If we look on the sunny side of Plett, there are a few products and projects that stand out as highlghts in 2020
It’s a feeling
Plett is Africa’s Leading Beach Destination. After 11 years of being a finalist, Plett was finally crowned Africa’s leading beach destination for 2020 in the World Travel Awards.
Plett Tourism hosted the first entirely virtual Plett ARTS Festival. Our mid-year celebration of arts & culture was conducted entirely online with superb performances from entirely local talent. Watch the Facebook Watch series here
Plett opera singer, Mike Bhayibhile, who performed at the Plett ARTS Festival with Dr Lisa Engelbrecht, was accepted to Berlin Opera Academy on the strength of his virtual performances at the festival, and an online interview.
Plett Tourism launched four Facebook Watch series. ‘Plett it’s a foodie thing‘ allows viewers to learn recipes directly from some of Plett’s favourite chefs. ‘Plett Wild’ collates incredible wildlife sightings from the bay and beyond. ‘Plett ARTS Festival’ showcases Plett talent from our first virtual arts festival. And ‘Plett Adventure Chronicles’ speaks to the wild-at-heart about all there is to do and experience in Plett.
Plettenberg Bay was nominated as a leading wedding destination by LUXLife magazine in the 2020 Global Wedding Awards.
The Plettenberg Hotel: The world’s leading travel publication Condé Nast Traveler, recently announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Plettenberg recognized as #5 in Top 30 Hotels in Africa. Additionally, the hotel was recently recognised as the best luxury travel family hotel in the world in the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Newstead Lund Family Vineyard: At the Amorim Challenge, Newstead Lund Family Vineyard’s MCC Blanc de Blancs 2015 not only took a Double Gold Medal and the trophy for Best Blanc de Blancs, but was also named the top-scoring Cap Classique! Newstead Lund Family Vineyards & winemaker, Anton Smal, were also honoured as Newstead’s 2015 MCC Brut Chardonnay was given a rare 5-star rating by Diners Clubs’ Platter’s Wine Guide for 2021. Only 125 wines, out of thousands reviewed, were awarded five stars.
Sky Villa Boutique Hotel: The hotel has won a Tripadvisor Best of the Best award for 2020.
Zinzi Restaurant: Tripadvisor ranked Zinzi as #2 Fine Dining Restaurant in Africa for 2020.
Plett moments captured that have gone viral in 2020