No responsibility or liability will be accepted for entries not having been received by the closing time whatever the reason for non-receipt may be.
7.  Cornerway House reserves the right to cancel or amend this contest and these terms and conditions without notice to potential and actual participants in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law, regulation, pre-existing right or any other event outside of the reasonable control of  Cornerway House. Any such changes to the contest will, however, be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the same means used to communicate the contest.
8.  No cash alternative to any of the prizes will be offered. Prizes will only be transferrable at the sole discretion of Cornerway House and be subject to written confirmation by Cornerway House. Prizes are subject to availability at Cornerway House during the prize redemption period.
9.   Winners will be notified within 10 days of the contest closing date. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 3 days of notification, Cornerway House reserves the right to withdraw the prize or select a replacement winner.
10.  Cornerway House will notify the winner when the prize can be redeemed and such prizes must be redeemed at times that are suitable for both winner and Cornerway House, depending on availability. Not to be redeemed in December 2014 or January 2015. Valid until 30th November 2015.


Land Art 2013 in Plettenberg Bay


AndreaSPlettenberg Bay was recently privileged to play host to the 2nd Site-Specific International Land Art Biennale as the landscape of Plett was transformed into a canvas for the land artists – our terrific landscapes, stunning ocean and beautiful beaches making it the ideal location for this event. Cornerway House’s Dee contributed to the 2011 event, so we were really looking forward to seeing what the artists produced for 2013.

Plett welcomed South African, international and our local artists and offered our large, protected landscapes as their “blank canvas” and we weren’t disappointed as each artist expressed their creativity using natural materials to create their masterpieces. We saw the greater Bitou communities, like Kurland, Harkerville and Kwanokuthula, come together and learn from great artists. There were a variety of workshops that the public could attend. Andrew van der Merwe”s Beach Calligraphy workshop was so inspiring. The Youth from New Horizon Youth Project wrapped trees in red ,pink, white and green, representing Hiv, Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence and looking after our Environment.

margie ford land artWe started our tour at the Beacon Island car park and were fascinated by the beauty and simplicity of Margie Ford’s and Ken Heyn’s installation “Go with the flow!” Definitely one of my favourites, and it endured the bad weather and went on for days.

A meander up to the Hotel was full of surprises, Diane Victor ‘s Whale Bones laid out majestically on the lawn. A tribute to and reminder of the whales that were once hunted and killed during the days of the old whaling station, the site on which the Beacon Island Hotel is built.

Carol Sach’s installation on the rocks, close to the swimming pool, depicting Whale Tails and their sperm was so creative and blended so well with the surroundings . The big nest precariously perched on the rocks by Anja Wiehl, took us by surprise. Gordon Froud’s series of figures on the rocks , made out of wattle, beach sand and AB glue were sybomlic of the silent protest … we all go through daily.

Back down on Central Beach, the sand art & calligraphy: razor sharp cut outs in the sand were amazing. The child in me came alive and was truly delighted by the huge labrinthes . Sadly the tides did take their toll and these creations were lost. We saw amazing installations on Look Out Beach like the “Sea Urchins” and the “Earth Pods”

Another of my favourites was “Genius Loci” by Andrea Cristoforetti and driftwood man, Roger Trebilcock.


Those are just some of our favourites of the Land Art Biennale 2013 in Plettenberg Bay. We really enjoyed the show and look forward to welcoming the Land Artists back to Plettenberg Bay soon!

Head over to the Site Specific Pinterest Page for more of the artworks