Plettenberg Bay broke new ground with the town’s New Year’s celebrations which included a laser show instead of the traditional annual fireworks display.
In an effort to be kinder to the environment without spoiling the splendour of ringing in the New Year with a colourful bang, Plettenberg Bay venue Grand Africa Lookout Beach, along with the Bitou Municipality, put together the laser show. This follows major opposition from residents who argued that the fireworks threatened the environment.
The Grand Africa Lookout Beach’s Janine Kruger said they wanted to give back to the community that had supported them since taking over the popular seaside venue about a year ago. “We are also very set on being as environmentally friendly as possible and that is where the idea for a laser show was born,” Kruger said.
She added that they approached a laser show specialist in Cape Town who agreed to put on a show against the backdrop of the Beacon Island Hotel on Plett’s Central Beach.
Yolande Stander via Knysna-Plett Herald