Plett wins Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Award

Plett Tourism is proud to announce that Plettenberg Bay has been awarded a Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice™ award for Destinations, ranking fourth out of 10 in South Africa.

For the seventh year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top destinations based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

“This town is a real gem, and we recommend it thoroughly for a stop on the Garden Route.”
Review by TripAdvisor traveler africatravel00

“These world-class destinations chosen by our community are rich in history, culture and beauty and offer endless sights to explore,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “To help travelers discover these cities, TripAdvisor has surfaced value hotel options that are bookable on the site, along with fantastic places to eat and play.”

Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #travelerschoice.

Motor Vehicle Licence (MVL2) renewals

Western Cape to assist motorists during eNaTIS transition period

Motorists in the Western Cape are advised that renewal notices for motor vehicle licences will not be sent via the South African Post Office while the National Department of Transport (NDOT) is in the process of transferring the Electronic National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC). The eNaTIS system is currently managed centrally at the NDOT, which includes the issuing of Motor Vehicle Licence (MVL2) renewal notices. This transition period will directly affect the thousands of motorists in the province who were due to renew their licence discs by the end of September 2015.

Motorists are urged to be proactive in checking their licence disc expiry dates, and ensuring that they renew by22 October 2015 to avoid penalties. Affected motorists residing outside of the City of Cape Town can contact the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works at its Provincial Service Centre for assistance on:

Contact Number: 0860 212 414

SMS: 31022

Send “Please Call Me”: 079 769 1207

Fax: 021 483 7216


Alternatively vehicle owners can visit the Knysna municipality’s registration section in Main Street, Knysna with their South African Identity (ID) document or valid Driving Licence Card, and complete a green ALV form for licence renewal at the counter.


Monday 12th October 2015
A History of Christianity:Part 6 of 6 : God in the Dock
The notion that Christian Countries was free of doubt
We trace the thread of doubt from 18th to 21st century.
10H00 in Formosa Garden Village Lounge
Contact :Michael Lond 044-533-0018

Tuesday 13th October 2015
Italian Conversation
10H00 at 12 Challenge Drive
Contact : Brenda Hardy 044-533-5489

Wednesday 14th October 2015
Ballet of Swan Lake :Then and Now
We look at the same part in the 1877 to the 1895 ballet performances
Compare the part by Lev Ivanov to the part by Matthew Bourne
10H00 in Formosa Garden Village Lounge
Contact : Michael Lond 044-533-0018

Thursday 15th October 2015
U3A Outing : Game Drive Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve
Two Hour Game Drive in an Open Vehicle thro the Reserve with
Knowledgeable Game Rangers who will inform us about the game
09H30 meet at reserve after booking is confirmed by U3A
Booking essential with Michael Lond 044-533-0018 @ R100pp

Friday 16th October 2015
Tai Chi Class for U3A members
09H00 to 09H45 at St Peter’s Church Hall
Contact : Jennie Anderson 044-533-0089

Friday 16th October 2015
French Coversation
10H30 at 7 Glennifer Street
Contact : Merle Decot 044-533-5879

Accolades for Plett Wine Route

Top Rosé Wines South Africa 2015 – Winners Announced


South Africa’s Top Rosé Wines were announced on the evening of Wed 30th Sept 2015 at The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront Cape Town. Here are the results of the Rosé Rocks Wine competition:

Top 10 rosé wines in South Africa 2015:

Arabella Pink Panacea 2015

Brampton Rosé 2015

Eagle’s Cliff Shiraz Rosé 2015

Fat Bastard Pinot Noir Rosé 2014

Noble Hill Mourvèdre Rosé 2015

Noble Savage Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2015

Signal Gun Rosé 2015

Slanghoek Vinay Rosé Natural Sweet 2015

Tamboerskloof Katharien Syrah Rosé 2015

Warwick The First Lady Dry Rosé 2015

Top MCC Rosé Wines in South Africa 2015:

First place: Villiera Woolworths Brut Rosé

Second place: Klein Optenhorst Pinot Noir 2012 MCC

Third place: Plettenvale Brut Rosé MCC

Over 160 wines were entered into the competition and tasted blind with no indication of vintage, wine farm or technical analysis. All the results were independently audited by Grant Thornton South Africa.

The judging panel, chaired by wine expert and industry legend, Allan Mullins comprised Neil Pendock, wine writer and judge with over 30 years’ experience; Marthelize Tredoux, a seasoned writer for and winner of the 2013 Veritas Young Wine Writer award; Tinashe Nyamudoka, the head Sommelier and beverage manager at acclaimed restaurant The Test Kitchen; Praisy Dlamini, an accomplished winemaker and the first woman Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé (2008); and Malu Lambert, an established freelance food and wine journalist.

Allan Mullins said “The range of wines to taste was remarkable and the judging was no easy task, which just goes to show what an amazing wine category rosé has become in South Africa.” He added “the rosé wine category in South Africa has a fantastic future and Rosé Rocks competition has put it in the spotlight.”

Cavalli Estate’s Pink Pony Rosé was the winner of the Best Designed label for a rosé wine.

The Best Designed Label category was judged by Abigail Donnelly, food editor of Taste Magazine and chief judge of the Eat Out Awards; Jessica Ross, deputy editor House & Leisure Magazine; and Liam Mooney, an award-winning interior designer.

The aim of the Rosé Rocks competition is to recognize excellence in rosé winemaking and to promote the South African rosé category.

Visit the Rosé Rocks website: www.rosé or follow all the news on Twitter: @RoséRocksSA.