Plett nominated 10th year running as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination with the World Travel Awards™
For the 10th year in a row, Plettenberg Bay has received a nomination in the World Travel Awards™ as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination, a very prestigious honour.
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World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year, World Travel Awards™ covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to celebrate the achievements and strengths of the travel industry, within each key geographical region.
It’s no surprise Plett has been nominated 10 years running. Having received Blue Flag status for six beaches during the 2018/19 season. This includes Robberg 5 (10th year), Keurboomstrand (8thyear), Nature’s Valley (7th year), Lookout (5rd year), The Dunes (3rd year) and The Singing Kettle beach (2nd year).
ABOUT PLETT BEACHES: Plettenberg Bay has some of the most beautiful beaches in South Africa. The town’s 20 kilometres of picturesque Indian Ocean coastline features pristine, unspoilt sandy beaches. Throughout the year, you’ll find beachgoers of all ages soaking up the sun and enjoying the many outdoor activities you’ll find in Plett. Plett has received Blue Flag status for six beaches during the 2017/18 season. This includes Robberg 5 (10th year), Keurboomstrand (8thyear), Nature’s Valley (7th year), Lookout (5rd year), The Dunes (3rd year) and The Singing Kettle beach (2nd year).
Offshore Adventures continues to add to Plett’s outstanding marine experiences with both of their boats, Robberg Express and Oceanic Express.
ABOUT WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS™: Celebrating their 26th anniversary, World Travel Awards is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. In their quest to identify and reward excellence they invite those brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence to participate in their annual programme. The detailed criteria and award process is available on The World Travel Awards international website www.worldtravelawards.com.
ABOUT BLUE FLAG: Blue Flag is the prestigious, voluntary eco-label for beaches, boats and marinas that is recognised as a trusted symbol of quality and is regarded by the World Tourism Organisation as the most well-known global eco-label. The Blue Flag Programme, which has been running internationally since 1987, is focused on the conservation of marine and coastal habitats, and is designed to raise environmental education and awareness, and increase sound environmental practices among tourists, local populations and beach management. To achieve Blue Flag status, as many as 33 different criteria spanning over four aspects of coastal management have to be met: water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and services. The criteria are asset by the international coordinators of the Blue Flag campaign in Europe, the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education). Each Blue Flag site is compelled to conduct several environmental education activities during the year, and to practice effective and efficient conservation management. The detailed criteria and award process is available on Blue Flag’s international website www.blueflag.global.
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View from Robberg 5 Beach (popular family beach, Blue Flag)