For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven…
And that’s almost entirely true for Plettenberg Bay – there is something for everyone at any time of the year. Whether you choose to visit at the height of the Plett summer season, the deepest ‘winter‘ months or anywhere in between you’ll find adventure, art, history, nature, culture, food and wine all lovingly enfolded in our exquisite natural surroundings. And 2020 is set to be no different. Our tourism office, Plett Tourism, has sectioned the year into four quarters, when they highlight some of Plett’s best attributes with events and special offers. While these haven’t been finalised yet, here’s a breakdown of what you can look forward to this coming year…
PLETT FOOD & WINE
Our season of food and wine in anchored in the harvest season of the Plett Winelands. As a relatively new Wine of Origin region (first planted just twenty years ago), Plettenberg Bay is known as a bit of a ‘bubbly region’ offering visitors a delightful array of MCC bubblies and still white wines with a few rose and red options beginning to emerge. And what would a bit of bubbly be without a platter of seafood? Plett’s food offering range from organic and vegan through to five-star service, locally-inspired cuisine through to flavours of the world – all focused on the freshest ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. Some of our highlights for you include: Bocca Dolce Vegan Restaurant , Redford Road wine estates, and more…
PLETT CULTURE & HERITAGE
You may be surprised to learn that Plett has a rich heritage that dates all the way back to the Cradle of Human Civilisation. This time of year is usually anchored by the Plett ARTS Festival: a celebration of music, arts, film and theatre designed to be a complement to the National Arts Festival, which takes place around the same time. Plettenberg Bay is home to the Griqua Nation and our Nelson Bay Cave on Robberg holds some of the oldest signs of civilisation on the planet. Whether you’re here to browse art galleries, be inspired by the sunset or learn about our history, you’ll find that this is an excellent time of year to visit! Try these: a guided hike of Robberg, Old Nick Village or visit a Tshisa Nyama for a meaty treat!
PLETT ADVENTURE & NATURE
Hold your horses, Plettenberg Bay is an adventure-lover’s paradise! No, really, hold your horses as you meander on horseback through the Plett Winelands 😉 Stand-up paddle the waterways of Plett, swim with the playful Cape fur seals, bungy jump off the highest bridge, abseil, sail, scuba dive, hike, swim, paddle, ride, skydive – whatever your adventurous heart desires, you’ll probably find it here. Ramp it up with adrenaline-fueled activities or stroll through the forest and Fynbos. Plett is naturally spectacular. Here are some of our favourites: hike Salt River, watersports, bungy jumping and a day at Tsitsikamma National Park.
There’s nothing quite like summer in Plettenberg Bay! Our usually relaxed little town is suddenly a hub of activity: hosting celebrity performers and holiday-making sportspeople, an international polo match, the international beach tennis tour and a hobie sailing regatta. Days are spent sunning, watching or taking part in sporting events and sipping sundowners while the evenings are spent enjoying a host of fine South African musical performances! While things are very busy, we just love that summer festive vibe! Check out some of our favourites here: Plett Summer