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Up Close and Personal with the Bay

July 31, 2010 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

written by Lisa Greyling As the sun emerged from beyond the snow covered peaks of the Tsitsikamma, it lit he bay’s surface with a dazzling slice of gold. The conditions were idyllic, it was unseasonably warm and windless and paddling seemed almost effortless. From my seat in the kayak, the sheer volume of this aquatic ...

Weather report for Plettenberg Bay

July 30, 2010 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Friday 30th July 2010 Temperature Min. 11°C Max. 23°C Water Temperature 15°C Sun Factor Clear Skies Wind Speed 16km/h NNE am; 8 km/h E pm Swells 3,6m SSW; 3,5m SSW Tides High 06h02 18h25 Low -h- 22h53 Saturday 31st July 2010 Temperature Min. 14°C Max. 22°C Water Temperature 15°C Sun Factor Clear Skies Wind Speed ...

Weather report for Plettenberg Bay

July 26, 2010 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Monday 26th July 2010 Temperature Min. 14°C Max. 20°C Water Temperature 17°C Sun Factor Clear Skies Wind Speed 18km/h NNW am; 16 km/h SSW pm Swells 2,6m SSW; 2,3m SSW Tides High 04h10 16h33 Low 10h10 22h23

Weather report for Plettenberg Bay

July 25, 2010 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Sunday 25th July 2010 Temperature Min. 11°C – Max. 18°C Water Temperature 16°C Sun Factor Clear Skies Wind Speed 8km/h NW am; 10 km/h SSE pm Swells 3,4m SSW; 3,5m SSW Tides High 03h38 16h03 Low 09h42 21h53

Things you must do in South Africa and our lekker local delicacies

July 24, 2010 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

6 Things you must do in South Africa. 1. Eat a boerewors roll, and the best way to eat this is with fried onions and lots of tomato sauce (ketchup) 2. Blow a vuvuzela, this could take some practice. 3. Hike Table Mountain it is one of our most iconic views. 4. Take a ride ...

Crime & Safety in South Africa.

July 23, 2010 by Victoria Rowe 1 Comment

Most people’s visit to South Africa has been crime and incident free, so don’t be put off by the reports of high crime rates. If you use your common-sense and follow the safety rules as you would do in other countries while travelling. Don’t walk alone in quiet areas at night, don’t accept help from ...

The Vuvuzela & the Kudu horn

July 22, 2010 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Did you know that the vuvuzela originated from the kudu horn, which was blown to summon all the villagers to meetings. Now they are used to cheer your favourite football team, but just think they are still used to bring people together. Start blowing those vuvuzela’s!!!

Saying hello in South Africa

July 21, 2010 by Victoria Rowe 2 Comments

Saying hello in South Africa is always a warm and friendly occasion and you can be greeted in 11 different languages, it is considered very rude not to greet back so here is the 11 translations to help you when you come visit our diverse country. Afrikaans: Goeie dag or hallo South African english: Howzit ...

Whale Season in Plettenberg Bay

July 19, 2010 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

It is that time of year again in Plettenberg Bay and the whales are here, from June to September we are very blessed to be able to see these amazing animals even from the coast line. Did you know that the Southern right whales have horny growths called callosities on the top of the head. ...

Transport for Plett Rage 2010

July 13, 2010 by Victoria Rowe 1 Comment

Every year Starling Village Backpackers offers a shuttle service for our rages, we would like to encourage all rages to make use of this facility as we are proud hosts of SAFE RAGE!!! Our shuttles which are supplied by the best local wheels operator this side of town and are all driven by PDP licensed ...