Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Come to the Tourism Advisory Meeting in Plett

Bitou-logoSecond and Subsequent Tourism Advisory Forum Meetings

Tourism Advisory Forum Meetings
Department: Strategic Services
The Department wishes to liaise with all role-players in the tourism and related businesses on tourism matters in the Bitou Municipality. Tourism is identified as one of the main economic drivers in the area. Tourism is also a wide ranging field with a variety of activities, uses, interest groups and beneficiaries. The Department would like to engage with all individuals and parties with an interest in tourism to better understand their needs and to provide them with opportunities to comment and give input in the tourism operations. To this end, regular monthly meetings will be held in various localities in the Bitou area, where all role-players may attend and participate in the discussion of tourism matters.
Notice is hereby given of the second and subsequent Tourism Advisory Forum Meetings. The main aim of the forum is to discuss the way forward for tourism in Bitou and to consult on operational matters and budgets.
All interested individuals and stakeholders from the different communities and tourism businesses in Bitou are invited to join in the discussion and debate, amongst others for the development of an all inclusive tourism strategy for the Bitou area.
The agenda will be made available at the meeting. It includes the following generic items, but changes monthly as new issues arise:
  • The marketing strategy for tourism in Bitou
  • Attendance at Indaba 2012
  • Events 2012
  • Community tourism development
  • Tourism office operational plan
Meetings Schedule:

Date Venue Time
Thursday 1 March 2012 Simunye Centre, Kwanokuthula 18h00
Thursday 15 March 2012 Civic Centre , New Horizon 18h00
28 March 2012
Piesang Valley, Plettenberg Bay 18h00
12 April 2012
Green Valley Hall ,Wittedrift 18h00
26 April 2012
Kurland Hall , The Crags 18h00
Please diarise above dates in your community! See you there!

Facilities for Day Visitors

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve has superb facilities for day visitors, making it one of the most popular reserves for game viewing in the Garden Route.

Day visitors check in at Reception where there is a bar, curio shop, comfortable seating areas, two huge fireplaces and a fenced outdoor garden with children's play area and tables and chairs where you can eat outdoors while you watch the giraffe, zebra and antelope drinking at the waterhole.

The bar serves light meals and snacks from an all-day menu.  Bring your family and have a fun-filled day with us!

Horse Safaris - A memorable way to view game!

Your most memorable African experience will be a horseback safari at Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve. There is no better way to view the game which, accustomed to the presence of the horses, will allow them within very close range. On horseback you can go where vehicles have no access and are free to roam with the game or track them down. Feel the grass and bush brush past you, breathe in the fresh air around you and listen to the sounds of Africa.

Elvis Blue in Plettenberg Bay

Elvis Blue – Idols winner 2011 will be singing at The Barnyard in Plett on 8th March 2012.  Why not treat yourself to a night or 2 at either Plett River Lodge or Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve?