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Plett nominated as Africa’s leading beach destination

Plettenberg Bay has been nominated as Africa’s leading beach destination in the World Travel Awards for the 13th time. Picture: David Ritchie/ African News Agency (ANA)

Plettenberg Bay has been nominated as Africa’s leading beach destination in the World Travel Awards for the 13th time. Picture: David Ritchie/ African News Agency (ANA)

Published Jun 2, 2022

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Cape Town - Plettenberg Bay Tourism is thrilled to have been nominated, for the 13th year, as Africa’s leading beach destination in the World Travel Awards.

Every year the World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to celebrate the achievements and strengths of the travel industry within each key geographical region.

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The town of Plettenberg Bay, located on the Garden Route, had its first win of the awards in 2020.

It also boasts six international Blue Flag beaches, as well as two international Blue Flag status boats and is a recognised Mission Blue Hope Spot.

Bitou Municipality spokesperson Andile Namntu said the nomination was a great reward for the people of Plettenberg Bay.

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“To us, our beaches are our unique selling points to attract tourists from around the world. It plays a crucial role in the growth of our economy. This nomination is a great reward to the Bitou Municipality and the people of Plettenberg Bay who all contribute to keeping our beaches in pristine condition. It will inspire us to continue with our efforts to make our beaches to be among the best in the world,” said Namntu.

Plett Tourism chief executive Patty Butterworth said: “Surrounded by the Garden Route National Park and marine protected areas, two CapeNature reserves, a large colony of Cape fur seals on Robberg, vibrant soft coral reefs for scuba diving, and a variety of birding habitats to enjoy, it makes sense that, in addition to being chosen as a front-runner for Africa’s leading beach destination, Plett is also positioned as a sustainable conservation, research and nature hub.”

The nomination comes ahead of the launch of the Plett Ocean Festival, which will be introduced at the beginning of July.

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Voting for Plett as Africa’s leading beach destination in the World Travel Awards can be done here: www.worldtravelawards.com/vote

Cape Times

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