Plettenberg Bay conjures up images of sun-drenched beaches and calm, balmy evenings watching the sunset. However, even our beautiful bay is known to have a spot of bad weather from time to time. When you have travelled from afar to enjoy a seaside holiday, a couple of days of wind ...
Category: Cornerway Stories
May 23, 2019Cornerway House
As we say a sweet farewell to summer in Plettenberg Bay and start the slow move towards our mild winters (with their chilly mornings), the idea of sitting in a sun-dappled courtyard sipping a good coffee starts to look more and more appealing. Coffee culture in South Africa, and Plettenberg ...
April 2, 2019Cornerway House
If you go down to the Crags (on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay) today, you're in for a big surprise! Four wine estates - all laid out along one meandering stretch of dirt road: Redford Road, Plettenberg Bay. Set against the backdrop of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, amongst plantations, farmland and indigenous forest, ...
February 24, 2019Cornerway House
Plettenberg Bay is best known for gorgeous beaches, watersports and the lovely Robberg Peninsula. Visitors rack up Bucket List items by bungy jumping, scuba diving and ziplining, and we love to recommend these activities and experiences for our guests to enjoy. However, if you have visited Plett on more than one ...
January 17, 2019Cornerway House
We are fortunate to have an enticing variety of eateries in, and around Plettenberg Bay. When looking for a restaurant in Plett, you might be tempted to visit only those known for their seafood and, while we strongly recommend that you enjoy our seafood (you’re at the coast, after all!), ...
October 11, 2018Cornerway House
What is heritage? And why do we celebrate Heritage Day? Heritage Day is a South African holiday, celebrated on 24th September, encouraging all South Africans to celebrate our culture and heritage. While our cultures, beliefs and backgrounds differ from person to person, we're all united in our love for this beautiful ...
September 19, 2018Cornerway House
There is something very special about walking through the Garden Route's Fynbos and knowing that there is no other place like it in the world. The Garden Route (or more specifically, the coastal belt from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth) is the only place in the world where the plants ...
July 22, 2018Cornerway House
At Cornerway House, we have always been very concerned about our waste footprint and conserving the natural beauty of our world, Plettenberg Bay, in particular. After hosting Zero Waste guru, Bea Johnson on her tour of South Africa last year and hosting exteme hiker, Antonio da Silva-Swart during his coastal clean-up ...
June 11, 2018Cornerway House
Every year, 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans. There is a vast swathe of debris, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, scattered across the ocean in an area roughly the size of Texas – a fatal trap for any marine life unfortunate enough to stray ...
May 3, 2018Cornerway House
As Robert Frost says in "The Road Not Taken: "...Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. On a recent hike in Forest Hall, Plettenberg Bay, we recently had to make that very decision and, as you'll ...
March 9, 2018Cornerway House